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Sociological Explanation As Translation : American Sociological Association Rose Monographs - Stephen P. Turner

Sociological Explanation As Translation

American Sociological Association Rose Monographs

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Published: 10th November 1980
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First published in 1980, this book examines the nature of sociological explanation. The tactics of interpretive sociology have often remained obscure because of confusion over the nature of the evidence for interpretation and the nature of decisions among alternative interpretations. In providing an account of the problem of interpretive sociological claims, the author argues that there is rationality to interpretation. He also presents a fresh view of the relationship between qualitative and statistical claims and shows their complementary character. Dr. Turner's lucid and comprehensive analysis breaks new ground in its fundamental re-examination of the conceptual basis for "explaining" social behaviour. By its call for more rigourous conceptual sophistication in attempted explanations of social behaviour, this book will stimulate controversy and lively discussion among sociologists.

Preface
Introduction: the object of sociological explanation
Winch's account of the sociological explanation of action
Some criticisms of the Winch thesis
A pattern of explanation
Recognising the solution
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521297738
ISBN-10: 0521297737
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 10th November 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.19