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Objectivity in social science.

by Cunningham, Frank

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Published by University of Toronto Press in [Toronto, Buffalo] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social sciences,
  • Objectivity

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [149]-151.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsH91 .C83
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 154 p.
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5311174M
    ISBN 100802019439, 0802002870
    LC Control Number72095461

    In , Max Weber published two of his most seminal works, his essay ‘The “Objectivity” of Knowledge in Social Science and Social Policy’¹ and the first of two instalments of The Protestant Ethic and the ‘Spirit’ of Capitalism. by describing social behaviour. 4. Social This refers to core beliefs about the nature of the social world and how it can be studied. For some approaches - particularly positivism and realism - the social world has an objective existence. This, Mulder() notes, means society "exists independent of the researcher’s perception of Size: 1MB.

    Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. In Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences--and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images.4/5(6). Hermeneutics in social science is similarly to help an observer clearly understand (disambiguate) what the subjective experience of another is, i.e., what their expressions mean. [9] Objectivity presupposes an independent reality that can be grasped.

      Introduction. Social workers have long debated whether their practice is an art or a science. In that debate, some see objectivity as something to aspire to while others consider it conflicts with the empathic, context-specific, interpretive understanding that informs their by: 2.   OBJECTIVITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 1. OBJECTIVITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH RESEARCHMETHODOLOGY SHOEB AHMED 2/27/ 2. Introduction Objectivity is considered as an ideal for scientific inquiry, as a good reason for valuing scientific knowledge, and as the foundation of the authority of science in society.


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Objectivity in social science by Cunningham, Frank Download PDF EPUB FB2

Objectivity in Social Science combats the widespread opinion that objective inquiry is impossible in the social sciences by drawing together and exhibiting the weaknesses of arguments, taken from positions in the philosophies of science, social science, language, and perception, in favour of anti-objectivism, arguments which have recurred in one form or another throughout the course of these Author: Frank Cunningham.

the Objectivity in social science. book of knowledge in social science and social policy When a journal dealing with [questions of ] social science, and especially with social policy, makes its appearance in this country, or new editors take over, the first question with which it is greeted usually concerns its “tendency”.Cited by: Objectivity in social science.

[Toronto, Buffalo] University of Toronto Press [] (OCoLC) Online version: Cunningham, Frank, Objectivity in social science. [Toronto, Buffalo] University of Toronto Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

Objectivity in social research is the principle drawn from positivism that, as far as is possible, researchers should Objectivity in social science. book distanced from what they study so findings depend on the nature of what was studied rather than on the personality, beliefs and values of the researcher (an approach not accepted by researchers in the critical, standpoint or interpretivist traditions).

The radicalist social scientists who belong to this trend claim that the long established goal of objectivity in social sciences is a chimera and a subterfuge which has served the powers that be for too long already.

1 In the name of instant peace and liberation they imply that rational discourse between social scientists of different Cited by:   The difference between subject matter of both sciences ensures that this gap remains for all the future times. In fact, the differences between science and social sciences regarding degree of objectivity should be maintained.

Otherwise, the importance of social sciences in Cited by: 2. One of the more important debates concerning objectivity in the social sciences concerns the role value judgments play and, importantly, whether value-laden research entails claims about the desirability of actions.

Max Weber held that the social sciences are necessarily value laden. It features eleven essays on scientific objectivity from a variety of perspectives, including philosophy of science, history of science, and feminist philosophy.

Topics addressed in the book include the nature and value of scientific objectivity, the history of objectivity, and objectivity in scientific. Objectivity of Social Science and Social Policy Max Weber Preface Wherever assertions are explicitly made in the name of the editor or when tasks are set for the Archiv in the course of Section I of the foregoing essay, the personal views of the author are not involved.

Each of the points in question has the express agreement of the Size: KB. Book Description: Objectivity in Social Sciencecombats the widespread opinion that objective inquiry is impossible in the social sciences by drawing together and exhibiting the weaknesses of arguments, taken from various concentrations.

eISBN: Furthermore, without resorting to the two-tiered interpretation of Weber’s view of value-free social science, it would be difficult to reconcile Weber’s comment that a lack of objectivity is a sin with the comment that there is no objective analysis independent of special viewpoints.

Introduction to Social Science SOCIAL SCIENCE Notes History and Archaeology What is History. History is an account of events that have happened in the past.

It is about the real people and the real things. It does not deal with mere ideas and ideals or what should have been. On the other hand, it is a study of what has Size: KB.

Objectivity under attack: Nisbet, R. Subjective si. Objective no. Surkin, M. Sense and non-sense in politicsPerspectives on objectivity: Rudner, R.S. On the objectivity of social science.

Gouldner, A.W. Objectivity: the realm of the sacred in social scienceValues and the social sciences: Weber, M. Objectivity in social science and social. Objectivity and subjectivity are key concepts in social research.

This book, written by leading authors in the field, takes a completely new approach to objectivity and subjectivity, no longer treating them as opposed - as many existing texts do - but as logically and methodologically related in social research. The objectivity of scientific inquiry can nevertheless be maintained, she proposes, by understanding scientific inquiry as a social rather than an individual process.

Seeking to open a dialogue between methodologists and social critics of the sciences, Longino develops this concept of “contextual empiricism” in an analysis of research. Philosophy of Science, vol. 11,pp.

JUDITH BUBER AGASSI OBJECTIVITY IN THE SOCIAL'SCIENCES 1. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY In the present paper I shall attempt to deal with objectivity in the social sciences, particularly in sociology, on which I shall concentrate, because I am frankly disturbed by a trend current on the American scene.

Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivity—and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.

The emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences, as revealed through images in scientific atlases—a story of how lofty epistemic ideals fuse with workaday practices.

This freedom from bias or values, the objectivity of science, is a key reason why scientific knowledge holds its privileged position in society. Karen Cordrick Haely argues that feminist critics of science present compelling reasons to eschew the idea that science is, or should be, purely objective in the sense commonly understood to mean 'value-free'.Cited by: 4.

I highly recommend Theodore Porter's Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life if you haven't come across it. Porter examines the pursuit of objectivity through quantification in a variety of interesting empirical cases, principally in France and.

Objectivity, if it is to remain at the core of the ethos of the social sciences, social researchers must be conscious and remember that Putnam ( ) termed the last dogma of empiricism: the Author: Shoeb Ahmed.

Objectivity is an intricate overview of the Scientific Revolution seen through changing approaches to representation. Supported by beautiful images including many color plates, the authors mark the ebb and flow of subjectively influenced depiction and objectivity-enhancing illustration as scientific thought dances with it changing theories of representation/5.Validity and reliability in social science research items can first be given as a test and, subsequently, on the second occasion, the odd items as the alternative form.

The corrected correlation coefficient between the even and odd item test scores will indicate the relative stability of the behaviour over that period of Size: KB.Objectivity is a frame of mind so that personal prejudices, preferences or predilections of the social scientists do not contaminate the collection of analysis of data.

Thus scientific investigations should be free from prejudices of race, color, religion, sex or ideological biases.