By Donald W. Katzner
In plying their alternate, social scientists usually are faced with major phenomena that seem incapable of dimension. earlier perform may recommend that the best way to care for those circumstances is to paintings more durable at discovering applicable measures in order that common quantitative research can nonetheless be utilized. Professor Katzner's strategy, even if is sort of diverse. instead of targeting the development of measures, he increases the query of the way such phenomena should be investigated and understood within the absence of numerical gauges to symbolize them.
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Whereas the physical sciences require consideration of only one set of rules, in the behavioral sciences, the researcher's objects of study as well as his study of them are human activities and thus governed according to rules. And it is the former rules, not those governing behavioral science and the investigation, that must serve as the basis for identifying and communicating symbols. Whether or not two persons uttering dissimilar phrases are both praying depends on the rules they are following, not on those accepted by the researcher.
For concreteness, suppose there are twenty entries on the list. , the list itself). Then S is defined analytically. On the other hand, the variable that may assume as "values" any of the elements of S is a variable, call it x, representing actual values present in particular human beings. In this case x is defined by articulating a rule. For the moment, regard entries on the original list as primitives. "9 Such an approach, however, may not be precise enough to permit practical distinctions. Perhaps it is even necessary to consider degrees of honesty.
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Analysis Without Measurement by Donald W. Katzner