Simon, Michael A., Understanding Human Action: Social Explanation and the Vision of Social Science . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1982.


Makes the case for sociological inquiry, not as a science but as a set of humanistic disciplines that are normative in character.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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