But the foregoing analysis (including our discussion of narrative and interpretive methods) serves as a warning that we now have a narrow definition of what political science is doing. To proceed with our investigation of the rise in causal thinking, we should clarify our concepts and develop measures. Our ideas are “the research of causality in political science,” the usage of the instruments of “regression analysis” or “correlation,” and changes in values because of the “behavioral revolution.” Continuing with what we now have already carried out, we measure them utilizing word searches in JSTOR.
One place to begin is with social principle which asks questions about the ontology and epistemology of our enterprise. Ontology deals with the things that we think exist on the planet, and epistemology with how we come to know about those things. Hardin (Chapter 2) means that we should always begin social science inquiry with people, … Read More