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The Elements of Bias in Social Science Research

Ausaf Ahmad (Editor)

The bias in the epistemological and philosophical issues involved in social science research has attracted the attention of social scientists only recently. There is a growing literature on these issues. These problems are confronted by every researcher in social sciences. The problem is more acute for the writers thinkers and researchers from the so called Third World because social research methodology and scientific paradigms used by them are dominated by the concepts analytical tools instruments philosophies and theoretical systems developed in the West. There is nothing against them for having been developed in the West. But most of these concepts theories and analytical tools contain the biases rooted in the Western culture. Usually these biases are hidden behind beautiful words high sounding terminologies attractive philosophical systems and academic jargon. The papers collected in the present volume plead that researchers need to be more careful in using these paradigms than they apparently have been. There is a strong urge to develop an alternative paradigm of social science research in some third word quarters. However this book does not plead for the evolution of an alternative paradigm which in any case is not going to happen suddenly and overnight. Instead the papers included here plead for a more careful and pains talking use of prevailing paradigms. Researchers must at least be aware of the biases that creep into their research through the use of current methodologies. They also owe it to their readers that these biases are explained.

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About the author

Ausaf Ahmad

Dr. Ausaf Ahmad (b.1945). He obtained his early education in Lucknow, where he was born and raised. Later, he obtained his M.A. (Economics) degree with distinction from Lucknow University in 1969. He taught economics at Agra University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Delhi University. He worked for his M.Phil in Regional Development from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In 1974, he was selected for the award of Fulbright Scholarship and obtained his Ph D in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA. He worked for the Islamic Development Bank from 1983-2005. Now, he is retired, lives in Noida and edits an Urdu quarterly Mutaleaat, for the Institute of Objective Studies. New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Elements of Bias in Social Science Research
Author Ausaf Ahmad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.12.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789389965346
length v+188p., 23cm.