Positivism in Sociology

  • Norma R. A. Romm

Abstract

This chapter provides an indication of how the theory of science as spelled out in Chapter 2 (and elucidated with respect to the arguments of Comte and Popper respectively) has become incorporated into the discipline of sociology. It is shown how similar (positivist) arguments appear within the sociological literature on the theory of science and also how these arguments are drawn upon in the practice of sociological research.

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Income 

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© Norma R.A. Romm 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norma R. A. Romm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaSouth Africa

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