Notes on Realism and Social Research

Author/s Antonio Fasanella
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/91 Language Italian
Pages 38 P. 5-42 File size 520 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2010-091001
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This paper regards considerations on methodological consequences of using a realistic approach to social research. There are three main argumentations. (1) There is no realistic method that could establish itself as a possible alternative to scientific method. (2) The realistic concept of social research refers to a perspective of unmetaphysical realism. (3) The operationalization of sociological concepts related to latent dimensions could benefit by a reduction procedure less oriented towards a lazarsfeldian latent structure analysis and more attentive to the suggestions of the «circumstantial paradigm», as originally formulated by Carlo Ginzburg.

Antonio Fasanella, Note su realismo e ricerca sociale in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 91/2010, pp 5-42, DOI: 10.3280/SR2010-091001