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Ernest Watson Burgess, l’uomo di Chicago
Autori/Curatori: Raffaele Rauty 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 103  Lingua: Italiano 
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DOI:  10.3280/SR2014-103002
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Ernest Watson Burgess is mostly known as the man of «urban growth» or as the co-author, with Robert Park, of The Introduction to the Science of Sociology. However, his theoretical approach was also connected to issues of parole violation, juvenile delinquency and, significantly, to the debate on methods of research. Burgess, who directed several surveys and had a strong proclivity for case studies and firsthand data, combined his inclination with a strong flexibility in the use of research methods, which emphasized the value of the statistical approach in a positive relationship with William Ogburn, main member of the department of quantitative methods.

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Raffaele Rauty, in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 103/2014, pp. 18-39, DOI:10.3280/SR2014-103002


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