Critical Theory and Methodology

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SAGE, Jun 24, 1994 - Social Science - 381 pages
Recipient of Choice Magazine's 1996 Outstanding Academic Book Award Author Raymond Morrow outlines and recounts the development of the major tenets of critical theory, exemplifying them through the works of two of their most influential, recent adherents: Jürgen Habermas and Anthony Giddens. Beginning with a comprehensive yet meticulous explication of critical theory and its history, the author next discusses it within the context of a research program; his work concludes with an examination of empirical methods. Emphasizing the connections between critical theory, empirical research, and social science methodology, Morrow's volume offers refreshing insights on traditional and current material.
 

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Contents

What is Critical Theory?
3
Between Subjectivism and Objectivism
35
Chapter 3 Postempiricist Critiques of Positivism and Empiricism
62
Part II Critical Theory as a Research Pprogram
83
A Historical Introduction
85
Interim Developments
113
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
141
Giddens and Habermas
169
Quantitative versus Qualitative Methods
199
Reflexive Procedures
226
Chapter 10 Empirical Procedures in Critical Research
248
Chapter 11 Contexts of Critical Empirical Research
273
Theory and Practice
302
References
322
Index
350
About the Authors
381

Part III Critical Theory and Empirical Research
197

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