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social science

n.
1. The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society.
2. A scholarly or scientific discipline that deals with such study, generally regarded as including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.

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He said there is an acute deficit of social scientists which must be addressed on urgent basis.
While social scientists may not be researching such controversial issues that are highly political, which was the focus of Fassin's research and observation of minorities in the criminal justice system, this work provides a much-needed discourse to researchers concerned with how their findings may be construed by the public, including journalists, policy makers, and advocacy groups.
He stressed that scientists, in this case, social scientists, should base their work on the right and good values.
Summary: Social scientists are of the view that the government should learn to make peace with the past and move forward
Social scientists engaged in youth affairs research should rise up and talk to policy makers, provide testimony and answer questions.POLICYMAKERSbrThere is an increasing recognition that strong and effective youth policies that are evidence-informed are necessary to achieve continued involvement and participation in an efficient and equitable manner.
What is usually not mentioned is that Weber also argues that value freedom enables the social scientist to probe deeper and to make a more sophisticated analysis than if she includes an advocacy of her own values.
* Practical Data Management With R for Social Scientists
General David Petraeus (Ret.) states in the foreword that the "key terrain in irregular warfare is the human terrain." He highlights the role social scientists played in shaping the cultural framework of the battle space and how they contributed to military leaders' knowledge to ensure mission success.
It was piloted on 12 social scientists with the purpose to ascertain reliability of the data collection instrument.
The HTAT social scientist included the G5 planning staff and Arab Kurd Working Group lead in the writing of the research design.
A related point is the noticeable lack of methodological considerations, at least for a 'traditional' social scientist like this reviewer.
Amidst the many confusing messages parents receive today, family social scientist Bill Doherty is a countercultural voice of reason who urges parents to "take back your kids" from the consumeristic values and societal pressures that are impinging on and unbalancing our family lives.

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