Creating Better Social Science
As some questions cannot be answered by traditional theories alone, this book asserts that there are research tactics do not help humans in understanding themselves and their environments. As a consequence social scientists have found a need to come up with alternative research methods. Such reforms attempt to point out inappropriate statistical technique, faults in the assumption that social systems and people are stable and nonreactive, and that research should consider environmental circumstance and not just logic and human physiology alone. Researchers must be able to set higher standards for the credibility of their findings so that social science research can better account for features in society and bring greater respect to the researchers. This chapter introduces the structure of the book and shows an autobiographical approach in an attempt to explain views through research experiences.
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