Challenge of the Social Sciences - Audio

Challenge of the Social Sciences - Audio

The Open University

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This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods. Social inquiry attempts to take a scientific approach to explaining the complexity of everyday experiences, but in practice there are many pitfalls. The course reviews common issues that arise, including language, culture, survey methods and the problems of distinguishing between facts and values, understanding a...Read More
This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in s...Read More
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A discussion of housing i...

30 May 2008 | 10 mins 36 secs

A discussion of hous...

30 May 2008 | 10 mins 36 secs

How policy affects housin...

30 May 2008 | 18 mins 07 secs

How policy affects h...

30 May 2008 | 18 mins 07 secs

The experiences of homele...

30 May 2008 | 10 mins 22 secs

The experiences of h...

30 May 2008 | 10 mins 22 secs

Being a scientist

30 May 2008 | 12 mins 21 secs

Being a scientist

30 May 2008 | 12 mins 21 secs

The scientific idea

30 May 2008 | 11 mins 42 secs

The scientific idea

30 May 2008 | 11 mins 42 secs

How we quantify social sc...

30 May 2008 | 18 mins 51 secs

How we quantify soci...

30 May 2008 | 18 mins 51 secs