Ways of Knowing

Competing Methodologies inn Social and Political Research, 3rd Ed.

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Jonathan W. Moses, Torbjørn L. Knutsen
  • London, England: 
    Red Globe Press
    , March
     350 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Robert A. Segal forthcoming.


***We have this title in eBook format ONLY***

The third edition of this popular, innovative and engaging textbook introduces students to the various methods of modern social science, explaining how these have emerged, their strengths and limitations for understanding the world in which we live, and how it is possible to combine methodological pluralism with intellectual rigour. Focussing on the debate between positivist and constructivist approaches, this new edition features contemporary research examples, expanded discussion of experimental methods, and a new emphasis on methods that have recently grown in popularity, such as process tracing and controlled randomized trials.

This is the perfect textbook for students studying the philosophy of science in the context of political science or the social sciences more broadly, and it is essential reading for all those seeking to understand how different ways of knowing affect the methods we choose to study social phenomena.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jonathon W. Moses is Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Torbjørn L. Knutsen is Professor of International Relations at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Adjunct Professor, The Norwegian Air Force Academy, Trondheim, Norway.


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