Chance and Probability: The Limitations of the Social Sciences

By: R.E.S. Tanner

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Contents: Preface. I. Social science and human behaviour. 1. Introduction. 2. Social sciences and human behaviour. 3. The Presumption of social order. 4. The statistical Dead-End. 5. Nurture Versus Nature. 6. The Assumption of chaotic change. 7. Levels of inter-related instability. 8. The dominance of individualism. 9. The biases in research and its objectives. 10. Social science as contemporary history. 11. The problems of communication. 12. The Problems of translation. 13. The dominance of applied social science research. II. Chance Affecting the nature and outcomes of research. 14. Chance and its predominance in behaviour. 15. Chance and social science research. 16. Chance and field work practice. 17. The instabilities of social science research. III. Probability – Professionalized Guessing. 18. The need for prediction. 19. The inevitability of uncertainty. 20. The forms of prediction. 21. Influences on estimating probabilities. 22. Pathways to Probability. 23. Conclusions. Bibliography. Index. Printed Pages: 342.

Title: Chance and Probability: The Limitations of the Social Sciences

Author Name: R.E.S. Tanner

Categories: India, Anthropology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

ISBN: 8180697290

ISBN 13: 9788180697296

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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