Cinta de moebio
versión On-line ISSN 0717-554X
TOLEDO-NICKELS, Ulises. RITZER'S METATHEORY MODEL FROM RESEARCH PROGRAMME METHODOLOGY. Cinta moebio [online]. 2008, n.33, pp.204-218. ISSN 0717-554X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-554X2008000300004.
This essay argues that research programme methodology helps to clarify social scientific knowledge rationality showing theories plural characteristics. Each research programme progress if develops more theoretical and empirical content that its competitors, according to the methodological rules from the philosophical core that gives its identity and heuristic power to that specific research programme. The research programme methodology (RPM) gives assessment criteria to theory sets, allowing the formal solution to incommensurability. Therefore, RPM presents heuristic advantages that suggest considering sociology as a multi programme field.
Palabras clave : metatheory; paradigm; research programme methodology; Ritzer.