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Methodology for the Human Sciences : Systems of Inquiry

Methodology for the Human Sciences : Systems of Inquiry - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873956642

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ISBN13: 978-0873956642
ISBN10: 0873956648
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Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published: 1983
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Methodology for the Human Sciences : Systems of Inquiry - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873956642

Donald Polkinghorne, Richard D. Ed. Mann and Jean B. Ed. Mann

ISBN13: 978-0873956642
ISBN10: 0873956648
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: State University of NY Press

Published: 1983
International: No
Summary

Methodology for the Human Sciences addresses the growing need for a comprehensive textbook that surveys the emerging body of literature on human science research and clearly describes procedures and methods for carrying out new research strategies. It provides an overview of developing methods, describes their commonalities and variations, and contains practical information on how to implement strategies in the field. In it, Donald Polkinghorne calls for a renewal of debate over which methods are appropriate for the study of human beings, proposing that the results of the extensive changes in the philosophy of science since 1960 call for a reexamination of the original issues of this debate.

The book traces the history of the deliberations from Mill and Dilthey to Hempel and logical positivism, examines recently developed systems of inquiry and their importance for the human sciences, and relates these systems to the practical problems of doing research on topics related to human experience. It discusses historical realism, systems and structures, phenomenology and hermeneutics, action theory, and the implications recent systems have for a revised human science methodology.

Author Bio

Polkinghorne, Donald : Saybrook Institute

Donald Polkinghorne is President of the Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California, a doctoral program offering degrees in the human sciences and psychology.


Mann, Richard D. (Ed.) :


Mann, Jean B. (Ed.) :

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