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The Resource Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences, Ann Oakley

Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences, Ann Oakley

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Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences
Title
Experiments in knowing
Title remainder
gender and method in the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
Ann Oakley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the history, ideology and implications of methodology or 'ways of knowing' in the social and natural sciences. It extends arguments developed in the author's previous work that divisions between 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods are unhelpful in the pursuit of useful knowledge, and that a major challenge facing scientists, academics and the public today is the need to scrutinize the claims professionals of all kinds make to possess effective expertise. The rejection of 'quantitative' and experimental methods, in particular, prevents us from understanding both the parameters of social inequality and the effects of professional interventions in people's lives and obstructs the development of a critical and emancipatory social science."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EQO
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Oakley, Ann
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Feminist theory
Label
Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences, Ann Oakley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author's note
  • 1.
  • Who Knows?.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Paradigm Wars.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Hearing the Grass Grow.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Cartesian Nightmares.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Mean Values.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Imagining Social Science.
  • p. 120
  • 7.
  • Chance is a Fine Thing.
  • p. 138
  • 8.
  • Experimental Sociology: The Early Years.
  • p. 163
  • 9.
  • Of NITs and LIFE and Other Things.
  • p. 198
  • 10.
  • Lessons from America.
  • p. 231
  • 11.
  • Rights of Animals and Other Creatures.
  • p. 260
  • 12.
  • People's Ways of Knowing.
  • p. 291
  • 13.
  • Challenges of an Experimenting Society.
  • p. 307
  • Notes.
  • p. 325
  • References.
  • p. 343
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm43655967
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 402 p.
Isbn
9780745622569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences, Ann Oakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author's note
  • 1.
  • Who Knows?.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Paradigm Wars.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Hearing the Grass Grow.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Cartesian Nightmares.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Mean Values.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Imagining Social Science.
  • p. 120
  • 7.
  • Chance is a Fine Thing.
  • p. 138
  • 8.
  • Experimental Sociology: The Early Years.
  • p. 163
  • 9.
  • Of NITs and LIFE and Other Things.
  • p. 198
  • 10.
  • Lessons from America.
  • p. 231
  • 11.
  • Rights of Animals and Other Creatures.
  • p. 260
  • 12.
  • People's Ways of Knowing.
  • p. 291
  • 13.
  • Challenges of an Experimenting Society.
  • p. 307
  • Notes.
  • p. 325
  • References.
  • p. 343
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm43655967
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 402 p.
Isbn
9780745622569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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