Forms of Explanation
Rethinking the Questions in Social Theory
What makes one explanation better than another? How can we tell when an explanation has really answered our question? In a lively and readable discussion, Garfinkel argues that the key to understanding an explanation is to discover what question is really being answered. He then suggests criteria for a good explanation and goes on to examine some classic explanations in social and natural science.
Yale University Press, 9780300049022, 197pp.
Publication Date: July 25, 1990