Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. Describe some key differences between positivism and Interpretivism.
  2. How can science be demarcated / differentiated from non-science?
  3. What is the hypothetico-deductive method and how does it differ from induction?
  4. What are the problems which falsificationism purports to address? Does it tackle them satisfactorily?
  5. Can a science of society be objective? Should it be?
  6. What are the arguments for and against the view that social research should controlled and directed by research participants?