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Researching Education : Perspectives from Winch’s Approach to the Social Sciences. / Winch, Christopher.

Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch. ed. / Michael Campbell; Lynette Reid. Vol. 6 1. ed. London : SpringerLink, 2020. p. 231-249 (Nordic Wittgenstein Studies; Vol. 6).

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Winch, C 2020, Researching Education: Perspectives from Winch’s Approach to the Social Sciences. in M Campbell & L Reid (eds), Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch. 1 edn, vol. 6, Nordic Wittgenstein Studies, vol. 6, SpringerLink, London, pp. 231-249. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40742-1

APA

Winch, C. (2020). Researching Education: Perspectives from Winch’s Approach to the Social Sciences. In M. Campbell, & L. Reid (Eds.), Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch (1 ed., Vol. 6, pp. 231-249). (Nordic Wittgenstein Studies; Vol. 6). SpringerLink. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40742-1

Vancouver

Winch C. Researching Education: Perspectives from Winch’s Approach to the Social Sciences. In Campbell M, Reid L, editors, Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch. 1 ed. Vol. 6. London: SpringerLink. 2020. p. 231-249. (Nordic Wittgenstein Studies). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40742-1

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Winch, Christopher. / Researching Education : Perspectives from Winch’s Approach to the Social Sciences. Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch. editor / Michael Campbell ; Lynette Reid. Vol. 6 1. ed. London : SpringerLink, 2020. pp. 231-249 (Nordic Wittgenstein Studies).

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