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Making a mess with method

Law, John (2007). Making a mess with method. In: Outhwaite, William and Turner, Stephen P. eds. The Sage Handbook of Social Science Methodology. London: Sage, pp. 595–606.

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Abstract

If the world is non-coherent, then methods that seek and describe it as coherent are making a mess of doing so. This argument is developed empirically and philosophically. After showing that the comment sense realism of standard methods works to other non-coherence, the chapter recommends non-coherent or 'messy' methods.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2007 SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1-4129-0119-7, 978-1-4129-0119-2
Keywords: method; methodology; social research methods; philosophy of social science; arts; science, technology and society
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 21390
Depositing User: John Law
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 14:20
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 07:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21390
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