Sample records for applied social sciences

  1. ULO 11 Social Science Rubric ULO 11 (SOCIAL SCIENCES) -Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of the social sciences to explain and

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    Barrash, Warren

    ULO 11 Social Science Rubric ULO 11 (SOCIAL SCIENCES) - Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of the social sciences to explain and evaluate of the discussion Responsibility, personal reflection #12;ULO 11 Social Science Rubric · Demonstrates, through

  2. Revisioning Applied Social Sciences in Chicano/a Studies.

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    de la Torre, Adela

    2001-01-01

    Many contemporary Chicana/o scholars have contributed to Chicano studies by focusing their research on social sciences applied to Mexican Americans. Strands of important research that intersect with Chicano studies are reviewed in the areas of psychology, political science, economics, sociology, public health, and education. Communications between…

  3. Teaching Social Science Research: An Applied Approach Using Community Resources.

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    Gilliland, M. Janice; And Others

    A four-week summer project for 100 rural tenth graders in the University of Alabama's Biomedical Sciences Preparation Program (BioPrep) enabled students to acquire and apply social sciences research skills. The students investigated drinking water quality in three rural Alabama counties by interviewing local officials, health workers, and…

  4. School of Applied Sciences, The University of Mississippi BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

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    Elsherbeni, Atef Z.

    OF SOCIAL WORK AY 2012-13 Catalog Requirements Applied Sciences Core Curriculum/lab 3-4 Additional Support Courses for Social Work Majors (18 hrs.) Required #____________________________ Date entered Program_________________ #12; Professional Social Work Courses

  5. Measuring and Maximising Research Impact in Applied Social Science Research Settings. Good Practice Guide

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    Stanwick, John; Hargreaves, Jo

    2012-01-01

    This guide describes the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) approach to measuring impact using examples from its own case studies, as well as showing how to maximise the impact of applied social science research. Applied social science research needs to demonstrate that it is relevant and useful both to public policy and…

  6. Social Work and Applied Social Studies

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Social Work and Applied Social Studies Undergraduate #12;Undergraduate Social and Policy Sciences 2, social policy, international development and social work. Many of our staff are at the forefront Guide 2015, for example, social work at Bath is ranked 1st, sociology 2nd, social policy 3rd. Bath

  7. Theoretical Observations on Applied Behavioral ScienceValidity and Applied Social Science Research: A Theoretical Reassessment

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    Ted R. Vaughan

    1989-01-01

    This article describes how major transformations in organizational conditions-particularly the emerging dominance of transnational relationships and decline in the centrality of the nation-state-have made traditional concepts and applications of validity insufficient for addressing important social issues. Problems have arisen not just with the choice of means to ends, but also with the choice of the ends themselves. The author argues

  8. Applied Developmental Science, Social Justice, and Socio-Political Well-Being

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    Fisher, Celia B.; Busch-Rossnagel, Nancy A.; Jopp, Daniela S.; Brown, Joshua L.

    2012-01-01

    In this article we present a vision of applied developmental science (ADS) as a means of promoting social justice and socio-political well-being. This vision draws upon the field's significant accomplishments in identifying and strengthening developmental assets in marginalized youth communities, understanding the effects of poverty and racial…

  9. The Need for Applied Social Science Research in Mental Retardation: A Preliminary Memorandum.

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    Dybwad, Gunnar

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, originally published in 1959, the author, at the time executive director of the National Association for Retarded Children, offers his thoughts on applied social science research in mental retardation. The editor's introduction notes that Dybwad sets forth a research agenda which was extremely forward looking in 1959 and remains…

  10. Symbolic Interaction and Applied Social Research: A FOCUS ON TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE RESEARCH(1.)

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    Kotarba, Joseph A

    2014-08-01

    In symbolic interaction, a traditional yet unfortunate and unnecessary distinction has been made between basic and applied research. The argument has been made that basic research is intended to generate new knowledge, whereas applied research is intended to apply knowledge to the solution of practical (social and organizational) problems. I will argue that the distinction between basic and applied research in symbolic interaction is outdated and dysfunctional. The masters of symbolic interactionist thought have left us a proud legacy of shaping their scholarly thinking and inquiry in response to and in light of practical issues of the day (e.g., Znaniecki, and Blumer). Current interactionist work continues this tradition in topical areas such as social justice studies. Applied research, especially in term of evaluation and needs assessment studies, can be designed to serve both basic and applied goals. Symbolic interaction provides three great resources to do this. The first is its orientation to dynamic sensitizing concepts that direct research and ask questions instead of supplying a priori and often impractical answers. The second is its orientation to qualitative methods, and appreciation for the logic of grounded theory. The third is interactionism's overall holistic approach to interfacing with the everyday life world. The primary illustrative case here is the qualitative component of the evaluation of an NIH-funded, translational medical research program. The qualitative component has provided interactionist-inspired insights into translational research, such as examining cultural change in medical research in terms of changes in the form and content of formal and informal discourse among scientists; delineating the impact of significant symbols such as "my lab" on the social organization of science; and appreciating the essence of the self-concept "scientist" on the increasingly bureaucratic and administrative identities of medical researchers. This component has also contributed to the basic social scientific literature on complex organizations and the self. PMID:25221375

  11. Applying Sociology to Policy: Social Science and the Environmental Impact Statement.

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    Freudenburg, William R.; Keating, Kenneth M.

    1985-01-01

    Reviews legal requirements for use of social science expertise in environmental impact statements and reasons for the general failure to include such input. Explores possibilities for improving social science involvement including legal challenges, cooperation with environmental and public interest groups, objective research, and more adversarial…

  12. Social Work and Applied Social Studies

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Social Work and Applied Social Studies Undergraduate 1 #12;www.bath.ac.uk/sps Undergraduate Social Work and Applied Social Studies What is Social Work? `The social work profession promotes social change' (International Federation of Social Workers, 2000) Social work is an exceptionally interesting, challenging

  13. Social Science Department BA SOCIAL SCIENCE

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    Su, Xiao

    Social Science Department BA SOCIAL SCIENCE SINGLE SUBJECT MATTER PREPARATION States HIST 187 U.S. Social History California History HIST 189A/B California Since 1900 6 Geography GEOG Theory and Practice in the Social Sciences 3 Total Units 51 02/2010 #12;

  14. Doctor of Applied Social Research Applied Social Research Pathway

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    Little, Tony

    to study: · Children Families and Society · Crime, Welfare and Justice · Health Illness and DisabilityDASR Doctor of Applied Social Research Applied Social Research Pathway · The programme is intended in applied social research. It is directed towards building capacity in the analysis of policy and practice

  15. Social Science at the Center for Adaptive Optics: Synergistic Systems of Program Evaluation, Applied Research, Educational Assessment, and Pedagogy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. K. Goza; L. Hunter; J. M. Shaw; A. J. Metevier; L. Raschke; E. Espinoza; E. R. Geaney; G. Reyes; D. L. Rothman

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the interaction of four elements of social science as they have evolved in concert with the Center for Adaptive Optics Professional Development Program (CfAO PDP). We hope these examples persuade early-career scientists and engineers to include social science activities as they develop grant proposals and carry out their research. To frame our discussion we use a metaphor

  16. Research and researcher implications in sustainable development projects: Muti-agent Systems (MAS) and Social Sciences applied to Senegalese examples

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    Alassane Bah; Jean-Max Estay; Christine Fourage; Ibra Toure

    A new approach to problems of land allocation for livestock grazing, combining both computer science and social science tools has been developed since 1998 in Senegal, especially in the Ferlo area. Here we examine the implications for the different research centres such as the CIRAD 1 , the Pôle Pastoral Zones Sèches (PPZS), the ESP and the laboratories of the

  17. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

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    Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours Appleby, Dwayne Adrian Honours McCloy, Sarah Michelle Major Political Science & Program IN FCP Public Admin & Com Langley Secondary of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science Henrey, Michael Alan Calvin Program IN Engineering Science

  18. Assistant Professor Position In Applied Social Psychology

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    Assistant Professor Position In Applied Social Psychology Applied Social Psychology Program Department of Psychology Colorado State University Job Description and Qualifications The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for one tenure- track position in Applied Social

  19. Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name advisor when selecting their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing

  20. What is ‘social’ about social science?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Urry; Robert Dingwall; Ian Gough; Paul Ormerod; Doreen Massey; John Scott; Nigel Thrift

    2007-01-01

    This is a report on an Academy of Social Sciences debate held on 15 March 2006. The debate concerned the nature, character and development of the social sciences. Four leading social scientists were asked to reflect upon the nature of the social sciences in the light of various transformations in both intellectual thought and in those processes that seem to

  1. Social Dynamics of Science

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    Sun, Xiaoling; Kaur, Jasleen; Milojevi?, Staša; Flammini, Alessandro; Menczer, Filippo

    2013-01-01

    The birth and decline of disciplines are critical to science and society. How do scientific disciplines emerge? No quantitative model to date allows us to validate competing theories on the different roles of endogenous processes, such as social collaborations, and exogenous events, such as scientific discoveries. Here we propose an agent-based model in which the evolution of disciplines is guided mainly by social interactions among agents representing scientists. Disciplines emerge from splitting and merging of social communities in a collaboration network. We find that this social model can account for a number of stylized facts about the relationships between disciplines, scholars, and publications. These results provide strong quantitative support for the key role of social interactions in shaping the dynamics of science. While several ``science of science'' theories exist, this is the first account for the emergence of disciplines that is validated on the basis of empirical data.

  2. Double cursus sciences et sciences sociales

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    Double cursus sciences et sciences sociales université pierre et marie curie et sciences po #12 associés à un parcours de sciences sociales. Les deux derniers semestres sont des compléments de spécialisation en sciences sociales et dans les majeures scientifiques choisies. Ils se dérou- lent dans une

  3. Social Science Hub

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    Maintained by Sharyn Clarkson, a BA in sociology and anthropology, this Website provides a directory for those looking for materials in the social sciences. The site features categorized listings of social science Websites, online journals and e-zines, search engines, government Websites, databases and archives, interactive forums, and a what's new section. There is an emphasis, but by no means an exclusive one, on Australian materials. Some entries are annotated, and the site is frequently updated.

  4. SOCIAL SCIENCE University College Dublin

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    SOCIAL SCIENCE University College Dublin www.ucd.ie/acshs Social Work path Environmental Policy Social Science ** Special Note on this Path: If you think you might be interested in a career are professionally qualified social workers STAGE 1 Foundation Year Subjects Studying UCD Social Science STAGE 2

  5. Social Science: Course Proposal.

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    Cook, Charles Gene

    A proposal is presented for a Community College of Philadelphia course surveying basic social science skills and information, including scientific method, map usage, evolution, native peoples, social groups, and U.S. Government. Following a standard cover form, a statement of purpose for the course indicates that it is designed to provide…

  6. Finding Articles Social Sciences Inquiry

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    Haykin, Simon

    Finding Articles Social Sciences Inquiry Info Lit @ Mac Nora Gaskin Reference Librarian Mills Articles in the Social Sciences 1. Finding references to articles 2. Getting the articles 3. Downloading and Social Sciences INNIS -- Business THODE -- Science and Engineering HEALTH Sciences #12;Inquiry 1SS3 Mills

  7. Engineering & Applied Science August 2012

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    Engineering & Applied Science August 2012 6 Civic holiday 15 Last day to cancel application this a late registration fee will apply 2 Orientation begins (Arrival day) 3 Labour Day (no classes held) 5 course Last day to change from one program to another within Applied Science TBA Last date to apply

  8. Trimodernism and Social Sciences: A Note

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    Snell, Joel C.

    2012-01-01

    The issues of premodern, modern, and postmodern can often confuse the social scientists because so much is drawn from modernism as the foundation of the social methodologies. Briefly, the author would like to differentiate the three modernism philosophies and indicate how a coalition of the three may apply to social sciences.

  9. Postgraduate Courses Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    and Welfare 113 Disability Studies 114 M.Phil. Courses Social Work Research 112 #12; Head of School: Dr Applied Social Research 109 Child Protection and Welfare 110 Drug and Alcohol Policy 111 Child Protection2011 Postgraduate Courses Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences #12; SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 4 Named Degree

  10. Doctor of Applied Social Research Social Work Pathway

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    Little, Tony

    and Disability: explores the centrality of health to the social and emotional functioning of users of social work services. SWKPCJ: Crime, Welfare and Justice: explores the risk of crime and the impact of social policyDASR Doctor of Applied Social Research Social Work Pathway · The programme is intended

  11. Master of Science in Applied Science Education

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    of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Cognitive and LearningMaster of Science in Applied Science Education Student Handbook Division of Teacher Education Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton

  12. Security Science as an Applied Science?

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    Smith, Clifton

    2001-01-01

    Describes the development of a security science degree as the emerging applied science of the protection of individuals and assets. Proposes the themes of physical, electronic, information security and facility management as scientific applications for the course. (Author/MM)

  13. Applied Statistics College of Science STAT-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Applied Statistics College of Science STAT-BS Code-STAP Departmental/Program Major Courses (69 COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) (3) General Education I Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) (3) General Education II

  14. Applied Statistics College of Science STAT-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Applied Statistics College of Science STAT-BS Code-STAP Departmental/Program Major Courses (69 (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) (3) General Education I Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) (3) General

  15. Applied Science in Cuba.

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    Fox, Jeffrey L.

    1986-01-01

    Discusses various topics and issues related to the scientific enterprise in Cuba. Notes that Cuban science is emphasizing biotechnology and research on the island's chief crop (sugarcane), although hampered by limited personnel and lack of modern laboratory equipment. (JN)

  16. Master of Science Applied Physics

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    Twente, Universiteit

    Master of Science Applied Physics Programme Guide 2010 / 2011 #12;Editors Frans van Wijngaarden be derived from the contents of this programme guide. #12;Dear student Applied Physics, Welcome to the Masters programme Applied Physics of the University of Twente. The objective of our programme

  17. Social Science and/or Social Work: Do We (Should We) Teach Them Both?

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    Frysztacki, Krzysztof

    2008-01-01

    Addresses teaching in social work on the basis of two different theories related to social work and social science, noting crucial aspects of each. Notes deep differences between theoretical and applied sciences and discusses ways in which a dynamic complementarity can be achieved in teaching the theoretical and the professional. Applies the major…

  18. SOCIAL SCIENCE Carrot or stick?

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    Dieckmann, Ulf

    SOCIAL SCIENCE Carrot or stick? Rewards and punishments can cajole people into cooperating for behaviour across many domains of social life. Understanding the consequences of such `carrots and sticks-interest.Sohowdorewardsand punishmentscurbselfishnessandhelptomain- tain social order? A paper by Sasaki et al.9 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  19. Faculty of Social Science 1 Discovering

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    Denham, Graham

    Faculty of Social Science 1 Discovering Our Social World #12;2 Faculty of Social Science Welcome to the Faculty of Social Science at Western Joan Finegan Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science W hen you Study Social Science at WeStern, you will embark on an academic journey like no other with unique

  20. World Social Science Report 2010

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Where are people most likely to study the social sciences? Where are most of the academic publications in social sciences based? These are but a few of the questions asked (and answered) within the pages of the World Social Sciences Report 2010. The report was compiled by a blue-ribbon panel of social science experts. Interestingly, this report was a follow-up to the World Social Science Report published in 1999. The report has a number of positive findings, including the observation that the social sciences are "taught almost everywhere and their research results are widely disseminated, increasingly by new information technologies." The full report is 444-pages, and it includes chapters on the fragmentation of knowledge, the divide between academic disciplines, and the "sometimes tense relations between academics and society." For those who might be pressed for time, there is also a 28-page executive summary available here. [KMG

  1. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    247 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, Ph(WesternEurope,LatinAmerica,andpoliticaldevelopment),and internationalrelations(internationalconflict). Degree Requirements for BA in Political Science Forgeneraluniversityrequirements,seeGraduationRequirements(pages14­15). Students majoring in political science must complete 30

  2. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    1 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

  3. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

  4. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    253 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

  5. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    264 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

  6. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    217 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Chair T. Clifton Morgan Professors John S.D. Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American and comparative politics

  7. Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    . Research projects in the cognitive sciences may involve observing the development of mental skills128 Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences Director Randi C. Martin Professors John W Margolis Geoffrey Potts Tony Ro Degree Offered: B.A. The cognitive sciences provide a multidisciplinary

  8. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: POLITICAL SCIENCE

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    Brownstone, Rob

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: POLITICAL SCIENCE Possible Careers Professor Lawyer Editor for Political Science Majors Opportunities in Social Science Careers 100 Jobs in Social Change Careers Journalist Political Party Member Political Reporter Foreign Services Officer Political Scientist Urban

  9. Doctor of Applied Social Research Housing Pathway

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    Little, Tony

    to study: · Children Families and Society · Crime, Welfare and Justice · Health Illness and DisabilityDASR Doctor of Applied Social Research Housing Pathway · The programme is intended for experienced and related social issues. It is directed towards building capacity in the analysis of policy and practice

  10. Applying Social Psychological Concepts Outside the Classroom

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    Lakin, Jessica L.; Wichman, Aaron L.

    2005-01-01

    This article evaluates a writing assignment in which social psychology students gathered examples from outside the classroom (e.g., cartoons, movies) and analyzed them with course material. Compared to a control group, students who completed the assignment learned that it was easier to apply social psychology to the real world. A follow-up survey…

  11. Towards "open applied" Earth sciences

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    Ziegler, C. R.; Schildhauer, M.

    2014-12-01

    Concepts of open science -- in the context of cyber/digital technology and culture -- could greatly benefit applied and secondary Earth science efforts. However, international organizations (e.g., environmental agencies, conservation groups and sustainable development organizations) that are focused on applied science have been slow to incorporate open practices across the spectrum of scientific activities, from data to decisions. Myriad benefits include transparency, reproducibility, efficiency (timeliness and cost savings), stakeholder engagement, direct linkages between research and environmental outcomes, reduction in bias and corruption, improved simulation of Earth systems and improved availability of science in general. We map out where and how open science can play a role, providing next steps, with specific emphasis on applied science efforts and processes such as environmental assessment, synthesis and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, decision support and emerging cyber technologies. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the organizations for which they work and/or represent.

  12. Education and the Social Sciences.

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    Redfield, Robert

    The document contains three essays, written in the 1940s, about the role of the social studies in general education. The first considers the significance of social science research. An understanding of what is involved when a social problem is studied scientifically is a major element in modern general education. Also, every student should know…

  13. Applied Sustainability Political Science 319

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    1 Applied Sustainability Political Science 319 College of Charleston Spring 2013 Day/Time: TH 1 Address: fisherb@cofc.edu Office: 284 King Street, #206 (Office of Sustainability) Office Hours: by appt sustainability. It will focus on the development of semester-long sustainability projects, from conception

  14. Social Science Research Network

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Provided by Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), this site allows users to freely access thousands of abstracts and full-text research papers. The core of the site is the SSRN Electronic Library, which contains an Abstract Database with over 15,600 entries and an Electronic Paper Collection, which currently contains over 4,200 full-text papers. Users can search title, abstract, and author fields, or browse the journals, which are grouped under the five respective Research Networks that form the SSRN: Accounting, Economics, Latin American, Financial, and Legal Scholarship. Within each journal entry, users may select from several display options to narrow their results and available full-text documents are indicated by a special symbol. Information on each of the five networks, including conference and job announcements, as well as information on subscribing and a list of site licenses, is accessible via a menu panel on the left side of the main page. According to SSEP, access to the abstracts and full-text papers will remain free of charge to all users until \\"the next revision to the web site this winter.\\"

  15. Languages Undergraduate Social and Policy Sciences

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Languages Undergraduate Social and Policy Sciences Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Sociology BSc (Hons) Social Policy BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) Social Sciences #12;www.bath.ac.uk/sps Welcome from the Head of Department The Department of Social and Policy Sciences is a leading centre

  16. Faculty of Social Science Academic Plan

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    Faculty of Social Science Academic Plan January, 2007 Brian Timney Dean #12;Faculty of Social Science: Academic Plan, 2007 2 Executive Summary The Faculty of Social Science is committed to Western is to be the premier Social Science Faculty in Canada for both undergraduate and graduate education, and to have

  17. ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE Dpartement de Sciences sociales

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    ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE Département de Sciences sociales Le Département de sciences sociales de l PDI : « Readings in the social sciences » - Second poste d'AGPR Sociologie générale Préparation à l'agrégation de SES Cours M1 master « Pratiques de l'interdisciplinarité en sciences sociales » et master

  18. Facult des sciences sociales et politiques FacultY oF social and political sciences

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    Cerf, Nicolas

    Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques FacultY oF social and political sciences Vous êtesUxelles (Ulb) Faculté des Sciences sociales et politiques (FSP) Faculty of Social and Political Sciences INFORMATION Avec près de 3000 étudiants, la Faculté des Sciences sociales et politiques (FSP) est l'une des

  19. Philosophy Honours (& BA Humanities and Social Science)

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Philosophy Honours Handbook (& BA Humanities and Social Science) 2012/2013 Philosophy School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences University of Edinburgh #12;1 Philosophy Honours Handbook (& BA Humanities and Social Science) 2012/2013 Contents 1. Resources

  20. Social Sciences in Forestry - A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 58.

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    Schwab, Judith L., Ed.

    1982-01-01

    Presented is a bibliography of publications related to the application of the social sciences to various aspects of forestry. The major categories under which documents are classified involve social science as it applies to: 1) forestry in general; 2) forestry's productive agents; 3) forest production; 4) manufacturing; and 5) marketing, trade,…

  1. Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering

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    Steels, Luc

    Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science An English-Language programme information tutorial nepal Music Weird delicious mp3 design #12;Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering · Multimedia · Software Engineering · Web & Information Systems Programme strengths The Faculty of Science

  2. SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES THE POSITION

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    Tchumper, Gregory S.

    DEAN SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES THE POSITION The University of Mississippi (www.olemiss.edu) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Applied Sciences. The School of Applied Sciences is a free-standing academic unit whose Dean reports directly to the Vice

  3. SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Web's premiere Social Science gateway has gotten even better, with a new interface and several other features that help users find quality social science research and education resources, hand-picked and described by librarians and subject specialists. The heart of SOSIG remains its excellent Internet catalog, which includes thousands of online resources, browseable or searchable by subject area. Within each section, resources are organized by subcategory and listed by type. Each section supplies information on its editor and a link to an extremely useful Subject Guide to conducting online research in that field. Visitors can find additional, uncataloged resources, using the Social Science Search Engine, which indexes a database of over 50,000 Social Science Webpages. SOSIG also helps users stay current, not only with their constantly updated list of new additions, but also with a new My Account feature. Integrated with SOSIG's Grapevine (reviewed in the April 7, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences), My Account lets users customize SOSIG and register for a free weekly email notification of new resources in their area of interest. Note: At time of publication, Scout's US mirror of SOSIG does not yet reflect these changes.

  4. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

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    Tennessee, University of

    Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour distance education Selected Courses in Applied Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Applied Educational Psychology program are taught by faculty with esteemed national

  5. Time representations in social science.

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    Schulz, Yvan

    2012-12-01

    Time has long been a major topic of study in social science, as in other sciences or in philosophy. Social scientists have tended to focus on collective representations of time, and on the ways in which these representations shape our everyday experiences. This contribution addresses work from such disciplines as anthropology, sociology and history. It focuses on several of the main theories that have preoccupied specialists in social science, such as the alleged "acceleration" of life and overgrowth of the present in contemporary Western societies, or the distinction between so-called linear and circular conceptions of time. The presentation of these theories is accompanied by some of the critiques they have provoked, in order to enable the reader to form her or his own opinion of them. PMID:23393420

  6. Integrated Social Sciences Program A Living/Learning Center Program Proposal

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Integrated Social Sciences Program A Living/Learning Center Program Proposal for 2011-2012 Ross Sciences Program (ISSP) will present up to 30 first-year students with an opportunity to study how social to social science methodologies and apply these methods to interdependent social problems. Description

  7. Mobilizing Social Science

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Falk, Richard

    1977-01-01

    The author sees a serious need to encourage training and research activities relating to long-term normative change in social, economic, political, and cultural systems, especially of transnational and global scales. He makes the judgment that we are in the midst of a transition process as fundamental as the convulsive process that accompanied the…

  8. Science and Social Policy.

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    Yankauer, Alfred

    1984-01-01

    Comments on the debate between Rush and Kotelchuck and colleagues, regarding the effects of WIC participation on pregnancy outcomes. Points out the dilemma posed by the need to justify maternal and child health programs by pointing to quantifiable gains, rather than by the advocacy of such programs as a social responsibility. (GC)

  9. Social Constructionist Arguments in Hardings Science and Social Inequality

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    Alison Wylie

    2008-01-01

    Harding’s aim in Science and Social Inequality is to integrate the insights generated by diverse critiques of conventional ideals of truth, value freedom, and unity in science, and to chart a way forward for the sciences and for science studies. Wylie assesses this synthesis as a genre of social constructionist argument and illustrates its implications for questions of epistemic warrant

  10. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

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    SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Steve Anderson, PhD Director, School of Social Work FOR THE PHD PROGRAM IN SOCIAL WORK ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME ................................................................. 4 B. Core Social Work Classes.................................................................... 5

  11. Faculty of Social Sciences School of Social Work

    E-print Network

    Hammerton, Paul

    Faculty of Social Sciences School of Social Work Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses #12;Contents 03 Welcome to the School of Social Work 04 Why Study with Us? Our Undergraduate Qualifying Course 06 BA Social Work 08 A Student's Experience Our Postgraduate Qualifying Course 10 MA Social Work 11

  12. Analyzing the Scientific Evolution of Social Work Using Science Mapping

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martínez, Ma Angeles; Cobo, Manuel Jesús; Herrera, Manuel; Herrera-Viedma, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: This article reports the first science mapping analysis of the social work field, which shows its conceptual structure and scientific evolution. Methods: Science Mapping Analysis Software Tool, a bibliometric science mapping tool based on co-word analysis and h-index, is applied using a sample of 18,794 research articles published from…

  13. University Rankings and Social Science

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    Marginson, Simon

    2014-01-01

    University rankings widely affect the behaviours of prospective students and their families, university executive leaders, academic faculty, governments and investors in higher education. Yet the social science foundations of global rankings receive little scrutiny. Rankings that simply recycle reputation without any necessary connection to real…

  14. The Business of Social Science

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    Sternlieb, George

    1977-01-01

    Asserts that the social science business is here to stay. The use of survey research, of invoking the learned as a form of symbolic action, of obfuscating the realities of limited budget and limited throughput and limited drive by "researching the problem," all provide a flywheel that shows every sign not merely of stability but of acceleration.…

  15. History of the Social Sciences.

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    Cravens, Hamilton

    1985-01-01

    Reviews the history of the social sciences in America, indicating that the field is still chiefly a collection of topics, albeit important ones such as mental hospitals, child development, and eugenics. Also indicates that although source materials are vast, synthetic overviews are needed in a number of areas. (JN)

  16. Science and Social Justice

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gill, Kohl S.

    2008-01-01

    The author was born and raised in rural, northern Mississippi. He went to a local school, the North Pontotoc Attendance Center, from first grade on. The author was always interested in math and science, but, then, he was interested in most all subjects. The expected path that his friends and siblings had followed was clear: attend a junior college…

  17. DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ACADEMIC PERSONNEL 2013-14 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) DEADLINES files must be submitted to the Division of Social Sciences on or before 3/18/14. Please contact Gillian

  18. Project StORe: Social Science report 

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    Burton, Guy

    There was widespread support across the social science research community regarding the aims of the StORe Project Nearly half of social science respondents claimed that both source-to-output and out-put-to source repositories ...

  19. Department of Political Science School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Kunkle, Tom

    included 25 students, including undergraduates in political science, communication, and women's and genderDepartment of Political Science School of Humanities and Social Sciences Annual Report 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. Political Science By the Numbers

  20. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SOCIAL SCIENCES

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    Russell, Lynn

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SOCIAL SCIENCES Bequest Language ­ Current Use Fund Will I to support UCSD's Division of Social Sciences. I understand that the fund shall be administered by the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UCSD. If, in the judgement of the Chancellor, changed circumstances should

  1. RETOURS SUR LES LIENS ENTRE SCIENCES SOCIALES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ÉTUDES RETOURS SUR LES LIENS ENTRE SCIENCES SOCIALES ET LITTÉRATUR par Pierre LASSA VE RÉSUMÉ ambivalents entre la fiction romanesque et les sciences sociales. L'analyse de la genèse et de la to the investigation ort convergent, divergent or ambivalent links between fiction and social sciences. As a matter

  2. Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components

    E-print Network

    Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components in National Research Initiatives Merrill Series....................................................................................................1 Associate Director for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NIH New Directions for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral

  3. What Good Are the Social Sciences?

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    Khoury, Robert M.

    1982-01-01

    Foresees the crippling effects of the Reagan Administration's budget-cutting measures on social science research. Argues that government planners and policy makers are the obvious beneficiaries of the science of society. Provides examples of information that social science research could provide to help understand and change social behavior. (DMM)

  4. Social Science Docket, 2000-2001.

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    Singer, Alan, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    A joint publication of the New York and New Jersey State Councils for the Social Studies, "Social Science Docket" presents K-12 teachers with resources covering the social science disciplines, including history, economics, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, and psychology. Each issue includes theme-related and non-themed…

  5. Restructuring the Social Sciences: Reflections from Harvard's Institute

    E-print Network

    Restructuring the Social Sciences: Reflections from Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science Gary King, Harvard University ABSTRACT The social sciences are undergoing a dramatic of all this productive chaos, we have been building the Institute for Quantitative Social Science

  6. Sun--Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences I Introduction

    E-print Network

    Sun, Ron

    G Sun--Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences I Introduction Sun_8928_001_main.indd 1 1/10/2012 6:35:15 PM #12;G Sun--Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences Sun_8928_001_main.indd 2 1/10/2012 6:35:15 PM #12;G Sun--Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences 1 Prolegomenato

  7. College of Applied Health Sciences

    E-print Network

    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Development: (312) 413-1647 Human Nutrition: (312) 996-8055 Movement Sciences: (312) 996-4600 Occupational, Disability and Human Development, Human Nutrition, Movement Sciences, Occupational Therapy, and Physical studies, health informatics, health information management, human nutrition, move- ment sciences

  8. Social Sciences in Forestry, A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 55, June 1981.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schwab, Judith L., Ed.

    Documents which address the interface between forestry and the social sciences comprise this annotated bibliography. The publications described are grouped under five headings: (1) social science applied to forestry at large; (2) applied to forestry's productive agents; (3) applied to forest production; (4) applied to manufacturing; and (5)…

  9. Social Sciences and Space Exploration

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    The relationship between technology and society is a subject of continuing interest, because technological change and its effects confront and challenge society. College students are especially interested in technological change, knowing that they must cope with the pervasive and escalating effect of wide-ranging technological change. The space shuttle represents a technological change. The book's role is to serve as a resource for college faculty and students who are or will be interested in the social science implications of space technology. The book is designed to provide introductory material on a variety of space social topics to help faculty and students pursue teaching, learning, and research. Space technologies, perspectives on individual disciplines (economics, history, international law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology) and interdiscipline approaches are presented.

  10. AppliedVegetationScience AppliedVegetationScienceVolume14Issue4435606October2011

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    Peet, Robert K.

    of the coastal vegetation of western North America: beach and dune vegetation from Baja California to Alaska EAppliedVegetationScience AppliedVegetationScienceVolume14Issue4435­606October2011 International Association for Vegetation Science AppliedVegetationScience Volume 14 · Issue 4 · October 2011 · ISSN 1402

  11. Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Science

    E-print Network

    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Science WESTERN UNIVERSITY, London Ontario Canada Limited-Term, Assistant Professor in Canadian Politics The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science at Western University Canada invites applications for a Limited-Term appointment

  12. Science, Society, and Social Networking

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    White, K. S.; Lohwater, T.

    2009-12-01

    The increased use of social networking is changing the way that scientific societies interact with their members and others. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) uses a variety of online networks to engage its members and the broader scientific community. AAAS members and non-members can interact with AAAS staff and each other on AAAS sites on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, as well as blogs and forums on the AAAS website (www.aaas.org). These tools allow scientists to more readily become engaged in policy by providing information on current science policy topics as well as methods of involvement. For example, members and the public can comment on policy-relevant stories from Science magazine’s ScienceInsider blog, download a weekly policy podcast, receive a weekly email update of policy issues affecting the scientific community, or watch a congressional hearing from their computer. AAAS resource websites and outreach programs, including Communicating Science (www.aaas.org/communicatingscience), Working with Congress (www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/) and Science Careers (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org) also provide tools for scientists to become more personally engaged in communicating their findings and involved in the policy process.

  13. Applying Geocaching to Mobile Citizen Science through SCIENCE CACHING

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Saul

    Applying Geocaching to Mobile Citizen Science through SCIENCE CACHING Authors Matthew Alan Dunlap Citizen science occurs when volunteers work with scientists to collect data at particular field locations. The benefit is greater data collection at lesser cost. Yet this type of citizen science has a variety of known

  14. Mechanistic Models in Computational Social Science

    E-print Network

    Holme, Petter

    2015-01-01

    Quantitative social science is not only about regression analysis or, in general, data inference. Computer simulations of social mechanisms have an over 60 years long history. They have been used for many different purposes -- to test scenarios, to test the consistency of descriptive theories (proof-of-concept models), to explore emerging phenomena, for forecasting, etc. In this essay, we sketch these historical developments, the role of mechanistic models in the social sciences and the influences from natural and formal sciences. We argue that mechanistic computational models form a natural common ground for social and natural sciences, and look forward to possible future information flow across the social-natural divide.

  15. Office of Institutional Research Assessment Social Science

    E-print Network

    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Office of Institutional Research Assessment Fall 2009 Social Science Binghamton University (State things being equal, the social sciences are healthy and vigorous at Binghamton University, these courses) This committee finds the level of achievement and satisfaction with student learning outcomes in the social

  16. SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT ACTION FORM

    E-print Network

    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT ACTION FORM STUDENT: Please complete (print or type Visa Type) *** NOTE: BRING Visa info. to Division Office in STE 460, Humanities & Social Sciences Building *** DEPARTMENT: Please complete and forward to Olena Sushko ­ STE 460, Humanities & Social

  17. The Four Literatures of Social Sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diana Hicks

    This paper reviews bibliometric studies of the social sciences and humanities. The premise of the chapter is that quantitative evaluation of research output in the social sciences and humanities faces severe methodological difficulties. Bibliometric evaluations are based on international journal literature indexed in the SSCI, but social scientists also publish books, and write for national journals and for the non-

  18. The e-Social Science research agenda.

    PubMed

    Halfpenny, Peter; Procter, Rob

    2010-08-28

    In this paper, we use the experience of the first 5 years of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's National Centre for e-Social Science as a basis for reflecting upon the future development of the e-Social Science research agenda. PMID:20643675

  19. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

    E-print Network

    Tennessee, University of

    Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour settings. Selected Courses in Applied Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Applied Educational Psychology program are taught by faculty with esteemed national and international

  20. Social and Economic Analysis Branch: integrating policy, social, economic, and natural science

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Schuster, Rudy; Walters, Katie D.

    2015-01-01

    The Fort Collins Science Center's Social and Economic Analysis Branch provides unique capabilities in the U.S. Geological Survey by leading projects that integrate social, behavioral, economic, and natural science in the context of human–natural resource interactions. Our research provides scientific understanding and support for the management and conservation of our natural resources in support of multiple agency missions. We focus on meeting the scientific needs of the Department of the Interior natural resource management bureaus in addition to fostering partnerships with other Federal and State managers to protect, restore, and enhance our environment. The Social and Economic Analysis Branch has an interdisciplinary group of scientists whose primary functions are to conduct both theoretical and applied social science research, provide technical assistance, and offer training to support the development of skills in natural resource management activities. Management and research issues associated with human-resource interactions typically occur in a unique context and require knowledge of both natural and social sciences, along with the skill to integrate multiple science disciplines. In response to these challenging contexts, Social and Economic Analysis Branch researchers apply a wide variety of social science concepts and methods which complement our rangeland/agricultural, wildlife, ecology, and biology capabilities. The goal of the Social and Economic Analysis Branch's research is to enhance natural-resource management, agency functions, policies, and decisionmaking.

  1. Social Science Discourse: Issues in Scholarly Communication.

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    Calabrese, Andrew M.

    Focusing particularly on communication as a discipline, this paper is a review and synthesis of literature about scholarly communication in the social sciences. Drawing from literature about ferment in the communication discipline, from information science, the sociology of knowledge, and the philosophy of social science, the paper argues that…

  2. The Four Literatures of Social Science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diana Hicks

    This chapter reviews bibliometric studies of the social sciences and humanities. SSCI bibliometrics will work reasonably well in economics and psychology, whose literatures share many characteristics with science, and less well in sociology, characterised by a typical social science literature. The premise of the chapter is that quantitative evaluation of research output faces severe methodological difficulties in fields whose literature

  3. PUBLIC CAR PARKS Social Sciences P1

    E-print Network

    Einat, Aharonov

    PUBLIC CAR PARKS Social Sciences P1 George S. Wise P2 Magnet House P3 Broshim Technical College P4 LIBRARIeS School of Architecture Library Building 89 Archeology Library 39 Brender-Moss Library for Social Sciences and Management 74 Geography Library 87 Gitter-Smolarz Library of Life Sciences and Medicine 65

  4. Ecological modeling for applied science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Forrest Melton; Brad Lobitz; Woody Turner; Edwin Sheffner; John Haynes

    2005-01-01

    Ecological modeling is becoming an increasingly important tool for uniting biological observations with remote sensing and ground-based data networks to develop predictive tools for resource management and human health.The availability of over three petabytes of data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) alone provides an unprecedented opportunity to develop Earth science applications for decision support.

  5. Social Science in Africa: Problems and Prospects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    LEONARD BLOOM

    1988-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to examine the delicate relationship of social science in Africa to the political, social and administrative context. It is argued, in contradition to the defeatist views of, for example, Mehryar (1984), that social scientists do both their profession and their societies a disservice if they surrender the study of social problems to politicians and

  6. Psychology, Social Sciences recommended Spanish and Speech Communication recommended

    E-print Network

    Hone, James

    Arkansas Psychology, Social Sciences recommended Spanish and Speech Communication recommended languages, and course work in behavioral sciences UC Irvine Psychology, Spanish are recommended UCLA Courses of Connecticut Social sciences, psychology recommended Florida Florida International Unversity Social Sciences

  7. Evolutionary Theories in Social Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    With the stated mission of serving "as the premier information site for scholars interested in evolutionary thought in the social sciences," this site offers materials relating to a broad interdisciplinary field that includes sociobiology, management, evolutionary biology, business history, anthropology, and even mathematics and engineering, among others. The site includes an extensive, discipline-indexed bibliography, book reviews (with authorial replies), abstracts of working papers, a discussion list, conference and symposium news, a listing of researchers with contact information, a listing of links to relevant print and e-journals, and PhD syllabi, including links to course texts from the Kellogg School of Management and the European Doctoral Training Programme on the Economics of Technological and Institutional Change. Note: authors may be contacted through the site for copies of working papers (there is no mention of a fee for these copies). The site is maintained by two social scientists from Northwestern University, Johann Peter Murmann and Joe Fleischhacker.

  8. Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch : Integrating Social, Behavioral, Economic and Biological Sciences

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    2010-01-01

    The Fort Collins Science Center's Policy Analysis and Science Assistance (PASA) Branch is a team of approximately 22 scientists, technicians, and graduate student researchers. PASA provides unique capabilities in the U.S. Geological Survey by leading projects that integrate social, behavioral, economic, and biological analyses in the context of human-natural resource interactions. Resource planners, managers, and policymakers in the U.S. Departments of the Interior (DOI) and Agriculture (USDA), State and local agencies, as well as international agencies use information from PASA studies to make informed natural resource management and policy decisions. PASA scientists' primary functions are to conduct both theoretical and applied social science research, provide technical assistance, and offer training to advance performance in policy relevant research areas. Management and research issues associated with human-resource interactions typically occur in a unique context, involve difficult to access populations, require knowledge of both natural/biological science in addition to social science, and require the skill to integrate multiple science disciplines. In response to these difficult contexts, PASA researchers apply traditional and state-of-the-art social science methods drawing from the fields of sociology, demography, economics, political science, communications, social-psychology, and applied industrial organization psychology. Social science methods work in concert with our rangeland/agricultural management, wildlife, ecology, and biology capabilities. The goal of PASA's research is to enhance natural resource management, agency functions, policies, and decision-making. Our research is organized into four broad areas of study.

  9. Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety Environmental Technology Associate of Applied Science

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety ­ Environmental Technology ­ Associate of Applied Science Environmental Geology 3 Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences Semester Four: [14-15 Credit Hours] CHEM 10052 Social Sciences (3 credit hours) 3 Basic Sciences (3 credit hours) Fulfilled in this major with CHEM

  10. A guide to understanding social science research for natural scientists.

    PubMed

    Moon, Katie; Blackman, Deborah

    2014-10-01

    Natural scientists are increasingly interested in social research because they recognize that conservation problems are commonly social problems. Interpreting social research, however, requires at least a basic understanding of the philosophical principles and theoretical assumptions of the discipline, which are embedded in the design of social research. Natural scientists who engage in social science but are unfamiliar with these principles and assumptions can misinterpret their results. We developed a guide to assist natural scientists in understanding the philosophical basis of social science to support the meaningful interpretation of social research outcomes. The 3 fundamental elements of research are ontology, what exists in the human world that researchers can acquire knowledge about; epistemology, how knowledge is created; and philosophical perspective, the philosophical orientation of the researcher that guides her or his action. Many elements of the guide also apply to the natural sciences. Natural scientists can use the guide to assist them in interpreting social science research to determine how the ontological position of the researcher can influence the nature of the research; how the epistemological position can be used to support the legitimacy of different types of knowledge; and how philosophical perspective can shape the researcher's choice of methods and affect interpretation, communication, and application of results. The use of this guide can also support and promote the effective integration of the natural and social sciences to generate more insightful and relevant conservation research outcomes. PMID:24962114

  11. NASA's Applied Sciences for Water Resources

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Doorn, Bradley; Toll, David; Engman, Ted

    2011-01-01

    The Earth Systems Division within NASA has the primary responsibility for the Earth Science Applied Science Program and the objective to accelerate the use of NASA science results in applications to help solve problems important to society and the economy. The primary goal of the Earth Science Applied Science Program is to improve future and current operational systems by infusing them with scientific knowledge of the Earth system gained through space-based observation, assimilation of new observations, and development and deployment of enabling technologies, systems, and capabilities. This paper discusses one of the major problems facing water resources managers, that of having timely and accurate data to drive their decision support tools. It then describes how NASA?s science and space based satellites may be used to overcome this problem. Opportunities for the water resources community to participate in NASA?s Water Resources Applications Program are described.

  12. swinburne.edu.au Social Sciences

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    Liley, David

    and counter terrorism Social science Sociology Sustainability management VTAC fee-Type Codes CSP: Commonwealth international studies, including Italian and Japanese language studies security and counter terrorism Community health Criminology and forensic science Cultural studies Digital media Games and interactivity

  13. Lessons from NASA Applied Sciences Program: Success Factors in Applying Earth Science in Decision Making

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. A. Friedl; L. Cox

    2008-01-01

    The NASA Applied Sciences Program collaborates with organizations to discover and demonstrate applications of NASA Earth science research and technology to decision making. The desired outcome is for public and private organizations to use NASA Earth science products in innovative applications for sustained, operational uses to enhance their decisions. In addition, the program facilitates the end-user feedback to Earth science

  14. Ecological modeling for applied science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Melton, Forrest; Lobitz, Brad; Turner, Woody; Sheffner, Edwin; Haynes, John

    Ecological modeling is becoming an increasingly important tool for uniting biological observations with remote sensing and ground-based data networks to develop predictive tools for resource management and human health.The availability of over three petabytes of data from the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) alone provides an unprecedented opportunity to develop Earth science applications for decision support. In combination with data networks such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climate Data Center, the nonprofit NatureServe's network of biological inventories, the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many others, there is a vast wealth of Earth observation data on parameters as diverse as land cover, sea surface temperature, precipitation, species distribution, and disease occurrence.

  15. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

    E-print Network

    Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts Jones, Graeme Edward Peter Major Political Science of Arts Abbasi, Khizer Imdad Major Political Science & Minor History & Concentration Middle Pakistan Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Bains, Manpreet Singh Major Political Science Enver Creek Secondary BC #12

  16. Minor Revision to Masters Program in Applied Social Psychology

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    Minor Revision to Masters Program in Applied Social Psychology 1. Proposal Identification 1 1. Department contact person: Dr. Peter Grant Applied Social Psychology Program Coordinator Department of Psychology Tel: 966-6675 Fax: 966-6630 E-mail: peter.qrant(usaskca · Name of Revised Program: Masters program

  17. Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

    E-print Network

    Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Schools Outreach Programme » The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, are offering schools a wide range of outreach activity for students;Making Foreign Languages an Option (MFLO) Days » Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th December 2012

  18. Social Science Research Serving Rural America.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miron, Mary, Ed.

    This collection of articles provides an overview of some of the recent social science research projects performed by state agricultural experiment stations. The examples highlight social science's contribution to problem-solving in rural business, industry, farming, communities, government, education, and families. The following programs are…

  19. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications from social scientists within the interdisciplinary field of computational social science. This

    E-print Network

    Mountziaris, T. J.

    The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications from social scientists within the interdisciplinary field of computational social science. This tenure track position will be in one social science department: Anthropology, Communication, Economics

  20. Agent-Based Computational Models and Generative Social Science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joshua M. Epstein

    1999-01-01

    Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one \\

  1. Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master acadmique

    E-print Network

    van der Torre, Leon

    Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master académique The two-year full-time study of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized required for careers in expanding education and science systems. Advantages · teaching and mentoring

  2. Prospective PhD Program -School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Physics

    E-print Network

    Prospective PhD Program - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Physics INSTRUCTIONS 1/7/14 #12;Applied Physics Prospective PhD Program - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Name

  3. Science In a Social CONtext: Teacher's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Addinell, Sue, Comp.; Solomon, Joan, Comp.

    Science In a Social CONtext is a series of eight books based on the project SISCON-in-Schools. The books provide a new course in science and society for general studies at sixth-form level. The course has been specially designed to make scientific problems accessible to the non-scientist, as well as to explain the social aspects of science to the…

  4. Applied Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook. The SAGE Program on Applied Developmental Science

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lerner, Richard M., Ed.; Jacobs, Fraincine, Ed.; Wertlieb, Donald, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This course textbook has been adapted from the four-volume "Handbook of Applied Developmental Science" (SAGE 2003), a work that offers a detailed roadmap for action and research in ensuring positive child, youth, and family development. In 20 chapters, "Applied Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook" brings together theory and application…

  5. Applied Mathematics College of Science MATH-BS

    E-print Network

    Kihara, Daisuke

    Education Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) (3) General Education I Selective LINK (Select courses COULD satisfy Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science/Social Science for core) (3) STAT 35000 Introduction To Statistics (3-4) Computing Selective LINK (0

  6. Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education, OISE, UT Order of Canada Award

    E-print Network

    Sokolowski, Marla

    Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education, OISE, UT Order of Canada to the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education at OISE. Congratulations on this well

  7. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

    E-print Network

    Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts Archer, Hayley Elizabeth Major English & Major Senior Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Bell, Christopher Phillip Major History & Major Political Science Kinesiology Riverside Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Honours Harding, Kevin Honours Political Science & Minor

  8. Challenges of Social Cognitive Network Science: Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Perspective

    E-print Network

    Varela, Carlos

    Challenges of Social Cognitive Network Science: Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Research Center of the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance. The focus is on potential impact of social cognitive network science. Keywords--social cognitive networks; communities; trust; team

  9. Lessons from NASA Applied Sciences Program: Success Factors in Applying Earth Science in Decision Making

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Friedl, L. A.; Cox, L.

    2008-12-01

    The NASA Applied Sciences Program collaborates with organizations to discover and demonstrate applications of NASA Earth science research and technology to decision making. The desired outcome is for public and private organizations to use NASA Earth science products in innovative applications for sustained, operational uses to enhance their decisions. In addition, the program facilitates the end-user feedback to Earth science to improve products and demands for research. The Program thus serves as a bridge between Earth science research and technology and the applied organizations and end-users with management, policy, and business responsibilities. Since 2002, the Applied Sciences Program has sponsored over 115 applications-oriented projects to apply Earth observations and model products to decision making activities. Projects have spanned numerous topics - agriculture, air quality, water resources, disasters, public health, aviation, etc. The projects have involved government agencies, private companies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and foreign entities in multiple types of teaming arrangements. The paper will examine this set of applications projects and present specific examples of successful use of Earth science in decision making. The paper will discuss scientific, organizational, and management factors that contribute to or impede the integration of the Earth science research in policy and management. The paper will also present new methods the Applied Sciences Program plans to implement to improve linkages between science and end users.

  10. Hospitality Management APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS

    E-print Network

    Su, Xiao

    , and vibrant metropolitan location, we attract millions of national and international visitors each yearFact Sheet Hospitality Management COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS Department of Hospitality Management Where better to study hospitality management than in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose

  11. Engineering and Applied Science, Recent Research Reports.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate of Engineering and Applied Science.

    This collection contains abstracts of technical reports and journal articles resulting from research funded by the National Science Foundation. Included in the collection are abstracts arranged in several categories: (1) electrical, computer, and systems engineering; (2) civil and mechanical engineering; (3) applied research; (4) problem-focused…

  12. Applied Computer Science Lecture 1 Processors

    E-print Network

    Applied Computer Science Lecture 1 ­ Processors · Functional units are the basic building blocks point multiply, divide and addition o Control unit ­ responsible for branches and jumps o Load ­ result of instruction changes which instruction is next, e.g. branches · Data hazards can be minimised

  13. Efficience et Mutations des Organisations Industrielles Social Economy as Social Science and Practice

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2004 # 6 Efficience et Mutations des Organisations Industrielles Social Economy as Social Science://www.upmf-grenoble.fr/lepii halshs-00130667,version1-13Feb2007 #12;1 Social Economy as Social Science and Practice: Historical of the constitution of "social economy" as a social science and as a field of analysis, regrouping under this term

  14. Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science (ELSI)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Science Web site is especially suitable for middle and high school students and teachers and tackles hard issues that face contemporary scientists every day. Connect to the ELSI pages to see a discussion of basic vs. applied research, equal access to medical screening, indoor air pollution, and personal privacy and medical databases.

  15. Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B.A. degree in liberal arts and

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    374 Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B.A. degree in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in Africa and the Middle East. Emphasis in environment. Teaching major in social science for the single subject teaching credential. The Major Social science is a multidisciplinary program, encompassing

  16. Sea Changes in Social Science Education: Woods Hole 2000. The Social Science Education Consortium Conference Series.

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    White, Charles S., Ed.

    The agenda for the Social Science Education Consortium conference at Woods Hole (Massachusetts) was designed to continue a tradition of examining scholarship relative to the social sciences in K-12 education. The content focus for this volume, is political science, economics, and sociology. Following a "Foreword" (Matthew T. Downey; Joseph P.…

  17. Procedure for Applying to the Environmental Science & Policy (ESP)

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    Procedure for Applying to the Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) Graduate Specialization an environmental focus. In addition, they complete four courses for the Specialization in Environmental Science professional interest in environmental science and policy. · A Curriculum Vitae. · If you are applying

  18. IRVINE: DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    , the discipline as offered at other UC campuses, and development of the discipline at UCI. Cognitive ScienceIRVINE: DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Final: 1/30/2013 1 January 29, 2013 TO: MARY GILLY SENATE CHAIR RE: PROPOSAL FOR A B.S. DEGREE IN COGNITIVE

  19. Social Sciences Information: Typology of Sources

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    Rozsa, Gyorgy

    1978-01-01

    Based on the example of economic research, the method outlined permits the drawing up of a typology of Social Science information sources. Resources are grouped in four categories: organizational framework, reference sources, periodicals, and information services. (Author/JAB)

  20. Putting Social Sciences to the Test - Assignments

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    MIT

    The course is a new class on the topic of field (that is, 'in situ') and laboratory experiments in the social sciences - both what these experiments have taught and can teach us and how to conduct them.

  1. Testing Social Science Publications for Multiple Perspectives

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    is gathered using Citation Network Analyzer tool. Next, the data is processed through ORA to createTesting Social Science Publications for Multiple Perspectives: Using citation network analysis, Citation Network Analysis, Afghanistan, Measuring Validity, Meta-analysis, Publications Analysis. Abstract

  2. CATEGORICAL SOCIAL SCIENCE: THEORY, METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Adaptive Agent Systems Simulation Argonne National Laboratory sallach@anl.gov Computation Institute constraints throughout the modeling lifecycle, from design to validation. Given significantly contributed to the development of dynamic models in the social sciences

  3. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII: Social Sciences

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII: Social Sciences Dept/Program Sociology Course # SOC 130S, organizations, social phenomena, and/or relationships Students will learn to use social science concepts these individual, group, or social phenomena Students will learn to use social science theories to understand

  4. http://ssc.sagepub.com Social Science Computer Review

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    White, Douglas R.

    http://ssc.sagepub.com Social Science Computer Review 1999; 17; 245Social Science Computer Review of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at:Social Science. at UNIV CALIFORNIA IRVINE on June 20, 2007http://ssc.sagepub.comDownloaded from #12;SOCIAL SCIENCE

  5. MA (Social Sciences): Induction Tuesday 16 September 2014

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    Glasgow, University of

    MA (Social Sciences): Induction 2014 Tuesday 16 September 2014 The College of Social Sciences will hold two induction sessions for all first year MA (Social Sciences) degree students on Tuesday 16 to the MA (Social Sciences) Degree Dickon Copsey Making the most of your time at University Shirley Sayer

  6. Computer science education and social relevance

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    Ben Shneiderman

    1971-01-01

    The rise of computer science as a theoretical discipline should not be allowed to proceed without promoting the study of the social implications and applications of the field. This paper describes an undergraduate course whose primary goal is to foster an understanding of how computers can be used for socially relevant purposes. The students were required to propose and execute

  7. The Master's in Social Sciences and Humanities.

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    Boddy, Francis M.

    Three general levels of degrees can be categorized in some general sense: the bachelor's program emphasizes the simple ideas about social systems in the social sciences and the basic ideas about the development of value systems and the appreciation of values in the humanities; master's degrees, at least in the major institutions, are often…

  8. Promoting social networks among Computer Science students

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    Kathrin Figl; Sonja Kabicher; Katharina Toifl

    2008-01-01

    The main scientific aim of this study was to investigate how Computer Science students regarded their social networks among study colleagues. The study was conducted at the Research Lab for Educational Technologies (University of Vienna) in order to find connecting factors for improving students' networks by means of curricular design as well as in single courses. Social Networks drawings and

  9. Network analysis in comparative social sciences

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    Eugenia Roldán Vera; Thomas Schupp

    2006-01-01

    This essay describes the pertinence of Social Network Analysis (SNA) for the social sciences in general, and discusses its methodological and conceptual implications for comparative research in particular. The authors first present a basic summary of the theoretical and methodological assumptions of SNA, followed by a succinct overview of its application to diverse fields of study. They then exemplify in

  10. Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2013-2014 Name their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science (History will need only 14 American National Government 3 POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry 3 POLS 398 Advanced Political

  11. Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2014-2015 Name their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science (History will need only 14 American National Government 3 POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry 3 POLS 398 Advanced Political

  12. Certificate in Social Sciences The Social Sciences include a number of academic disciplines, the focus of which is the study

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    Certificate in Social Sciences The Social Sciences include a number of academic disciplines Education in Social Sciences there are currently courses available in psychology, philosophy and education. To complete the certificate (120 credits) you must gain a minimum of 60 credits in at least two Social Science

  13. Environmental science as a social process

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    Richard B. Norgaard

    1992-01-01

    The felt need for better environmental information for planners and voters is based on maladaptive beliefs about the nature of knowledge and social order. Because there is not a meta-model which links the individual environmental sciences into a coherent whole, understanding complex environmental problems is necessarily a process of discourse between scientists from separate sciences—a process of gaining trust, building

  14. Appendix 12: JOINT INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

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    Michigan, University of

    81 Appendix 12: JOINT INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 12 WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 12A. EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO LICENSURE This grid is intended as a guide.html.) #12;83 Appendix 12B: JOINT INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

  15. The Science of Social Work and Its Relationship to Social Work Practice

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    Anastas, Jeane W.

    2014-01-01

    As John Brekke has observed, social work does not use the word "science" to define itself, suggesting a need to articulate a science of social work. This article discusses the science of social work and its relationship to social work practice in the United States, arguing that a "rapprochement" between practice and science

  16. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Possible Careers

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    Brownstone, Rob

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: SOCIOLOGY Possible Careers Sociological Research Assistant Interviewer Supervisor - Social Services Volunteer Coordinator Lawyer Family Counsellor Social Policy Researcher Criminologist Education Assistant Gerontologist Home Support Worker Social Worker Mental Health

  17. Social Sciences in Forestry, A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 39, February 1976.

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    McKee, Amy, Comp.

    Contained in this publication is a selected bibliography of the social sciences in forestry. Material is grouped within a subject matter classification scheme which covers social sciences applied to forestry at large, forestry's productive agents, forest production, manufacturing, and marketing, trade, and demand for forest output. This…

  18. Social Sciences in Forestry, A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 51, February, 1980.

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    Schwab, Judith L., Ed.

    This is a bibliography of social sciences in forestry which includes the topics of social science applied to forestry at large, forestry's productive agents, forest production manufacturing, and marketing, trade, and demand for forest output. Each entry is described briefly and listed alphabetically by author. Sources include many professional…

  19. College of Arts and Sciences ST Social Theory

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Arts and Sciences ST Social Theory KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course of such issues in the social sciences and humanities. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits under member representing the humanities and the social sciences,respectively.Social

  20. Roadmap: Horticulture Technology Landscape Design Associate of Applied Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Horticulture Technology ­ Landscape Design ­ Associate of Applied Science [AS HORT 26046 Landscape Design 3 BMRT 21052 Professional Selling Techniques 3 GEOL 21062 Environmental: Horticulture Technology ­ Landscape Design ­ Associate of Applied Science [AS-AAS-HORT-LDSG] College of Arts

  1. Agent-Based Computational Models And Generative Social Science

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    Boone, Randall B.

    Agent-Based Computational Models And Generative Social Science JOSHUA M. EPSTEIN Economic Studies that the agent-based computational model permits a distinctive approach to social science for which the term "inductive" and "deductive" science are given. Then, the following specific contributions to social science

  2. Social Science Education Consortium Newsletter, Number 22, April 1975.

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    Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.

    A lead article, System-Based, Unified Social Sciences, written by Alfred Kuhn, examines the relationships of the social sciences to each other and to the entire field of science. The social sciences are related by an intrasystem and intersystem of analytic concepts that enable us to perceive similarities or patterns in both past and future events.…

  3. How can social network analysis contribute to social behavior research in applied ethology?

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    Makagon, Maja M.; McCowan, Brenda; Mench, Joy A.

    2013-01-01

    Social network analysis is increasingly used by behavioral ecologists and primatologists to describe the patterns and quality of interactions among individuals. We provide an overview of this methodology, with examples illustrating how it can be used to study social behavior in applied contexts. Like most kinds of social interaction analyses, social network analysis provides information about direct relationships (e.g. dominant–subordinate relationships). However, it also generates a more global model of social organization that determines how individual patterns of social interaction relate to individual and group characteristics. A particular strength of this approach is that it provides standardized mathematical methods for calculating metrics of sociality across levels of social organization, from the population and group levels to the individual level. At the group level these metrics can be used to track changes in social network structures over time, evaluate the effect of the environment on social network structure, or compare social structures across groups, populations or species. At the individual level, the metrics allow quantification of the heterogeneity of social experience within groups and identification of individuals who may play especially important roles in maintaining social stability or information flow throughout the network. PMID:24357888

  4. Faculty of Social Sciences By-laws In this document Faculty means the Faculty of Social Sciences; any reference to

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    Haykin, Simon

    Faculty of Social Sciences By-laws I GENERAL In this document Faculty means the Faculty of Social. Two part-time instructors, elected by and from the Social Sciences members of CUPE, Local #3906, Unit the undergraduate students in each of the aforementioned #12;Faculty of Social Sciences By-Laws Page 2 Revision Date

  5. University of California Graduate Program in Applied Science

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    Kolner, Brian H.

    University of California Davis Graduate Program in Applied Science GRADUATE STUDENT GUIDELINES of these guidelines is to help graduate students in Applied Science become acquainted with the requirements of Engineering, and the Graduate Program in Applied Science. The requirements and regulations of the College

  6. M.E. Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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    Chen, Yiling

    M.E. Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences INSTRUCTIONS 1. This form must be completed and grade (when available), including research courses. 3. Designate subject of degree (i.e., Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science or Engineering Sciences). 4. Attach an explanatory statement

  7. S.M. Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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    Chen, Yiling

    S.M. Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences INSTRUCTIONS 1. This form must be filled not offered by the SEAS; 300-level courses MAY NOT be included. 4. Designate subject of degree (i.e. Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science or Engineering Sciences). 5. This form must be submitted

  8. Political Science The School of Social Sciences

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    by the Department of Political Science CHAIR Rick K.Wilson PROFESSORS Earl Black Paul Brace Gilbert Morris Cuthbertson Keith Edward Hamm William P.Hobby David W.Leebron T.Clifton Morgan Robert M.Stein Richard J.Alford Mark P.Jones Brett Ashley Leeds Melissa J.Marschall William Reed RandolphT.Stevenson ASSISTANT

  9. Ethnic Nationalism: Social Science Paradigms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Richmond, Anthony H.

    1987-01-01

    Reviews various theories which combine to produce a paradigm for the analysis of ethnic nationalism. Covers terminology confusion, biosocial theories, modernization theories, Marxist/Leninist theories, internal colonialism, ethnic pluralism, micro-social theories, system theories and multivariate models, development and modernization, power,…

  10. Social Science Archives and Confidentiality

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    Hofferbert, Richard I.

    1976-01-01

    Argues that when information is gathered from individuals, whether for governmental or scientific purposes, and when assurances of confidentiality are offered or implied by social scientists, all necessary efforts should be made to guarantee fulfillment of that assurance. Major Archives should assume a leadership role in preventing problems of a…

  11. Race and the Social Sciences.

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    Katz, Irwin, Ed.; Gurin, Patricia, Ed.

    The focus of this collection of essays is on the formulation of research goals and strategies needed for practical solutions to improve race relations. Herbert H. Hyman writes on the effect of Negro social change on white attitudes about the Negro. Thomas F. Pettigrew defines research priorities for desegregation in the public schools. A broad…

  12. Toward critical spatial thinking in the social sciences and humanities

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    Michael F. Goodchild; Donald G. Janelle

    2010-01-01

    The integration of geographically referenced information into the conceptual frameworks and applied uses of the social sciences\\u000a and humanities has been an ongoing process over the past few centuries. It has gained momentum in recent decades with advances\\u000a in technologies for computation and visualization and with the arrival of new data sources. This article begins with an overview\\u000a of this

  13. SOCIAL SCIENCE AND TEACHING PERFORMANCE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ivan Reid

    1972-01-01

    The Introduction of sociology and social work as main subjects in teacher education has raised a controversy as to whether they are as sound a preparation for teaching as the traditional classroom?based main subjects.A survey of teaching practice results at Edge Hill College of Education in the years 1966?70 displays that sociology students perform as well as other students whilst

  14. [Social Sciences and Humanities in Health in ABRASCO: the construction of social theory in health.

    PubMed

    Ianni, Aurea Maria Zöllner; Spadacio, Cristiane; Barboza, Renato; Alves, Olga Sofia Fabergé; Viana, Sabrina Daniela Lopes; Rocha, Ane Talita

    2014-11-01

    The development of recent social thinking in health in Brazil is associated with the establishment of the Public Health field and the Brazilian Association of Graduate Studies in Public Health (ABRASCO). The area of Social Sciences in Health was created together with the founding of ABRASCO. This article presents the main aspects related to the establishment and institutionalization of Social Sciences in Health in ABRASCO, based on interviews with its presidents and the coordinators of the Social Sciences Committees from 1995 to 2011. The interviews allowed capturing and analyzing the context in which this field was established and its relevance and history in Public Health as a whole, grouped in five analytical categories: (1) the development of Social Sciences and the Humanities in Health; (2) interdisciplinarity in Public Health; (3) the contribution of Social Sciences to Public Health; (4) Social Sciences in Health and the "traditional" Social Sciences; and (5) challenges for Social Sciences and the Humanities in Health. PMID:25493984

  15. Survey Nonresponse Bias in Social Science Research

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    Reio, Thomas G., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Surveys continue to be one of the primary research methods in social science research, as they have been useful for exploring subjects ranging from attitudes and intentions to motivations and behaviors, to name but a few. Notwithstanding, response rates in survey research continue to decline despite the development of more systematic procedures to…

  16. The School of Social Science Department Faculty

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    performance), industrial and organizational psychology (human behavior in organizational and work situations267 Psychology The School of Social Science Department Faculty chair Stephan J. Motowidlo pro Steven C. Currall D. Brent Smith #12;268 Departments / Psychology Degrees Offered: BA, MA, Ph

  17. The School of Social Science Department Faculty

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    performance), industrial and organizational psychology (human behavior in organizational and work situations256 Psychology The School of Social Science Department Faculty chair Stephan J. Motowidlo pro assistant proFessor Richard R. Batsell #12;Psychology 257 Degrees Offered: BA, MA, Ph The undergraduate

  18. Africa: A Social Studies and Science Curriculum.

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    Holboke, Kathy; And Others

    This packet was designed to help teachers maximize a visit to a zoo's Africa exhibit. The packet provides two levels of activities, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8, for use before, during and after the visit. Activities are designed to enhance skills taught in science, social studies, language arts, reading, art, and math. A multi-grade background…

  19. Faculty of Social Sciences School of Psychology

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    Hammerton, Paul

    Faculty of Social Sciences School of Psychology Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses #12;Opposite: One of the School of Psychology's Eye Tracking Laboratories. Contents 02 Welcome to the School of Psychology 03 Why Study with Us? 04 Research Informed Teaching 05 A Graduate's Experience Our Undergraduate

  20. School of Social Sciences Division of Psychology

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    Evans, Paul

    School of Social Sciences Division of Psychology Spring / Summer 2010 Welcome to the Psychological the Psychological Well-being and Mental Health (PWMH) Research Group; a collection of researchers working in the Division of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. The newsletter will come out twice a year, in spring

  1. Causality in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    Judea Pearl

    2009-01-01

    This paper aims to acquaint researchers in the quantitative social and behavior sciences with recent advances in causal inference which provide a systematic methodology for defining, estimating, testing, and defending causal claims in experimental and observational studies. These advances are illustrated using a general theory of causation based on nonparametric structural equation models (SEM) - a natural gener- alization of

  2. Michael Polanyi and the Social Sciences

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    Poirier, Maben Walter

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author attempts three things: (a) to describe the main beliefs of the "continental empiricist" epistemology that dominated the study of the social sciences in North America since the mid 1930s; (b) to speak of the influence of this epistemology on the dominant or mainstream school in the study of politics; and (c) to propose a…

  3. A Social Science Vocabulary of Swahili.

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    Brain, James

    This Swahili-English dictionary of approximately 850 terms used in the social sciences is designed for students concerned with the Swahili-speaking area. It includes many words that are new, or of new usage, as well as somewhat more general terms that might be unfamiliar to average students with four semesters of Swahili study. The words have been…

  4. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey: Anthropology.

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    Smith, Allan H., Ed.; Fischer, John L., Ed.

    This book is one of a series prepared in connection with the Survey of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BASS) conducted between 1967 and 1969. The primary goal of the report is to provide a balanced statement of the past accomplishments, present status, and future prospects of anthropology. Although selective, the report attempts a great deal: 1)…

  5. Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research

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    Drost, Ellen A.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the author aims to provide novice researchers with an understanding of the general problem of validity in social science research and to acquaint them with approaches to developing strong support for the validity of their research. She provides insight into these two important concepts, namely (1) validity; and (2) reliability, and…

  6. Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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    Somekh, Bridget, Ed.; Lewin, Cathy, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This book is intended as a resource and an indispensable companion to welcome educators into the community of social science research. While it is recognized that some methodological frameworks are incompatible with others, the overarching premise of the book is to indicate how a wide range of researchers choose a methodology and methods which are…

  7. Caveat Lector: Reviewing Popular Social Science.

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    Hixson, Vivian Scott

    1981-01-01

    Discusses problems with reviews and criticisms of popular social science books: the quality and background of reviewers, the difficulty of distinguishing between fact and opinion, and the scarcity of competent reviewers. Analyzes reviews of Robert Ardrey's "African Genesis" and "The Territorial Imperative," Konrad Lorenz's "On Aggression," and…

  8. Social Sciences Framework 1974: Third Time's a Charm

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    Wampler, Dave

    1974-01-01

    The author presents the third framework for social sciences curriculum to circulate in California since 1968. Goals are presented for a K-12 social science program which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and a process-oriented curriculum. (HMD)

  9. "Vague and artificial": the historically elusive distinction between pure and applied science.

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    Gooday, Graeme

    2012-09-01

    This essay argues for the historicity of applied science as a contested category within laissez-faire Victorian British science. This distinctively pre-twentieth-century notion of applied science as a self-sustaining, autonomous enterprise was thrown into relief from the 1880s by a campaign on the part of T. H. Huxley and his followers to promote instead the primacy of "pure" science. Their attempt to relegate applied science to secondary status involved radically reconfiguring it as the mere application of pre-existing pure science. This new notion of extrinsically funded pure science that would produce only contingently future social benefits as a mere by-product came under pressure during World War I, when military priorities focused attention once again on science for immediate utility. This threatened the Cambridge-based promoters of self-referential pure science who collectively published Science and the Nation in 1917. Yet most contributors to this work discussed forms of "applied" science that had no prior "pure" form. Even the U.K.'s leading government scientist, Lord Moulton, dismissed the book's provocative distinction between pure and applied science as unhelpfully "vague and artificial." PMID:23286193

  10. FY 1990 Applied Sciences Branch annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Keyes, B.M.; Dippo, P.C. (eds.)

    1991-11-01

    The Applied Sciences Branch actively supports the advancement of DOE/SERI goals for the development and implementation of the solar photovoltaic technology. The primary focus of the laboratories is to provide state-of-the-art analytical capabilities for materials and device characterization and fabrication. The branch houses a comprehensive facility which is capable of providing information on the full range of photovoltaic components. A major objective of the branch is to aggressively pursue collaborative research with other government laboratories, universities, and industrial firms for the advancement of photovoltaic technologies. Members of the branch disseminate research findings to the technical community in publications and presentations. This report contains information on surface and interface analysis, materials characterization, development, electro-optical characterization module testing and performance, surface interactions and FTIR spectroscopy.

  11. Applying social learning theory to childhood and adolescent firesetting: can it lead to serial murder?

    PubMed

    Singer, Stephen D; Hensley, Christopher

    2004-08-01

    Despite the fact that serial murder has existed for centuries, it has been given little academic attention in the social science literature. Existing studies have primarily examined the motivational factors involved in the commission of serial murder. However, research examining the childhood and adolescent backgrounds of serial murderers is scant. Based on three case studies of serial murderers, this study contributes to the existing literature by exploring the possible link between childhood and/or adolescent fire setting and adult serial murder by applying social learning theory. PMID:15245657

  12. CollegeofAppliedHealthSciences College of Applied

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    ) 996-7337 Disability and Human Development: (312) 413-1647 Kinesiology and Nutrition: (312) 996 Sciences, Disability and Human Development, Kinesiology and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, and Physical studies, health informatics, health information management, nutrition, kinesiology, occupational therapy

  13. SOCIAL SCIENCES MASTER'S SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS

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    Anderson, Jim

    of applying to study postgraduate programmes at the University of Southampton is through our online copy from admissions@soton.ac.uk. To submit an application by post, please send to: Southampton ESRC-DTC, Building 54, room 5015 Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom #12

  14. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Social Sciences

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Social Sciences Dept/Program RSCN Course # 121S Course Title for "let burn" strategies. Students utilize a modern, natural science/social science text that provides, restoration investments, and salvage operations from fires - to understand how social demands and political

  15. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Group VII Social Science

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Group VII Social Science Dept/Program Anthropology Course, and societies; that is, it is the branch of social science that examines humans from the perspective of made and interpretation of societies, just as in any social science class: (1) the connections between material culture

  16. Division of Social Sciences APPLICATION FOR READER OR TUTOR

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Division of Social Sciences APPLICATION FOR READER OR TUTOR SECTION I: To be completed by applicant are not currently working on campus, you must sign employment forms in the Social Sciences Academic Payroll Office (Humanities & Social Sciences, Suite 460) BEFORE YOU BEGIN WORKING. Please bring I.D. (driver's license

  17. Cardiff School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programmes

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    Davies, Christopher

    Cardiff School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programmes www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi #12;#12;www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi 1 An Introduction to... Cardiff School of Social Sciences Excellent Teaching Cardiff School of Social Sciences has an international reputation for its teaching activities and offers

  18. Master of Research (MRes) Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Master of Research (MRes) Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences & School of Management www and in a core social sciences subject. The MRes programme equips you with the skills to carry out a substantial knowledge in a social sciences discipline · equips you with the practical, analytical and critical research

  19. Social Science Research Group Effort Response, Harvest, and

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    1 Social Science Research Group Effort Response, Harvest, and Climate in the Gulf of Mexico, April 6, 2005 #12;2 Social Science Research Group Outline qPolicy Background qResearch Questions qModel and Approach qData qResults qDiscussion #12;3 Social Science Research Group Background qPolicy proposals (FMP

  20. Utilization of social science research knowledge in Canada

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    Réjean Landry; Nabil Amara; Moktar Lamari

    2001-01-01

    This paper addresses three questions: What is the extent of the use of social science research in Canada? Are there differences between the social sciences disciplines regarding extent of use? What are the determinants of utilization of social science research knowledge in Canada? The paper develops and tests an empirical model that derives its dependent and independent variables from prior

  1. http://ssc.sagepub.com Social Science Computer Review

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    White, Douglas R.

    http://ssc.sagepub.com Social Science Computer Review DOI: 10.1177/0894439305281494 2006; 24; 30Social Science Computer Review Stephen M. Lyon and Simeon S. Magliveras Kinship, Computing be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at:Social Science Computer Review

  2. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII-Social Science

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII-Social Science Dept/Program Anthropology Course # 102 taking courses in the Social Sciences Perspective will be able to: Describe the nature, structure 102S: Race and Minorities. Professor: Gregory R. Campbell Office: Social Science Building, Room 231

  3. Introduction to Network Science 1 Complex Social System, Elections

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    Safro, Ilya

    Introduction to Network Science 1 Complex Social System, Elections Centrality measures an importance of network's element (nodes, links, edges). #12;Introduction to Network Science 2 Complex Social-degree centrality index = number of in-edges #12;Introduction to Network Science 3 Complex Social System, Network II

  4. COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS

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    Viola, Ronald

    COLLEGE OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships and awards are for students enrolled in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences. The application deadlines and processes in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences vary due to the number of different

  5. Computer Science And Graduate Education In Applied Mathematics

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    Clayton V. Aucoin

    1978-01-01

    The term “applied mathematics” in the title and throughout this discussion includes all areas of the mathematical sciences rather than just classical applied mathematics. The comments in this paper are derived from two primary sources: an ad hoc committee formed at Clemson to investigate the interface between the mathematical sciences and computer science and ideas developed in the implementation of

  6. University of Southampton Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

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    Walters, Robert

    University of Southampton Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Electronics and Computer Science Southampton SO17 1BJ A Graphically based language for constructing, executing of Philisophy December 2002 #12;UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON ABSTRACT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

  7. Connecting Science and Society: Basic Research in the Service of Social Objectives

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    Sonnert, Gerhard

    2007-03-01

    A flawed dichotomy of basic versus applied science (or of ``curiosity-driven'' vs. ``mission-oriented'' science) pervades today's thinking about science policy. This talk argues for the addition of a third mode of scientific research, called Jeffersonian science. Whereas basic science, as traditionally understood, is a quest for the unknown regardless of societal needs, and applied science is known science applied to known needs, Jeffersonian science is the quest for the unknown in the service of a known social need. It is research in an identified area of basic scientific ignorance that lies at the heart of a social problem. The talk discusses the conceptual foundations and then provides some case examples of Jeffersonian-type science initiatives, such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, initiated by Thomas Jefferson (which led us to call this mode of research Jeffersonian), research conducted under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health, and a science policy project by President Jimmy Carter and his Science Adviser, Frank Press, in the late 1970s. Because the concept of Jeffersonian science explicitly ties basic research to the social good, one of the potential benefits of adding a Jeffersonian dimension to our thinking about science is that it might make science careers more attractive to women and underrepresented minorities.

  8. Physics and social science — The approach of synergetics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Weidlich, Wolfgang

    1991-05-01

    Universally applicable methods originating in statistical physics and synergetics are combined with concepts from social science in order to set up and to apply a model construction concept for the quantitative description of a broad class of collective dynamical phenomena within society. Starting from the decisions of individuals and introducing the concept of dynamical utilities, probabilistic transition rates between attitudes and actions can be constructed. The latter enter the central equation of motion, i.e. the master equation, for the probability distribution over the possible macroconfigurations of society. From the master equation the equations of motion for the expectation values of the macrovariables of society can be derived. These equations are in general nonlinear. Their solutions may include stationary solutions, limit cycles and strange attractors, and with varying trend parameters also phase transitions between different modes of social behaviour can be described. The general model construction approach is subsequently applied to characteristic examples from different social sciences, such as sociology, demography, regional science and economics. These examples refer to collective political opinion formation, to interregional migration of interactive populations, to settlement formation on the micro-, meso- and macroscale, and to nonlinear nonequilibrium economics, including market instabilities.

  9. CITATION Professor David Chalmers, School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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    CITATION ­ Professor David Chalmers, School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU Association of Philosophy, and he is a fellow of the Australasian Academy of Social Science. Professor College of Arts and Social Sciences The Peter Baume Award is the University's most prestigious award

  10. Social Network Sites (SNS): do they match ? Definitions and methods for social sciences and marketing research

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Social Network Sites (SNS): do they match ? Definitions and methods for social sciences. This will be made possible thanks to a return to core disciplines in human and social sciences (mainly history and marketing research Abstract : Social Networks Sites (SNS) such as Facebook, MySpace, Skyrock.com or Linkedin

  11. Ecology and social responsibility: the re-embodiment of science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. A. Bradshaw; Marc Bekoff

    2001-01-01

    As global environmental problems intensify, ecology is increasingly drawn into the social arena, and many ecologists feel caught between two competing models of science: a science apart from society and a science directly engaged with society. Interdisciplinary research and integrative theories are helping resolve this conflict by providing a common framework for both biophysical and social sciences. The incorporation of

  12. Xiangshan Science Conference on Social Computing (XSCSC) 2007

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    Thomborson, Clark

    .. ........................................................................................ ..3 Conference Reports .....Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligence FeiXiangshan Science Conference on Social Computing (XSCSC) 2007 299th Academic Workshop ( April 8-10,2007 CASIA & Beijing Fragrant Hill Hotel ) (English Version) Social Computing: Fundamentals and Applications

  13. Finding Science in the School Body: Reflections on Transgressing the Boundaries of Science Education and the Social Studies of Science

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    Weinstein, Matthew

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the framings that the fields of the social studies of science and science education use for each other. It is shown that the social studies of science frames science education as passive and timeless. Science education frames science studies as a set of representations to better capture how science works. The paper then…

  14. Applied Health Sciences May 7, 2009 Class of 2009

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Applied Health Sciences May 7, 2009 Class of 2009 PRESIDING Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES (see list on page 10) BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCES

  15. Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science

    E-print Network

    Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship1 Gary King2 Institute for Quantitative Social Science in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression (American Political Science Review, May 2013) Experimental and Participatory Studies: Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship (Science

  16. Senator Fred Harris's National Social Science Foundation proposal: Reconsidering federal science policy, natural science-social science relations, and American liberalism during the 1960s.

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    Solovey, Mark

    2012-03-01

    During the 1960s, a growing contingent of left-leaning voices claimed that the social sciences suffered mistreatment and undue constraints within the natural science-dominated federal science establishment. According to these critics, the entrenched scientific pecking order in Washington had an unreasonable commitment to the unity of the sciences, which reinforced unacceptable inequalities between the social and the natural sciences. The most important political figure who advanced this critique, together with a substantial legislative proposal for reform, was the Oklahoma Democratic Senator Fred Harris. Yet histories of science and social science have told us surprisingly little about Harris. Moreover, existing accounts of his effort to create a National Social Science Foundation have misunderstood crucial features of this story. This essay argues that Harris's NSSF proposal developed into a robust, historically unique, and increasingly critical liberal challenge to the post-World War II federal science establishment's treatment of the social sciences as "second-class citizens." PMID:22655338

  17. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Science Caching: Applying Geocaching to Mobile Citizen Science

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    Greenberg, Saul

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Science Caching: Applying Geocaching to Mobile Citizen Science by Matthew Caching: Applying Geocaching to Mobile Citizen Science submitted by Matthew Alan Dunlap in partial Citizen science occurs in part when scientists work with volunteers to collect science data in particular

  18. Science and Social Studies in a Nutshell

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Linda Edwards

    2005-03-01

    This articles discusses three practicum students and how they took students' interests in peanuts and expanded it into a full unit concerning nuts and the history behind them. In addition to observing, classifying, and measuring nuts, the students learned valuable history lessons. The teachers found a successful way to integrate science and social studies while also discovering that learning takes place naturally when the kids find something that they are truly interested in.

  19. Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies Political Science Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies ­ Political Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH Politics 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences and global diversity course requirement PSYC 11762 General Humanities and domestic diversity POL 10500 World Politics 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences and global

  20. Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies Political Science Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies ­ Political Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH Humanities and domestic diversity course requirement POL 10500 World Politics 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Social 1 on page 3 #12;Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies ­ Political Science ­ Bachelor of Science

  1. Equal Opportunities in Social Science Research Careers. IES Report 310.

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    Court, G.; And Others

    A study examined career opportunities for women in social science research careers in the United Kingdom. Data were collected from the following sources: review of literature/data on women in social science research and their career prospects; survey of Economic and Social Research Council research centers and independent research instituted to…

  2. SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT/COURSE ASSISTANT

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    6/5/08 SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT/COURSE ASSISTANT ACTION FORM · STUDENT: Please Sciences Building *** DEPARTMENT: Please complete and forward to Lena Sushko ­ STE 460, Humanities & Social OF CITIZENSHIP: (List Visa Type) *** NOTE: BRING Visa info. to Division Office in STE 460, Humanities & Social

  3. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Social Science

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Social Science Dept/Program EVST Course # 477S Course Title://www.umt.edu/facultysenate/gened/GEPreamble_final.htm This Group VII (Social Science) course provides an introduction to environmental justice issues and solutions that is not provided in other EVST courses. This course broadly examines a social problem of increasing academic

  4. Social science research on medical technology: Utility and limitations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. David Banta

    1983-01-01

    Policies could be better devised and better implemented if greater use were made of the social sciences. However, the social sciences have quite often not produced knowledge adequate to permit resolution of pressing social problems. An example of both of these statements is found in the area of policies toward medical technology. Medical technology has become a major public policy

  5. Social informatics and service-learning as models for teaching ethical and social issues in science and engineering

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Rachell

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents a framework for the treatment of ethical and social issues in science and engineering curricula. This framework is based on the basic foundations of applied engineering ethics, adaptation of the structure of the meta-discipline of social informations, and a developmental variant of the service-learning pedagogy based on Perry's cognitive-structural model for intellectual development. The paper shows how

  6. Applied Science as Revolutionary Reform in Nicaraguan Higher Education.

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    Paulston, Rolland G.; Rippberger, Susan

    This study examines a Nicaraguan educational reform movement, initiated at universities located in Managua and Leon, which sought to promote social and economic change and the practical use of the natural sciences at the undergraduate college level. The study identifies major stakeholders in these science reform efforts and their diverse…

  7. How to Teach for Social Justice: Lessons from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and Cognitive Science

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    Bracher, Mark

    2009-01-01

    The author explains how principles of cognitive science can help teachers of literature use texts as a means of increasing students' commitment to social justice. Applying these principles to a particular work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, he calls particular attention to the relationship between cognitive science and literary schemes for building reader…

  8. APPLYING FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (F-1 OR J-1 *P-1-00209* STUDENTS)

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    Ha, Taekjip

    care to keep your Social Security Number secure and private. Do not carry your Social Security cardAPPLYING FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (F-1 OR J-1 *P-1-00209* STUDENTS) Step One: Determine your and Scholar Services · You must then wait 2 days after checking in before applying at the Social Security

  9. Faculty of Applied Sciences Systems One Program Structure

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    CMPT 106/ENSC 106 Applied Science, Technology & Society Software Systems - Program Specific 101 Discrete Mathematics I MATH 150 or 151 Calculus I #12; Faculty of Applied Sciences Systems One Graphics and Design MATH 151 Calculus I MATH 152 Calculus II MATH 232 Linear Algebra PHYS 140

  10. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University

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    Mailler, Roger

    Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University Graphical Models for Decision Harvard University The Goal To get computers to be good decision makers when interacting and Applied Sciences Harvard University Challenges Some of the challenges involved in decision analysis · how

  11. UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL -CLERMONT FERRAND UFR de Psychologie Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l'Education

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    Boyer, Edmond

    UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL - CLERMONT FERRAND UFR de Psychologie Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l-Joseph Biache, Professeur des Universités, Université Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand, STAPS. Marc Durand

  12. Teamwork: computational science and applied mathematics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DIANNE P. O'LEARY

    1997-01-01

    Computational science and engineering, or CSE, is a relatively new and rapidly evolving field of study. It draws heavily on other fields, often using interdisciplinary teams of mathematicians and computer scientists working with scientists and engineers to solve problems requiring multiple areas of expertise. In this paper four examples of computational science in action illustrate the relation between CSE and

  13. 420 SDSU General Catalog 2012-2013 Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in environmental studies. Emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies either the emphasis outlined in Environmental Studies or Islamic and Arabic Studies. The social science, United States history, geography, government, and economics in high school. The social science major

  14. 426 SDSU General Catalog 2013-2014 Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies. Teaching major in social science, and appreciations. Students may devise their own focus or select the emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies history, United States history, geography, government, and economics in high school. The social science

  15. 390 SDSU General Catalog 2009-2010 Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in environmental studies. Emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies either the emphasis outlined in Environmental Studies or Islamic and Arabic Studies. The social science, United States history, geography, government, and economics in high school. The social science major

  16. 414 SDSU General Catalog 2010-2011 Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in environmental studies. Emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies either the emphasis outlined in Environmental Studies or Islamic and Arabic Studies. The social science, United States history, geography, government, and economics in high school. The social science major

  17. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS (Suggested 4 Year Plan)

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    Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

    Applied Probability & Statistics 4 Upper Level Elective 3 GE: Science with Lab 4 Behavioral, Economics: Behavioral, Economics or Political Science 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Credits per term 16 Credits per GE: Behavioral, Economic or Political Science 3 MATH 1304 Introduction to Simulation OR MATH 1316

  18. Developing partnerships for health and social science research: The International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) social science component

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nick Higginbotham

    1992-01-01

    A decade after its inception, the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) adopted a social science component. Health social science concepts were added to a physician training curriculum encompassing epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical economics, and a position was created for qualified social scientists at 26 clinical epidemiology units in developing country medical schools. This paper describes the INCLEN model for strengthening

  19. Spatial Concepts and Spatial Reasoning in the Social Sciences

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    Fabrikant, Sara Irina

    to measure understanding, learning, & skill development spatial@ucsb Focus: · Geospatial concepts in social: · Identify fundamental geospatial concepts · Context dependent applications (re: disciplines, theory;Geospatial Concepts in the Social Sciences · Location ­ Understanding formal & informal methods of specifying

  20. Computer Simulations: Inelegant Mathematics and Worse Social Science?

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    Alker, Hayward R., Jr.

    1974-01-01

    Achievements, limitations, and difficulties of social science simulation efforts are discussed with particular reference to three examples. The pedagogical use of complementary developmental, philosophical, mathematical, and scientific approaches is advocated to minimize potential abuses of social simulation research. (LS)

  1. Grade 7 Science Social Studies Interdisciplinary on the Scientific Method

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    Bates, Peter; Bannen, Joe

    1974-01-01

    A description is provided of activities for a junior high school science and social studies unit on teaching the scientific method and interrelationships between the scientist and the social scientist. (Author/KM)

  2. Social Sciences in Forestry, A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 53, October 1980. Cumulative Author Index for 1980.

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    Schwab, Judith L., Ed.

    Presented is a bibliography of over 300 publications related to the application of the social sciences to various aspects of forestry. The major categories under which documents are classified involve social science as it applies to: (1) forestry in general; (2) forestry's productive agents; (3) forest production; (4) manufacturing; and (5)…

  3. Grant Title: TRANSLATING BASIC BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCOVERIES INTO INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE HEALTH-RELATED BEHAVIORS (R01)

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    Farritor, Shane

    Grant Title: TRANSLATING BASIC BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCOVERIES INTO INTERVENTIONS of Research: Support interdisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social science, or adherence to medical regimens) and/or prevent and reduce problem health behaviors (e.g., smoking, tanning

  4. HOCHSCHULE ESSLINGEN: University of Applied Sciences

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    , health and nursing Nursing Management Nursing Teacher Education Development and Education in Childhood access to over 50 highly modern laboratories on three campuses carrying out development projects commissioned by industry - interdisciplinary research on topics in engineering, sciences and health

  5. Response: Epistemological Issues of Social Work Science as a Translational Action Science

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    Goppner, Hans-Jurgen

    2012-01-01

    A science-based practice should be caring, there is no dissent about this. But why a social work science? Until now "things are fine," and practice seems to be getting on very well without it!? It is claimed that there is no alternative in its own interest. Social work needs social work science because of the epistemological issues linked to the…

  6. Main Trends of Research in the Social and Human Sciences, Part 1: Social Sciences.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This volume is the result of a study, initiated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to report on the main trends of social sciences research, not on the results achieved. Part I contains an examination of the present state and perspectives for development of the disciplines of sociology (Lazarsfeld),…

  7. Faculty of Arts & Science Your Role as an Applied Study

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    Faculty of Arts & Science Your Role as an Applied Study Workplace Supervisor discussing the job (paid or· volunteer) description with the student indicating your willingness to· support an Applied feedback meeting with the Applied Studies· Coordinator and student during an on-site monitor visit

  8. Center for Applied Mathematics and Sciences Welcome to CAMS.

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    Landman, Bruce M.

    Home About Us Seminars Activities Director CAMS Center for Applied Mathematics and Sciences Welcome to CAMS. The center harbors interdisciplinary research related to applied mathematics in discrete and differential equations. Currently there are on going projects in Mathematical Biology and Applied Physics. CAMS

  9. Faculty of Arts & Science Your Role as an Applied Study

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    Faculty of Arts & Science Your Role as an Applied Study Faculty Supervisor discussing Credit Applied Study courses are designed so that students may use a paid or volunteer work placement to relate practical experience in an academic context. Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies can be completed

  10. Applying Quantitative Genetic Methods to Primate Social Behavior

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    Brent, Lauren J. N.

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly, behavioral ecologists have applied quantitative genetic methods to investigate the evolution of behaviors in wild animal populations. The promise of quantitative genetics in unmanaged populations opens the door for simultaneous analysis of inheritance, phenotypic plasticity, and patterns of selection on behavioral phenotypes all within the same study. In this article, we describe how quantitative genetic techniques provide studies of the evolution of behavior with information that is unique and valuable. We outline technical obstacles for applying quantitative genetic techniques that are of particular relevance to studies of behavior in primates, especially those living in noncaptive populations, e.g., the need for pedigree information, non-Gaussian phenotypes, and demonstrate how many of these barriers are now surmountable. We illustrate this by applying recent quantitative genetic methods to spatial proximity data, a simple and widely collected primate social behavior, from adult rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago. Our analysis shows that proximity measures are consistent across repeated measurements on individuals (repeatable) and that kin have similar mean measurements (heritable). Quantitative genetics may hold lessons of considerable importance for studies of primate behavior, even those without a specific genetic focus. PMID:24659839

  11. Applying Quantitative Genetic Methods to Primate Social Behavior.

    PubMed

    Blomquist, Gregory E; Brent, Lauren J N

    2014-02-01

    Increasingly, behavioral ecologists have applied quantitative genetic methods to investigate the evolution of behaviors in wild animal populations. The promise of quantitative genetics in unmanaged populations opens the door for simultaneous analysis of inheritance, phenotypic plasticity, and patterns of selection on behavioral phenotypes all within the same study. In this article, we describe how quantitative genetic techniques provide studies of the evolution of behavior with information that is unique and valuable. We outline technical obstacles for applying quantitative genetic techniques that are of particular relevance to studies of behavior in primates, especially those living in noncaptive populations, e.g., the need for pedigree information, non-Gaussian phenotypes, and demonstrate how many of these barriers are now surmountable. We illustrate this by applying recent quantitative genetic methods to spatial proximity data, a simple and widely collected primate social behavior, from adult rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago. Our analysis shows that proximity measures are consistent across repeated measurements on individuals (repeatable) and that kin have similar mean measurements (heritable). Quantitative genetics may hold lessons of considerable importance for studies of primate behavior, even those without a specific genetic focus. PMID:24659839

  12. FLORIDA STATE The COLLEGE of SOCIAL SCIENCES and PUBLIC POLICY

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    Weston, Ken

    Information Science and (2) Human-Environmental Interactions. Within these broad areas, applicants will find sensing to cartographic visualization and modeling, from hazards and social vulnerability to sustainable

  13. Social Psychology, Social Science, and Economics: Twentieth Century Progress and Problems, Twenty-First Century Prospects

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    House, James S.

    2008-01-01

    Stimulated by social scientists' and especially social psychologists' contributions during World War II, as well as by America's post-war economic and population growth, the period from 1945 to 1970 was widely viewed as a "Golden Age" for American social science. Interdisciplinary social psychology arguably was in the vanguard of these…

  14. Basic Behavioral Science Research for Mental Health. Social Influence and Social Cognition.

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    American Psychologist, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Discusses social influence and social cognition's effect on health and social well-being, and examines the efficacy of public health campaigns, the effects of negative stereotyping, and why some teenagers resist drug use and others do not as part of the social problems addressed by behavioral science research. Future directions for research on…

  15. The ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education (ERIC/ChESS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The ERIC CLEARINGHOUSE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION (ERIC/ChESS) recently announce its new WWW Site. The site highlights the services of ERIC/ChESS and offers links to valuable Internet resources for social studies education, AskERIC virtual Library, other ERIC clearinghouses, the Indiana University School of Education, and the Social Studies Development Center.

  16. The College of Natural Sciences invites you to apply for the NATIVE WOMEN IN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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    Barnes, Elizabeth A.

    The College of Natural Sciences invites you to apply for the NATIVE WOMEN IN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP, and the resources available in the scholarship fund. Please submit application materials to: Native Women in Science of Natural Sciences NATIVE WOMEN IN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet Students please

  17. Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science Undergraduate Program:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ POLITICAL SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS POLI 100 American Government and Politics POLI 210 Political Philosophy POLI 2xx Elective POLI 2xx Elective

  18. Social Sciences: A Not-So-Funny Report

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    Science News, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Reported is a counter attack by the National Science Foundation related to the programs it has funded in the social and behavioral sciences. The study was undertaken after several months of congressional attacks. (EB)

  19. Social science. Publication bias in the social sciences: unlocking the file drawer.

    PubMed

    Franco, Annie; Malhotra, Neil; Simonovits, Gabor

    2014-09-19

    We studied publication bias in the social sciences by analyzing a known population of conducted studies--221 in total--in which there is a full accounting of what is published and unpublished. We leveraged Time-sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS), a National Science Foundation-sponsored program in which researchers propose survey-based experiments to be run on representative samples of American adults. Because TESS proposals undergo rigorous peer review, the studies in the sample all exceed a substantial quality threshold. Strong results are 40 percentage points more likely to be published than are null results and 60 percentage points more likely to be written up. We provide direct evidence of publication bias and identify the stage of research production at which publication bias occurs: Authors do not write up and submit null findings. PMID:25170047

  20. FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE ENGINEERING NEWS

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP SUSTAINABLE TRANSIT ROBOT ETHICS SOLAR POWER #12;2 "...thank you for the tremendous million project supported by the Canadian government and state and industry partners in India (see p. 13 Science people work together with other academic, nonprofit and industry partners to lead in global

  1. Social Science OFFICE: Adams Humanities 3180 In the College of Arts and Letters

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    375 Social Science OFFICE: Adams Humanities 3180 In the College of Arts and Letters TELEPHONE: (619) 594-4716 Faculty Social Science is administered through the Social Science Committee. Coordinator: Colston (History) Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B.A. degree in liberal arts

  2. 400 SDSU General Catalog 2006-2007 Offered by Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    400 SDSU General Catalog 2006-2007 Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B. Teaching major in social science for the single subject teaching credential. The Major Social science either the emphasis outlined in Africa and Middle East or in Environment. The social science major

  3. Women in Science Distinguished Professorship: Life, Natural, Engineering, and Social Sciences

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    Dyer, Bill

    Women in Science Distinguished Professorship: Life, Natural, Engineering, and Social Sciences of women faculty in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the social and behavioral sciences (SBS). Montana State University has therefore established the Women

  4. Seismic petrophysics: An applied science for reservoir geophysics

    E-print Network

    Seismic petrophysics: An applied science for reservoir geophysics WAYNE D. PENNINGTON, Michigan in Hilterman's article in the June 1990, issue of TLE, where he asked the question "Is AVO the seis- mic

  5. PROFESSIONAL MASTERS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED LEARNING SCIENCE

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    Matsuda, Noboru

    PROFESSIONAL MASTERS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED LEARNING SCIENCE Application Deadline, developers, and evaluators of educational technologies and learning environments as well as domain experts, learning technology policy-makers and chief learning officers. Students with backgrounds in psychology

  6. Facult des arts et des sciences Sciences sociales et psychologie | Cartographie de la recherche 2012 TABLE DES MATIRES

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    Leclercq, Remi

    #12;Faculté des arts et des sciences ­ Sciences sociales et psychologie | Cartographie de la ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2 La Faculté des arts et des sciences (FAS), c'est....................................................................................... 3 Sciences sociales et psychologie

  7. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 131 (2011) 17 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

    E-print Network

    Grether, Gregory

    2011-01-01

    Applied Animal Behaviour Science 131 (2011) 1­7 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Animal Behaviour Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/applanim Review Attention, noise, and implications for wildlife conservation and management Alvin Aaden Yim-Hol Chan, Daniel T. Blumstein Department

  8. Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven through Nine.

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    Miles, Robert S.

    It is stated that the social science curriculum for gifted junior high school students can be enriched by drawing from psychology, sociology, and anthropology. An overview of instruction in the social sciences includes specification of subject matter emphases in grades 7-9, definition of major goals (process, personal, and situational goals) in…

  9. Social Sciences and Space Exploration: New Directions for University Instruction.

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    Cheston, T. Stephen; And Others

    During the 1970s, efforts to teach and research the social science and humanities aspects of the space program were reintensified. A 1978 survey of faculty suggested the need for a single volume that united introductory material on the various social science disciplines and the classroom experience of faculty already teaching in the field. This…

  10. Women on the Social Science Faculties since 1892.

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    Freeman, Jo

    This study is concerned with the position of women on the social science faculties in the graduate divison of the University of Chicago. The history and experience of several women faculty members in the various social science departments is reviewed. A few generalizations can be drawn: (1) few women are hired and few stay more than the length of…

  11. Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science

    E-print Network

    Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship1 Gary King2 Institute for Quantitative Social Science in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression (American Political Science Review workers, located in government and inside social media firms 3/29 #12;Chinese Censorship The largest

  12. Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship Institute for Quantitative Social Science

    E-print Network

    Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship Gary King1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science Harvard Science Review, May 2013) Experimental and Participatory Studies: Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship workers, located in government and inside social media firms 3/26 #12;Chinese Censorship The largest

  13. Effective Pedagogy in Social Sciences. Educational Practices Series-23

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    Sinnema, Claire; Aitken, Graeme

    2012-01-01

    This booklet is a synthesis of research on social sciences teaching that has been shown to have a positive effect on a range of desirable student outcomes: cognitive, skills, participatory and affective outcomes. Education in the social sciences plays an important role in developing students' sense of identity and influencing the ways in which…

  14. The Reformed Social Sciences to Reform the University: Mission Impossible?

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    Greenwood, Davydd J.; Levin, Morten

    2008-01-01

    The core argument is that social science must re-examine its mission and praxis in order to be a significant player in future higher education. This article reviews the results and prospects arising from a four-year international project. Originating in Greenwood and Levin's concern about the social sciences, the project, funded by the Ford…

  15. Gaga over Google? Scholar in the Social Sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan Gardner; Susanna Eng

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To provide a summary of the main features of Google Scholar. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Reviews, contextualizes and provides a summary of Google Scholar. Findings – This article compares the results of a sample search on “homeschooling in Google Scholar against the results in three fee-based article index databases in the social sciences: PsycINFO, Social Science Citation Index, and ERIC.

  16. Aarhus University The Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences

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    security number (CPR) or student identification number Department/school Private address Private phoneAarhus University The Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences Application for extension to the relevant department or school and to the Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences through

  17. The Impact of Regulating Social Science Research with Biomedical Regulations

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    Durosinmi, Brenda Braxton

    2011-01-01

    The Impact of Regulating Social Science Research with Biomedical Regulations Since 1974 Federal regulations have governed the use of human subjects in biomedical and social science research. The regulations are known as the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, and often referred to as the "Common Rule" because 18 Federal…

  18. Information Geography: A Bridge between Engineering and the Social Sciences

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    Paradiso, Maria

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents the metaphor of engineering and the social sciences located on either side of a chasm and connected by the bridge of information geography. Information geography is not an integral part of engineering and is a new field within geography, a social science discipline. The specialty of information geography is one of the newest in…

  19. SDSU General Catalog 2011-2012 415 Social Science

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    with the B.A. degree in liberal arts and sciences. Emphasis in environmental studies. Emphasis in Islamic or select either the emphasis outlined in Environmental Studies or Islamic and Arabic Studies. The social history, United States history, geography, government, and economics in high school. The social science

  20. Science/Technology/Society in the Social Studies. ERIC Digest.

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    Heath, Phillip A.

    The current trend to include the relationships of science and technology to human societies in the social studies curriculum is the focus of this ERIC Digest. The Digest discusses: (1) major themes in education on science/technology/society (STS); (2) the rationale for emphasizing STS in the social studies; and (3) how to include STS in the…

  1. Seventh Grade Interdisciplinary Packet (Science-Social Studies).

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    Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Curriculum Development.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grade 7. SUBJECT MATTER: Science and Social Studies. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: This guide presents a series of earth sciences units which would have interdisciplinary potential specifically in the area of social studies. Introductory material includes a rationale, evaluation procedures, 44 "key" environmental concepts,…

  2. http://spp.sagepub.com/ Social Psychological and Personality Science

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    Josephs, Robert

    of self-promotion (e.g., talking about themselves) and the indirect dominance tactic of com- petitorhttp://spp.sagepub.com/ Social Psychological and Personality Science http.1177/1948550611400099 published online 28 February 2011Social Psychological and Personality Science Richard B. Slatcher, Pranjal H

  3. Applied Science Department The College of William & Mary in Virginia Applied Science (http://as.wm.edu) is an interdisciplinary graduate department that

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    Lewis, Robert Michael

    Applied Science Department The College of William & Mary in Virginia Applied Science (http. Courses and research opportunities are offered cooperatively by the core faculty of Applied Science along Lab). In Applied Science we use the tools, the techniques, and the understanding involved in a wide

  4. A primer for applying service learning to computer science

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    Pete Sanderson; Ken Vollmar

    2000-01-01

    Service learning is an educational philosophy that promotes active learning through community service. We have recently applied this approach in our computer science curriculum, specifically to our software engineering course. In order that other computer science departments can benefit from our experience, we have developed a primer one can follow to establish a program for service learning in the computer

  5. Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program Instructions for applying

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program Instructions for applying Fill out included Budgetary Guidelines. Please review the conditions and reporting requirements for this grant found@wisc.edu. Applications are due on Friday, June 13, 2014 #12;Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program

  6. Welding As Science: Applying Basic Engineering Principles to the Discipline

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    Nunes, A. C., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    This Technical Memorandum provides sample problems illustrating ways in which basic engineering science has been applied to the discipline of welding. Perhaps inferences may be drawn regarding optimal approaches to particular welding problems, as well as for the optimal education for welding engineers. Perhaps also some readers may be attracted to the science(s) of welding and may make worthwhile contributions to the discipline.

  7. Sequential Influence Models in Social Networks Information Science

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    Kleinberg, Jon

    Sequential Influence Models in Social Networks Dan Cosley Information Science Cornell University)). More recently, computer scientists have be- gun developing models for influence in social networks, mo to model influence in a social network using a probabilistic framework: as a behavior spreads through

  8. Research Blogs as a Tool for Applied Biodiversity Sciences 

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    Petriello, Michael A

    2014-10-07

    socially-fueled digital world to our perceptions of and actions in our natural environments8,9,10,11. This is important because social media such as Twitter, Facebook, online conservation magazines, and independent research blogs (e.g., Yale... Environment 360; Conservation Magazine; Conser- vationBytes; The Institute for Applied Ecology) are revolutionizing how conservationists communicate with each other and with the broader public11,12. Research blogs in many ways define this growing trend...

  9. Statistical Structures Underlying Quantum Mechanics and Social Science

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    Wright, Ron

    2007-08-01

    Common observations of the unpredictability of human behavior and the influence of one question on the answer to another suggest social science experiments are probabilistic and may be mutually incompatible with one another, characteristics attributed to quantum mechanics (as distinguished from classical mechanics). This paper examines this superficial similarity in depth using the Foulis-Randall Operational Statistics language. In contradistinction to physics, social science deals with complex, open systems for which the set of possible experiments is unknowable and outcome interference is a graded phenomenon resulting from the ways the human brain processes information. It is concluded that social science is, in some ways, “less classical” than quantum mechanics, but that generalized “quantum” structures may provide appropriate descriptions of social science experiments. Specific challenges to extending “quantum” structures to social science are identified.

  10. Statistical Structures Underlying Quantum Mechanics and Social Science

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    Ron Wright

    2003-07-30

    Common observations of the unpredictability of human behavior and the influence of one question on the answer to another suggest social science experiments are probabilistic and may be mutually incompatible with one another, characteristics attributed to quantum mechanics (as distinguished from classical mechanics). This paper examines this superficial similarity in depth using the Foulis-Randall Operational Statistics language. In contradistinction to physics, social science deals with complex, open systems for which the set of possible experiments is unknowable and outcome interference is a graded phenomenon resulting from the ways the human brain processes information. It is concluded that social science is, in some ways, "less classical" than quantum mechanics, but that generalized "quantum" structures may provide appropriate descriptions of social science experiments. Specific challenges to extending "quantum" structures to social science are identified.

  11. H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The highlight of the Humanities Online Web site at Michigan State University is the H-Net List of Lists, a page containing over 75 scholarly discussion lists from H-Africa to H-World, as well as several humanities lists not affiliated with H-Net. Each listing contains subscription information, and may also contain discussion logs, reviews of scholarly works, calls for papers, conference announcements, grant, scholarship and fellowship information, and links to related sites when available. In addition, H-Net includes: a Review Project with hundreds of book reviews that can be sorted by discussion list, author, reviewer, or date; a weekly Job Guide; reports by the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History (NCC), and selected links to humanities and social science sites.

  12. Faculty I, University of Oldenburg Faculty I School of Educational and Social Sciences

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    Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität

    Slavic Languages and Literatures 493 Social Informatics 500 Social Science Approaches to Health Studies 306 Informatics and Computing, Bloomington 309 Informatics, Indianapolis 315 Information Science and Healing Systems (SAHS) 502 Social Studies 504 Social Work 505 Sociological Practice 509 Sociology

  13. 75 FR 25886 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-05-10

    ...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences ( 1171). Date...Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National...

  14. 78 FR 25309 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    ...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences ( 1171) Date...Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National...

  15. 77 FR 62538 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    ...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences ( 1171). Date...Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National...

  16. 75 FR 50783 - Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Notice of Meeting

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    ...ADVISORY Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Notice of Meeting...Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences ( 1171). Date...Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National...

  17. 77 FR 24227 - Proposal Review Panel for Social and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    ...Proposal Review Panel for Social and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting In...University by the Division Social and Economic Sciences ( 10748). Dates...Program; Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Room 990,...

  18. Request for assistance with literature research for a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW in the field of Social Sciences

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    van Suijlekom, Walter

    Request for assistance with literature research for a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW in the field of Social Sciences UBN-Social Sciences www.ru.nl/library/visit_the_libraries/social-sciences/ Please send this form

  19. University of Toronto | Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering | Research Awards University of Toronto | Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

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    Sislian, J. P.

    ChemE Organic crystals and polymers for a plastic solar cell Donal Kirk ChemE Development of sulphur of Toronto | Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Faculty Member Department Project Title Tim Bender

  20. A Social Science Guide for Communication on Climate Change

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    St John, C.; Marx, S.; Markowitz, E.

    2014-12-01

    Researchers from the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) published "The Psychology of Climate Change Communication: A Guide for Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public" in 2009. This landmark guide provided climate change communicators a synthesis of the social science research that was pertinent to understanding how people think about climate change and how the practice could be improved. In the fall of 2014 this guide will be rereleased, with a new title, and in a partnership between CRED and ecoAmerica. The updated guide addresses how and why Americans respond in certain ways to climate change and explains how communicators can apply best practices to their own work. The guide, which includes research from a range of social science fields including psychology, anthropology, communications, and behavioral economics, is designed to be useful for experienced and novice communicators alike. Included in the guide are strategies to boost engagement, common mistakes to avoid, and best practices that organizations around the world have used to meaningfully engage individuals and groups on climate change. The proposed presentation will provide an overview of the main findings and tips from the 2014 climate change communication guide. It will provide a deeper look at a few of the key points that are crucial for increasing audience engagement with climate change including understanding how identity shapes climate change, how to lead with solutions, and how to bring the impacts of climate change close to home. It will highlight tips for motivating positive behavior change that will lead people down the path toward solutions. Finally, it will address the benefits and challenges associated with producing a communication guide and insight into synthesizing social science research findings into a usable format for a variety of audiences.

  1. Technology as "Applied Science": A Serious Misconception that Reinforces Distorted and Impoverished Views of Science

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    Gil-Perez, Daniel; Vilches, Amparo; Fernandez, Isabel; Cachapuz, Antonio; Praia, Joao; Valdes, Pablo; Salinas, Julia

    2005-01-01

    The current consideration of technology as "applied science", this is to say, as something that comes "after" science, justifies the lack of attention paid to technology in science education. In our paper we question this simplistic view of the science-technology relationship, historically rooted in the unequal appreciation of intellectual and…

  2. Roadmap: Applied Engineering Computer Engineering Technology -Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Applied Engineering ­ Computer Engineering Technology - Bachelor of Science [AT Technology 3 Semester Eight: [13 Credit Hours] TECH 43222 Computer Hardware Engineering and Architecture 3-BS-AENG-CET] College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Page 1 of 2 | Last

  3. Social Marketing: Social Marketing applies the principles of commercial marketing to encourage individuals to voluntarily change their behaviour to benefit themselves and

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    Social Marketing: Social Marketing applies the principles of commercial marketing to encourage their behaviour. Social Marketing recognizes that education and fear do not change behaviour. Barriers. Our social marketing research creates new knowledge addressing how best to encourage voluntary

  4. Evolution and the Human Population. Science In a Social CONtext.

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    Solomon, Joan

    Science In a Social CONtext is a series of eight books based on the project SISCON-in-Schools. The books provide a new course in science and society for general studies at sixth-form level. The course has been specially designed to make scientific problems accessible to the non-scientist, as well as to explain the social aspects of science to the…

  5. Kenneth J. Turner, Koon Leai Larry Tan, Jesse M. Blum, Guy C. Warner, Simon B. Jones and Paul S. Lambert. Managing Data in E-Social Science,

    E-print Network

    Turner, Ken

    . Lambert. Managing Data in E-Social Science, in Robert Bestak, Laurent George, Vladimir S. Zaborovsky. Jones Paul S. Lambert Computing Science and Mathematics / Applied Social Science, University of Stirling Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA {kjt,klt,jmb,gcw,sbj}@cs.stir.ac.uk / paul.lambert@stir.ac.uk Abstract Grid

  6. NASA's Applied Sciences: Natural Disasters Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kessler, Jason L.

    2010-01-01

    Fully utilize current and near-term airborne and spaceborne assets and capabilities. NASA spaceborne instruments are for research but can be applied to natural disaster response as appropriate. NASA airborne instruments can be targeted specifically for disaster response. Could impact research programs. Better flow of information improves disaster response. Catalog capability, product, applicable disaster, points of contact. Ownership needs to come from the highest level of NASA - unpredictable and irregular nature of disasters requires contingency funding for disaster response. Build-in transfer of applicable natural disaster research capabilities to operational functionality at other agencies (e.g., USFS, NOAA, FEMA...) at the outset, whenever possible. For the Decadal Survey Missions, opportunities exist to identify needs and requirements early in the mission design process. Need to understand additional needs and commitments for meeting the needs of the disaster community. Opportunity to maximize disaster response and mitigation from the Decadal Survey Missions. Additional needs or capabilities may require agency contributions.

  7. The theory of social functions: challenges for computational social science and multi-agent learning

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    Cristiano Castelfranchi

    2001-01-01

    A basic claim of this paper is that the foundational theoretical problem of the social sciences — the possibility of unconscious, unplanned forms of cooperation and intelligence among intentional agents (the very hard issue of the 'invisible hand', of the 'spontaneous social order' but also of 'social functions') — will eventually be clarified thanks to the contribution of AI (and,

  8. D.E.C. REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH MAJORS IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES Students are encouraged to visit the College of Engineering and Applied Science Undergraduate Student Office for a formal review of their D.E.C.

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    Ge, Qiaode Jeff

    , and subject matter of major branches of knowledge - natural and physical sciences, social and behavioralD.E.C. REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH MAJORS IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES Students are encouraged to visit the College of Engineering and Applied Science Undergraduate Student

  9. Les simulations computationnelles dans les sciences sociales Franck Varenne Universit de Rouen & GEMAS (CNRS / Paris Sorbonne / UMR

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Les simulations computationnelles dans les sciences sociales Franck Varenne ­ Université de Rouen simulations computationnelles dans les sciences sociales », Nouvelles Perspectives en Sciences Sociales, 5 (2.html Résumé : Les sciences sociales entrent résolument - quoique partiellement - dans l'ère computationnelle

  10. http://sss.sagepub.com/ Social Studies of Science

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    published online 14 May 2010Social Studies of Science Bruno Latour Coming out as a philosopher Published by my English and Mike Lynch for his remarks. Direct correspondence to: Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, 27 rue St Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France. Email: bruno.latour@sciences-po.fr Coming out as a philosopher

  11. Applying Cognitive Science Principles to Improve Retention of Science Vocabulary

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    Shore, Rebecca; Ray, Jenna; Gooklasian, Paula

    2015-01-01

    We investigated whether three student-centred strategies influenced retention of science vocabulary words among 7th grade students. Two of the strategies (drawing pictures and talking about the definition of the terms) were developed to involve the students in more constructive and interactive exercises when compared to the technique that was in…

  12. PREFACE: International Conference on Applied Sciences (ICAS2014)

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    Lemle, Ludovic Dan; Jiang, Yiwen

    2015-06-01

    The International Conference on Applied Sciences (ICAS2014) took place in Hunedoara, Romania from 2-4 October 2014 at the Engineering Faculty of Hunedoara. The conference takes place alternately in Romania and in P.R. China and is organized by "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania, and Military Economics Academy of Wuhan, P.R. China, with the aim to serve as a platform for exchange of information between various areas of applied sciences and to promote the communication between scientists of different nations, countries and continents. The topics of the conference covered a comprehensive spectrum of issues: 1. Economical Sciences 2. Engineering Sciences 3. Fundamental Sciences 4. Medical Sciences The conference gathered qualified researchers whose expertise can be used to develop new engineering knowledge that has the potential for application in economics, defense, medicine, etc. There were nearly 100 registered participants from six countries, and four invited and 56 oral talks were delivered during the two days of the conference. Based on the work presented at the conference, selected papers are included in this volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. These papers present new research in the various fields of Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Engineering. It is our great pleasure to present this volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering to the scientific community to promote further research in these areas. We sincerely hope that the papers published in this volume will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

  13. The quantitative methods component in social sciences curricula in view of journal content

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    Wim P. M. Vijverberg

    1997-01-01

    What level of quantitative methods (or applied statistical analysis) should graduate students in the social sciences be prepared to master, if they are to be competitive in the job market? In the age of information technology, more data, in survey or other form, about any imaginable topic exist than ever before. Empirical analysis on the basis of more advanced quantitative

  14. Methods Matter: Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research: A Review Article

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    Eide, Eric R.; Showalter, Mark H.

    2012-01-01

    Professors Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett set out to capitalize on recent developments in education data and methodology by attempting to answer the following questions: How can new methods and data be applied most effectively in educational and social science research? What kinds of research designs are most appropriate? What kinds of…

  15. NASA'S Water Resources Element Within the Applied Sciences Program

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    Toll, David; Doorn, Bradley; Engman, Edwin

    2011-01-01

    The NASA Earth Systems Division has the primary responsibility for the Applied Science Program and the objective to accelerate the use of NASA science results in applications to help solve problems important to society and the economy. The primary goal of the NASA Applied Science Program is to improve future and current operational systems by infusing them with scientific knowledge of the Earth system gained through space-based observation, assimilation of new observations, and development and deployment of enabling technologies, systems, and capabilities. This paper discusses major problems facing water resources managers, including having timely and accurate data to drive their decision support tools. It then describes how NASA's science and space based satellites may be used to overcome this problem. Opportunities for the water resources community to participate in NASA's Water Resources Applications Program are described.

  16. The occurrence of cooperation poses a problem for the biological and social sciences. However, many aspects of the biological and social science literatures on this subject

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    West, Stuart

    2 Abstract The occurrence of cooperation poses a problem for the biological and social sciences. However, many aspects of the biological and social science literatures on this subject have developed for the biological and social sciences is to explain social behaviours such as cooperation (Darwin 1871; Hamilton

  17. Developing partnerships for health and social science research: the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) social science component.

    PubMed

    Higginbotham, N

    1992-12-01

    A decade after its inception, the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) adopted a social science component. Health social science concepts were added to a physician training curriculum encompassing epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical economics, and a position was created for qualified social scientists at 26 clinical epidemiology units in developing country medical schools. This paper describes the INCLEN model for strengthening partnerships among clinical epidemiologists and social scientists. The rationale for interdisciplinary training is presented along with the difficulties inherent in attracting social scientists to a new career path. These include problems of recruitment, training curricula, re-entry, and career sustainability. The need is identified for collaborative international efforts to promote an infrastructure for professional growth and sustainable careers in health social science. PMID:1462172

  18. Collaborative Research and Social Change: Applied Anthropology in Action.

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    Stull, Donald D., Ed.; Schensul, Jean J., Ed.

    Promoting social change is the goal of the seven community case studies reported in this book. Each study is a "natural experiment" that involved long-term research, close collaboration between researchers and the host community, and the application of research methods and findings to social change goals within the community. The following reports…

  19. Research in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    Research conducted at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science is summarized and abstracts of published reports are presented. The major categories of the ICASE research program are: (1) numerical methods, with particular emphasis on the development and analysis of basic numerical algorithms; (2) control and parameter identification; (3) computational problems in engineering and the physical sciences, particularly fluid dynamics, acoustics, and structural analysis; and (4) computer systems and software, especially vector and parallel computers.

  20. Evaluation of Life Sciences and Social Sciences Course Books in Term of Societal Sexuality

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    Aykac, Necdet

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to evaluate primary school Life Sciences (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades) and Social Sciences (4th, 5th, and 6th grades) course books in terms of gender discrimination. This study is a descriptive study aiming to evaluate the primary school Life Sciences (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades) and Social Sciences (4th, 5th, and 6th grades) course books…

  1. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

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    Brownstone, Rob

    Professor Lawyer (International) Interpreter Tourism Development Officer International Youth WorkerFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Possible Careers Community Development/Liaison Officer International Patent Agent International Trade Specialist English

  2. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES

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    Brownstone, Rob

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES Possible Careers Health Services Women's Studies Graduates: The First Generation Careers for Non-Conformists Educator's Guide Researcher Women's Shelter Supervisor Public Opinion Survey Researcher Policy Analyst Teacher Journalist

  3. The Scope of Indexing Services in Political and Social Science

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    Goehlert, Robert

    1978-01-01

    An analysis of 30 indexing and abstracting services' coverage of journals commonly used by researchers in the fields of political and social science. Growth, improvement and current inadequacies are described. (JAB)

  4. The contribution of social science to international health training.

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    Giovannini, M J; Brownlee, A T

    1982-01-01

    Today the comprehensive scope of many international health programs calls for personnel--planners, educators, researchers, and practitioners--trained in a wide range of health related areas. This article explores the contributions which social science knowledge and skills can make to such training. First, it documents the growing importance of social science in international health and delineates several topical areas--ecological, political-economic, socio-cultural, and organizational--where a social science perspective can be particularly useful. Next, it discusses strategies for developing a curriculum that will integrate relevant social science material into health care training. These include the selection of appropriate training staff and the development of competency-based curricula based upon actual work situations. Finally, the article describes specific 'experiential' training techniques which can be employed in the classroom as well as in the field to achieve program objectives. PMID:7112173

  5. Putting Social Sciences to the Test - Lecture Notes

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    MIT

    The course is a new class on the topic of field (that is, 'in situ') and laboratory experiments in the social sciences - both what these experiments have taught and can teach us and how to conduct them.

  6. Social Science Energy Review: a quarterly publication. Vol. 1, No. 1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    2008-01-01

    The Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies Mapping Project on Energy and the Social Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of Yale and visiting faculty, ISPS staff, and Yale graduate students meeting weekly to discuss topics in energy and the social sciences and to study and evaluate the importance for social policy of existing and potential social science

  7. Getting Alice Through the Door: Social Science Research and Natural Resource Management1

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    Getting Alice Through the Door: Social Science Research and Natural Resource Management1 Alan W of the various roles of the social sciences and the types of questions amenable to social science are examined that is difficult for us to get through-- actually integrating the social sciences into policy and decision

  8. Craig J. Calhoun President, Social Science Research Council; University Professor of the

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    Stowell, Michael

    Craig J. Calhoun President, Social Science Research Council; University Professor of the Social://as.nyu.edu/object/craigcalhoun.html Karen Cook Director, Stanford University Institute for Research in the Social Sciences; Ray Lyman Wilbur Assistant Director, National Science Foundation; Head, NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

  9. Social Science Single Subject Credentials Dr. Carole Putko, Adams Humanities 4212

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Social Science Single Subject Credentials Dr. Carole Putko, Adams Humanities 4212 (619) 594-5304 373 Social Science OFFICE: Adams Humanities 4212 In the College of Arts and Letters TELEPHONE: (619) 594-5304 Offered by Social Science Major in social science with the B.A. degree in liberal arts

  10. Science Fiction in Social Education: Exploring Consequences of Technology

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    Mason, Lance E.

    2013-01-01

    An NCSS Technology Position Statement and Guidelines, published in 2006 (an updated version is published in this issue of "Social Education"), affirms that social studies students should critically examine relations between technology and society. This article describes how teachers can use science fiction to introduce critical questions…

  11. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The History and Social Science Classroom.

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    Mason, Cheryl L.; Dralle, Anthony

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the use of personal digital assistants, which are hand-held computers, in history and social science classrooms, explaining that they offer possibilities for greater access to technology at a fraction of the cost of desktop or laptop computers. Describes how removed today's social studies classrooms, students, and teachers are from this…

  12. The Social Science Teacher; Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1974.

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    Townley, Charles, Ed.

    This new British journal is a medium of communication for those involved in teaching social science and social studies at the secondary and elementary levels. The first article in this issue, Ian Shelton's "The Sociology of Everyday Life," describes an experimental short course in secondary sociology. The course is designed to produce an…

  13. A social science research agenda on the financial crisis

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    Sylvia Walby

    2010-01-01

    There is a need to develop a social science research agenda on finance, financialisation and the financial crisis. The financial crisis was not anticipated by most social scientists. Indeed, the development of new financial instruments was supposed to manage risks effectively. Yet, financialisation has led to devastating effects on the economy and society, creating a deep and widespread recession, with

  14. Shaping Social Work Science: What Should Quantitative Researchers Do?

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    Guo, Shenyang

    2015-01-01

    Based on a review of economists' debates on mathematical economics, this article discusses a key issue for shaping the science of social work--research methodology. The article describes three important tasks quantitative researchers need to fulfill in order to enhance the scientific rigor of social work research. First, to test theories using…

  15. Energy: A Bibliography of Social Science and Related Literature.

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    Morrison, Denton E.; And Others

    This bibliography contains 2,124 listings pertaining primarily to the social factors involved with energy. Some entries report physical energy information as it relates to social science analysis. Entries are listed by author with a subject index for cross reference. Subject categories include: aesthetic, humanistic, and literary; agriculture;…

  16. Adding Life to Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science.

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    Dobson, Dorothy Tousley; Archer, Sally

    This booklet is designed to use the newspaper in the teaching of social studies, language arts, math, and science. Each of these major areas is divided into several topics. Each topic is defined, followed by a list of activities using newspaper articles or pictures to develop the topic. The seven topics for social studies are sociology;…

  17. Social Science Instructional Guides: High School (Grades 9-12).

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    Hartman, Carl; And Others

    The guide, part of a social science learning continuum from first through twelfth grades, contains outlines for two-semester social studies courses for grades 9-12. Three components comprise each section: time allocations for units, instructional objectives, and a content outline. The Grade 9 course, Cultures of the Non-Western World, contains…

  18. Computerized Simulation in the Social Sciences: A Survey and Evaluation

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    Garson, G. David

    2009-01-01

    After years at the periphery of the social sciences, simulation is now emerging as an important and widely used tool for understanding social phenomena. Through simulation, researchers can identify causal effects, specify critical parameter estimates, and clarify the state of the art with respect to what is understood about how processes evolve…

  19. Organizational Chart: Dean's Office, Division of Social Sciences October 2012 Executive Vice

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    Tsien, Roger Y.

    Organizational Chart: Dean's Office, Division of Social Sciences October Academic Departments Anthropology Cognitive Science Communication Economics Education Studies Ethnic Studies Linguistics Political Science Psychology Sociology Academic

  20. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Applied and Environmental Soil Science

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hindawi Publishing Corporation Applied and Environmental Soil Science Volume 2011, Article ID 904561, 2 pages doi:10.1155/2011/904561 Editorial Remote Sensing of Soil Mehrez Zribi,1 Nicolas Baghdadi. In this context, monitoring tools are needed for maintaining a sustainable ecological status, improving soil

  1. University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 2008@ecf.utoronto.ca Roman Genov Electrical and Computer Engineering 946- 8666 roman@eecg.utoronto.ca Undergraduate Programs-2009 Scholarships and Awards Committee Membership Chair Frank Vecchio Vice-Chair Levente Diosady Jason Bazylak

  2. Applied Vegetation Science && (2012) Grassland afforestation impact on primary productivity

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    Garbulsky, Martín

    2012-01-01

    Applied Vegetation Science && (2012) Grassland afforestation impact on primary productivity & Jose M. Paruelo Keywords ANPP; Land-use change; MODIS; NDVI; Rio de la Plata Grasslands; Tree uptake affected by the replacement of native grasslands by eucalyptus plantations? Location: Rio de la

  3. A World of PossibilitiesImplications for Applied Behavioral Science

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    Kenwyn K. Smith

    2003-01-01

    If applied behavioral science were to do a systemic reflection on itself there are three themes I think should be included on the list to be considered. (a) As the USA tries to promote democracy in the Middle East, is the cause of “freedom and equality” advanced or hindered by the unilateral use of military force, when the majority of

  4. In Press --Journal of Applied Polymer Science October 2006

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    In Press -- Journal of Applied Polymer Science October 2006 Effect of additives transition behavior in melt processed blends of polystyrene and polypropylene has been studied. Blends compositions where PP surrounds PS. Glass transition behavior in these blends were compared to blends prepared

  5. A World with LimitationsImplications for Applied Behavioral Science

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    David N. Berg

    2003-01-01

    In the years since World War II, the primary focus of applied behavioral science has been on improving organizational functioning. The following article expresses an interest in directing research and practice toward the limitations inherent in human experience, toward realities of organizational and societal life that cannot be controlled, improved, or corrected. After examining examples of individual, organizational, and societal

  6. Book review Carbon Nanotube Science: Synthesis, Properties and Appli-

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    Harris, Peter J F

    Book review Carbon Nanotube Science: Synthesis, Properties and Appli- cations, Peter J.F. Harris in the nanotube discovery is dis- cussed in the first chapter of this book), a few years after ful- lerenes were of the nanotechnology era ­ you'll find their pictures on book covers, in newspaper articles and magazine centerfolds

  7. Roadmap: Horticulture Technology Turfgrass Management Associate of Applied Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Horticulture Technology ­ Turfgrass Management ­ Associate of Applied Science [AS Important Notes Semester One: [17 Credit Hours] BSCI 16001 Horticultural Botany 3 HORT 16001 Introduction to Horticulture 1 COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year

  8. CONSTITUTION of the FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

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    CONSTITUTION of the FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Approved March 27, 2014 Preamble The following Constitution describes the authority and responsibilities of the Council and the Dean to ensure that this Constitution and the Bylaws enacted thereunder are interpreted and followed in a manner

  9. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE

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    Linder, Tamás

    DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE Term Adjunct Position CIVL 350://www.queensu.ca/calendars/appsci/ Qualifications: Minimum of an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering or a related field, expertise in the field relevant can be submitted to the Civil Engineering Appointments Committee at the address below, or by e

  10. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, DEPARTMENTOF METEOROLOGY

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    GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, DEPARTMENTOF METEOROLOGY 5 May 2014 Positions: Research Assistant Professor Positions in Tropical Cyclone Dynamics Department of Meteorology Naval Postgraduate School The Department of Meteorology at the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School has openings for non

  11. P.C. ROSSIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

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    Napier, Terrence

    , 2014 ASINGULAR MISSION AND SPACE THE MANY PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH RESEARCH FIND COMMON GROUND IN A NEW to undermine pathogens Features 10 A SINGULAR MISSION AND SPACE An interdisciplinary hub for health research 16P.C. ROSSIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE resolve SERENDIPITOUS SELF

  12. The soliton: A new concept in applied science

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    ALWYN C. SCOTT; F. Y. F. Chu; DAVID W. McLAUGHLIN

    1973-01-01

    The term soliton has recently been coined to describe a pulselike nonlinear wave (solitary wave) which emerges from a collision with a similar pulse having unchanged shape and speed. To date at least seven distinct wave systems, representing a wide range of applications in applied science, have been found to exhibit such solutions. This review paper covers the current status

  13. Roadmap: Nursing Nursing Paramedic to ADN -Associate of Applied Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Nursing ­ Nursing Paramedic to ADN - Associate of Applied Science [RE Hours] NRST 20206 Nursing Agency II 5 C NRST 20207 Psychosocial Self Care Deficits 4 C NURS 20950. Kent Core Requirement 3 See Kent Core Summary below Semester Five [16 Credit Hours] NRST 20208 Nursing

  14. Roadmap: Nursing Nursing Paramedic to ADN -Associate of Applied Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Nursing ­ Nursing Paramedic to ADN - Associate of Applied Science [RE Nursing Agency II 5 C NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professionals 3 C Must Credit Hours] NRST 20208 Nursing Agency III 4 C NRST 20209 Maternal/Newborn Developmental Self-Care 2 C

  15. Applying principles from safety science to improve child protection.

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    Cull, Michael J; Rzepnicki, Tina L; O'Day, Kathryn; Epstein, Richard A

    2013-01-01

    Child Protective Services Agencies (CPSAs) share many characteristics with other organizations operating in high-risk, high-profile industries. Over the past 50 years, industries as diverse as aviation, nuclear power, and healthcare have applied principles from safety science to improve practice. The current paper describes the rationale, characteristics, and challenges of applying concepts from the safety culture literature to CPSAs. Preliminary efforts to apply key principles aimed at improving child safety and well-being in two states are also presented. PMID:24199329

  16. A (computational) social science perspective on societal transitions

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    Flaminio Squazzoni

    2008-01-01

    This paper aims to illustrate how social sciences, sociology in particular, have theorized on societal transitions. The first\\u000a section introduces some preliminary definitions. The assumption is that a societal transition is more than a social, economic\\u000a or technological change. It is a large-scale and long-term macro process through which a given social system radically changes\\u000a its structural basis, in terms

  17. Reasoning in Science and Social Science. A Service for Vermont Schools and Teachers.

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    Agne, Russell M., Ed.

    Science and social studies teachers can use these sample learning activities to teach reasoning skills in grades 5-9. The publication was developed by a group which provides information and assistance to Vermont educators of science and social studies in the fifth through the ninth grades with a focus on the teaching and learning of reasoning…

  18. Advancing the Art of Simulation in the Social Sciences

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    Robert Axelrod

    1997-01-01

    Advancing the state of the art of simulation in the social sciences requires appreciating the unique value of simulation as a third way of doing science, in contrast to both induction and deduction. Simulation can be an effective tool for discovering surprising consequences of simple assumptions. This essay offers advice for doing simulation research, focusing on the programming of a

  19. School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    FANU03-12 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Assistant care, rural health, mental health, care of the elderly and/or First Nations Health are sought BC. The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSc

  20. Integrating the Teaching of Science and Social Studies.

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    Switzer, Thomas; Voss, Burton

    Examples of the interface of science and society are offered as several persuasive reasons for integrating science and social studies curriculum in elementary and secondary schools. These reasons include: (1) the search for new personal and societal values as a result of scientific and technological development in prolonging human life, in…

  1. Team Experiences for Science and Social Studies Preservice Teachers.

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    Burlbaw, Lynn M.; Borowiec, Jonathan B.; James, Robert K.

    2001-01-01

    Describes how senior-level, preservice teacher certification candidates in secondary science and social science methods classes work in teams to prepare instructional materials on a community-based issue (such as the effect of the deposition of arsenic in a creek and small city lake). Argues that such projects provide valuable learning experiences…

  2. 76 FR 57762 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Collection-Social Science Assessment and...

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    2011-09-16

    ...Proposed New Collection--Social Science Assessment and Geographic Analysis...D. Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, Mail Stop 250...1024-NEW. Title: Social Science Assessment and Geographic Analysis...the recreational habits of citizens is unnecessary. While...

  3. Bad Science and Its Social Implications.

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    Zeidler, Dana L.; Sadler, Troy D.; Berson, Michael J.; Fogelman, Aimee L.

    2002-01-01

    Investigates three types of bad science: (1) cultural prejudice based on scientific errors (polygenism, phrenology, reification through intelligence testing); (2) unethical science (Tuskegee syphilis experiments, tobacco companies and research); and (3) unwitting errors (pesticides, chlorofluorocarbons). (Contains 50 references.) (SK)

  4. The College of Natural Sciences invites you to apply for the STEVEN BOYD, JR SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

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    Barnes, Elizabeth A.

    IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Students meeting the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply: Must be a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science or Applied ComputerThe College of Natural Sciences invites you to apply for the STEVEN BOYD, JR SCHOLARSHIP

  5. Social networks generate interest in computer science

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    Casey Alt; Owen Astrachan; Jeffrey Forbes; Richard Lucic; Susan Rodger

    2006-01-01

    For forty years programming has been the foundation of introductory computer science. Despite exponential increases in computational power during this period, examples used in introductory courses have remained largely unchanged. The incredible growth in statistics courses at all levels, in contrast with the decline of students taking computer science courses, points to the potential for introducing computer science at many

  6. The Social Sciences as Continuous with Literature.

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    Cherryholmes, Cleo H.

    W. V. O. Quine's analysis of the analytic and synthetic distinction is discussed. The implications of his argument for science are stated as: (1) the importance of formal logic and proofs in science is reduced; (2) the importance of rhetoric in science is recognized; (3) the meaning of words cannot be fixed, and nonexistent identities between…

  7. SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM. PUBLICATION 106, ANTHROPOLOGY.

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    BOHANNAN, PAUL

    A CURRICULUM GUIDE OUTLINES THE MAJOR CONCEPTS, STRUCTURE, AND METHODS OF ANTHROPOLOGY FOR GRADES K-6. THE FOLLOWING UNIT AREAS ARE INCLUDED--(1) NEEDS AND NEED SATISFACTION, (2) HUMAN PERSONALITY, (3) SOCIAL GROUPS, (4) SOCIAL NETWORKS, (5) HUMAN CULTURE, (6) CHANGE AND EVOLUTION, AND (7) CURRENT CULTURAL CHANGES. A SUMMARY CHART PRESENTS A FLOW…

  8. Representing and Applying Knowledge for Argumentation in a Social Context

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    Chris Reed

    1997-01-01

    The concept of argumentation in AI is based almost exclusively on the use of formal, abstract representations. Despite their\\u000a appealing computational properties, these abstractions become increasingly divorced from their real world counterparts, and,\\u000a crucially, lose the ability to express the rich gamut of natural argument forms required for creating effective text. In this\\u000a paper, the demands that socially situated argumentation

  9. NASA'S Water Resources Element Within the Applied Sciences Program

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    Toll, David; Doorn, Bradley; Engman, Edwin

    2010-01-01

    The NASA Applied Sciences Program works within NASA Earth sciences to leverage investment of satellite and information systems to increase the benefits to society through the widest practical use of NASA research results. Such observations provide a huge volume of valuable data in both near-real-time and extended back nearly 50 years about the Earth's land surface conditions such as land cover type, vegetation type and health, precipitation, snow, soil moisture, and water levels and radiation. Observations of this type combined with models and analysis enable satellite-based assessment of numerous water resources management activities. The primary goal of the Earth Science Applied Science Program is to improve future and current operational systems by infusing them with scientific knowledge of the Earth system gained through space-based observation, model results, and development and deployment of enabling technologies, systems, and capabilities. Water resources is one of eight elements in the Applied Sciences Program and it addresses concerns and decision making related to water quantity and water quality. With increasing population pressure and water usage coupled with climate variability and change, water issues are being reported by numerous groups as the most critical environmental problems facing us in the 21st century. Competitive uses and the prevalence of river basins and aquifers that extend across boundaries engender political tensions between communities, stakeholders and countries. Mitigating these conflicts and meeting water demands requires using existing resources more efficiently. The potential crises and conflicts arise when water is competed among multiple uses. For example, urban areas, environmental and recreational uses, agriculture, and energy production compete for scarce resources, not only in the Western U.S. but throughout much of the U.S. but also in many parts of the world. In addition to water availability issues, water quality related problems are seriously affecting human health and our environment. The NASA Water Resources Program Element works to use NASA products to address these critical issues.

  10. University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig / Wolfenbttel Lon-Capa in

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    year grades ­ Sort of long term study (since 4 years) 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 for lab courses Creation of new problems Maths, Technical Mechanics, Engineering Course management Classlists, broadcast messages, groups, course documents, etc. #12;University of Applied Sciences

  11. Lecturer: Guy Kindler Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

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    Barash, Danny

    Lecturer: Guy Kindler Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science Title: Understanding parallel repetition requires understanding foams Abstract: The parallel, but it turns out that the reason we got stuck was that the following seemingly hard question from the geometry

  12. Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science: Assured Academic Success? Another Source?

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    Cox, Linda J.; Harden, Harold D.

    In 1989, a study was conducted at the University of West Florida (UWF) to explore the success rate of Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree recipients at the college. Although the AS and AAS degrees were originally designed as terminal degrees leading to immediate employment, recipients today are discovering that…

  13. Towards teaching science for social responsibility: An examination of flaws in science, technology and society

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    Roger T. Cross; Ronald F. Price

    1991-01-01

    In this paper we continue our search for a socially responsible science education by an examination of the trends in the Science, Technology and Society movement. These trends reflect differing ideological perspectives and result in courses which serve different ends. We identify two major flaws in the movement that inhibits the realization of a schooling in science dedicated to democracy.

  14. Social Attitudes Toward Science of Freshmen at Hinds Junior College Relative to Their Understanding of Science.

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    Williamson, Troy Lee

    Reported is a study to: (1) measure the initial social attitudes of college freshmen toward science in comparison to their understanding of science, and (2) evaluate changes in the freshmen attitudes which may occur during the students' first academic year in a science course. The 413 students in this study were enrolled in one of the following…

  15. The Psychological and Social Sciences Research Support Programs of the National Science Foundation: A Background Report.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.

    Offered in response to a request for background information from the Congressional Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology, the document presents a report of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) support for social and psychological sciences research. Major objectives of the report are to review the origins of NSF support programs;…

  16. Standing at the crossroads: Identity and recognition of the Applied Science Technologist in British Columbia

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    Roemer, Thomas

    Modern technical education in British Columbia has been affected by two societal trends: in industry, engineering technology evolved as a discipline to bridge the increasing chasm between the process-oriented skill sets of tradespersons/technicians, and the declarative knowledge focus of engineering; in education, the provincial college and institute system was created to address the need for a new post-secondary credential situated between trades certificates and university degrees. The Applied Science Technologist arguably forms the intersection of these two concepts. Almost forty years after its inception, it is timely to ask if the original model has matured into a distinct occupational category in industry, education, and in the public mind. The thesis proposes three environments, the Formative, Market and Public Domain, respectively. Interviews, surveys and personal experience afforded insights into the dynamics of these domains with respect to a fledgling occupational category, while the socio-philosophical concepts of culture, habitus and social imaginary provide the tools to interpret the findings. The thesis postulates that an emerging occupational category will not only challenge existing cultures and habitus, but that over time it will influence the imaginaries of each domain and society as a whole. Ultimately, the occupational category will be truly successful only when the general public is able to distinguish it from related disciplines. Charles Taylor's writings on multiculturalism are used to discuss identity and recognition of the Applied Science Technologist in each domain while Pierre Bourdieu's perspectives on the existence of habitus and self-proliferating elites form the framework to examine the relationships between technologists and engineers. Taylor's theory of multiple concurrent social imaginaries guides the comparison of divergent expectations among academic, career and vocational instructors at British Columbia's colleges. The thesis concludes with recommendations for the sustainability of the Applied Science Technologist as distinct occupational category. Keywords. engineering technology; community college; diploma; recognition; identity; social imaginaries

  17. I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Group VII Social Science AND

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    1 I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Group VII Social Science AND Group X: Indigenous and Global://www.umt.edu/facultysenate/ASCRCx/Adocuments/GE_Criteria5-1-08.htm Social Science courses describe and analyze human social organization & interaction the social science and global course criteria.) #12;2 V. Student Learning Goals: Briefly explain how

  18. Response: From Fish and Bicycles to a Science of Social Work

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    Marsh, Jeanne Cay

    2012-01-01

    John Brekke challenges the field and profession of social work to define and develop the "science of social work". This response to Brekke's paper identifies the premises undergirding a discussion of the science of social work related to (1) a definition of "science";; (2 ) an organizing principle for social work; (3) a recognition that the task…

  19. 25 CFR 20.600 - Who can apply for financial assistance or social services?

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    2011-04-01

    (b) Under paragraph (a) of this section, any of the following may apply for benefits on behalf of another person: relatives, interested individuals, social services agencies, law enforcement agencies, courts, or other persons or...

  20. 25 CFR 20.600 - Who can apply for financial assistance or social services?

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    2012-04-01

    (b) Under paragraph (a) of this section, any of the following may apply for benefits on behalf of another person: relatives, interested individuals, social services agencies, law enforcement agencies, courts, or other persons or...

  1. 25 CFR 20.600 - Who can apply for financial assistance or social services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    (b) Under paragraph (a) of this section, any of the following may apply for benefits on behalf of another person: relatives, interested individuals, social services agencies, law enforcement agencies, courts, or other persons or...

  2. 25 CFR 20.600 - Who can apply for financial assistance or social services?

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    2014-04-01

    (b) Under paragraph (a) of this section, any of the following may apply for benefits on behalf of another person: relatives, interested individuals, social services agencies, law enforcement agencies, courts, or other persons or...

  3. Applying Baumrind's parenting typology to high schools: toward a middle-range theory of authoritative socialization

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    Lisa A. Pellerin

    2005-01-01

    I provide support for a middle-range theory of socialization style by applying Baumrind's typology of parenting (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and indifferent) to high schools as socializing agents. In the family literature, findings show that the authoritative style (both responsive and demanding) produces the best results on child behavioral outcomes, and the indifferent style the worst results. The school climate literature

  4. September 2011 SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    Americans 1983 Rockefeller Foundation Minority Research Fellowship 1984 National Science Foundation Research National Science Foundation, Honorable Mention 1978 (offered but refused) Organization of American States Foundation Grant to study the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Co

  5. Connecting Science and Society: Basic Research in the Service of Social Objectives

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    Gerhard Sonnert

    2007-01-01

    A flawed dichotomy of basic versus applied science (or of ``curiosity-driven'' vs. ``mission-oriented'' science) pervades today's thinking about science policy. This talk argues for the addition of a third mode of scientific research, called Jeffersonian science. Whereas basic science, as traditionally understood, is a quest for the unknown regardless of societal needs, and applied science is known science applied to

  6. Toward a transnational history of the social sciences.

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    Heilbron, Johan; Guilhot, Nicolas; Jeanpierre, Laurent

    2008-01-01

    Historical accounts of the social sciences have too often accepted local or national institutions as a self-evident framework of analysis, instead of considering them as being embedded in transnational relations of various kinds. Evolving patterns of transnational mobility and exchange cut through the neat distinction between the local, the national, and the inter-national, and thus represent an essential component in the dynamics of the social sciences, as well as a fruitful perspective for rethinking their historical development. In this programmatic outline, it is argued that a transnational history of the social sciences may be fruitfully understood on the basis of three general mechanisms, which have structured the transnational flows of people and ideas in decisive ways: (a) the functioning of international scholarly institutions, (b) the transnational mobility of scholars, and (c) the politics of trans-national exchange of nonacademic institutions. The article subsequently examines and illustrates each of these mechanisms. PMID:18409207

  7. CESSDA: Council of European Social Science Data Archives

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    The Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) facilitates the distribution of electronic data for social science education and research in Europe. CESSDA promotes data sharing by providing the Integrated Data Catalogue (IDC) at its Website. The multilingual IDC allows users to conduct a broadcast search of up to eleven social science data catalogs located all over the world, including catalogs in Israel, Australia, the US, and Europe. The IDC's simple catalog design--based on a Z39.50-WAIS protocol--and interface make it easy to use. The clearly displayed search results are ordered in accordance to the amount of hits per record in proportion to the total size of the record. Mirrors for the IDC are available in both the UK and Australia to foster quicker searching around the globe. In addition to the IDC, the CESSDA site supplies three clickable international maps that link users to the sites of 32 other data archives.

  8. Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft SOCIAL SCIENCE AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

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    Bermúdez, José Luis

    Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft Draft SOCIAL SCIENCE AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: A PLAN TO REACH THE NEXT LEVEL Strength in Social Sciences Vital The Vision 2020 document, embraced by the last three Texas, and sciences core", certainly to include the social and behavioral sciences. For many decades our aspirant

  9. Reflections on the Disciplinary Gulf between the Natural and Social Sciences

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    Susan Wright

    2006-01-01

    The general purpose of this essay is to explore key features of the disciplinary gulf between the natural and social sciences, and, in particular, differences in fundamental assumptions concerning the nature and purpose of knowledge. The essay contrasts the claims of the natural sciences to objectivity and universality with those of the social sciences, especially the qualitative social sciences, to

  10. Topics in social network analysis and network science

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    O'Malley, A James

    2014-01-01

    This chapter introduces statistical methods used in the analysis of social networks and in the rapidly evolving parallel-field of network science. Although several instances of social network analysis in health services research have appeared recently, the majority involve only the most basic methods and thus scratch the surface of what might be accomplished. Cutting-edge methods using relevant examples and illustrations in health services research are provided.

  11. Integrating Genetics and Social Science: Genetic Risk Scores

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    Belsky, Daniel W.; Israel, Salomon

    2014-01-01

    The sequencing of the human genome and the advent of low-cost genome-wide assays that generate millions of observations of individual genomes in a matter of hours constitute a disruptive innovation for social science. Many public-use social science datasets have or will soon add genome-wide genetic data. With these new data come technical challenges, but also new possibilities. Among these, the lowest hanging fruit and the most potentially disruptive to existing research programs is the ability to measure previously invisible contours of health and disease risk within populations. In this article, we outline why now is the time for social scientists to bring genetics into their research programs. We discuss how to select genetic variants to study. We explain how the polygenic architecture of complex traits and the low penetrance of individual genetic loci pose challenges to research integrating genetics and social science. We introduce genetic risk scores as a method of addressing these challenges and provide guidance on how genetic risk scores can be constructed. We conclude by outlining research questions that are ripe for social science inquiry. PMID:25343363

  12. A social History of Soviet Science

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    Idlis, G. M.

    The archive includes a great number of archive materials, recollections, interviews, letters, diaries, bibliography, internet sources concerning history of bolshevik and stalinist purges against scientists in the USSR since 1917 till 1968. The archive is categorized by few divisions: scientists, university teachers, associate professors, professors, members of the Academy of Science of the USSR, Corresponding-Members of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. A great number of research articles and recollections by purged are included. The articles are written not only by historians of science but by scientists also. A great role by P.L. Kapitza in the saving of Soviet science from purges is underlined. The project was realized under the support by SOROS foundation (2000), Russian Foundation for fundamental Research (2002-2004) and Russian State National Foundation (2007).

  13. School Desegregation: The Social Science Role.

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    Gerard, Harold B.

    1983-01-01

    Social scientists' assertions in 1954, that desegregation would improve minority student performance by freeing minority children from "pariah" status, and the hypothesis that interracial classroom contact would result in improved minority student achievement, are both unsupported by research. Effective school desegregation programs must be built…

  14. Topic Modeling for the Social Sciences

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    Daniel Ramage; Evan Rosen; Jason Chuang; Christopher D. Manning; Daniel A. McFarland

    As textual datasets grow in size and scope, social scientists need better tools to help make sense of that data. Despite the natural applicability of topic modeling to many such problems, word counts and tag clouds are often used as the primary means of gleaning information from textual data. We characterize two barriers to adoption encountered during a collaboration between

  15. Psychiatric Conditions and the Social Sciences

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    Horacio Fabrega

    2005-01-01

    Psychiatric disorders have a distinct shape, come in types and are inherent in Homo sapiens. To a social scientist, disorders exist by stipulation: contingent on a psychiatric frame of reference. Their materiality has meaning only in that framework. What is important is what that material might correspond to in a society’s systems of representation and associated institutions. If one assigns

  16. Social Science Perspectives on Citizenship Education.

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    Gross, Richard E., Ed.; Dynneson, Thomas L., Ed.

    This anthology examines the role and current conditions of citizenship in the United States' society. The compilation of essays by eminent social scientists and educators explore the concept of citizenship from various disciplinary perspectives: educational (Thomas L. Dynneson and Richard E. Gross); political (Robert B. Woyach); historical (Kerry…

  17. Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate programmes

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    for Health 24 MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine 26 MSc Sports Physiotherapy 30 Department of Politics and Exercise Medicine (by distance-learning) MSc Sports Physiotherapy (by distance-learning) MRes Health Language Skills 44 Department of Psychology 46 MSc Health Psychology 48 Department of Social & Policy

  18. Policy Decisions, Social Science Information, and Education

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    Coleman, James S.

    1976-01-01

    Examines the nature and accomplishments of social policy research and provides general suggestions for improving information flow to particular areas. The author maintains that the majority of policy research has been carried out in education and has been less successful than it might be due to insufficient feedback systems. (Author/DB)

  19. Social and ethical dimensions of nanoscale science and engineering research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aldrin E. Sweeney

    2006-01-01

    Continuing advances in human ability to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular levels (i.e. nanoscale science and engineering)\\u000a offer many previously unimagined possibilities for scientific discovery and technological development. Paralleling these advances\\u000a in the various science and engineering subdisciplines is the increasing realization that a number of associated social, ethical,\\u000a environmental, economic and legal dimensions also need to be

  20. Toward critical spatial thinking in the social sciences and humanities

    PubMed Central

    Goodchild, Michael F.; Janelle, Donald G.

    2010-01-01

    The integration of geographically referenced information into the conceptual frameworks and applied uses of the social sciences and humanities has been an ongoing process over the past few centuries. It has gained momentum in recent decades with advances in technologies for computation and visualization and with the arrival of new data sources. This article begins with an overview of this transition, and argues that the spatial integration of information resources and the cross-disciplinary sharing of analysis and representation methodologies are important forces for the integration of scientific and artistic expression, and that they draw on core concepts in spatial (and spatio-temporal) thinking. We do not suggest that this is akin to prior concepts of unified knowledge systems, but we do maintain that the boundaries to knowledge transfer are disintegrating and that our abilities in problem solving for purposes of artistic expression and scientific development are enhanced through spatial perspectives. Moreover, approaches to education at all levels must recognize the need to impart proficiency in the critical and efficient application of these fundamental spatial concepts, if students and researchers are to make use of expanding access to a broadening range of spatialized information and data processing technologies. PMID:20454588

  1. The DEVELOP Program as a Unique Applied Science Internship

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Skiles, J. W.; Schmidt, C. L.; Ruiz, M. L.; Cawthorn, J.

    2004-12-01

    The NASA mission includes "Inspiring the next generation of explorers" and "Understanding and protecting our home planet". DEVELOP students conduct research projects in Earth Systems Science, gaining valuable training and work experience, which support accomplishing this mission. This presentation will describe the DEVELOP Program, a NASA human capital development initiative, which is student run and student led with NASA scientists serving as mentors. DEVELOP began in 1998 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia and expanded to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama in 2002. NASA's Ames Research Center in California began DEVELOP activity in 2003. DEVELOP is a year round activity. High school through graduate school students participate in DEVELOP with students' backgrounds encompassing a wide variety of academic majors such as engineering, biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, remote sensing, geographic information systems, business, and geography. DEVELOP projects are initiated when county, state, or tribal governments submit a proposal requesting students work on local projects. When a project is selected, science mentors guide students in the application of NASA applied science and technology to enhance decision support tools for customers. Partnerships are established with customers, professional organizations and state and federal agencies in order to leverage resources needed to complete research projects. Student teams are assigned a project and are responsible for creating an inclusive project plan beginning with the design and approach of the study, the timeline, and the deliverables for the customer. Project results can consist of student papers, both team and individually written, face-to-face meetings and seminars with customers, presentations at national meetings in the form of posters and oral papers, displays at the Western and Southern Governors' Associations, and visualizations produced by the students. Projects have included Homeland Security in Virginia, Energy Management in New Mexico, Water Management in Mississippi, Air Quality Management in Alabama, Invasive Species mapping in Nevada, Public Health risk assessment in California, Disaster Management in Oklahoma, Agricultural Efficiency in South Dakota, Coastal Management in Louisiana and Carbon Management in Oregon. DEVELOP students gain experience in applied science, computer technology, and project management. Several DEVELOP projects will be demonstrated and discussed during this presentation. DEVELOP is sponsored by the Applications Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

  2. Turning Visitors into Citizens: Using Social Science for Civic Engagement in Informal Science Education Centers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bunten, Alexis; Arvizu, Shannon

    2013-01-01

    How can museums and other informal learning institutions cultivate greater civic engagement among the visiting public around important social issues? This case study of the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpreters' (NNOCCI) professional learning community illustrates how insights from the social sciences can be productively…

  3. INSTITUT DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES PRIX MICHEL SEURAT

    E-print Network

    Canet, Léonie

    INSTITUT DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES PRIX MICHEL SEURAT APPELACANDIDATURES2011 LessociétéscontemporainesduProcheOrientouduMaghreb LePrixMichelSeurat,d'unmontantannuelde15250,aétéinstituéparle'unpaysduProcheOrientouduMaghreb,contribuantainsiàpromouvoirconnaissance réciproqueetcompréhensionentrelasociétéfrançaiseetlemondearabe". Ce prix est ouvert aux titulaires d'un D.E.A. (diplôme d'études approfondies) ou d

  4. Government & Social Science Information: European Union Internet Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. It provides a list of EU servers including those related to Information and R & D Activities, an EU FAQ and other University EU links.

  5. Data analysis in the social sciences: what about the details?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Geoffrey H. Ball

    1965-01-01

    Historically, statistics seems to have been the primary mode of data analysis in the social sciences. It would appear at this time that we are still, to a large extent, using statistical methods developed prior to the advent of the digital computer and that these are now just transposed bodily onto a digital computer to perform the calculations. In this

  6. The limits of ethnography: combining social sciences for CSCW

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dan Shapiro

    1994-01-01

    This paper addresses some of the divergences between social sciences, and proposes the development of hybrid forms of participation in CSCW. It offers a critique of the theoretical isolationism of some ethnomethodological ethnography. It reviews the prospects for interdisciplinary collaboration, and seeks to motivate it with some “core propositions” which expose the inescapable character of the problems (although not necessarily

  7. Preparing Students for Science in the Face of Social Controversy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bramschreiber, Terry; Westmoreland, David

    2015-01-01

    Science educators often teach topics that are largely resolved in the scientific community yet remain controversial in broader society. In such cases, students may perceive the teacher as biased. We present two exercises that foster more objective learning about the scientific underpinnings of socially controversial topics. The first exercise…

  8. URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences

    E-print Network

    Guo, Zaoyang

    URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences 25-28 Bute Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RS Telephone: 0141 330 5048 Fax: 0141 330 4983 URBAN STUDIES Seminar Series: April - May 2011 Seminars are held in The Teaching Room (unless otherwise stated), Urban Studies, 25 Bute Gardens, commencing at 3.30 p.m. (unless

  9. URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences

    E-print Network

    Guo, Zaoyang

    URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences 25-28 Bute Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RS Telephone: 0141 330 5048 Fax: 0141 330 4983 URBAN STUDIES Seminar Series: January - March 2011 Seminars are held in The Teaching Room (unless otherwise stated), Urban Studies, 25 Bute Gardens, commencing at 3.30 p.m. (unless

  10. A Guide to Federal Funding in the Social Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ficklen, Myra

    This guide is intended to help colleges and universities identify sources of federal funding in the social sciences. Brief summaries of federal program grants for institutions and for individuals are provided. Each summary includes a description of the grant, the amount of money available, and deadlines for applications. Grants for research and…

  11. School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    · Medical/Surgical nursing · Mental health nursing · Gerontological nursing · Maternity nursing · PediatricFANU07-12 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Classroom and Clinical nursing · Rural acute care nursing · Community health nursing · Epidemiology The School of Nursing

  12. School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    /Surgical nursing Mental health nursing Gerontological nursing Maternity nursing Pediatric nursing Rural acuteFANU04-11 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Classroom and Clinical care nursing Community health nursing Epidemiology The School of Nursing, invites applications from

  13. School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    /Surgical nursing Mental health nursing Gerontological nursing Maternity nursing Pediatric nursing Rural acuteFANU05-10 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Classroom and Clinical care nursing Community health nursing Epidemiology The School of Nursing, invites applications from

  14. POSTING DATE: September 9, 2014 FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

    E-print Network

    Lennard, William N.

    -CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION NOTICE OF UNANTICIPATED LIMITED-DUTIES APPOINTMENTS The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Please note this offering could be assigned the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (Room 2040, Social Science Centre

  15. Television. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McConnell, Mary C.; And Others

    This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society (STS) that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological…

  16. Funds of Relationality: Social Bonds and Science Learners

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smardon, Regina

    2011-01-01

    In this response to Konstantinos Alexakos, Jayson K. Jones, and Victor H. Rodriguez, I will focus primarily on the importance of relationality for the development of a science learner identity. Along the way I will review (1) The cultural dynamics involved with the formation and sustenance of relationships in social life; (2) The methodological…

  17. Interviewing for Education and Social Science Research: The Gateway Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mears, Carolyn Lunsford

    2009-01-01

    This volume introduces a fresh approach to research, using strategies adapted from oral history and educational criticism to traverse the boundaries of human experience, and bring to light matters of concern to education and social science researchers. This narrator-centered method, a by-product of the author's award-winning investigation into the…

  18. Child Development Associate. Social Science: Children in the Cosmos.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oscar Rose Junior Coll., Midwest City, OK.

    This Child Development Associate (CDA) training module, one of a series of 18, is designed to help the CDA intern provide learning experiences in the social sciences for young children. The module stipulates competency-based objectives and provides essential information, suggestions, examples and learning activities on three topics related to the…

  19. Psychology Department College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    FAPS07-11 Psychology Department College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Assistant Professor. The Psychology Department at UNBC offers programs of study leading to the BSc, BScHon, MSc, and PhD degrees. For more information about the Psychology Department, visit our website: www.unbc.ca/psychology

  20. A Social Science Bibliography of Leisure and Recreation Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burdge, Rabel J.; And Others

    This bibliography provides an accessible source to social science research in leisure, recreation, and sports. Topical areas covered include: (1) bibliographic sources on leisure and recreation; (2) philosophical issues in leisure; (3) theories of leisure and recreation; (4) methods in leisure and recreation research; (5) evaluation of leisure and…

  1. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Gary Goertz: Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide

    E-print Network

    Landweber, Laura

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Gary Goertz: Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide is published by Princeton regression-type model it consists of basic-level concepts. Once we put multilevel concepts to decide how the basic- level concepts are "put together" and structured to form some kind of hypothesis

  2. Social Science Libraries Section. Special Libraries Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Three papers on the nonconventional literature and social science libraries were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. In "Grey Material: A Scandinavian View," Birgitta Bergdahl (Sweden) outlines the etymology and meaning of the concept of "grey literature" (which can include reports, theses,…

  3. Manufacturing Consistency: Social Science, Rhetoric and Chomsky's Critique

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alison Edgley

    2009-01-01

    Chomsky's critique of US foreign policy - and the media coverage it generates - has significant theoretical merit, and deserves to be of considerable interest within the social sciences. His analysis rests upon two distinctive positions. First, he claims that capitalism only survives because of the role played by the state, legislatively and administratively, controversially adding that it operates as

  4. The National Science Foundation: Funding Opportunities for Social Workers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jaskyte, Kristina

    2005-01-01

    This article introduces the National Science Foundation as a potential funding source for social work researchers and describes the experience of one faculty member in seeking funding from this source. The author provides an overview of the foundation, discusses its programmatic structure, proposal preparation, selection criteria, and review…

  5. Social Science Research on Southeast Asian Refugee Settlement in Canada.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indra, Doreen Marie

    Surveyed in this paper is the social science research on Southeast Asian refugee settlement in Canada. According to the survey, the body of literature on Indochinese immigrants is substantially larger than those on other ethnocultural Canadian populations of comparable size. Policy analysis is well developed, and there now exists sufficient…

  6. Course Goals in Social Science, Grades K-12. Critique Draft.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.

    This document on course goals in the social sciences is one part of a critique series dealing with the development and evaluation of course goals in six subject matter areas for grades K-12. The series provides an initial pool of course-level goals that are expected to be of considerable value in assisting educators with goal definition related to…

  7. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lopez-Varela, Asuncion, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of…

  8. http://sss.sagepub.com/ Social Studies of Science

    E-print Network

    Fujimura, Joan

    2010Social Studies of Science Joan H Fujimura and Ramya Rajagopalan human genetic research Different@ssc.wisc.edu Different differences: The use of `genetic ancestry' versus race in biomedical human genetic research Joan H presents findings from our ethnographic research on biomedical scientists' studies of human genetic

  9. The Future of Teaching Research in the Social Sciences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wagner, C.

    2009-01-01

    Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…

  10. Social Sciences in Forestry. A Current Selected Bibliography, No. 61.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schwab, Judith L., Ed.

    1983-01-01

    Provided in this document is a bibliography of selected materials addressing the interface between forestry and the social sciences. Materials include articles appearing in United States and foreign professional journals, bibliographies, conference proceedings, and other types of publications. A subject-matter classification scheme, in outline…

  11. College of Humanities & Social Sciences The Globalization Pathway

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    College of Humanities & Social Sciences The Globalization Pathway · This is a way of ensuring and participate in exclusive events. · Receive a certificate of completion! Globalization: · Explore the increasing interconnectedness of people, places and ideas around the world. · Define globalization and its

  12. Student Medical Certificate 1 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

    E-print Network

    Student Medical Certificate 1 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences A. TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT of Windsor Faculty of Law Student Medical Certificate and the University of Western Ontario Student Medical to students. For questions in connection with the collection of this information, the Associate Dean of my

  13. Consumer Citizenship Curriculum Guides for Social Studies, English, Science, Mathematics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacKenzie, Louise; Smith, Alice

    These four consumer citizenship curriculum guides for social studies, English, science, and mathematics incorporate consumer education into these subject matter areas in grades 8-12. Each guide is organized around 10 main component/goals. They are basic economics in the marketplace, credit, consumer law/protection, banking skills, comparison…

  14. A Science of Social Work? Response to John Brekke

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shaw, Ian

    2014-01-01

    I take the opportunity provided by John Brekke's (2012) article to respond to the general assumptions and approaches that may be brought when considering the question of a science of social work. I consider first, what should be our frames of reference, our communities of interest, or our boundaries of inclusion, for such a discussion?…

  15. Implementing Social Norms using Policies Department of Computer Science

    E-print Network

    Kremer, Rob

    , avoids restricting the inter- or intra-agent architecture or the agent interaction paradigm. This paperImplementing Social Norms using Policies Rob Kremer Department of Computer Science University infrastructure, and while it is not tied to FIPA standards, it is quite prescriptive in both its inter- agent

  16. Education, Psychology, and Social Science: Common Pathways for Teaching Peace.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.

    This paper explores the contributions of several disciplines of the social sciences to peace education and peace psychology and focuses on positive gains in several aspects of peace education and conflict resolution witnessed by the researcher in over 10 years of work. The paper contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) "Definitions…

  17. Tuning in to Young Viewers: Social Science Perspectives on Television.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacBeth, Tannis M., Ed.

    Research indicates that children are especially vulnerable to the effects of television viewing. Taking a psychological, social-science perspective, this book explores how television viewing affects children. Chapter 1, "Introduction," (MacBeth) discusses the issues involved, how researchers go about studying media effects, whether television…

  18. Social science education as a component of medical training

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. M. MacLeod; H. N. McCullough

    1994-01-01

    The broad view of health espoused by the World Health Organization is now generally accepted by medical educators. Implicit in the new paradigm is a recognition of multiple determinants of health and of shifting divisions of professional responsibilities among providers. As a consequence, the importance of social and behavioural science education as a foundation to medical training is increasingly appreciated.

  19. Bridging social and geo-sciences data with GIS (Invited)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. Wilhelmi; M. Hayden

    2009-01-01

    Society and climate are co-evolving in a manner that could place more vulnerable populations at risk from exposure to weather and climate stresses. Understanding risks and vulnerabilities to weather hazards and climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach, that includes information about weather, climate, the natural and built environment and social processes and characteristics. Recent advances in GIS science and technology

  20. Guide to Social Science Resources in Women's Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oakes, Elizabeth H.; Sheldon, Kathleen E.

    This annotated bibliography describes the contents and critically evaluates 654 social science books and collections of journal articles in women's studies. The objective is to assist in research and in the organization of undergraduate or graduate courses on women. The resources are presented in nine sections. Section I covers anthropology,…

  1. Science, Technology, and Society in the Social Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smiddie, Laura

    1990-01-01

    Highlights some current resources for teaching science-related social issues in elementary and secondary classrooms from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database. Issues covered are varied and include population growth, environmental concerns, bioethical questions, hunger and food resources, water resources, nuclear energy, and…

  2. FloRIDA StAte Social Sciences

    E-print Network

    Sura, Philip

    Ann uA l R e p o Rt 2013 FloRIDA StAte unIVeRSItY College of Social Sciences and public policy.S. public universities in all program areas and departments. the College at 40 A look at our history, our

  3. Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies Sociology Bachelor of Science in Education

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies ­ Sociology ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3 C Fulfills Kent Core SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis 3 C SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C Fulfills domestic

  4. Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies Sociology Bachelor of Science in Education

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Integrated Social Studies ­ Sociology ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH of the term CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3 C Fulfills SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis 3 C SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C Fulfills domestic

  5. Puerto Ricans in Historical and Social Science Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rodriguez, Clara E.

    This review of the literature on Puerto Ricans in historical and social science research focuses on major English-language books. The review finds that colonialism has been a major factor in, an orienting influence of, and a focus for critical writing about Puerto Ricans. In general, books published before 1970 were reflective, implicitly or…

  6. On the epistemology of risk: Language, logic and social science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael V. Hayes

    1992-01-01

    'Risk' is a widely used concept in literatures related to health, health care and medicine. In recent decades, three bodies of literature have emerged in which 'risk' is the primary focus of concern: Health Risk Appraisal, the Risk Approach and Risk Analysis\\/Assessment\\/Management. These literatures overlook important concepts and theoretical developments is contemporary social science. They also lack conceptual coherence. Reduction

  7. Science, Social Work, Prevention: Finding the Intersections

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hawkins, J. David

    2006-01-01

    Over the past 25 years the science of prevention of adolescent health and behavior problems has matured as a result of longitudinal studies of predictors of these problems and controlled studies of preventive interventions focused on those predictors that have revealed efficacious prevention strategies. This article builds on three Aaron Rosen…

  8. Social networks generate interest in computer science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Casey Alt; Owen L. Astrachan; Jeffrey Forbes; Richard Lucic; Susan H. Rodger

    2006-01-01

    For forty years programming has been the foundation of in- troductory computer science. Despite exponential increases in computational power during this period, examples used in introductory courses have remained largely unchanged. The incredible growth in statistics courses at all levels, in contrast with the decline of students taking computer sci- ence courses, points to the potential for introducing com- puter

  9. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

    E-print Network

    Charles Best Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Carey, Andrew Neil Major English & Minor Humanities Dr Charles, Andrew Stewart MacPhail Major Political Science Argyle Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Cheng, Benny Ka Bachelor of Arts Craig, Tracy Lynne Major Psychology & Minor Counsel Human Develop Port Moody Sr. Secondary

  10. Social Sciences Building 118 Parking South

    E-print Network

    He, Wenjie

    and Computer Science presents HAL BERGHEL "Cyber Warfare: Stuxnet and Beyond" Parking is available in West will all take place in part in cyberspace. It is also widely agreed that most of the cyber warfare that exceed the defensive abilities of the U.S. and its allies. This talk will present an overview of Cyber

  11. Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety Environmental Technology Associate of Applied Science

    E-print Network

    Khan, Javed I.

    Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety ­ Environmental Technology ­ Associate of Applied Science 10110 Biological Diversity 4 Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences EVHS 20004 Environmental Health CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences EVHS 20001 Environmental Law 3

  12. Tools for sustainability impact assessment of forestry policies: what role for social science?

    E-print Network

    Tools for sustainability impact assessment of forestry policies: what role for social science? David Edwards Social and Economic Research Group Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences Forest-rational: theoretically, politically and practically inadequate · Post-positivist: transparent, deliberative, inclusive

  13. Socially situated activities and identities: Second-grade dual language students and the social construction of science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bryce, Nadine

    Latina and Latino American students are among the lowest achievers in science, when compared to European and Asian American students, and are highly underrepresented in science careers. Studies suggested that a part of this problem is students' lack of access to science, due to their status as English language learners and their perceived status as deficient students. This study investigated the social construction of science in a second grade dual language urban classroom that offered bilingual students access to science, while positioning them as competent, capable learners. What participants valued in science was interpreted from their stated beliefs and attitudes, as well as their patterned ways of reading, writing, and talking. A bilingual European American teacher and three Latina and Latino focal students were observed over the course of 10 weeks, as they enacted a science unit, in English, on habitats. Science lessons were videotaped, documented with field notes, and transcribed. Interviews with the teacher and students were audiotaped and transcribed, and relevant curriculum documents, and teacher- and student-generated documents, copied. Gee's (1999) d/Discourse analysis system was applied to the transcripts of science lessons and interviews as a way to understand how participants used language to construct situated activities and identities in science. Curriculum documents were analyzed to understand the positioning of the teacher and students by identifying the situated activities and roles recommended. Students' nonfiction writing and published nonfiction texts were analyzed for linguistic structures, semantic relationships and conventions of science writing. Results indicated that the teacher drew on traditional and progressive pedagogical practices that shaped her and her students' science activities and situated identities. The teacher employed traditional talk strategies to build science themes, while students enacted their roles as compliant learners, but the teacher also provided curricular structures for students to engage in science as knowledge brokers, researching and writing from nonfiction books, and authoring original texts. Conclusions drawn suggest that teachers should be aware that students are multiply positioned as learners, d/Discourse analysis can be a useful tool for studying classroom practices, and science is relational as well as discipline-centered.

  14. http://jab.sagepub.com The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

    E-print Network

    Sahay, Sundeep

    http://jab.sagepub.com The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science DOI: 10.1177/0021886305285127 2006; 42; 91Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Bruno Piotti, Baltazar Chilundo and Sundeep Sahay Systems be found at:The Journal of Applied Behavioral ScienceAdditional services and information for http

  15. Degree Level Expectations for Graduates Receiving the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Degree Level Expectations for Graduates Receiving the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering University of Toronto Revised: May 28, 2008 1 Introduction This document of Toronto. This document addresses the Bachelor of Applied Science degree for all programs in the Faculty

  16. A bibliometric study of reference literature in the sciences and social sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wolfgang Glanzel; Urs Schoepflin

    In earlier papers the authors focused on diÄerences in the ageing of journal literature in science and the social sciences. It was shown that for several fields and topics bibliometric standard indicators based on journal articles need to be modified in order to provide valid results. In fields where monographs, books or reports are important means of scientific information, standard

  17. A Bibliometric Study of Reference Literature in the Sciences and Social Sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wolfgang Glänzel; Urs Schoepflin

    1999-01-01

    In earlier papers the authors focused on differences in the ageing of journal literature in science and the social sciences. It was shown that for several fields and topics bibliometric standard indicators based on journal articles need to be modified in order to provide valid results. In fields where monographs, books or reports are important means of scientific information, standard

  18. A Bibliometric Study of Reference Literature in the Sciences and Social Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glanzel, Wolfgang; Schoepflin, Urs

    1999-01-01

    Describes a study that investigated the proportions of references to serials and to non-serial literature in science and social sciences fields, whether there is a relation between the age of the references and their type, and whether there is a correlation between the reference age and the share of non-serial literature. (LRW)

  19. Oregon Statewide Assessment Program, 1999: Reading and Literature, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. Administration Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Office of Assessment and Evaluation, Salem.

    This manual contains information regarding the administration of the Oregon Statewide Assessment Program's tests in reading and literature, mathematics, science, and the social sciences. Parts of the manual address (1) background and preparation for testing; (2) general administration; (3) administering the mathematics test; (4) administering the…

  20. Advancing Geospatial Technologies in Science and Social Science: A Case Study in Collaborative Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. A. Williams; J. N. Morris; M. L. Simms; S. Metoyer

    2007-01-01

    The Advancing Geospatial Skills in Science and Social Sciences (AGSSS) program, funded by NSF, provides middle and high school teacher-partners with access to graduate student scientists for classroom collaboration and curriculum adaptation to incorporate and advance skills in spatial thinking. AGSSS Fellows aid in the delivery of geospatially-enhanced activities utilizing technology such as geographic information systems, remote sensing, and virtual

  1. University Learning Outcome 11 Social Sciences STEM-ED 210 Knowing and Learning Mathematics and Science

    E-print Network

    Barrash, Warren

    University Learning Outcome 11 ­ Social Sciences STEM-ED 210 Knowing and Learning Mathematics and Science Foundation ULO 11 Criteria Course Learning Outcomes "By the end of this course,each student should be able to..." Assessment Method: Evidence of Student Learning Planned Teaching & Learning Activities

  2. Humphry Davy: science and social mobility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. M. Knight

    2000-01-01

    Humphry Davy (1778–1829) was one of the first professional scientists, earning his living and rising spectacularly from an impoverished upbringing in Cornwall to be President of the Royal Society and a baronet. He owed his rise to patronage as well as to his range of abilities: as a lecturer, as a chemical theorist and as a very early applied scientist.

  3. Mining event histories: a social science perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gilbert Ritschard; Alexis Gabadinho; Nicolas S. Müller; Matthias Studer

    2008-01-01

    We1 explore how recent data-mining-based tools developed in domains such as biomedicine or text-mining for extracting interesting knowledge from sequence data could be applied to personal life course data. We focus on two types of approaches: \\\\Survival\\

  4. Retrieving Social Science Knowledge for Secondary Curriculum Development. Publication No. 109.

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    Jung, Charles; And Others

    Information from the social sciences, related to the development of substantive content for social science curricula at the secondary school level, is recorded in 16 interviews with small groups of social scientists. A cross-representational team of psychologists and educators conducted these two-and-one-half-hour interviews to obtain the social

  5. Textbook Picard p. 1 Historical sociology and the renewal of social sciences

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Textbook Picard p. 1 Historical sociology and the renewal of social sciences Elizabeth Picard When the social sciences resort to compound words, there is good reason to worry that the object or concept thus? It is in these terms that we refer to an ambitious and prolific renewal of the social and human sciences that focuses

  6. TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY DELETION OF MAE SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJOR AND RENAMING OF MAE: HISTORY

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    Gering, Jon C.

    I TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY DELETION OF MAE SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJOR AND RENAMING OF MAE: HISTORY MAJOR (APPROVED BY GRADUATE COUNCIL 4-22-98) WHEREAS, the Division of Social Science currently offers a History and a Social Science option through which MAE students may complete the advanced content in the teaching

  7. When do stories work? Evidence and illustration in the social sciences 1 Andrew Gelman2

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    Gelman, Andrew

    1 When do stories work? Evidence and illustration in the social sciences 1 Andrew Gelman2 and communication. Here we explore a more active role of stories in social science research, not merely in the scientific process. I. Introduction Stories have increasingly been recognized as important in social science

  8. Complementary Social Sciences Courses in the Alberta High School Curriculum: A Conceptual Review

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    Staszenski, Donna; Smits, Hans

    2008-01-01

    In keeping with Alberta Education's goals and responsibilities to develop and evaluate curriculum and to set standards and assess outcomes, the Ministry is reviewing the status and purpose of social sciences courses as part of the high school curriculum. The present social sciences curriculum was revised in 1985. As part of the social sciences

  9. School Overview Investigate. Innovate. Impact.At UC Irvine's School of Social Sciences, what we

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    Rose, Michael R.

    School Overview Investigate. Innovate. Impact.At UC Irvine's School of Social Sciences, what we do makes a difference.As a social sciences student, you will have the opportu- nity to investigate issues that matter to society.These issues span the social sciences, ranging from an exploration of how changes

  10. Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency 101 Fundamentals of Communication or DLS COMM 112 Reasoned Discourse 3 DLS Social Sciences course in a second field 3 Social science lower-division courses selected from the following fields of study

  11. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 5 Year Academic Plan (2013-2018) Executive Summary

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    DRAFT Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 5 Year Academic Plan (2013-2018) Executive Summary Over the past five years, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been reduced in size through the transfer and Social Sciences remains the largest of the Faculties within the University, proud of its international

  12. Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency 101 Fundamentals of Communication or DLS COMM 112 Reasoned Discourse 3 DLS Social Sciences course in a second field 3 Social science lower-division courses selected from the following fields of study

  13. Social Science Community of Practice Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 1-2pm EST

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    Sea Grant Social Science Community of Practice Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 1-2pm EST Call Social Science Website a. Note the Tools page. Other resources? 3. Observations/Discussions about FY2014-15 social science projects a. To be distributed prior to the call Funding Opportunities NOAA/NSF Fellowship

  14. The New Co-Evolution of Engineering Systems and the Social Sciences

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    The New Co-Evolution of Engineering Systems and the Social Sciences Robert L. Axtell1 raxtell commentators. Historically, there have been two distinct roles for the social sciences in such technological progressively more large-scale, complex and technologically-sophisticated a third role for the social sciences

  15. College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship Application, page 1 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

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    College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship Application, page 1 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION-mortgage debt? Please list student loans separately. #12;College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship ______________________________________________________ ________________ ______________________________________________________ ________________ ______________________________________________________ ________________ ______________________________________________________ ________________ ______________________________________________________ ________________ #12;College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship Application, page 4 List public service

  16. Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Associate of Arts, Social Science, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency 101 Fundamentals of Communication or DLS COMM 112 Reasoned Discourse 3 DLS Social Sciences course in a second field 3 Social science lower-division courses selected from the following fields of study

  17. Book Reviews Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and

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    Solovey, Mark

    Book Reviews Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature Cravens's edited volume, Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human democracy, and human behavior. In all the social sciences, including economics, there was much discussion

  18. Blacklisting Social Science Departments with Poor Ph.D. Submission Rates

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    Richard A. Colombo; Donald G. Morrison

    1988-01-01

    In an attempt to reduce the time taken by social science Ph.D. candidates to obtain their degrees, the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom has decided to withhold funds from social science departments of academic institutions with the poorest Ph.D. submission \\

  19. Social Science This interdisciplinary major encourages students to examine a wide

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    Miles, Will

    Social Science This interdisciplinary major encourages students to examine a wide range of human to a wider range of social science fields and allows them to concentrate in two of them. The major experiences through the theories and methodologies of the social sciences. These disciplines seek

  20. Human rights and genomics: science, genomics and social movements at the 2004 London Social Forum

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    Ian Welsh; Alexandra Plows; Robert Evans

    2007-01-01

    The third meeting of the European Social Forum (ESF) was held in London during October 2004 with a broad ranging formal agenda and a penumbra of affiliated workshops and cultural activities. We draw on participant observation in all sessions dealing with science and genomics and offer an evaluation of Rothman's (2000) argument that NGOs and protest movements have a vital

  1. Schizotypy as an organizing framework for social and affective sciences.

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    Cohen, Alex S; Mohr, Christine; Ettinger, Ulrich; Chan, Raymond C K; Park, Sohee

    2015-03-01

    Schizotypy, defined in terms of commonly occurring personality traits related to the schizophrenia spectrum, has been an important construct for understanding the neurodevelopment and stress-diathesis of schizophrenia. However, as schizotypy nears its sixth decade of application, it is important to acknowledge its impressively rich literature accumulating outside of schizophrenia research. In this article, we make the case that schizotypy has considerable potential as a conceptual framework for understanding individual differences in affective and social functions beyond those directly involved in schizophrenia spectrum pathology. This case is predicated on (a) a burgeoning literature noting anomalies in a wide range of social functioning, affiliative, positive and negative emotional, expressive, and social cognitive systems, (b) practical and methodological features associated with schizotypy research that help facilitate empirical investigation, and (c) close ties to theoretical constructs of central importance to affective and social science (eg, stress diathesis, neural compensation). We highlight recent schizotypy research, ie providing insight into the nature of affective and social systems more generally. This includes current efforts to clarify the neurodevelopmental, neurobiological, and psychological underpinnings of affiliative drives, hedonic capacity, social cognition, and stress responsivity systems. Additionally, we discuss neural compensatory and resilience factors that may mitigate the expression of stress-diathesis and functional outcome, and highlight schizotypy's potential role for understanding cultural determinants of social and affective functions. PMID:25810057

  2. Towards teaching science for social responsibility: An examination of flaws in science, technology and society

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    Roger T. Cross; Ronald F. Price

    1991-01-01

    In this paper we continue our search for a socially responsible science education by an examination of the trends in the Science,\\u000a Technology and Society movement. These trends reflect differing ideological perspectives and result in courses which serve\\u000a different ends. We identify two major flaws in the movement that inhibits the realization of a schooling in science dedicated\\u000a to democracy.

  3. Prospective PhD Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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    Prospective PhD Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Math INSTRUCTIONS 1 taken as a graduate student at another institution. 4. If you are interested in applying for transfer below. Revised 1/7/14 #12;Prospective PhD Program School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student

  4. Science Students and the Social Sciences: Strange Bedfellows?

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    Yeong, Foong May

    2014-01-01

    With various internet resources available to students, the main aim of a good university education today should not merely be to provide students with content knowledge, but rather to equip them with essential skills necessary to develop into lifelong learners. Among science educators, repeated calls have been made to promote a more holistic…

  5. Social Science and the Bayesian Probability Explanation Model

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    Yin, Jie; Zhao, Lei

    2014-03-01

    C. G. Hempel, one of the logical empiricists, who builds up his probability explanation model by using the empiricist view of probability, this model encountered many difficulties in the scientific explanation in which Hempel is difficult to make a reasonable defense. Based on the bayesian probability theory, the Bayesian probability model provides an approach of a subjective probability explanation based on the subjective probability, using the subjectivist view of probability. On the one hand, this probability model establishes the epistemological status of the subject in the social science; On the other hand, it provides a feasible explanation model for the social scientific explanation, which has important methodological significance.

  6. Perception of Supports and Barriers: Career Decision-Making for Sikh Indo-Canadian Young Women Entering the Social Sciences

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    Mani, Priya S.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this research study was to examine the supports and barriers that Sikh Indo-Canadian young women perceive in their career decision-making process to enter the applied social sciences at the university level. A qualitative descriptive case study approach (Yin, 2003) was used. Analyses indicated self-efficacy appraisals played an…

  7. Birth of a Field: George Baron, Educational Administration and the Social Sciences in England, 1946-1978

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    McCulloch, Gary

    2014-01-01

    "Educational administration and the social sciences", the landmark text coedited by Baron and Taylor in 1969, represented the study of educational administration as an applied interdisciplinary field. George Baron's own academic career reveals the struggles involved in the construction of this new field and the resistance and…

  8. From applied microbiology to biotechnology: science, medicine and industrial renewal.

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    Bud, Robert

    2010-09-20

    In the late 1970s politicians and civil servants were acutely aware of the chronic decline of the manufacturing sector as a source of employment in Britain. At a time of fear of mass unemployment, sources of new work were urgently sought. Biotechnology had been promoted by visionaries since the early twentieth century. With oil prices soaring, its potential to produce substitutes for petroleum derivatives seemed newly attractive. At the beginning of 1976, John Bu'Lock at Manchester brought the attention of the new President of the Royal Society, Lord Todd, to the developments in enzyme and fermentation technologies. Both the Society and government began to take biotechnology seriously. In 1979 the Society organized a groundbreaking meeting, 'New horizons in industrial microbiology'. In parallel, John Ashworth, the chief scientist of the government think-tank the Central Policy Review Staff, prompted by American developments in genetic engineering, its commercial exploitation and regional development, led thinking among government officials. The Spinks enquiry into biotechnology was consequently formed in 1979 as a collaborative enterprise of the Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, the Advisory Board for the Research Councils and the Royal Society. The recommendations for far-reaching collaboration between research councils, government and industry were not fully implemented. However, even the limited implementation led to new models of science that would be significant in the emergence of a reconstruction of science. PMID:20973345

  9. Reverse-Engineering Censorship in China1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science

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    Reverse-Engineering Censorship in China1 Gary King2 Institute for Quantitative Social Science Criticism but Silences Collective Expression (American Political Science Review, 2013) Experimental and Participatory Studies: Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship (Science, 2014) Methods: General Purpose Computer

  10. 76 FR 65219 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting In accordance with...92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following...

  11. 76 FR 24062 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting In accordance with...92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following...

  12. Three Political Philosophers Debate Social Science: Leo Strauss, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor

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    Blakely, Jason William

    2013-01-01

    on a particular conception of the natural sciences. One ofof the natural sciences. Such a law-like conception of causeconception of the social sciences. For Winch had grounded the difference between the natural and

  13. Humphry Davy: science and social mobility.

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    Knight, D M

    2000-01-01

    Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was one of the first professional scientists, earning his living and rising spectacularly from an impoverished upbringing in Cornwall to be President of the Royal Society and a baronet. He owed his rise to patronage as well as to his range of abilities: as a lecturer, as a chemical theorist and as a very early applied scientist. But his exalted position brought him little happiness, for he could not satisfy all the hopes put upon him as the successor to Sir Joseph Banks. Admired rather than loved, he became unpopular and was seen as haughty. In his last two years, spent wandering lonely and sickly in Italy and the Alps, he sought to make sense of his life, writing dialogues as his bequest to the new generation. PMID:11196988

  14. Educacion y Ciencias Sociales en el Mundo Moderno. [Education and the Social Sciences in the Modern World].

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    Rimoldi, Horacio J. A.

    The document, written in Spanish, discusses the relationship between research in the social sciences and the role of the university in social science education. The author considers the education of researchers, the application of research, the need for interdisciplinary research methods, and problems involved in cross-cultural studies. He states…

  15. Research conducted at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering in applied mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science

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    1988-01-01

    This report summarizes research conducted at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science during the period April l, 1988 through September 30, 1988.

  16. Government & Social Science Information: European Union Collections Bibliography

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    The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. The GSSI Research Guide on The European Union is a bibliography of over 35 information sources held by GSSI. It includes resources on directories, current information, statistics, indexes, bibliographies, legislation, and subject reports. While not all resources have hypertext links, the guide is still an excellent starting point for EU information.

  17. [Actors of journal publishing in the social and medical sciences].

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    Schubert, András

    2015-04-19

    Journals published by universities take up a modest part of the scientific literature at the moment, but there are several signs and even more reasons to believe that their significance is rising. Recently, the most significant increase can be detected in social sciences. The top list of university rankings based on journal publishing activity brings into the forefront - beside some obvious favorites (Oxford, Cambridge, Chicago) - some less expected universities, as well. PMID:25864141

  18. Cognitive Therapy Versus Exposure and Applied Relaxation in Social Phobia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Clark, David M.; Ehlers, Anke; Hackmann, Ann; McManus, Freda; Fennell, Melanie; Grey, Nick; Waddington, Louise; Wild, Jennifer

    2006-01-01

    A new cognitive therapy (CT) program was compared with an established behavioral treatment. Sixty-two patients meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) criteria for social phobia were randomly assigned to CT, exposure plus applied relaxation (EXP = AR), or wait-list (WAIT). CT…

  19. Reversals of national fortune, and social science methodologies

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    Diamond, Jared

    2014-01-01

    Among non-European regions colonized by Europeans, regions that were relatively richer five centuries ago (like Mexico, Peru, and India) tend to be poorer today, while regions that originally were relatively poorer (like the United States, Chile, and Australia) tend now to be richer. Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (abbreviated AJR) established the generality of this reversal of fortune. Chanda, Cook, and Putterman (abbreviated CCP) have now reanalyzed it, taking as a unit of analysis populations rather than geographic regions. That is, India's population was Indian 500 y ago and is still overwhelmingly Indian today, whereas the United States' population was Native American 500 years ago but is overwhelmingly Old World (especially European) today. Reversals of fortune disappeared when CCP analyzed populations rather than geographic regions: for instance, the geographic region of the modern United States has become relatively richer since AD 1500, but the predominantly European population now occupying the United States was already relatively rich in AD 1500. Evidently, European colonists carried ingredients of wealth with them. I discuss the biological and cultural baggage transported by European immigrants and associated with wealth. Among that baggage, AJR emphasize institutions, CCP emphasize social capital, and I identify many different elements only loosely coupled to each other. This paper discusses the problem, especially acute in the social sciences, of “operationalizing” intuitive concepts (such as mass, temperature, wealth, and innovation) so that they can be measured. Basic concepts tend to be harder to define, operationalize, and measure in the social sciences than in the laboratory sciences. PMID:25385597

  20. Reversals of national fortune, and social science methodologies.

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    Diamond, Jared

    2014-12-16

    Among non-European regions colonized by Europeans, regions that were relatively richer five centuries ago (like Mexico, Peru, and India) tend to be poorer today, while regions that originally were relatively poorer (like the United States, Chile, and Australia) tend now to be richer. Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (abbreviated AJR) established the generality of this reversal of fortune. Chanda, Cook, and Putterman (abbreviated CCP) have now reanalyzed it, taking as a unit of analysis populations rather than geographic regions. That is, India's population was Indian 500 y ago and is still overwhelmingly Indian today, whereas the United States' population was Native American 500 years ago but is overwhelmingly Old World (especially European) today. Reversals of fortune disappeared when CCP analyzed populations rather than geographic regions: for instance, the geographic region of the modern United States has become relatively richer since AD 1500, but the predominantly European population now occupying the United States was already relatively rich in AD 1500. Evidently, European colonists carried ingredients of wealth with them. I discuss the biological and cultural baggage transported by European immigrants and associated with wealth. Among that baggage, AJR emphasize institutions, CCP emphasize social capital, and I identify many different elements only loosely coupled to each other. This paper discusses the problem, especially acute in the social sciences, of "operationalizing" intuitive concepts (such as mass, temperature, wealth, and innovation) so that they can be measured. Basic concepts tend to be harder to define, operationalize, and measure in the social sciences than in the laboratory sciences. PMID:25385597