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Method, Methodology, and Realism

Brian D. Haig

in Investigating the Psychological World: Scientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027366
eISBN:
9780262322379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027366.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Chapter 1 introduces the topic of scientific method by providing some background material to better appreciate the more focused discussion of method in the ensuing chapters. It begins by briefly ... More


Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

Stephen Gaukroger

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237242
eISBN:
9780191597480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237243.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Stephen Gaukroger traces the development of Descartes's thought in the social, religious, and intellectual context of seventeenth‐century Europe. Gaukroger describes Descartes's upbringing and his ... More


The Search for Method 1619–1625

Stephen Gaukroger

in Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237242
eISBN:
9780191597480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237243.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Reveals the beginnings of several important projects during Descartes's time in the army of Maximilian I, stationed at Ulm. These include the composition of the first part of the Regulae ad ... More


Theory Appraisal: Inference to the Best Explanation

Brian D. Haig

in Investigating the Psychological World: Scientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027366
eISBN:
9780262322379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027366.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter recommends the use of inference to the best explanation for evaluating the worth of theories in psychology. It is suggested that it is a more appropriate account of theory appraisal than ... More


The Grounded Theory Method: An Overview

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4—GTM Overview—The key features of GTM, using examples drawn from recent work by PhD students illustrating their implementation and view of the GTM research process, and the ways in which the ... More


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