Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 416 pages.
Condition: Lower spine cap bumped. Clean copy otherwise.
Dust Jacket: Some light shelf wear and scuffing.
Contents: Naturalistic Inquiry provides social scientists with a basic but comprehensive rationale for non-positivistic approaches to research. It confronts the basic premise underlying the scientific tradition that all questions can be answered by employing empirical, testable, replicable research techniques. The authors maintain that there are scientific facts that existing paradigms cannot explain, and argue against traditional positivistic inquiry. They suggest an alternative approach supporting the use of the naturalistic paradigm. Indexed.