The philosophy of science in social research

Mohammad Nashir Uddin, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman

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The philosophical study of social research is an important dimension of social science which has been placed to analyze the problems of social science description and its relationship. It describes the social phenomena within natural science as well as is concerned with the intellectual authority of various aspects of social science knowledge of the social world. Social research boils down to a struggle over the legitimate study through philosophical approaches. Philosophy of social science deals with the generalized meaning of the thing and centred on the sharing of experience about the social world in which people's perspective differs from one another. Social science has always been multi-perspective and multi cultural in nature which facilitates in providing various claims about how best to understand the social world. The study aims at unraveling the issues related to the key methodologies of philosophical science in social research and depicting a brief sketch of the relationship between philosophy and social research and finally tries to find out how philosophical approaches change its pattern and take place in social research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-664
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of International Social Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Philosophy of science
  • Social research
  • knowledge
  • epistemology
  • ontology


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