Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor William Outhwaite
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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Positivism and sociology have a common origin, and positivism remains a significant approach in sociology and the other social sciences. In positivist sociology, the scientific study of the social world is identified with empirical research, statistical methods, and often the pursuit of general laws of social life which can be tested against experience.
Author(s): Outhwaite RW
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
Online publication date: 12/03/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Place Published: Oxford
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