Sociology as a science- Realism

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  • Sociology a Science -Realism
    • Realism is the view that events in both the social world and natural world are caused by underlying structures
      • These may not be observable
    • Bhasker
      • Critises positives for suggesting that natural scientific method is only based on observable phenoma
      • Many of the greatest scientific discoveries haven't been observed, science isn't limited to what is observed
    • They see little difference between natural sciences and sociology
      • We can make assumptions about unobservable phenomena
    • because they focus on the underlying structures rather than observable phenomena, it means that marxism and interpretivism could be seen to be scientific


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