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The Methodology of Herbert Blumer : American Sociological Association Rose Monographs - Kenneth Baugh, Jr.

The Methodology of Herbert Blumer

American Sociological Association Rose Monographs

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Published: 14th April 2015
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The Methodology of Herbert Blumer is a comprehensive critical account of the contributions of this important American sociologist to the methodology of social research. In a close reading of Blumer's texts, the author charts the development of Blumer's thinking, revealing a tension between an essentially realist ontology and Blumer's emphasis on the relationship of theory to methodology. The author describes Blumer's conception of methodology as a self-reflective exercise in which the principles of scientific inquiry are developed and criticized, and not merely as a matter of technique. Blumer's concentration on the integral unity of theory and method relates suggestively to current thinking about methodology, while his examinations of this theme in such areas as public opinion research and variable analysis provide provocative criticisms of many current research practices.

Acknowledgments
Preface
What is methodology?
Blumer-s development
Critical extensions
Methodical holism: issues and applications
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521382465
ISBN-10: 0521382467
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 14th April 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.35