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Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

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In his challenging new book Rein Taagepera argues that society needs more from social sciences than they have delivered. One reason for falling short is that social sciences have depended excessively on regression and other statistical approaches, neglecting logical model building. Science is not only about the empirical 'What is?' but also very much about the conceptual 'How should it be on logical grounds?' Statistical approaches are essentially descriptive, while quantitatively formulated logical models are predictive in ...

Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models 2008, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199534661

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