Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-18, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 24 January, 2018 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2018.


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core definition

Pragmaticism is a term coined by C. S. Pierce in 1905 to denote his own version of pragmatism.

explanatory context

He adopted the term when other philosophers appropriated and widened the sense of the term pragmatism, which Pierce had coined.

analytical review


associated issues


related areas

See also


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