Etica e ricerca sociologica: neutralità o impegno verso i valori? Analisi di un caso esemplificativo: l’european values study

Autori/Curatori: Sara Mazzucchelli, Vera Lomazzi
Anno di pubblicazione: 2016 Fascicolo: 1 Lingua: Italiano
Numero pagine: 34 P. 127-160 Dimensione file: 697 KB
DOI: 10.3280/SP2016-001007
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Is there a relationship between ethics and sociology? What kind of relationship? Is it possible to highlight a mutual dependency from the logical point of view between descriptive and prescriptive sentences? This paper tries to give an answer to these questions by focusing on a very peculiar and interesting Research Programme: the European Values Study. After a brief review of some problematic aspects related to the conceptualization and operationalization of values - investigated by the European Values Study - authors discuss specific, distinctive features, value and deficit of this Research Programme and then demonstrate, through examples, the non-neutrality in the relationship between ethics and sociological research.

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Sara Mazzucchelli, Vera Lomazzi, Etica e ricerca sociologica: neutralità o impegno verso i valori? Analisi di un caso esemplificativo: l’european values study in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 1/2016, pp 127-160, DOI: 10.3280/SP2016-001007