Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences by J. D. TroutMeasuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences by J. D. Trout

Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral…

byJ. D. Trout

Paperback | April 15, 2003

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Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This exciting book introduces a novel version of scientific realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychologicalsciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry. Presenting quantitative methods in the behavioral sciences as at once successful and regulated by the world, Measuringthe Intentional World will engage philosophers of science, historians of science, sociologists of science, and scientists interested in the foundations of their own disciplines.
J.D. Trout is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Parmly Hearing Institute at Loyola University in Chicago. He is co-author of The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction (OUP, 1998) and co-editor of Contemporary Materialism (with Paul Moser) and The Philosophy of Science (with Richard Boyd and...
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Title:Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"A radical book, and essential reading for courses in philosophy of science, statistics, and research methods."--Choice