Moon and Blackman provide a guide to help natural scientists understand the basis of social science in order to interpret social research outcomes. They outline ontology, epistemology, and philosophical perspective in social research. They also discuss the way that the researcher defines their philosophical orientation and how this determines their actions.
A Guide to Understanding Social Science Research for Natural Scientists
Moon, K. and D. Blackman. 2014. ‰ÛÏA Guide to Understanding Social Science Research for Natural Scientists.‰Û Conservation Biology 28(5), 1167-1177.