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Concluding

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter draws on the arguments presented in preceding chapters in developing a proposal for the proper forms and role of applied social science in the 21st century with a particular emphasis on ... More


The methodological foundations of applied social science

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter addresses ‘the methodological foundations of applied social science’. It begins with a critique of existing meta-theoretical positions through a consideration of the implications of ... More


Usable Social Science

Neil J. Smelser and Bob Adamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book, written by a sociologist and a banking executive, is intended to bring together strands of social-science research that are usable in organizational decision making, fashioning social ... More


Modelling: representing the world in order to understand how it works

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter addresses the process of modelling — the creation of versions of reality by whatever means — physical, mathematical, as computer simulations — in order to work out what might happen in ... More


The Private Argument between Chester Barnard and Herbert Simon about the Boundaries of Management Science

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines Chester Barnard's epistemology for a management science and his argument with Herbert Simon, founder of organization science. Simon separated research from experience, thus ... More


Legitimating: the selective use of social science in justifying policy and practice

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the ‘legitimating’ process: that is to say the selective use of social science in justifying policy and practice. It focuses on the policies of evidence. It examines the ... More


The Position of Women: Some vital statistics1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter talks about the satisfaction of recalling some of the achievements of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain, especially in a period when the possibilities of social progress and the ... More


Afterword: Narrative and Life: From “So What?” to “What Next?”

William L. Randall

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Afterword presents two questions about narrative scholarship to date: “So what?” and “What next?” In response to the first, the author teases out the applied themes reflected in the book in terms ... More


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