Society of African Journal Editors

South African Journal of Sociology

Dimensions of social investigation: a proposal

Authors: Dian Joubert

Journal: South African Journal of Sociology

The paper proposes and argues the distinction of dimensions of social investigation. Differentiated and explicated are ontic, epistemic, methodic and social dimensions. The explanation of the dimensions can be said to be ‘contrapuntal’ rather than in direct contradiction to post-modernist denigration of schematisation and systematisation of the field and structure of scientific social investigation. A number of new interpretations are incorporated in the dimensions.