The abstract and the concrete in social scientific research: A methodological and analytical approach to operational steps

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Ameziane Naima, Bellakhdar Mohammed


In this article, we tried to investigate the operational procedures for moving social scientific research from the extreme of abstraction to the extreme of the concrete, with a description of the methods of grading the steps of dismantling theoretical wholes to reach the details of the empirically observed reality, by deconstructing the abstract concepts of formulated hypotheses into dimensions and partial dimensions if necessary. In addition to methods for extracting indicators and evidence for each dimension in order to approach tangible reality and make it subject to observation, measurement, and statistical testing to reach a realistic scientific interpretation of the studied phenomenon.

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