Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again

Flyvbjerg, Bent and Sampson, Steven, eds. (2001) Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0521772686

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Abstract

Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to social science, including theoretical argument, methodological guidelines, and examples of practical application. Why has social science failed in attempts to emulate natural science and produce normal theory? Bent Flyvbjerg argues that the strength of social science is in its rich, reflexive analysis of values and power, essential to the social and economic development of any society. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this book provides essential reading for all those in the social and behavioral sciences.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Social Sciences; Philosophy; Management; Research
Subject(s): Project management
Operations management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 20:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2314

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