TY - JOUR
AU - Peter Krope
PY - 2018/08/21
Y2 - 2024/11/06
TI - Statistical Probability in the Social Sciences. An Analysis on Methodical-Constructive Basis
JF - Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences
JA - JPRSS
VL - 8
IS - 2
SE - Articles
DO -
UR - http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jprss/article/view/1602
AB - The article analyzes the probability concept of the empirical social sciences. Basis of the study is the Methodical Constructivism. In particular the author asks whether the calculation of the statistical probability can be justified. The answer is: If references to the objects of science – colloquially "to reality" – are to be produced in the empirical social sciences, then it cannot be justified to calculate the statistical probability on the model of the natural sciences. According to the model, the use of the probability concept is based on mathematisation. “Mathematisation” means: The calculation of the statistical probability is favored at the expense of its empirical relevance. The article recommends investigating in the future what consequences it has when empirical educational research sets the course for individual CVs and social designs based on meaningless statements.
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