From Plato to Prodi

methodology

John Tyerman 

Williams

Pooh and Ancient Greece; from: Pooh and the Philosophers. With Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard; London: Methuen,1995: 5-14
Pooh and Ancient Greece - continued; from: Pooh and the Philosophers. With Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard; London: Methuen,1995: 27-38 

Selection of defintions of basic terms for research methodology and methods

taken from the Internet Glossary at www.marxists.org

Absolute Idea; Abstract and Concrete; Analogy; Analysis and Synthesis; Anthropologism; Appearance; Cause & Effect; Classification; Cognition; Deduction; Definition; Determinate & Indeterminate; Determinism; Dialectical Materialism; Dialectics; Essence; Essentialism; Formalism; Formal Logic; Historical Materialism; Induction; Intuition; Intuitionism; Logic; Logicism; Understanding; Unity of Opposites; Universal; Universalism; Speculative Logic

and others, subsequently added

Karl Marx: Outline of the Critique of Political Economy (Grundrisse) In this excerpt makes in a brief outline clear in which way the abstract and the concrete dimension are related to each other
Karl Marx/Frederick Engels: German Ideology

(excerpts)

Though written in the middle of the 1840s, this fundamental piece of work outlines the basic lines of Marxism, and has a huge meaning in terms of methodological questions still today. Original source and full text: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/index.htm

CHAPTER 17: THEORIZING SOCIAL QUALITY: THE CONCEPT'S VALIDITY (Wolfgang Beck, Laurent J.G. van der Maesen and
Alan Walker)

From: Beck, Wolfgang/van der Maesen, J.G. Laurent/Thomése, Fleur/Walker, Alan (Eds.): Social Quality: A Vision for Europe; The Hague/London/Boston: Kluwer Law International; 2001

CHAPTER 18: THE CONCEPT'S EMPIRICAL AND POLITICAL APPLICABILITY (Wolfgang Beck, Laurent J.G. van der Maesen and Alan Walker)

From: Beck, Wolfgang/van der Maesen, J.G. Laurent/Thomése, Fleur/Walker, Alan (Eds.): Social Quality: A Vision for Europe; The Hague/London/Boston: Kluwer Law International; 2001
Karl Marx: Capital I: 2-6: Buying and selling of labor-power An essential excerpt for developing an understanding of Marxist class theory
Max Weber: Excerpts from ECONOMY AND SOCIETY providing essential definitions of social action, state, classes etc.

Max Weber: Excerpts from ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

fundamental definitions on the methodology of the interpretative sociology