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Method Matters in Psychology - Essays in Applied Philosophy of Science

por Brian D. Haig
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Brian D. Haig Method Matters in Psychology - Essays in Applied Philosophy of Science
Brian D. Haig - Method Matters in Psychology - Essays in Applied Philosophy of Science

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Descripción

This book applies a range of ideas about scientific discovery found in contemporary philosophy of science to psychology and related behavioral sciences. In doing so, it aims to advance our understanding of a host of important methodological ideas as they apply to those sciences. A philosophy of local scientific realism is adopted in favor of traditional accounts that are thought to apply to all sciences. As part of this philosophy, the implications of a commitment to philosophical naturalism are spelt out, and a correspondence theory of truth is defended by showing how it helps explain various features of scientific practice. The central chapter of the book presents a broad theory of scientific method that comprises the detection of empirical phenomena and their subsequent understanding by constructing explanatory theories through the use of abductive methods. This theory of scientific method is then used as a framework to reconstruct the well-known qualitative method of grounded theory, and to present a systematic perspective on clinical reasoning and case formulation. Relatedly, an abductive or explanationist understanding of methods is employed to evaluate the knowledge credentials of evolutionary psychology. In addition, the conceptual and methodological foundations of a variety of quantitative methods are examined. Exploratory factor analysis and tests of statistical significance are given special attention.

Colaboradores

Autor:
Brian D. Haig

Detalles de producto

Ilustraciones:
XIX, 210 p. 3 illus.
Indice:
Philosophical Naturalism and Scientific Method.- Truth, Science, and Psychology.- An Abductive theory of Scientific Method.- Exploratory Factor Analysis, Theory Generation, and Scientific Method.- Grounded Theory Method.- An Abductive Perspective on Clinical reasoning and Case Formulation.- How to Pursue the Adaptationist Programme in Psychology.- The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods.- Tests of Statistical Significance Made Sound.
Observaciones:
Provides a discussion of modern philosophical naturalism and defends a correspondence theory of truth as directly relevant to psychological inquiry


Discusses the conceptual foundations of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and their inferential nature


Presents an original broad abductive theory of scientific method and uses it to reconstruct grounded theory method


Applies the abductive perspective on method to clinical reasoning and case formulation, and also uses it to evaluate the claims of evolutionary psychology


Evaluates the worth of the much-used methods of exploratory factor analysis and tests of statistical significance

Tipo de medio:
Tapa blanda
Editorial:
Springer International Publishing
Idioma:
Inglés
Edición:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Número de páginas:
210

Datos base

Tipo de producto:
Libro de bolsillo
Fecha de aparición:
10 de diciembre de 2019
Dimensiones del paquete:
0.235 x 0.155 x 0.013 m; 0.454 kg
GTIN:
09783030131623
DUIN:
B5MHE0JB5PO
85,33 €
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