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Unformatted text preview: Idiosyncratic: A focus on what makes people unique or different from others Causual deterministic: Once a pattern begins it follows a predetermined path Purposive: patterns begin because people want to bring about certain outcomes Cybernetic: A pattern may serve a purpose, but may be constrained by the logic of the system 3. Standards of Objective Theories: • Explanation of the Data • Prediction of Events • Relative Simplicity • Hypotheses that can be tested • Practical Utility Standards of Interpretive Theories: • New Understanding of People • Clarification of Values • Aesthetic Appeal • A Community of Agreement • Reform of Society...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CRS 181 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '10