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Introduction for Special Section: Attitudes: Ontology, Methodology, Impact

Elliot, Mark and Voas, David and Park, Alison (2014) 'Introduction for Special Section: Attitudes: Ontology, Methodology, Impact.' Sociological Research Online, 19 (1). ISSN 1360-7804

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Abstract

To introduce the special section we offer some reflections on the history of the attitude and its role within the social sciences and sociology in particular. Our central point is that the concept is pervasive in social science, and yet for a disciplinary environment where reflective criticism is the norm and where constructs are constantly questioned, the attitude has had a remarkably easy ride. Part of the issue here is that the attitude was largely developed within psychology and in a sense that discipline has done its work. It is time that the concept was subjected to sociological scrutiny: for sociology to claim it, critique it, develop it...

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 15:19
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 15:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11648

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