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Ways of Knowing (3rd Edition)

Competing Methodologies in Social and Political Research

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01 February 2019

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How do we understand the nature of the world we study? How do we know who is right? How do we know? In a time where objectivity and clarity can feel scarce, it is essential that     

Written in an elegant...

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How do we understand the nature of the world we study? How do we know who is right? How do we know? In a time where objectivity and clarity can feel scarce, it is essential that     

Written in an elegant yet lively manner, the third edition of this is an innovative and elegantly-written textbook on methodology in social and political science book introduces a range of key issues – from the nature of knowledge to the strengths and weaknesses of the main research methods employed in social and political research – showing how methodological pluralism can be combined with intellectual rigour.

The new edition incorporates discussion of a number of contemporary research examples including random controlled trials, field experiments, big data and within-case and process tracing studies.

The book has been designed for readers studying political science and other social science at university level.

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Extensive body of philosophy of science literature comprehensively covered
Focuses on key issues such as the nature of knowledge
Specifically designed for students of social science

1. Introduction.- 2. The Naturalist Philosophy of Science.- 3. The Experimental Method.- 4. The Statistical Method.- 5. The Comparative Method.- 6. History, Interviews and Case Studies.- 7. Sowing Doubts about the Naturalist Methodology.- 8. A Constructivist Philosophy of Science.- 9. From Story Telling to Telling Histories.- 10. Comparing Contexts.- 11. Contextualizing Statistics.- 12. Interpretive Experiments.- 13. Conclusion.

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JONATHON W. MOSES Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

TORBJØRN L. KNUTSEN Professor of International Relations, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Adjunct Professor, The Norwegian Air Force Academy, Trondheim, Norway.

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JONATHON W. MOSES Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

TORBJØRN L. KNUTSEN Professor of International Relations, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Adjunct Professor, The Norwegian Air Force Academy, Trondheim, Norway.

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