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dc.contributor.authorShields, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-04T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:19:44Z
dc.date.issued1998-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationShields, P. (1998). Pragmatism as a philosophy of science: A tool for public administration. In Jay D. White (Ed.), "Research in Public Administration," United Kingdom: JAI Press Inc., pp. 195-225.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3954
dc.description.abstractThis chapter demonstrates how pragmatism as a philosophy of science is used in a Public Administration Research Methods Class. This class is designed to get students ready to write an empirical capstone project. Three elements of the course are developed--finding a topic, developing a research question, and choosing a conceptual framework. The notebook method, a tool to find a topic and develop the research question, is presented. Conceptual frameworks are classified into five types and linked with the research purpose, question, modes of research, and statistics. Both the notebook method and the classification of conceptual frameworks are discussed in light of their pragmatic roots. Specifically, they are linked to the ideas of Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey.en_US
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dc.format.extent31 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJAI Press Inc.
dc.subjectPragmatismen_US
dc.subjectPublic administrationen_US
dc.subjectConceptual frameworken_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy of scienceen_US
dc.titlePragmatism as a Philosophy of Science: A Tool for Public Administrationen_US
txstate.documenttypeBook Chapter
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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