Rules for Scientific Research in Economics. The Alpha-Beta Method. Rules for Scientific Research in Economics. The Alpha-Beta Method.

Adolfo Figueroa

Palgrave Macmillan, New York
2016

The new research method presented in this book ensures that all economic theories ar falsifiable an that irrefutable theories are scientifically sound. Figueroa combines the logically consistent aspects of Popperian and process epistemologies in his alpha-beta method to address the widespread problem of too-general empirical research methods used un economics. He argues that scientific rules can be applied to economicis to make sense of society, but that they must address the complexity of reality as well as the simplicity of the abstract on which hard sciences can rely. Furthermore, because the alpha-beta method combines approaches to address the difficulties of scientifically analyzing complex society, it also extends to other social sciences that have historically relied and researchers dedicated to promoting the progress of scientific research in all social sciences.

The new research method presented in this book ensures that all economic theories ar falsifiable an that irrefutable theories are scientifically sound. Figueroa combines the logically consistent aspects of Popperian and process epistemologies in his alpha-beta method to address the widespread problem of too-general empirical research methods used un economics. He argues that scientific rules can be applied to economicis to make sense of society, but that they must address the complexity of reality as well as the simplicity of the abstract on which hard sciences can rely. Furthermore, because the alpha-beta method combines approaches to address the difficulties of scientifically analyzing complex society, it also extends to other social sciences that have historically relied and researchers dedicated to promoting the progress of scientific research in all social sciences.