Challenge of the Social Sciences
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  • 2008-05-30T01:52:32.000Z
  • 2008-06-01T23:00:00.000Z
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Title Challenge of the Social Sciences
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  • This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods. Social inquiry attempts to take a scientific approach to explaining the complexity of everyday experiences, but in practice there are many pitfalls. The course reviews common issues that arise, including language, culture, survey methods and the problems of distinguishing between facts and values, understanding and explanation, theory and observation, and induction and deduction. The central tenet is that philosophical thinking and practical research go hand in hand. This material is taken from The Open University Course D820 The Challenge of the Social Sciences.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Mon, 02 Jun 2008 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences">Challenge of the Social Sciences</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website.
  • This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods. Social inquiry attempts to take a scientific approach to explaining the complexity of everyday experiences, but in practice there are many pitfalls. The course reviews common issues that arise, including language, culture, survey methods and the problems of distinguishing between facts and values, understanding and explanation, theory and observation, and induction and deduction. The central tenet is that philosophical thinking and practical research go hand in hand. This material is taken from The Open University Course D820 The Challenge of the Social Sciences.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Fri, 30 May 2008 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences">Challenge of the Social Sciences</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Copyright 2008
  • This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods. Social inquiry attempts to take a scientific approach to explaining the complexity of everyday experiences, but in practice there are many pitfalls. The course reviews common issues that arise, including language, culture, survey methods and the problems of distinguishing between facts and values, understanding and explanation, theory and observation, and induction and deduction. The central tenet is that philosophical thinking and practical research go hand in hand. This material is taken from The Open University Course D820 The Challenge of the Social Sciences.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts <br />First published on Fri, 30 May 2008 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/challenge-the-social-sciences">Challenge of the Social Sciences</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Copyright 2008