Paths between positivism and interpretivism : an appraisal of Hay's via media
Clarke, Chris. (2009) Paths between positivism and interpretivism : an appraisal of Hay's via media. Politics, Vol.29 (No.1). pp. 28-36. ISSN 0263-3957Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9256.2008.01335.x
Hay's Political Analysis raises foundational issues for all social scientists, not least in its outline for a via media, or middle way, between positivist and interpretivist social science. In this view, social science should be firmly grounded in empirical study but take seriously the notion that there is no privileged vantage point from which to generate dispassionate knowledge claims about the social world. This article asks whether this apparent via media is coherent and meaningfully captures what it means to be doing positivist and interpretivist social science without, so to speak, conceding too much ground to the other approach.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Hay, Colin, 1968- -- Criticism and interpretation, Social sciences -- Methodology, Positivism, Qualitative research, Interpretation (Philosophy)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Politics|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 28-36|
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