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The Social Process of Scientific Investigation (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook)

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology Of Science,
  • Science,
  • Social aspects,
  • General,
  • Research & Methodology,
  • Science / Methodology,
  • Social Science / General,
  • Social Science-General,
  • Methodology

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Edition Notes

ContributionsW.R. Knorr (Editor), R. Krohn (Editor), Richard P. Whitley (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9095873M
ISBN 109027711747
ISBN 109789027711748

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1 The Science in Social Science 3 Introduction 3 Two Styles of Research, One Logic of Inference 3 Defining Scientific Research in Social Sciences 7 Science and Complexity 9 Major Components of Research Design 12 Improving Research Questions 14 Improving Theory 19 Improving Data Quality A scientific investigation is a process involving five steps, which are designed to confirm an idea or opinion put forward based on a question to be answered. This investigation will possibly provide new knowledge or discoveries, correct a previous finding, or further enhance an earlier experiment. Now you can take an in depth look at each step. 1. This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. This book is based on my lecture materials developed over a decade of teaching the. a scientific investigation or the need to conduct such an investigation in situations • Provides a foundation for topic-specific courses such as abnormal,social,cognitive,biopsy- they are used in the scientific process. The scientific approach is a very special hybrid approach to generating and.

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