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Central European Management Journal

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Behavioural Economics in the Contextof Social Science Methodology

Krzysztof Szymanek
University of Silesia in Katowice

Piotr Zielonka
Warsaw University of Life Sciences

2017 25 (4) Central European Management Journal

DOI 10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.213


Purpose: The article discusses selected methodological issues of natural and social sciences with particular consideration of behavioural economics to highlight the signifcance of experimental research.

Design approach: The order of the issues covered is as follows: (a) science as a product of a research community, (b) basic cognitive activities in science, (c) a short description of social sciences, (d) a discussion on the methods applied in behavioural economics.

Findings: The article offers a description of research procedure, its objectives and the methods applied therein; it has been stressed that testing theories and hypotheses involves exposing them to falsifcation; it has been emphasised that research conducted within the framework of social sciences is more diffcult than in the case of natural sciences because of the large number of independent variables and the possible interaction between the researcher and research participants.

Practical implications: The content presented in the article highlights the value of scientifc fndings as opposed to common-sense knowledge adopted with the disregard of the principles of proper methodology.

Value: The authors believe that the emergence of behavioural economics was an attempt to overcome certain defciencies in the methodology of classical economics by means of experimental research.


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Szymanek, Krzysztof & Zielonka, Piotr (2017). Szymanek, K. , & Zielonka, P. . (2017). Behavioural Economics in the Contextof Social Science Methodology. Central European Management Journal, 25(4), 177-192. https://doi.org/10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.213 (Original work published 2017)

MLA style

Szymanek, Krzysztof and Zielonka, Piotr. Szymanek, K. , i P. Zielonka. „Behavioural Economics In The Contextof Social Science Methodology”. 2017. Central European Management Journal, t. 25, nr 4, 2017, ss. 177-192.

Chicago style

Szymanek, Krzysztof and Zielonka, Piotr. Szymanek, Krzysztof , i Piotr Zielonka. „Behavioural Economics In The Contextof Social Science Methodology”. Central European Management Journal, Central European Management Journal, 25, nr 4 (2017): 177-192. doi:10.7206/jmba.ce.2450-7814.213.