realise that many will be unhappy with the apparent conclusion that the only role for interpretivism is somehow that of the labourer who prepares the ground for the altogether more serious enterprise of survey research. This is not my intention and it is a matter I will return to in Chapter 5. However, I must first turn my attention to two angry crowds gathering at the gates. The first is denouncing science as a project per se and the second is denouncing the idea of social science as science.
Suggested further reading
Bryman, A. (1988) Quantity and Quality in Social Research, London: Routledge.
Fay, B. (1996) Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science, Oxford: Blackwell.
Kincaid, H. (1996) Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences: Analyzing Controversies in Social Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Williams, M. and May, T. (1996) Introduction to Philosophy of Social Research, London: UCL Press.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Science and Social Science:An Introduction.
Contributors: Malcolm Williams - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 69.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may
not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.