PhD Studentship: Investigating Social Ontology - Revising Critical Realism to Improve Empirical Res

United Kingdom
Jan 12, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Recent social theory and philosophy of the social sciences has taken a turn to ‘ontology’ with critical realism being a prominent perspective, influencing theoretical work and empirical work based on the structure – agency dualism. This project seeks to explore how critical realism may be revised and changed to make it more useful to empirical research in the social sciences.


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Funding Notes

Students with a strong proposal may be eligible to apply for a bursary from the School of Government and Society.

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