- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Critique, opposition, and/or rejection of positivisms central tenets.

Longer explanation

Positivism asserts that the natural and social worlds can be understood through application of scientific method. Inherent in this are a clear set of assumptions about the world and the nature of knowing. But post-positivists reject these assumptions and ...

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