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The Resource Causal explanation for social scientists : a reader, edited by Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters

Causal explanation for social scientists : a reader, edited by Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters

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Causal explanation for social scientists : a reader
Title
Causal explanation for social scientists
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vayda, Andrew Peter
  • Walters, Bradley B.
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  • Social sciences
  • Causation
Label
Causal explanation for social scientists : a reader, edited by Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction :
  • pragmatic methods and causal-history explanations / Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters -- Causal explanation / David Lewis -- The notion of witchcraft explains unfortunate events / E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- Geertz and the interpretive approach in anthropology / Michael Martin -- The range and power of narrative style in science / Stephen Jay Gould -- Famines / Amartya Sen -- Analysis or reductionism? / Ernst Mayr -- The role of fact in the particular and the general / R.C. Lewontin -- Explanatory relativity / Alan Garfinkel -- Homage to Clio, or, toward an historical philosophy for evolutionary biology / Robert J. O'Hara -- Plague and fertility in early modern Europe / Geoffrey Hawthorn -- Thermostats, lemons, and other families of models / Thomas C. Schelling -- Rice harvesting : a view from the theory of common property / N.H. Sturgess and Hesti R. Wijaya -- Statistical models and shoe leather / David A. Freedman -- The method of multiple working hypotheses / T.C. Chamberlin -- Confirmation bias : a ubiquitous phenomenon in many guises / Raymond S. Nickerson -- The last northern cod / Thomas R. McGuire -- The body of the detective model : Charles S. Peirce and Edgar Allan Poe / Nancy Harrowitz -- Thinking and reasoning in medicine / Vimla L. Patel, Jose F. Arocha, and Jiajie Zhang -- On types of scientific inquiry : the role of qualitative reasoning / David A. Freedman -- Counterfactuals and revisionism in historical explanation / Ross Hassig -- The obsessional search for meaning / Jon Elster -- Confirmation bias in consequence explanations / Andrew P. Vayda -- Dos and don'ts in interdisciplinary research on causes of fires in tropical moist forests : examples from Indonesia / Andrew P. Vayda -- Critical regions, ecosystem management, and human ecosystem research / Thomas K. Rudel
Control code
FIEb16891272
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780759113268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681481573
Label
Causal explanation for social scientists : a reader, edited by Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction :
  • pragmatic methods and causal-history explanations / Andrew P. Vayda and Bradley B. Walters -- Causal explanation / David Lewis -- The notion of witchcraft explains unfortunate events / E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- Geertz and the interpretive approach in anthropology / Michael Martin -- The range and power of narrative style in science / Stephen Jay Gould -- Famines / Amartya Sen -- Analysis or reductionism? / Ernst Mayr -- The role of fact in the particular and the general / R.C. Lewontin -- Explanatory relativity / Alan Garfinkel -- Homage to Clio, or, toward an historical philosophy for evolutionary biology / Robert J. O'Hara -- Plague and fertility in early modern Europe / Geoffrey Hawthorn -- Thermostats, lemons, and other families of models / Thomas C. Schelling -- Rice harvesting : a view from the theory of common property / N.H. Sturgess and Hesti R. Wijaya -- Statistical models and shoe leather / David A. Freedman -- The method of multiple working hypotheses / T.C. Chamberlin -- Confirmation bias : a ubiquitous phenomenon in many guises / Raymond S. Nickerson -- The last northern cod / Thomas R. McGuire -- The body of the detective model : Charles S. Peirce and Edgar Allan Poe / Nancy Harrowitz -- Thinking and reasoning in medicine / Vimla L. Patel, Jose F. Arocha, and Jiajie Zhang -- On types of scientific inquiry : the role of qualitative reasoning / David A. Freedman -- Counterfactuals and revisionism in historical explanation / Ross Hassig -- The obsessional search for meaning / Jon Elster -- Confirmation bias in consequence explanations / Andrew P. Vayda -- Dos and don'ts in interdisciplinary research on causes of fires in tropical moist forests : examples from Indonesia / Andrew P. Vayda -- Critical regions, ecosystem management, and human ecosystem research / Thomas K. Rudel
Control code
FIEb16891272
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780759113268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681481573

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