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Herbert Spencer, the Radical

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Aside from Darwin, the writer most commonly associated with evolution in Victorian Britain, and the country’s most famous living philosopher, was the individualistic Herbert Spencer. Spencer ... More


Data analytics

Ifan Shepherd and Gary Hearne

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Data analytics have emerged in recent years as a family of overlapping, competing and hybridising products and practices. They have been championed by technology companies, academics, business users ... More


Ethics in Social Research

Steve Bruce

in Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198786580
eISBN:
9780191828904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786580.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

It is right that social researchers consider the ethical implications of their work, but discussion of research ethics has been distorted by the primacy of the ‘informed consent’ model for policing ... More


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