Forms of Explanation

Forms of Explanation : Rethinking the Questions in Social Theory

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"What makes one explanation better than another? How can we tell when an explanation has really answered our question? In a lively and readable discussion, Garfinkel argues that the key to understanding an explanation is to discover what question is really being answered. He then suggests criteria for a good explanation and goes on to examine some classic explanations in social and natural science."
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 142 x 217 x 12mm | 272g
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0300049021
  • 9780300049022
  • 1,000,046

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