Social Research Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Semantics


core definition

Semantics is the study of signs and their relations to what they signify.


explanatory context

Semantics is one of the three traditional divisions of semiology.


Semantics also has a meaning in formal logic. In this sense it is the interpretation of formal languages.


In the context of the philosophy of language, semantics is the attempt to find truth definitions for natural languages.


analytical review


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

Researching the Real World Section 5


Sources


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