Sample records for social science approach

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

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    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…

  2. Physics and social science — The approach of synergetics

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    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.

  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. A Social Construction Approach to Computer Science Education

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    Machanick, Philip

    2007-01-01

    Computer science education research has mostly focused on cognitive approaches to learning. Cognitive approaches to understanding learning do not account for all the phenomena observed in teaching and learning. A number of apparently successful educational approaches, such as peer assessment, apprentice-based learning and action learning, have…

  5. Teaching Introductory Statistics in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Approach & Rationale

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    Rossi A. Hassad; H. G. Wells

    2003-01-01

    The teaching and learning of introductory statistics in the behavioral sciences continues to generate much debate on content and pedagogy amidst on-going reform. Facilitating change where appropriate also necessitates an understanding of instructors' motivation for their approach. This pilot study explored approaches to teaching introductory statistics, and instructors' rationale for their approach. Emphasis on concept, calculation and both were reported

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

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    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…

  7. A social construction approach to computer science education

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    Philip Machanick

    2007-01-01

    Computer science education research has mostly focused on cognitive approaches to learning. Cognitive ap- proaches to understanding learning do not account for all the phenomena observed in teaching and learning. A number of apparently successful educational approaches like peer assessment, apprentice-based learning and ac- tion learning have aspects which are not satisfactorily exp lained by purely cognitive models. On the

  8. Teaching Introductory Statistics in the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Approach & Rationale

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    Hassad, Rossi A.

    2003-01-01

    The teaching and learning of introductory statistics in the behavioral sciences continues to generate much debate on content and pedagogy amidst on-going reform. Facilitating change where appropriate also necessitates an understanding of instructors' motivation for their approach. This pilot study explored approaches to teaching introductory…

  9. Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manh Cuong Pham; Ralf Klamma; Matthias Jarke

    2011-01-01

    In contrast to many other scientific disciplines, computer science considers conference publications. Conferences have the\\u000a advantage of providing fast publication of papers and of bringing researchers together to present and discuss the paper with\\u000a peers. Previous work on knowledge mapping focused on the map of all sciences or a particular domain based on ISI published\\u000a Journal Citation Report (JCR). Although

  10. Feminist Approaches to Social Science: Epistemological and Methodological Tenets

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    Rebecca Campbell; Sharon M. Wasco

    2000-01-01

    This paper is a primer for community psychologists on feminist research. Much like the field of community psychology, feminist scholarship is defined by its values and process. Informed by the political ideologies of the 1970s women's movement (liberal, radical, socialist feminism, and womanism), feminist scholars reinterpreted classic concepts in philosophy of science to create feminist epistemologies and methodologies. Feminist epistemologies,

  11. Social Activism in Elementary Science Education: A science, technology, and society approach to teach global warming

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    Benjamin T. Lester; Li Ma; Okhee Lee; Julie Lambert

    2006-01-01

    As part of a large-scale instructional intervention research, this study examined elementary students' science knowledge and awareness of social activism with regard to an increased greenhouse effect and global warming. The study involved fifth-grade students from five elementary schools of varying demographic makeup in a large urban school district in the United States. The study was based on the analysis

  12. Social Activism in Elementary Science Education: A Science, Technology, and Society Approach to Teach Global Warming

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    Lester, Benjamin T.; Ma, Li; Lee, Okhee; Lambert, Julie

    2006-01-01

    As part of a large-scale instructional intervention research, this study examined elementary students' science knowledge and awareness of social activism with regard to an increased greenhouse effect and global warming. The study involved fifth-grade students from five elementary schools of varying demographic makeup in a large urban school…

  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. Reinterpreting Ethnic Patterns among White and African American Men Who Inject Heroin: A Social Science of Medicine Approach

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    Philippe Bourgois; Alexis Martinez; Alex Kral; Brian R. Edlin; Jeff Schonberg; Dan Ciccarone

    2006-01-01

    Background Street-based heroin injectors represent an especially vulnerable population group subject to negative health outcomes and social stigma. Effective clinical treatment and public health intervention for this population requires an understanding of their cultural environment and experiences. Social science theory and methods offer tools to understand the reasons for economicandethnicdisparitiesthatcauseindividualsufferingandstressattheinstitutionallevel. Methods and Findings We used a cross-methodological approach that incorporated

  15. Teaching Climate Social Science and Its Practices: A Two-Pronged Approach to Climate Literacy

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    Shwom, R.; Isenhour, C.; McCright, A.; Robinson, J.; Jordan, R.

    2014-12-01

    The Essential Principles of Climate Science Literacy states that a climate-literate individual can: "understand the essential principles of Earth's climate system, assess scientifically credible information about climate change, communicate about climate and climate change in a meaningful way, and make informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that may affect climate." We argue that further integration of the social science dimensions of climate change will advance the climate literacy goals of communication and responsible actions. The underlying rationale for this argues: 1) teaching the habits of mind and scientific practices that have synergies across the social and natural sciences can strengthen students ability to understand and assess science in general and that 2) understanding the empirical research on the social, political, and economic processes (including climate science itself) that are part of the climate system is an important step for enabling effective action and communication. For example, while climate literacy has often identified the public's faulty mental models of climate processes as a partial explanation of complacency, emerging research suggests that the public's mental models of the social world are equally or more important in leading to informed and responsible climate decisions. Building student's ability to think across the social and natural sciences by understanding "how we know what we know" through the sciences and a scientific understanding of the social world allows us to achieve climate literacy goals more systematically and completely. To enable this integration we first identify the robust social science insights for the climate science literacy principles that involve social systems. We then briefly identify significant social science contributions to climate science literacy that do not clearly fit within the seven climate literacy principles but arguably could advance climate literacy goals. We conclude with suggestions on how the identified social science insights could be integrated into climate literacy efforts.

  16. What is ‘social’ about social science?

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    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

  17. Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research to Clinical Application: The EVOLVE Mixed Methods Approach

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    Peterson, Janey C.; Czajkowski, Susan; Charlson, Mary E.; Link, Alissa R.; Wells, Martin T.; Isen, Alice M.; Mancuso, Carol A.; Allegrante, John P.; Boutin-Foster, Carla; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Jobe, Jared B.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To describe a mixed-methods approach to develop and test a basic behavioral science-informed intervention to motivate behavior change in 3 high-risk clinical populations. Our theoretically derived intervention comprised a combination of positive affect and self-affirmation (PA/SA), which we applied to 3 clinical chronic disease…

  18. New perspectives in the equilibrium statistical mechanics approach to social and economic sciences

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    Elena Agliari; Adriano Barra; Raffaella Burioni; Pierluigi Contucci

    2009-01-01

    \\u000a In this chapter we review some recent development in the mathematical modeling of quantitative sociology by means of statistical\\u000a mechanics. After a short pedagogical introduction to static and dynamic properties of many body systems, we develop a theory\\u000a for particle (agents) interactions on random graph.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Our approach is based on describing a social network as a graph whose nodes represent

  19. Preserving the Whole: A Two-Track Approach to Rescuing Social Science Data and Metadata

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    Dennis, Martin.

    "Preserving the Whole appears as the second publication of the Digital Library Federation and reflects the Federation's interests both in advancing the state of the art of social science data archives and in building the infrastructure necessary for the long-term maintenance of digital information." This 53-page report, published this month, considers migration as a preservation strategy for data currently stored in obsolete technical or deteriorating textual formats and offers conclusions regarding the importance of maintaining file format codebooks and the usefulness of the technically obsolete column binary format in terms of migration and recovery strategies.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. Reinterpreting Ethnic Patterns among White and African American Men Who Inject Heroin: A Social Science of Medicine Approach

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    Bourgois, Philippe; Martinez, Alexis; Kral, Alex; Edlin, Brian R; Schonberg, Jeff; Ciccarone, Dan

    2006-01-01

    Background Street-based heroin injectors represent an especially vulnerable population group subject to negative health outcomes and social stigma. Effective clinical treatment and public health intervention for this population requires an understanding of their cultural environment and experiences. Social science theory and methods offer tools to understand the reasons for economic and ethnic disparities that cause individual suffering and stress at the institutional level. Methods and Findings We used a cross-methodological approach that incorporated quantitative, clinical, and ethnographic data collected by two contemporaneous long-term San Francisco studies, one epidemiological and one ethnographic, to explore the impact of ethnicity on street-based heroin-injecting men 45 years of age or older who were self-identified as either African American or white. We triangulated our ethnographic findings by statistically examining 14 relevant epidemiological variables stratified by median age and ethnicity. We observed significant differences in social practices between self-identified African Americans and whites in our ethnographic social network sample with respect to patterns of (1) drug consumption; (2) income generation; (3) social and institutional relationships; and (4) personal health and hygiene. African Americans and whites tended to experience different structural relationships to their shared condition of addiction and poverty. Specifically, this generation of San Francisco injectors grew up as the children of poor rural to urban immigrants in an era (the late 1960s through 1970s) when industrial jobs disappeared and heroin became fashionable. This was also when violent segregated inner city youth gangs proliferated and the federal government initiated its “War on Drugs.” African Americans had earlier and more negative contact with law enforcement but maintained long-term ties with their extended families. Most of the whites were expelled from their families when they began engaging in drug-related crime. These historical-structural conditions generated distinct presentations of self. Whites styled themselves as outcasts, defeated by addiction. They professed to be injecting heroin to stave off “dopesickness” rather than to seek pleasure. African Americans, in contrast, cast their physical addiction as an oppositional pursuit of autonomy and pleasure. They considered themselves to be professional outlaws and rejected any appearance of abjection. Many, but not all, of these ethnographic findings were corroborated by our epidemiological data, highlighting the variability of behaviors within ethnic categories. Conclusions Bringing quantitative and qualitative methodologies and perspectives into a collaborative dialog among cross-disciplinary researchers highlights the fact that clinical practice must go beyond simple racial or cultural categories. A clinical social science approach provides insights into how sociocultural processes are mediated by historically rooted and institutionally enforced power relations. Recognizing the logical underpinnings of ethnically specific behavioral patterns of street-based injectors is the foundation for cultural competence and for successful clinical relationships. It reduces the risk of suboptimal medical care for an exceptionally vulnerable and challenging patient population. Social science approaches can also help explain larger-scale patterns of health disparities; inform new approaches to structural and institutional-level public health initiatives; and enable clinicians to take more leadership in changing public policies that have negative health consequences. PMID:17076569

  7. New perspectives in the equilibrium statistical mechanics approach to social and economic sciences

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    Agliari, Elena; Burioni, Raffaella; Contucci, Pierluigi

    2009-01-01

    In this work we review some recent development in the mathematical modelling of quantitative sociology by means of statistical mechanics. After a short pedagogical introduction to static and dynamic properties of many body systems, we develop a theory for agents interactions on random graph. Our approach is based on describing a social network as a graph whose nodes represent agents and links between two of them stand for a reciprocal interaction. Each agent has to choose among a dichotomic option (i.e. agree or disagree) with respect to a given matter and he is driven by external influences (as media) and peer to peer interactions. These mimic the imitative behavior of the collectivity and may possibly be zero if the two nodes are disconnected. For this scenario we work out both the dynamics and the corresponding equilibria (statics). Once the 2-body theory is completely explored, we analyze, on the same random graph, a "diffusive strategic dynamics" with pairwise interactions, where detailed balance constra...

  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. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems--Session C: Psychometric and Social Science Approaches

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    specific areas: (1) The basic assumptions un- derlying many current visual management pro- cedures; and (2 Approaches Visual Resources and the Public: An Empirical Approach1 Rachel Kaplan 2/ Abstract: Visual resource) It provides a means to evaluate the assumptions underlying alternative visual analysis models; (2) it provides

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. World Social Science Report 2010

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    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

  17. Integrating Social Science and Design Inquiry Through Interdisciplinary Design Charrettes: An Approach to Participatory Community Problem Solving

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    Sharon E. Sutton; Susan P. Kemp

    2006-01-01

    Interdisciplinary collaborations that aim to facilitate meaningful community outcomes require both the right mix of disciplinary knowledge and effective community participation, which together can deepen collective knowledge and the capacity to take action. This article explores three interdisciplinary design charrettes, intensive participatory workshops that addressed specific community problems and provided a context for integrating design and social science inquiry with

  18. A Continuation of the Paradigm Wars? Prevalence Rates of Methodological Approaches across the Social/Behavioral Sciences

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    Alise, Mark A.; Teddlie, Charles

    2010-01-01

    A new line of research has emerged that examines the prevalence rates of mixed methods within disciplines in the social/behavioral sciences. Research presented in this article is unique in that it examines prevalence rates across multiple disciplines using an established cross-disciplinary classification scheme. Results indicate that there are…

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Systems Science Approach to Data

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    Kadirkamanathan, Visakan

    Behaviours of many complex systems of interest cannot be adequately described since the underlying science has not advanced enough to be able to tease out the mathematical relationships. There is a need therefore to use methods and tools that capture the structure in the data that is representative of the systems behaviour. The subject of system identification allows us to deduce mathematical relations that govern the dynamics of systems based on the observed data. In addition, it can also be used to understand the system from basic principles. In this brief talk, the main approaches of systems science to data are reviewed identifying their strengths and limitations. The approaches include computational intelligence methods such as neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic, as well as system identification methods in both time and frequency domains. Examples from physical science, neuroscience and social science serve to highlight achievements of the systems science approach to data.

  8. 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)

  9. 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…

  10. Integration of the biophysical and social sciences using an indicator approach: Addressing water problems at different scales

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    Caroline A. Sullivan; Jeremy R Meigh

    2007-01-01

    To be operationally sustainable, any system of environmental management needs to be based on a truly holistic assessment of\\u000a all of the relevant factors influencing it. This is of course a daunting task, demanding as it does detailed and reliable\\u000a data, not only from both the physical and social sciences, but also incorporating some representation of that part of knowledge

  11. 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.\\"

  12. Mixed Methods Approaches in Family Science Research

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    Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Huddleston-Casas, Catherine A.; Churchill, Susan L.; Green, Denise O'Neil; Garrett, Amanda L.

    2008-01-01

    The complex phenomena of interest to family scientists require the use of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Researchers across the social sciences are now turning to mixed methods designs that combine these two approaches. Mixed methods research has great promise for addressing family science topics, but only if researchers understand the…

  13. 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…

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Time representations in social science.

    PubMed

    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

  3. 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…

  4. Science and Social Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  5. Social Constructionist Arguments in Hardings Science and Social Inequality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  6. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

    E-print Network

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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…

  9. The Business of Social Science

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  10. History of the Social Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  11. 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…

  12. DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

    E-print Network

    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

  13. Project StORe: Social Science report 

    E-print Network

    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 ...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. RETOURS SUR LES LIENS ENTRE SCIENCES SOCIALES

    E-print Network

    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

  17. 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

  18. What Good Are the Social Sciences?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  19. Social Science Docket, 2000-2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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-

  8. 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

  9. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

    E-print Network

    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

  10. Social Science Discourse: Issues in Scholarly Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. swinburne.edu.au Social Sciences

    E-print Network

    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

  17. The Inadequacies of "Science for All" and the Necessity and Nature of a Socially Transformative Curriculum Approach for African American Science Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mutegi, Jomo W.

    2011-01-01

    "Science for All" is a mantra that has guided science education reform and practice for the past 20 years or so. Unfortunately, after 20 years of "Science for All" guided policy, research, professional development, and curricula African Americans continue to participate in the scientific enterprise in numbers that are staggeringly low. What is…

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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…

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

    E-print Network

    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

  2. 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

  3. The Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed-based Approach: where social and natural sciences meet to address today's water resource challenges

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Biddle, J. C.

    2010-12-01

    A growing number of governmental organizations at the local, state, and federal level collaborate with nongovernmental organizations and individuals to solve watershed scale problems (Imperial and Koontz, 2007). Such a shift in policy approach from hierarchical regulation to bottom-up collaboration is largely a result of regulator’s recognition of the interdependence of natural and socio-economic systems on a watershed scale (Steelman and Carmin, 2002. Agencies throughout the federal government increasingly favored new governing institutions that encourage cooperation between local actors with conflicting interests, divergent geographic bases, and overlapping administrative jurisdictions to resolve continuing disputes over resource management (Bardach 1998). This favoritism of collaborative over command-and-control approaches for managing nonpoint source pollution led to the development of watershed partnerships and the watershed-based approach (Lubell et al., 2002). This study aims to further collaborative governance scholarship and aid decision-makers in identifying the critical elements of collaborative governance resulting in environmental improvements. To date, this relationship has not been empirically determined, in spite of the fact that collaborative governance is used routinely by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in resolving issues related to watershed management and other applications. This gap in the research is largely due to the lack of longitudinal data. In order to determine whether changes have occurred, environmental data must be collected over relatively long time periods (Koontz and Thomas, 2006; Sabatier, et al., 2005). However, collecting these data is often cost prohibitive. Monitoring water quality is expensive and requires technical expertise, and is often the first line item cut in environmental management budgets. This research is interdisciplinary, looking at the physical, chemical, and biological parameters for 44 waterbodies, assessing changes in water quality and the sociological characteristics of a collaborative policy approach. This research relied upon a unique longitudinal water quality data set collected through EPA’s National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Program’s (NNPSMP), simultaneously controlling for confounding effects related to political/institutional, socioeconomic, and physical conditions. These data were coupled with survey data of individuals who participated in this collaborative monitoring program to assess the relationship between programmatic elements of the NNPSMP and changes in water quality. The choice to use the NNPSMP’s data was two-fold. First, the program has conducted long-term monitoring on water quality improvements, which has been the limiting factor in testing causality. Changes in water quality take decades to occur and are not often realized due to the lack of longitudinal data. Second, baseline data exist for each waterbody within the watershed prior to the implementation of the collaborative governance process. These baseline data will serve as pre-intervention data and allow for the attribution of measured outcomes to the watershed initiatives (Thomas, 2008).

  4. Trimodernism and Social Sciences: A Note

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.

  5. Postgraduate Courses Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    E-print Network

    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

  6. 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 \\

  7. 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

  8. The Faculty of Social Science at Western understands how important your dreams are and knows they are as

    E-print Network

    Denham, Graham

    The Faculty of Social Science at Western understands how important your dreams are and knows you can combine disciplines. The Faculty of Social Science takes an interdisciplinary approach Social Science with Biology from the Faculty of Science at Western? Interested in politics and world

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

    E-print Network

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

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

    E-print Network

    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

  17. Social Sciences Information: Typology of Sources

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  18. 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.

  19. Testing Social Science Publications for Multiple Perspectives

    E-print Network

    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

  20. CATEGORICAL SOCIAL SCIENCE: THEORY, METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN

    E-print Network

    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

  1. 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…

  2. 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?…

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

    E-print Network

    Fussell, Susan R.

    the relationship between verbal communication and closely aligned disciplines, such as nonverbal communication consider nonverbal and paralinguistic phenomena to be of lesser importance to interpersonal communication3 -- 1 -- Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication: Introduction and Overview

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

    E-print Network

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. An Approach for the Accurate Measurement of Social Morality Levels

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    Liu, Haiyan; Chen, Xia; Zhang, Bo

    2013-01-01

    In the social sciences, computer-based modeling has become an increasingly important tool receiving widespread attention. However, the derivation of the quantitative relationships linking individual moral behavior and social morality levels, so as to provide a useful basis for social policy-making, remains a challenge in the scholarly literature today. A quantitative measurement of morality from the perspective of complexity science constitutes an innovative attempt. Based on the NetLogo platform, this article examines the effect of various factors on social morality levels, using agents modeling moral behavior, immoral behavior, and a range of environmental social resources. Threshold values for the various parameters are obtained through sensitivity analysis; and practical solutions are proposed for reversing declines in social morality levels. The results show that: (1) Population size may accelerate or impede the speed with which immoral behavior comes to determine the overall level of social morality, but it has no effect on the level of social morality itself; (2) The impact of rewards and punishment on social morality levels follows the “5?1 rewards-to-punishment rule,” which is to say that 5 units of rewards have the same effect as 1 unit of punishment; (3) The abundance of public resources is inversely related to the level of social morality; (4) When the cost of population mobility reaches 10% of the total energy level, immoral behavior begins to be suppressed (i.e. the 1/10 moral cost rule). The research approach and methods presented in this paper successfully address the difficulties involved in measuring social morality levels, and promise extensive application potentials. PMID:24312189

  20. 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

  1. Science Focus: The Salters' Approach.

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    Berg, Kevin de

    1995-01-01

    Outlines the Salter's approach to teaching and learning science at the Junior Secondary level by showing how the phenomenon of fire is treated in curriculum materials. Discusses contents of the teachers' guide, student texts, and assessment pack. Gives an evaluation of the usefulness of the approach in the Australian context. (Author/MKR)

  2. The sociopolitical importance of genetic, phenomenological approaches to science teaching and learning

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    Bazzul, Jesse

    2015-06-01

    This article discusses Wolff-Michael Roth's theoretical framework for a phenomenological, genetic approach to science teaching and learning based on the work of Edmund Husserl. This approach advocates the inclusion of student lifeworlds in science education and underlines the importance of thinking about subjectivity in both science and science education. Roth's phenomenological approach exposes several important social, political, and cultural questions for science education. Drawing from Edmund Husserl's philosophy, social theorists, and science education literature, this article discusses some of these important concerns with the goal of highlighting the productive power of a phenomenological approach to science pedagogies.

  3. 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

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Ethnic Nationalism: Social Science Paradigms.

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    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,…

  9. 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…

  10. Race and the Social Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  11. Social and Economic Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation

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    Charles, Anthony

    Social and Economic Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation: An Annotated Bibliography of the interdisciplinary work involved in the valuation of local-level biodiversity in aquaculture and in examining strategies for grass-roots biodiversity conservation. The project was jointly administered by Saint Mary

  12. 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

  13. [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

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  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 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

  17. 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…

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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)…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Connecting with Teachers: The Case for Language Teaching Research in the Social Sciences

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    Kiely, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Paul Stapleton's assessment of the current state of language teaching research (LTR) raises important issues. However, his proposal that social science research approaches in ELT have failed, and that that they should be replaced by approaches from the biological sciences, is unlikely to connect with the knowledge-building needs of ELT…

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Utilization of social science research knowledge in Canada

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Social scientists in public health: a fuzzy approach.

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    Nascimento, Juliana Luporini do; Stephan, Celso; Nunes, Everardo Duarte

    2015-05-01

    This study aims to describe and analyze the presence of social scientists, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists in the field of public health. A survey by the Lattes Curriculum and sites of Medical Colleges, Institutes of Health Research Collective, seeking professionals who work in healthcare and have done some stage of their training in the areas of social sciences. In confluence with Norbert Elias' concepts of social networks and configuration of interdependence it was used fuzzy logic, and the tool free statistical software R version 2.12.0 which enabled a graphic representation of social scientists interdependence in the field of social sciences-health-social sciences. A total of 238 professionals were ready in 6 distinct clusters according to the distance or closer of each professional in relation to public health and social sciences. The work was shown with great analytical and graphical representation possibilities for social sciences of health, in using this innovative quantitative methodology. PMID:26017960

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

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    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

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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

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

    PubMed

    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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

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    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  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. Social dimensions of science-humanitarian collaboration: lessons from Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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    Shannon, Rachel; Hope, Max; McCloskey, John; Crowley, Dominic; Crichton, Peter

    2014-07-01

    This paper contains a critical exploration of the social dimensions of the science-humanitarian relationship. Drawing on literature on the social role of science and on the social dimensions of humanitarian practice, it analyses a science-humanitarian partnership for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, an area threatened by tsunamigenic earthquakes. The paper draws on findings from case study research that was conducted between 2010 and 2011. The case study illustrates the social processes that enabled and hindered collaboration between the two spheres, including the informal partnership of local people and scientists that led to the co-production of earthquake and tsunami DRR and limited organisational capacity and support in relation to knowledge exchange. The paper reflects on the implications of these findings for science-humanitarian partnering in general, and it assesses the value of using a social dimensions approach to understand scientific and humanitarian dialogue. PMID:24905714

  20. A Social-Ecological Approach to Promote Self-Determination

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    Walker, Hill M.; Calkins, Carl; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Walker, Laura; Bacon, Ansley; Palmer, Susan B.; Jesien, George S.; Nygren, Margaret A.; Heller, Tamar; Gotto, George S.; Abery, Brian H.; Johnson, David R.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes a social-ecological approach for promoting and enhancing self-determination among individuals with developmental disabilities. A five-level model is presented, based on the interaction of person and environmental factors, that identifies a series of social mediator variables (i.e., social effectiveness, social capital,…

  1. 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…

  2. 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

  3. 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)

  4. 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…

  5. 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),…

  6. 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

  7. Becoming allies: Combining social science and technological perspectives to improve energy research and policy making

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    Diamond, Rick; Moezzi, Mithra

    2002-07-01

    Within the energy research community, social sciences tends to be viewed fairly narrowly, often as simply a marketing tool to change the behavior of consumers and decision makers, and to ''attack market barriers''. As we see it, social sciences, which draws on sociology, psychology, political science, business administration, and other academic disciplines, is capable of far more. A social science perspective can re-align questions in ways that can lead to the development of technologies and technology policy that are much stronger and potentially more successful than they would be otherwise. In most energy policies governing commercial buildings, the prevailing R and D directives are firmly rooted in a technology framework, one that is generally more quantitative and evaluative than that fostered by the social sciences. To illustrate how social science thinking would approach the goal of achieving high energy performance in the commercial building sector, they focus on the US Department of Energy's Roadmap for commercial buildings (DOE 2000) as a starting point. By ''deconstructing'' the four strategies provided by the Roadmap, they set the stage for proposing a closer partnership between advocates of technology-based and social science-based approaches.

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

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. An algorithmic approach to social networks

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    Liben-Nowell, David

    2005-01-01

    Social networks consist of a set of individuals and some form of social relationship that ties the individuals together. In this thesis, we use algorithmic techniques to study three aspects of social networks: (1) we analyze ...

  12. 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

  13. 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)

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

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    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. An Environmental Approach to Eighth Grade Science.

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    Sargo, Herbert J.

    This report outlines a method of teaching eighth-grade science with an environmental perspective. Areas of study normally found in junior high science curriculum are integrated with environmental concepts. This particular approach to 8th grade science is intended to be process oriented, field oriented, problem oriented, and relevant to the local…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science

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    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

  4. Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship Institute for Quantitative Social Science

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    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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 78 FR 25309 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-04-30

    ...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...

  1. 77 FR 62538 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-10-15

    ...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...

  2. 75 FR 50783 - Committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Notice of Meeting

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    2010-08-17

    ...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...

  3. 77 FR 24227 - Proposal Review Panel for Social and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-23

    ...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,...

  4. 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

  5. Data science approaches to pharmacogenetics.

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    Penrod, N M; Moore, J H

    2014-01-01

    Pharmacogenetic studies rely on applied statistics to evaluate genetic data describing natural variation in response to pharmacotherapeutics such as drugs and vaccines. In the beginning, these studies were based on candidate gene approaches that specifically focused on efficacy or adverse events correlated with variants of single genes. This hypothesis driven method required the researcher to have a priori knowledge of which genes or gene sets to investigate. According to rational design, the focus of these studies has been on drug metabolizing enzymes, drug transporters, and drug targets. As technology has progressed, these studies have transitioned to hypothesis-free explorations where markers across the entire genome can be measured in large scale, population based, genome-wide association studies (GWAS). This enables identification of novel genetic biomarkers, therapeutic targets, and analysis of gene-gene interactions, which may reveal molecular mechanisms of drug activities. Ultimately, the challenge is to utilize gene-drug associations to create dosing algorithms based individual genotypes, which will guide physicians and ensure they prescribe the correct dose of the correct drug the first time eliminating trial-and-error and adverse events. We review here basic concepts and applications of data science to the genetic analysis of pharmacologic outcomes. PMID:25109795

  6. The Challenge of the Humanities and Social Science Education Through the Basic Seminar (Science of Snow Sports)

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    Taniai, Tetsuyuki; Sugimoto, Taku; Sato, Ken-Ichi; Ikota, Masaru

    The Education Center of Chiba Institute of Technology is taking a new approach to the introduction of liberal arts subjects commonly included in the curriculum of all departments through a newly established basic seminar, the Science of Snow Sports. Each faculty member has been working on setting up classes that cross the conventional boundaries of fields and disciplines and which are targeted at students of all faculties and departments. This paper describes the potential for teaching liberal arts and social science subjects to engineering students through the medium of sports science, based on actual experience gained via this new approach.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  8. Hawai‘i’s Mountain-to-Sea Ecosystems: Social–Ecological Microcosms for Sustainability Science and Practice

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    Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro; Pauline Chinn; Kristin N. Duin; Andrew P. Hood; Kepa Maly; Bruce A. Wilcox

    2005-01-01

    There is an urgent need to develop the underlying theory and principles of “sustainability science,” based on an understanding of the fundamental interactions between nature and humans. This requires a new research and education paradigm that embraces biocomplexity, integrates the physical, biological, and social sciences, and uses a coupled, human–natural systems approach. An initiative aligned with this paradigm and approach,

  9. 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,

  10. 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

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

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    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…

  12. 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

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

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    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

  14. Structural link prediction based on ant colony approach in social networks

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    Sherkat, Ehsan; Rahgozar, Maseud; Asadpour, Masoud

    2015-02-01

    As the size and number of online social networks are increasing day by day, social network analysis has become a popular issue in many branches of science. The link prediction is one of the key rolling issues in the analysis of social network's evolution. As the size of social networks is increasing, the necessity for scalable link prediction algorithms is being felt more. The aim of this paper is to introduce a new unsupervised structural link prediction algorithm based on the ant colony approach. Recently, ant colony approach has been used for solving some graph problems. Different kinds of networks are used for testing the proposed approach. In some networks, the proposed scalable algorithm has the best result in comparison to other structural unsupervised link prediction algorithms. In order to evaluate the algorithm results, methods like the top- n precision, area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) and Precision-Recall curves are carried out on real-world networks.

  15. The Standard Model in the history of the Natural Sciences, Econometrics, and the social sciences

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    Fisher, W. P., Jr.

    2010-07-01

    In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, scientists appropriated Newton's laws of motion as a model for the conduct of any other field of investigation that would purport to be a science. This early form of a Standard Model eventually informed the basis of analogies for the mathematical expression of phenomena previously studied qualitatively, such as cohesion, affinity, heat, light, electricity, and magnetism. James Clerk Maxwell is known for his repeated use of a formalized version of this method of analogy in lectures, teaching, and the design of experiments. Economists transferring skills learned in physics made use of the Standard Model, especially after Maxwell demonstrated the value of conceiving it in abstract mathematics instead of as a concrete and literal mechanical analogy. Haavelmo's probability approach in econometrics and R. Fisher's Statistical Methods for Research Workers brought a statistical approach to bear on the Standard Model, quietly reversing the perspective of economics and the social sciences relative to that of physics. Where physicists, and Maxwell in particular, intuited scientific method as imposing stringent demands on the quality and interrelations of data, instruments, and theory in the name of inferential and comparative stability, statistical models and methods disconnected theory from data by removing the instrument as an essential component. New possibilities for reconnecting economics and the social sciences to Maxwell's sense of the method of analogy are found in Rasch's probabilistic models for measurement.

  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.

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

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    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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. Putting Social Sciences to the Test - Lecture Notes

    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.

  5. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care

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    Doran, Simon J.

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care Challenges in Pain Management assessment skills and implement effective strategies to prevent, and manage patients' pain Module Content pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches Barriers to pain management Evaluation of pain management Pre

  6. Vygotsky and Cognitive Science: Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind.

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    Frawley, William

    Integrating Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of the mind and cognitive science's computational model, this book focuses on how the computational mind uses language to mediate the internal and external worlds during thought. The first part of the book establishes the basis for unifying social and computational approaches to mind through language.…

  7. 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

  8. Teaching Science through a Systems Approach

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    Llewellyn, Douglas; Johnson, Scott

    2008-01-01

    Based on the recommendation of the AAAS and the NRC, middle level science is the rightful introduction for a systems approach, including the study of its parts, subsystems, interconnections, and interrelationships. Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" provides an excellent opportunity to combine ecological consequences within a systems approach (Sweeney 2001).…

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  16. 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…

  17. 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;…

  18. 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;…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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

  2. Scientific approaches to science policy.

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    Berg, Jeremy M

    2013-11-01

    The development of robust science policy depends on use of the best available data, rigorous analysis, and inclusion of a wide range of input. While director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), I took advantage of available data and emerging tools to analyze training time distribution by new NIGMS grantees, the distribution of the number of publications as a function of total annual National Institutes of Health support per investigator, and the predictive value of peer-review scores on subsequent scientific productivity. Rigorous data analysis should be used to develop new reforms and initiatives that will help build a more sustainable American biomedical research enterprise. PMID:24174459

  3. 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

  4. Approaches to Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Social Support Research.

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    Ingersoll, Berit

    Social scientists tend to adopt either a qualitative or a quantitative perspective in research on social support. As single methods, each perspective has unique distinctions, limitations, and trade-offs. These approaches are based on differing epistemological assumptions. Qualitative research attempts to understand human behavior from the…

  5. Social Approach and Emotion Recognition in Fragile X Syndrome

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    Williams, Tracey A.; Porter, Melanie A.; Langdon, Robyn

    2014-01-01

    Evidence is emerging that individuals with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) display emotion recognition deficits, which may contribute to their significant social difficulties. The current study investigated the emotion recognition abilities, and social approachability judgments, of FXS individuals when processing emotional stimuli. Relative to…

  6. History, Philosophy, and Science in a Social Perspective: A Pedagogical Project

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    Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco; Reis, José Claudio

    2013-06-01

    Various studies have promoted instruction in the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science classes, but the best way of putting this perspective into practice remains undetermined. To contribute to this issue, we developed a pedagogical project in some high schools in Brazil that aimed to present science content using an historical-philosophical approach focusing on the HPS from a social perspective. The content was developed broadly, highlighting the dialogues between science and the cultures in which scientific knowledge was accumulated. The results of the first stage of project implementation show that some strategies efficiently encouraged student discussion about science using an historical-philosophical approach. One successful strategy was the use of artistic material, such as movies and plays. The creative language and images in these elements allowed teachers to broaden historical-philosophical discussions without compromising science content. This project shows that a social approach to the HPS stimulates interdisciplinary discussions in science classes, enabling students to reflect on the nature of science.

  7. Science Approach to Instructional Development.

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    Reigeluth, Charles M.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Distinguishes between the process and products of science and describes the role of each in Instructional Development (ID). The observe, hypothesize, test components of the scientific process are examined as they apply to front-end analysis, instructional strategy description, and formative evaluation stages used in ID models. Thirty-four…

  8. Emergence as an Explanatory Principle in Artificial Societies. Reflection on the Bottom-Up Approach to Social Theory

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    Martin Neumann

    2006-01-01

    This article investigates the notion of emergence in Artificial Societies. Roughly, two competing approaches to the foundations\\u000a of social science exist: A micro foundation of social theory on the one hand and a notion of an emergent holistic social theory\\u000a on the other. This dichotomy re-appears also in Artificial Societies. It will be argued that philosophical decisions made\\u000a on the

  9. Dynamical Approaches to Cognitive Sciences

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    Randall D. Beer

    2000-01-01

    this article, I review three rather different examples of such work,addressing the lexical and grammatical structure of language, Piagets classic A-not-B error, andactive categorical perception in an embodied, situated agent. From these three examples, I thenattempt to articulate the major differences between dynamical approaches and more traditionalsymbolic and connectionist approaches. Although the three models reviewed here varyconsiderably in their details,

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Dynamical approaches to cognitive science

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    Randall D. Beer

    2000-01-01

    Dynamical ideas are beginning to have a major impact on cognitive science, from foundational debates to daily practice. In this article, I review three contrasting examples of work in this area that address the lexical and grammatical structure of language, Piaget’s classic ‘A-not-B’ error, and active categorical perception in an embodied, situated agent. From these three examples, I then attempt

  17. 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...

  18. A Novel Approach to Social Studies.

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    Butman, Alexander M.

    1967-01-01

    Teachers can help students to understand, retain, and relate to what is taught in a Social Studies class by selecting television shows, novels, films, and plays which broaden the students' environment beyond their personal experience. Several events in American History can be made more stimulating by the use of novels to present vivid pictures of…

  19. 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)

  20. Conceptual framework for behavioral and social science in HIV vaccine clinical research

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    Lau, Chuen-Yen; Swann, Edith M.; Singh, Sagri; Kafaar, Zuhayr; Meissner, Helen I.; Stansbury, James P.

    2011-01-01

    HIV vaccine clinical research occurs within a context where biomedical science and social issues are interlinked. Previous HIV vaccine research has considered behavioral and social issues, but often treated them as independent of clinical research processes. Systematic attention to the intersection of behavioral and social issues within a defined clinical research framework is needed to address gaps, such as those related to participation in trials, completion of trials, and the overall research experience. Rigorous attention to these issues at project inception can inform trial design and conduct by matching research approaches to the context in which trials are to be conducted. Conducting behavioral and social sciences research concurrent with vaccine clinical research is important because it can help identify potential barriers to trial implementation, as well as ultimate acceptance and dissemination of trial results. We therefore propose a conceptual framework for behavioral and social science in HIV vaccine clinical research and use examples from the behavioral and social science literature to demonstrate how the model can facilitate identification of significant areas meriting additional exploration. Standardized use of the conceptual framework could improve HIV vaccine clinical research efficiency and relevance. PMID:21821083

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. Calculating the social cost of illegal drugs: a theoretical approach.

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    Diomidous, Marianna; Zimeras, Stelios; Mechili, Aggelos

    2013-01-01

    The use of illegal drugs generates a wide range of social harms depending on various ways, according to the policy definition of the problem. The challenge is the way to model the impact of illegal drugs use during a long time period considering the factors that affects the process. Based on these models, estimation could be measured and prediction could be achieved. The illegal drugs use might affect the economic and social structure of the public system leading to direct and effective decisions to overcome the problematic. For that reason, calculation of social cost related to the use of illegal could be introduced over time (t) as a proposed social measure to define the variability of social indicator on society. In this work, a theoretical approach for the calculation of social cost of illegal drugs is proposed and models over time are defined. PMID:23823436

  4. 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…

  5. Astronomical Approach to Physical Science Curriculum

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    Manning, H. L. K.; Churukian, A. D.

    2004-11-01

    The Astronomical Approach to Physical Science Curriculum (AAPS Curriculum) is an innovative curriculum that incorporates an astronomy theme into an inquiry-based physical science curriculum for pre-service, elementary school teachers. Many physical science courses are a non-cohesive collection of topics required for the state teaching license. Through the use of astronomy and space science examples, the AAPS Curriculum will have a coherent theme that ties the wide variety of physical science topics together and provides many real world applications for the topics covered in the course. This new curriculum will incorporate the applications of knowledge to complete the learning cycle-exploration, concept introduction, application. Astronomy and space science applications will be emphasized throughout the curriculum. The theme of astronomy was chosen to prepare elementary school teachers for teaching astronomy and space science in their classroom, as this is a topic in which many school children are consistently interested. Since astronomy is a topic that can be used as a springboard to teach many other areas of study, we want teachers who are knowledgeable in topics of astronomy so they are capable of preparing creative lessons throughout their entire curriculum that are exciting to their students. The AAPS Curriculum will train college students to become teachers who are comfortable with physical science and astronomy topics and who are excited to teach these topics in their classroom. Funding for this work is provided by the IDEAS grant program of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

  6. Practicing Science: The Investigative Approach in College Science Teaching

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    NSTA Press

    2001-01-01

    In this collection of ten articles reprinted from the Journal of College Science Teaching, college and university science professors show how they have used investigative learning--or inquiry-based instruction--to introduce students to the process of science. These first-person accounts demonstrate how students, including non-science majors, can learn to do science as it is done in the real world--through hypothesis building, observation, and experimental design. The higher education faculty represented in this book is committed to the investigative approach. As one contributor writes, "Would I return to lecturing in a traditional fashion? Not a chance. The excitement and energy of a room of students working in groups, challenging each other, and questioning each other is what I'll always want to see in my classroom."

  7. Towards a Social Model Approach to Counselling Disabled Clients.

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    Swain, John; Griffiths, Carol; Heyman, Bob

    2003-01-01

    Explores the possible conflicts between counseling approaches that can individualize and personalize problems and disability as a political issue and illustrates the social construction of disability as an individualized problem within the counseling process. Considering the implications for counseling practice, argues for an approach to…

  8. 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

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

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    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.

  10. Combining social web and BPM for improving enterprise performances: the BPM4People approach to social BPM

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    Marco Brambilla; Piero Fraternali; Carmen Karina Vaca Ruiz

    2012-01-01

    Social BPM fuses business process management practices with social networking applications, with the aim of enhancing the enterprise performance by means of a controlled participation of external stakeholders to process design and enactment. This project-centered demonstration paper proposes a model-driven approach to participatory and social enactment of business processes. The approach consists of defining a specific notation for describing Social

  11. Healthy people: a 2020 vision for the social determinants approach.

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    Koh, Howard K; Piotrowski, Julie J; Kumanyika, Shiriki; Fielding, Jonathan E

    2011-12-01

    For the past three decades, the Healthy People initiative has represented an ambitious yet achievable health promotion and disease prevention agenda for the nation. The recently released fourth version-Healthy People 2020-builds on the foundations of prior iterations while newly embracing and elevating a comprehensive "social determinants" perspective. By clearly articulating a new overarching goal to "create social and physical environments that promote good health for all" and a new topic area dedicated to defining the social determinants of health approach, it breaks new ground. Specifically, the 2020 plan emphasizes the need to consider factors such as poverty, education, and numerous aspects of the social structure that not only influence the health of populations but also limit the ability of many to achieve health equity. Improving health is too multifaceted to be left to those working in the health sector alone. Using a social determinants approach can reframe the way the public, policy makers, and the private sector think about achieving and sustaining health. This article describes why such a social determinants approach can enhance our collective efforts to improve population health. This is achieved by defining the context for this new perspective, the process by which the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives were developed, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Adding this broad, social determinants perspective and vision for shared societal responsibility for change leaves Healthy People 2020 poised to promote a stronger legacy for a healthier nation and reaffirm a unity of purpose for the future. PMID:22102542

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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;…

  15. Integrating Social Studies and Ethnobotany: A Multicultural Approach.

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    Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Forney, Scott

    2001-01-01

    Describes a series of four lessons that integrate social studies, language arts, and life science for high school students. Explains that students participate in a wildflower collection activity, interview a person from another culture to collect interesting facts and wild stories, research a flowering plant, and make wildflower bookmarks. (CMK)

  16. 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

  17. 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

  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. 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

  20. Teaching Science Using Stories: The Storyline Approach

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    Isabelle, Aaron D.

    2007-01-01

    Storytelling is an age-old and powerful means of communication that can be used as an effective teaching strategy in the science classroom. This article describes the authors' experiences implementing the Storyline Approach, an inquiry-based teaching method first introduced by Kieran Egan (1986), in the context of teaching the concept of air…

  1. Biological materials: A materials science approach

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    Marc A. Meyers; Po-Yu Chen; Maria I. Lopez; Yasuaki Seki; Albert Y. M. Lin

    2011-01-01

    The approach used by Materials Science and Engineering is revealing new aspects in the structure and properties of biological materials. The integration of advanced characterization, mechanical testing, and modeling methods can rationalize heretofore unexplained aspects of these structures. As an illustration of the power of this methodology, we apply it to biomineralized shells, avian beaks and feathers, and fish scales.

  2. 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

  3. CESSDA: Council of European Social Science Data Archives

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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).

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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)

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

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    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

  16. Toward a New Social Contract Theory in Organization Science

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    Joseph T. Mahoney; Anne S. Huff; James O. Huff

    1994-01-01

    This article suggests that strategy research (and other management disciplines as well) should move beyond a neo-Hobbesian approach to contracting toward a new social contract approach. Work from an agency theory perspective in particular has generated utilitarian insights, but its description of agent behavior is too limited and its assumptions are not a useful guide to productive alliances among firms.

  17. Tracking the dynamics of the social brain: ERP approaches for social cognitive and affective neuroscience.

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    Amodio, David M; Bartholow, Bruce D; Ito, Tiffany A

    2014-03-01

    Event-related potential (ERP) approaches to social cognitive and affective neuroscience (SCAN) are not as widely used as other neuroimaging techniques, yet they offer several unique advantages. In particular, the high temporal resolution of ERP measures of neural activity make them ideally suited for studying the dynamic interplay of rapidly unfolding cognitive and affective processes. In this article, we highlight the utility of ERP methods for scientists investigating questions of SCAN. We begin with a brief description of the physiological basis of ERPs and discussion of methodological practices. We then discuss how ERPs may be used to address a range of questions concerning social perception, social cognition, attitudes, affect and self-regulation, with examples of research that has used the ERP approach to contribute important theoretical advances in these areas. Whether used alone or in combination with other techniques, the ERP is an indispensable part of the social and affective neuroscientist's methodological toolkit. PMID:24319116

  18. Employee Reactions to Merit Pay: Cognitive Approach and Social Approach

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    Wang, Yingchun

    2010-01-01

    The dissertation aims to tackle one of the most pressing questions facing the merit pay system researchers and practitioners: Why do merit pay raises have such a small effect on employees' satisfaction, commitment and job performance? My approach to the study of this question is to develop explanatory frameworks from two perspectives: cognitive…

  19. Using a social entrepreneurial approach to enhance the financial and social value of health care organizations.

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    Liu, Sandra S; Lu, Jui-Fen Rachel; Guo, Kristina L

    2014-01-01

    In this study, a conceptual framework was developed to show that social entrepreneurial practices can be effectively translated to meet the social needs in health care. We used a theory-in-use case study approach that encompasses postulation of a working taxonomy from literature scanning and a deliberation of the taxonomy through triangulation of multilevel data of a case study conducted in a Taiwan-based hospital system. Specifically, we demonstrated that a nonprofit organization can adopt business principles that emphasize both financial and social value. We tested our model and found comprehensive accountability across departments throughout the case hospital system, and this led to sustainable and continual growth of the organization. Through social entrepreneurial practices, we established that both financial value creation and fulfilling the social mission for the case hospital system can be achieved. PMID:25223158

  20. Introducing Asset-Based Models of Social Justice into Service Learning: A Social Work Approach

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    Linda Plitt Donaldson; Laura Daughtery

    2011-01-01

    Increased attention is being given to university–community partnerships. Among such partnerships is service learning, a pedagogical model that integrates experiential community service activities and academic learning. Traditional service learning models often diverge from social work methods that embrace strengths, empowerment, antioppressive principles, and citizen-driven approaches. This article presents the integration of a progressive service learning model into a graduate-level social

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

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    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…

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

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    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

  3. INSTITUT DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES PRIX MICHEL SEURAT

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    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. 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.

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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…

  9. URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences

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    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

  10. URBAN STUDIES School of Social and Political Sciences

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    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

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

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    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…

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

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    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

  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 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

  14. 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

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

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    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

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

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    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…

  17. Funds of Relationality: Social Bonds and Science Learners

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    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…

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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. 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

  8. 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…

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. 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

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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

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

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    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

  20. 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

  1. 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…

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

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    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…

  3. Social networks generate interest in computer science

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    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

  4. Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts

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    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

  5. Social Sciences Building 118 Parking South

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    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

  6. Teaching Science Through a Systems Approach

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    Douglas Llewellyn

    2008-07-01

    Based on the recommendation of the AAAS and the NRC, middle level science is the rightful introduction for a systems approach, including the study of its parts, subsystems, interconnections, and interrelationships. Dr. Seuss's The Lorax provides an excellent opportunity to combine ecological consequences within a systems approach (Sweeney 2001). The inquiry-based lesson described here is designed using the 5E instructional model and develops students' critical-thinking skills as they create concept maps to depict the relationships among components of a larger system.

  7. Effectiveness of a Social Change Approach to Sexual Assault Prevention

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    Edwards, Keith E.

    2009-01-01

    The author examined the impact on resident assistants of a social change approach to sexual assault prevention. The interactive multi-media program focused on engaging men on sexual assault prevention, accurately defining rape for college men and women, identifying aspects of the rape culture in society and on-campus, and empowering college…

  8. A New Approach for the Trust Calculation in Social Networks

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    Mehrdad Nojoumian; Timothy C. Lethbridge

    2006-01-01

    This paper aims at the trust calculation in social networks by addressing some major issues: Firstly, the paper evaluates a specific trust function and its behaviors, and then it focuses on the modification of that trust function by considering diverse scenarios. After that, the paper proposes a new approach with a specific functionality. The main goals are to support good

  9. Religious Content in Social Work Education: A Comparative Approach

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    Edward R. Canda

    1989-01-01

    This paper presents a rationale and methodology for teaching about the religious and spiritual aspects of human behavior in social work curricula. An approach derived from the field of comparative religious studies is described, including examination of religion as a universal aspect of human culture, religious diversity, and the usefulness and authenticity of religious beliefs and practices. Implications for the

  10. The Social-Cognitive Approach to Motivation in Physical Education

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    Kamla, Jim; Davis-Brezette, Jane; Larson, Karl

    2006-01-01

    Motivation is an essential ingredient to becoming a physically educated individual and leading a physically active lifestyle. Motivated students seek resources for creating their own goals, they are able to learn independently, and they persevere despite setbacks. In this article, the author discusses the social-cognitive approach to students'…

  11. Toward a Behavioral Approach to Privacy for Online Social Networks

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    Lerone D. Banks; S. Felix Wu

    2010-01-01

    We examine the correlation between user interactions and self reported information revelation preferences for users of the popular Online Social Network (OSN), Facebook. Our primary goal is to explore the use of indicators of tie strength to inform localized, per-user privacy preferences for users and their ties within OSNs. We examine the limitations of such an approach and discuss future

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

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    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. The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    /or monetary theory, and public finance. Degree Requirements for BA in Economics or Mathematical Economic Justice-- A Microeconomic Approach ECON 483 Public Finance--Tax Policy ECON 484 Public Expenditure Theory

  14. The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    /or monetary theory, and public finance. Degree Requirements for B.A. in Economics or Mathematical Economic Distributive Justice-- A Microeconomic Approach ECON 483 Public Finance--Tax Policy ECON 484 Public Expenditure

  15. The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    /or monetary theory, and public finance. Degree Requirements for B.A. in Economics or Mathematical Economic Economics ECON 482 Distributive Justice-- A Microeconomic Approach ECON 483 Public Finance--Tax Policy ECON

  16. Eclecticism as the foundation of meta-theoretical, mixed methods and interdisciplinary research in social sciences.

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    Kroos, Karmo

    2012-03-01

    This article examines the value of "eclecticism" as the foundation of meta-theoretical, mixed methods and interdisciplinary research in social sciences. On the basis of the analysis of the historical background of the concept, it is first suggested that eclecticism-based theoretical scholarship in social sciences could benefit from the more systematic research method that has been developed for synthesizing theoretical works under the name metatheorizing. Second, it is suggested that the mixed methods community could base its research approach on philosophical eclecticism instead of pragmatism because the basic idea of eclecticism is much more in sync with the nature of the combined research tradition. Finally, the Kuhnian frame is used to support the argument for interdisciplinary research and, hence, eclecticism in social sciences (rather than making an argument against multiple paradigms). More particularly, it is suggested that integrating the different (inter)disciplinary traditions and schools into one is not necessarily desirable at all in social sciences because of the complexity and openness of the research field. If it is nevertheless attempted, experience in economics suggests that paradigmatic unification comes at a high price. PMID:22076693

  17. 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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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)

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

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    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…

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

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    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

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

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    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

  4. The value and use of social media as communication tool in the plant sciences

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    2013-01-01

    Social media now complements many parts of our lives. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other social networking sites allow users to share and interact with online content and to connect with like-minded people. Its strengths – rapid dissemination and amplification of content and the ability to lead informal conversations – make it a powerful tool to use in a professional context. This commentary explains the overall concept of social media and offers suggestions on usage and possible types of scientific content. It advises researchers on the potential benefits and how to take a strategic approach towards building a social media presence. It also presents examples of effective social media use within the plant science community. Common reasons for scientists to not engage with social media include the fear of appearing unprofessional, posting something wrong or being misunderstood, or a lack of confidence in their computer skills. With the rapid changes in academic publishing, dissemination and science communication, as well as the rise of ‘altmetrics’ to track online engagement with scientific content, digital literacy will become an essential skill in a scientist’s tool kit. PMID:23845168

  5. Science-based prevention through communities that care: a model of social work practice for public health.

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    Haggerty, Kevin P; Shapiro, Valerie B

    2013-01-01

    This article describes a public health orientation to drug and alcohol abuse prevention; reviews the state of the science underlying a risk and protective factor approach to alcohol and drug abuse prevention; describes Communities That Care, a community practice model that makes use of this evidence; and considers how this model reflects four important principles of social work practice. The intent of this article is to provide guidance to social workers who support the National Association of Social Work's intention to make prevention practice central to the provision of alcohol and drug abuse services by social workers. PMID:23731424

  6. Science-Based Prevention Through Communities That Care: A Model of Social Work Practice for Public Health

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    Haggerty, Kevin P.; Shapiro, Valerie B.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes a public health orientation to drug and alcohol abuse prevention; reviews the state of the science underlying a risk and protective factor approach to alcohol and drug abuse prevention; describes Communities That Care, a community practice model that makes use of this evidence; and considers how this model reflects four important principles of social work practice. The intent of this article is to provide guidance to social workers who support the National Association of Social Work’s intention to make prevention practice central to the provision of alcohol and drug abuse services by social workers. PMID:23731424

  7. Barriers and Opportunities for Integrating Social Science into Natural Resource Management: Lessons from National Estuarine Research Reserves

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    Robinson, Patrick; Genskow, Ken; Shaw, Bret; Shepard, Robin

    2012-12-01

    The need for cross-disciplinary scientific inquiries that facilitate improved natural resource management outcomes through increased understanding of both the biophysical and human dimensions of management issues has been widely recognized. Despite this broad recognition, a number of obstacles and barriers still sometimes challenge the successful implementation of cross-disciplinary approaches. Improving understanding of these challenges and barriers will help address them and thereby foster appropriate and effective utilization of cross-disciplinary approaches to solve natural resource management challenges. This research uses a case study analysis of the United States National Estuarine Research Reserve System to improve understanding of the critical factors that influence practitioners' decisions related to incorporating social science into their natural resource management work. The case study research is analyzed and evaluated within a Theory of Planned Behavior framework to (1) determine and describe the factors that predict practitioners' intent to incorporate social science into their natural resource related activities and (2) recommend potential strategies for encouraging and enabling cross-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management. The results indicate that National Estuarine Research Reserve practitioners' decisions related to incorporating social science are primarily influenced by (1) confidence in their own capability to incorporate social science into their work and (2) beliefs about whether the outcomes of incorporating social science into their work would be valuable or beneficial.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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

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    Tipple, Brett

    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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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 \\

  3. 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

  4. Social network approaches to leadership: an integrative conceptual review.

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    Carter, Dorothy R; DeChurch, Leslie A; Braun, Michael T; Contractor, Noshir S

    2015-05-01

    Contemporary definitions of leadership advance a view of the phenomenon as relational, situated in specific social contexts, involving patterned emergent processes, and encompassing both formal and informal influence. Paralleling these views is a growing interest in leveraging social network approaches to study leadership. Social network approaches provide a set of theories and methods with which to articulate and investigate, with greater precision and rigor, the wide variety of relational perspectives implied by contemporary leadership theories. Our goal is to advance this domain through an integrative conceptual review. We begin by answering the question of why-Why adopt a network approach to study leadership? Then, we offer a framework for organizing prior research. Our review reveals 3 areas of research, which we term: (a) leadership in networks, (b) leadership as networks, and (c) leadership in and as networks. By clarifying the conceptual underpinnings, key findings, and themes within each area, this review serves as a foundation for future inquiry that capitalizes on, and programmatically builds upon, the insights of prior work. Our final contribution is to advance an agenda for future research that harnesses the confluent ideas at the intersection of leadership in and as networks. Leadership in and as networks represents a paradigm shift in leadership research-from an emphasis on the static traits and behaviors of formal leaders whose actions are contingent upon situational constraints, toward an emphasis on the complex and patterned relational processes that interact with the embedding social context to jointly constitute leadership emergence and effectiveness. PMID:25798551

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Mining event histories: a social science perspective

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    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\\

  9. Early Intervention Approaches to Enhance the Peer-Related Social Competence of Young Children With Developmental Delays

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    Guralnick, Michael J.

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a framework for future research and program development designed to support children’s peer-related social competence. Intervention research is examined within a historical perspective culminating with a discussion of contemporary translational approaches capable of integrating models of normative development, developmental models of risk and disability, and intervention science. PMID:20526420

  10. 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…

  11. Social competence and collaborative guided inquiry science activities: Experiences of students with learning disabilities

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    Taylor, Jennifer Anne

    This thesis presents a qualitative investigation of the effects of social competence on the participation of students with learning disabilities (LD) in the science learning processes associated with collaborative, guided inquiry learning. An inclusive Grade 2 classroom provided the setting for the study. Detailed classroom observations were the primary source of data. In addition, the researcher conducted two interviews with the teacher, and collected samples of students' written work. The purpose of the research was to investigate: (a) How do teachers and peers mediate the participation of students with LD in collaborative, guided inquiry science activities, (b) What learning processes do students with LD participate in during collaborative, guided inquiry science activities, and (c) What components of social competence support and constrain the participation of students with LD during collaborative, guided inquiry science activities? The findings of the study suggest five key ideas for research and teaching in collaborative, guided inquiry science in inclusive classrooms. First, using a variety of collaborative learning formats (whole-class, small-group, and pairs) creates more opportunities for the successful participation of diverse students with LD. Second, creating an inclusive community where students feel accepted and valued may enhance the academic and social success of students with LD. Third, careful selection of partners for students with LD is important for a positive learning experience. Students with LD should be partnered with academically successful, socially competent peers; also, this study suggested that students with LD experience more success working collaboratively in pairs rather than in small groups. Fourth, a variety of strategies are needed to promote active participation and positive social interactions for students with and without LD during collaborative, guided inquiry learning. Fifth, adopting a general approach to teaching collaborative inquiry that crosses curriculum borders may enhance success of inclusive teaching practices.

  12. Got Hybridization? A Multidisciplinary Approach for Informing Science Policy

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    Norman Ellstrand (Center for Conservation Biology, University of California, Riverside; Department of Botany and Plant Sciences)

    2010-05-03

    Hybridization in the wild between closely related species is not unusual. In some cases, hybridization may prove beneficial for a rare taxon. Under certain conditions, however, a rare taxon can be driven rapidly to extinction by hybridizing with a more common taxon. This problem is urgent because human activities are increasingly bringing together cross-compatible species that were previously geographically isolated. US conservation policy has yet to address how to deal with hybrid-derived individuals whose ancestry includes an endangered species. Developing sound scienceâ??based conservation policy that addresses hybridization requires cross-disciplinary social-science and life-science research to address the following two questions: (1) How do human decisions with regard to species protection, trade, transportation, land use, and other factors affect the opportunities for, and rates of hybridization between, rare species and more common relatives? and (2) How do the positive or negative perceived values regarding hybrids and hybrid-derived individuals compare with values regarding their nonhybridized counterparts from social, cultural, economic, and environmental perspectives? In this article we explore the ways to inform such policy using a multidisciplinary approach.

  13. Visualising the invisible: a network approach to reveal the informal social side of student learning.

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    Hommes, J; Rienties, B; de Grave, W; Bos, G; Schuwirth, L; Scherpbier, A

    2012-12-01

    World-wide, universities in health sciences have transformed their curriculum to include collaborative learning and facilitate the students' learning process. Interaction has been acknowledged to be the synergistic element in this learning context. However, students spend the majority of their time outside their classroom and interaction does not stop outside the classroom. Therefore we studied how informal social interaction influences student learning. Moreover, to explore what really matters in the students learning process, a model was tested how the generally known important constructs-prior performance, motivation and social integration-relate to informal social interaction and student learning. 301 undergraduate medical students participated in this cross-sectional quantitative study. Informal social interaction was assessed using self-reported surveys following the network approach. Students' individual motivation, social integration and prior performance were assessed by the Academic Motivation Scale, the College Adaption Questionnaire and students' GPA respectively. A factual knowledge test represented student' learning. All social networks were positively associated with student learning significantly: friendships (? = 0.11), providing information to other students (? = 0.16), receiving information from other students (? = 0.25). Structural equation modelling revealed a model in which social networks increased student learning (r = 0.43), followed by prior performance (r = 0.31). In contrast to prior literature, students' academic motivation and social integration were not associated with students' learning. Students' informal social interaction is strongly associated with students' learning. These findings underline the need to change our focus from the formal context (classroom) to the informal context to optimize student learning and deliver modern medics. PMID:22294429

  14. Toward a Behavioral Approach to Privacy for Online Social Networks

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    Banks, Lerone D.; Wu, S. Felix

    We examine the correlation between user interactions and self reported information revelation preferences for users of the popular Online Social Network (OSN), Facebook. Our primary goal is to explore the use of indicators of tie strength to inform localized, per-user privacy preferences for users and their ties within OSNs. We examine the limitations of such an approach and discuss future plans to incorporate this approach into the development of an automated system for helping users define privacy policy. As part of future work, we discuss how to define/expand policy to the entire social network. We also present additional collected data similar to other studies such as perceived tie strength and information revelation preferences for OSN users.

  15. 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

  16. 76 FR 65219 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-10-20

    ...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...

  17. 76 FR 24062 - Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-04-29

    ...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...

  18. 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

  19. Biological materials: a materials science approach.

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    Meyers, Marc A; Chen, Po-Yu; Lopez, Maria I; Seki, Yasuaki; Lin, Albert Y M

    2011-07-01

    The approach used by Materials Science and Engineering is revealing new aspects in the structure and properties of biological materials. The integration of advanced characterization, mechanical testing, and modeling methods can rationalize heretofore unexplained aspects of these structures. As an illustration of the power of this methodology, we apply it to biomineralized shells, avian beaks and feathers, and fish scales. We also present a few selected bioinspired applications: Velcro, an Al2O3-PMMA composite inspired by the abalone shell, and synthetic attachment devices inspired by gecko. PMID:21565713

  20. Psychology is broad science with numerous approaches all directed at understanding the mechanisms underlying behavioural phenomena. These approaches range from examining the

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    Psychology is broad science with numerous approaches all directed at understanding the mechanisms. The Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge emphasizes three major experimental approaches by the department reflect this emphasis, courses in other areas of psychology--including social and clinical

  1. 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…

  2. Addressing childhood obesity using a multidisciplinary approach with social workers.

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    Pappas, Cara; Ai, Amy; Dietrick, Barbara

    2015-05-01

    Childhood obesity can be effectively addressed with behavioral interventions in programs such as CATCH and Planet Health using a multidisciplinary approach. Social workers and school nurses are in close contact with children and youths at risk of obesity and their families within the school setting and are prepared to lead a multidisciplinary team in program planning, implementation, and evaluation related to reducing childhood obesity. PMID:26027424

  3. Toward a Behavioral Approach to Privacy for Online Social Networks

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    Lerone D. Banks; Shyhtsun Felix Wu

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a We examine the correlation between user interactions and self reported information revelation preferences for users of the\\u000a popular Online Social Network (OSN), Facebook. Our primary goal is to explore the use of indicators of tie strength to inform\\u000a localized, per-user privacy preferences for users and their ties within OSNs. We examine the limitations of such an approach\\u000a and discuss future

  4. 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.

  5. [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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Influence of a Reflective Explicit Activity-Based Approach on Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Nature of Science

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    Valarie L. Akerson; Norman G. Lederman

    2000-01-01

    This study assessed the influence of a reflective, explicit, activity-based approach to nature of science (NOS) instruction undertaken in the context of an elementary science methods course on pre- service teachers' views of some aspects of NOS. These aspects included the empirical, tentative, subjec- tive (theory-laden), imaginative and creative, and social and cultural NOS. Two additional aspects were the distinction

  10. 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…

  11. Social Sciences for the Prevention of Blindness.

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    Goldschmidt, Pablo

    2015-06-01

    Organizations working for the elimination of Chlamydia-triggered blindness (trachoma) follow the WHO SAFE strategy (surgery for trichiasis, antibiotics, face washing and environmental changes) with the aim to achieve a minimum of 80% of children with clean faces in endemic communities, mass treatment covering the whole district with trachoma rates of 10% or more and surveillance plans. Trachoma recurrence that is common after implementing the SAFE strategy 3, 5 or even 7 times evidence that the cognitive processes requiring assimilation and integration of knowledge did not register with parents, caretakers and children. Moreover, repeated awareness campaigns to improve hygiene did not systematically produce irreversible changes of behavior in neglected populations. In view of this evidence, the rational behind mass drug administration as the mainstay of preventable blindness elimination demands a wider scope than simple mathematical models. The reluctance to see disappointing outcomes that leads to repeated interventions may suggest from a sociologic point of view that the strategies are products of those evaluating the activities of those who fund them and vice versa. A similar articulation emerges for reciprocal interactions between researchers and those judging the pertinence and quality of their work. So far, the lack of autocritic elimination strategy approaches may expose inbred circles that did not properly grasp the fact that antibiotics, trichiasis surgery and education limited to improvement of hygiene are inefficient if not associated with long-term basic educational actions in schools. PMID:26161032

  12. Social Sciences for the Prevention of Blindness

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    2015-01-01

    Organizations working for the elimination of Chlamydia-triggered blindness (trachoma) follow the WHO SAFE strategy (surgery for trichiasis, antibiotics, face washing and environmental changes) with the aim to achieve a minimum of 80% of children with clean faces in endemic communities, mass treatment covering the whole district with trachoma rates of 10% or more and surveillance plans. Trachoma recurrence that is common after implementing the SAFE strategy 3, 5 or even 7 times evidence that the cognitive processes requiring assimilation and integration of knowledge did not register with parents, caretakers and children. Moreover, repeated awareness campaigns to improve hygiene did not systematically produce irreversible changes of behavior in neglected populations. In view of this evidence, the rational behind mass drug administration as the mainstay of preventable blindness elimination demands a wider scope than simple mathematical models. The reluctance to see disappointing outcomes that leads to repeated interventions may suggest from a sociologic point of view that the strategies are products of those evaluating the activities of those who fund them and vice versa. A similar articulation emerges for reciprocal interactions between researchers and those judging the pertinence and quality of their work. So far, the lack of autocritic elimination strategy approaches may expose inbred circles that did not properly grasp the fact that antibiotics, trichiasis surgery and education limited to improvement of hygiene are inefficient if not associated with long-term basic educational actions in schools.

  13. Crossing borders between social and physical sciences in post-event investigations

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    Ruin, I.; Gruntfest, E.; Lutoff, C.; Anquetin, S.; Scolobig, A.; Creutin, J.-D.; Borga, M.

    2009-04-01

    In natural hazard research social and physical scientists tend to approach post-event investigations within their narrow disciplinary lenses. Efforts that are called trans-disciplinary often add social science but do not integrate it effectively. For example, an economist might be brought in to address a question of "value" without any understanding or interest in the context in which the value will be applied (e.g., Merrell et al. 2002, Simmons and Sutter 2005). At the same time, social scientists would benefit from some knowledge of geology, meteorology, hydrology, forecasting operations, and hazard detection systems in order, for instance, to understand the nature and types of uncertainty in the physical systems. Proactive partnership between social and physical scientists in post-event investigations needs a background knowledge and a preparation about several issues from both sides. Moreover neither physical nor social scientists necessarily understand and appreciate the contributions that they can reciprocally bring to their works. Post-event collaborations between social and physical science are rare. The few examples of multi-disciplinary work, when examined closely, are not integrated collaborative projects but patchwork quilts of a variety of specialists taking separate aspects of an issue. There are examples where social scientists and engineers are engaged in one project, but the efforts tend to include social scientists as an "add on" to an existing physical science investigation. In this way, true integration of information, data and knowledge from different fields is lacking and the result is that neither the physical nor the social science perspectives gain a comprehensive picture of the issue under scrutiny. Looking at the flash flood problem, the atmospheric and hydrological generating mechanisms of the phenomenon are poorly understood, leading to highly uncertain forecasts of and warnings for these events. On the other hand warning and crisis response to such violent and fast events is not a straightforward process. In both the social and physical aspect of the problem, space and time scales involved either in hydro-meteorology, human behavior and social organizations sciences are of crucial importance. Interdisciplinary collaboration is particularly important here because those involved with such events, including scholars, hydrologists, meteorologists, road users, emergency managers and civil security services, all have different time and space frameworks that they use for decision-making, forecasting, warnings and research. This presentation will show examples of original findings that emerged from a successful collaboration among different scientific disciplines. Working with geophysical scientists drives us to analyze social data from a different angle, integrating time and space scales as they are used to do in hydrometeorological research. This comprehensive, coupled natural—human system approach over time and space is rarely used but it has been shown to be especially pertinent to integrate social and physical components of the flash flood risk. (Ruin et al., 2008, Ruin et al., 2009, Creutin et al., 2009). Based on these examples we propose to develop a new network, DELUGE (Disasters Evolving Lessons Using Global Experience), to address trans-disciplinary efforts and capacity building related to post-disaster field techniques to change the post-event field experience enterprise and assure that practitioners, forecasters, researchers, students, and others learn from experience to reduce losses. DELUGE is an interdisciplinary, international network aimed at developing a sustainable community of meteorologists, hydrologists, geographers, anthropologists, engineers, planners, economists, and sociologists working together to create a set of guidelines for post-disaster investigations to reduce losses from short-fuse flood events, particularly flash floods, debris flows and landslides (hereafter termed flash floods). Flash-floods, debris flows, and landslides often develop at sp

  14. Addressing Equity within Science Education Courses: Sharing Approaches and Ideas.

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    Wieseman, Katherine C.; Bryan, Lynn; Hammrich, Penny; Lynch, Sharon; McGinnis, Randy; Pyle, Eric

    A discussion session provided opportunities for individuals involved in science teacher education to exchange approaches and ideas on how equity issues in science teaching and learning are being addressed in science teacher education courses. Evaluative questions included: (1) What conceptions of equity in science education underpin individual…

  15. Socially Responsible Science Is More than “Good Science

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    Bird, Stephanie J.

    2014-01-01

    The role of scientist carries an array of responsibilities. The most obvious is accurate and reliable research that can be depended upon by fellow researchers. Scientists also have a responsibility to oppose misuse or abuse in the application of research findings, and to attend to both the limitations and the foreseeable impacts of their work. In addition, as members of society, scientists have a responsibility to participate in discussions and decisions regarding the appropriate use of science in addressing societal issues and concerns, and to bring their specialized knowledge and expertise to activities and discussions that promote the education of students and fellow citizens, thereby enhancing and facilitating informed decision making and democracy. PMID:25574272

  16. Socially responsible science is more than "good science".

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    Bird, Stephanie J

    2014-12-01

    The role of scientist carries an array of responsibilities. The most obvious is accurate and reliable research that can be depended upon by fellow researchers. Scientists also have a responsibility to oppose misuse or abuse in the application of research findings, and to attend to both the limitations and the foreseeable impacts of their work. In addition, as members of society, scientists have a responsibility to participate in discussions and decisions regarding the appropriate use of science in addressing societal issues and concerns, and to bring their specialized knowledge and expertise to activities and discussions that promote the education of students and fellow citizens, thereby enhancing and facilitating informed decision making and democracy. PMID:25574272

  17. A Distributed Approach to Computational Earthquake Science: Opportunities and Challenges

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    1 A Distributed Approach to Computational Earthquake Science: Opportunities and Challenges Andrea Abstract--Advances in understanding earthquakes increasingly requires the integration of models geographically and by expertise. 1. INTRODUCTION Earthquake science depends greatly on numerous data types

  18. Social Sciences in Asia II: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Nepal. Reports and Papers in the Social Sciences, No. 33.

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

    The document focuses on social science teaching and research in Afghanistan, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and Nepal. One chapter is devoted to each of the five nations. The first chapter suggests that social science has not played a major role in the socioeconomic development of Afghanistan because most Afghans favor traditional ways of thinking. The…

  19. Social Sciences in Asia III: Burma, Mongolia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore. Reports and Papers in the Social Sciences, No. 35.

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

    Part of a series which provides overviews of social science research and teaching in UNESCO member nations, the document focuses on Burma, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Singapore. One chapter is devoted to each of the five nations. For each country, the following information is presented: history of social science activity, institutional…

  20. Social and Behavioral Sciences: Report of the Project 2061 Phase I Social and Behavioral Sciences Panel.

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    Appley, Mortimer H.; Maher, Winifred B.

    This is one of five panel reports that have been prepared as part of the first phase of Project 2061, a long-term, multipurpose undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science designed to help reform science, mathematics, and technology education in the United States. Major sections included are: (1) "Orienting Concepts"…

  1. Social Science and Health Research: Growth at the National Institutes of Health

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    Bachrach, Christine A.; Abeles, Ronald P.

    2004-01-01

    Programs within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recently taken steps to enhance social science contributions to health research. A June 2000 conference convened by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research highlighted the role of the social sciences in health research and developed an agenda for advancing such research. The conference and agenda underscored the importance of research on basic social scientific concepts and constructs, basic social science research on the etiology of health and illness, and the application of basic social science constructs in health services, treatment, and prevention research. Recent activities at NIH suggest a growing commitment to social science research and its integration into interdisciplinary multilevel studies of health. PMID:14713689

  2. Social sciences research in neglected tropical diseases 2: A bibliographic analysis

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    Daniel D Reidpath; Pascale Allotey; Subhash Pokhrel

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There are strong arguments for social science and interdisciplinary research in the neglected tropical diseases. These diseases represent a rich and dynamic interplay between vector, host, and pathogen which occurs within social, physical and biological contexts. The overwhelming sense, however, is that neglected tropical diseases research is a biomedical endeavour largely excluding the social sciences. The purpose of this

  3. Integrating the social and natural sciences in environmental research: a discussion paper

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Integrating the social and natural sciences in environmental research: a discussion paper Veronica in environmental research, and the broader political, social and economic context in which this takes place. Based Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 In collaboration with a range of social and natural scientists

  4. 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 of Automated Nonparametric Content Analysis for Social Science (AJPS, 2010) Computer-Assisted Keyword in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression (American Political Science Review

  5. Mass Media Coverage of the Social Sciences: Some New Answers to Old Questions.

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    Dunwoody, Sharon

    Data collected in three recent reseach reports were examined to answer two basic questions about social science coverage in the news media. The first question, whether the media prefer social science stories to other kinds of science questions, was answered affirmatively by three kinds of evidence. First, combined analysis of 1977 and 1979…

  6. Information and Documentation in the Social Sciences--A Brief Description of the Belgian Situation.

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    Laurent, Philippe

    1978-01-01

    Assesses the present situation of information and documentation services in the social sciences in Belgium, including information and documentation on social science literature, research, and science data; services and technical tools used; existing international cooperation; and possibilities and areas of European collaboration. (VT)

  7. Information Services and the Structure of Knowledge in the Social Sciences.

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    Brittain, J. M.

    1979-01-01

    Suggests that social science information services generally follow patterns set by science information services a decade or so earlier. Topics discussed include library research, the structure of communication and knowledge in the social sciences, communication patterns, shifts in methodology, and reassessment of achievements. (DB)

  8. Diversity, scale and green landscapes in the gentrification process: Traversing ecological and social science perspectives

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    Martin Phillips; Sue Page; Eirini Saratsi; Kevin Tansey; Kate Moore

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores issues of scale and difference within a study of rural gentrification and nature that draws on social science and natural science theories and methods. The paper discusses how these issues emerged as being of significance both within social science studies of gentrification, rural restructuring and landscape studies and also within ecological analysis of village space. The paper

  9. [Benchmarks for interdisciplinary health and social sciences research: contributions of a research seminar].

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    Kivits, Joëlle; Fournier, Cécile; Mino, Jean-Christophe; Frattini, Marie-Odile; Winance, Myriam; Lefève, Céline; Robelet, Magali

    2013-01-01

    This article proposes a reflection on an interdisciplinary seminar, initiated by philosophy and sociology researchers and public health professionals. The objective of this seminar was to explore the mechanisms involved in setting up and conducting interdisciplinary research, by investigating the practical modalities of articulating health and human and social sciences research in order to more clearly understand the conditions, tensions and contributions of collaborative research. These questions were discussed on the basis of detailed analysis of four recent or current research projects. Case studies identified four typical epistemological or methodological issues faced by researchers in the fields of health and human and social sciences: institutional conditions and their effects on research; deconstruction of the object; the researcher's commitment in his/her field; the articulation of research methods. Three prerequisites for interdisciplinary research in social and human sciences and in health were identified: mutual questioning of research positions and fields of study; awareness of the tensions related to institutional positions and disciplinary affiliation; joint elaboration and exchanges between various types of knowledge to ensure an interdisciplinary approach throughout all of the research process. PMID:24418420

  10. Roadmap: Middle Childhood Social Studies and Science Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    General Psychology 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences GEOL 11040 Earth Dynamics and GEOL 11041Earth by the end of term EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C CHEM 10030 Chemistry in Our World 3 C Fulfills Kent Principles of Microeconomics 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Additional ENG 22071 Great Books I or ENG 22072 Great

  11. Economics (College of Arts and Sciences) The economics major focuses on economics as a social science.

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    Miles, Will

    Economics (College of Arts and Sciences) The economics major focuses on economics as a social in the world? What types of political regimes best promote economic development? Are resource-rich developing countries cursed? Are drug cartels economically sound? Can humans work towards a better economic basis

  12. Psychiatry as a Behavioral Science. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey.

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    Hamburg, David A., Ed.

    This book is another in a series prepared in connection with the Survey of the Behavioral Social Sciences (BASS) conducted between 1967 and 1969. The task here is to provide several illustrative lines of research in sufficient depth to convey the flavor of scientific work on psychiatric problems to a wide range of readers. The report is primarily…

  13. Science Student Role: Evidence of Social Structural Norms Specific to School Science

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    Shanahan, Marie-Claire; Nieswandt, Martina

    2011-01-01

    Sociocultural studies of science education have consistently recognized the dialectic nature of students' agency to create and author positions for themselves and the structural constraints that may influence them. This mixed-methods study explores one particular aspect of these potential constraints: the possibility of a social structure specific…

  14. UNIVERSIT BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND UFR de Psychologie Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l'ducation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    UNIVERSITÉ BLAISE PASCAL ­ CLERMONT-FERRAND UFR de Psychologie Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l'Université Blaise Pascal Mention : Sciences de l'Éducation (70ème section) L'influence de la prescription sur le _______________________________________________________________________ Roland Goigoux Professeur des Universités, sciences de l'éducation, Université Blaise Pascal, IUFM d

  15. Research, engagement and public bioethics: promoting socially robust science.

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    Pickersgill, Martyn D

    2011-11-01

    Citizens today are increasingly expected to be knowledgeable about and prepared to engage with biomedical knowledge. In this article, I wish to reframe this 'public understanding of science' project, and place fresh emphasis on public understandings of research: an engagement with the everyday laboratory practices of biomedicine and its associated ethics, rather than with specific scientific facts. This is not based on an assumption that non-scientists are 'ignorant' and are thus unable to 'appropriately' use or debate science; rather, it is underpinned by an empirically-grounded observation that some individuals may be unfamiliar with certain specificities of particular modes of research and ethical frameworks, and, as a consequence, have their autonomy compromised when invited to participate in biomedical investigations. Drawing on the perspectives of participants in my own sociological research on the social and ethical dimensions of neuroscience, I argue that public understanding of biomedical research and its ethics should be developed both at the community level and within the research moment itself in order to enhance autonomy and promote more socially robust science. Public bioethics will have to play a key role in such an endeavour, and indeed will contribute in important ways to the opening up of new spaces of symmetrical engagement between bioethicists, scientists and wider publics-and hence to the democratisation of the bioethical enterprise. PMID:21673017

  16. Analysis and Visualization of Social Networks Ulrik Brandes1

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    Brandes, Ulrik

    of analysis provided, and visualization principles governing our choiceAnalysis and Visualization of Social Networks Ulrik Brandes1 and Dorothea Wagner2 1 University exploration of social networks. Social network analysis is a methodological approach in the social sciences

  17. A Social Science Guide for Communication on Climate Change

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    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.

  18. New Approach to Modeling Symbiosis in Biological and Social Systems

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    Yukalov, V I; Sornette, D

    2014-01-01

    We suggest a novel approach to treating symbiotic relations between biological species or social entities. The main idea is the characterisation of symbiotic relations of coexisting species through their mutual influence on their respective carrying capacities, taking into account that this influence can be quite strong and requires a nonlinear functional framework. We distinguish three variants of mutual influence, representing the main types of relations between species: (i) passive symbiosis, when the mutual carrying capacities are influenced by other species without their direct interactions; (ii) active symbiosis, when the carrying capacities are transformed by interacting species; and (iii) mixed symbiosis, when the carrying capacity of one species is influenced by direct interactions, while that of the other species is not. The approach allows us to describe all kinds of symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism within a unified scheme. The case of two symbiotic species is analysed in detail, ...

  19. CAUSAL INFERENCE AND HETEROGENEITY BIAS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE*

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    Xie, Yu

    2013-01-01

    Because of population heterogeneity, causal inference with observational data in social science may suffer from two possible sources of bias: (1) bias in unobserved pretreatment factors affecting the outcome even without treatment; and (2)bias due to heterogeneity in treatment effects. Even when we control for observed covariates, these two biases may occur if the classic ignorability assumption is untrue. In cases where the ignorability assumption is true, “composition bias” can occur if treatment propensity is systematically associated with heterogeneous treatment effects. PMID:23970824

  20. Psychological and social barriers to women in science.

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    White, M S

    1970-10-23

    Commitment and creativity in science are not merely a function of an individual's competence or excellence, but are a product of the social environment as well. Acceptance and recognition from significant other people (one's peers and other professionals), and opportunities for stimulating and challenging interaction are essential for developing a strong occupational or professional identiy, and for creating the inner sense of role competence which can lead to greater commitment and productivity in professional work. Unfortunately women, especially those who have experienced interrupted or discontinuous careers, find such opportunities and acceptance difficult to obtain. PMID:5460054

  1. The Relational Ontology of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach: Incorporating Social and Individual Causes

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    Matthew Longshore Smith; Carolina Seward

    2009-01-01

    While Sen has written extensively on the social factors of capabilities, the exact nature of these social factors and how they interact to form and influence capabilities is contested and unclear. Consequently, how to coherently integrate social components into capability research remains a concern for those attempting to put the capability approach to practical use. This paper proposes one approach

  2. Founded in 1999, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences is the first center in the nation devoted to the interface between statistics and the social sciences through

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Founded in 1999, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences is the first center in the nation devoted to the interface between statistics and the social sciences through interdisciplinary and the Social Sciences (CSSS) has a triple mission: galvanizing collaborative research between social scientists

  3. Promoting Science Literacy through an Interdisciplinary Approach

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    Ross, Karen; Hooten, Mary Ann; Cohen, Glenn

    2013-01-01

    Recognition of the value of a scientifically literate citizenry has driven American science education reform since the 1950s. We have seen some improvement in the comprehension of science facts in the past 10-20 years, but far less improvement in Americans' understanding of the nature of science. College science courses are ideal venues for…

  4. Early Careers of Recent U.S. Social Science PhDs

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    Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Nerad, Maresi

    2011-01-01

    In this article, we analyse findings of the largest, most comprehensive survey of the career paths of social science PhD graduates to date, "Social Science PhDs--Five+Years Out (SS5)". "SS5" surveyed more than 3,000 graduates of U.S. PhD programmes in six social science fields six to ten years after earning their PhD. The survey collected data on…

  5. The social construction of science: a theoretical and empirical investigation of aspects of the institutionalisation of the physical sciences

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    Tom Jagtenberg

    1980-01-01

    This thesis concerns the institutionalisation of the physical sciences. The thesis breaks with the established traditions in the history, philosophy and sociology of sciences by attempting to capture both the cognitive and social dimensions of institutionalisation in one unified analysis. This unification has been achieved through a treatment of research as goal directed social action. This theme has been developed

  6. The social value of mortality risk reduction: VSL versus the social welfare function approach.

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    Adler, Matthew D; Hammitt, James K; Treich, Nicolas

    2014-05-01

    We examine how different welfarist frameworks evaluate the social value of mortality risk reduction. These frameworks include classical, distributively unweighted cost-benefit analysis--i.e., the "value per statistical life" (VSL) approach-and various social welfare functions (SWFs). The SWFs are either utilitarian or prioritarian, applied to policy choice under risk in either an "ex post" or "ex ante" manner. We examine the conditions on individual utility and on the SWF under which these frameworks display sensitivity to wealth and to baseline risk. Moreover, we discuss whether these frameworks satisfy related properties that have received some attention in the literature, namely equal value of risk reduction, preference for risk equity, and catastrophe aversion. We show that the particular manner in which VSL ranks risk-reduction measures is not necessarily shared by other welfarist frameworks. PMID:24699210

  7. Understanding the Science-Learning Environment: A Genetically Sensitive Approach

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    Haworth, Claire M. A.; Davis, Oliver S. P.; Hanscombe, Ken B.; Kovas, Yulia; Dale, Philip S.; Plomin, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that environmental influences on school science performance increase in importance from primary to secondary school. Here we assess for the first time the relationship between the science-learning environment and science performance using a genetically sensitive approach to investigate the aetiology of this link. 3000…

  8. Novel approaches to multiscale modelling in materials science

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    Elliott, James

    Novel approaches to multiscale modelling in materials science J. A. Elliott* Computational modelling techniques are now widely employed in materials science, due to recent advances in computing power in materials science and engineering, thereby motivating the reader to explore how such techniques might

  9. Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning

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    Khine, Myint Swe, Ed.; Saleh, Issa M., Ed.

    2013-01-01

    "Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning" examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators,…

  10. Party Polarization in Congress: A Network Science Approach

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    Porter, Mason A.

    Party Polarization in Congress: A Network Science Approach Andrew Scott Waugh, University of Oxford February 20, 2012 We measure polarization in the United States Congress using the network science into distinct groups. To operationalize this definition, we use the tools of network science. Suppose that each

  11. Evaluation Guide - Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching (FAST).

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    Brantley, L. Reed; And Others

    Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching (FAST) is an interdisciplinary environmental science program which emphasizes the foundational concepts and methods of the physical, biological, and earth sciences, and relates these concepts to issues about the human use of the environment. This document stresses that evaluation is an integral part of…

  12. Space Culture: Innovative Cultural Approaches To Public Engagement With Astronomy, Space Science And Astronautics

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    Malina, Roger F.

    2012-01-01

    In recent years a number of cultural organizations have established ongoing programs of public engagement with astronomy, space science and astronautics. Many involve elements of citizen science initiatives, artists’ residencies in scientific laboratories and agencies, art and science festivals, and social network projects as well as more traditional exhibition venues. Recognizing these programs several agencies and organizations have established mechanisms for facilitating public engagement with astronomy and space science through cultural activities. The International Astronautics Federation has established an Technical Activities Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space. Over the past year the NSF and NEA have organized disciplinary workshops to develop recommendations relating to art-science interaction and community building efforts. Rationales for encouraging public engagement via cultural projects range from theory of creativity, innovation and invention to cultural appropriation in the context of `socially robust science’ as advocated by Helga Nowotny of the European Research Council. Public engagement with science, as opposed to science education and outreach initiatives, require different approaches. Just as organizations have employed education professionals to lead education activities, so they must employ cultural professionals if they wish to develop public engagement projects via arts and culture. One outcome of the NSF and NEA workshops has been development of a rationale for converting STEM to STEAM by including the arts in STEM methodologies, particularly for K-12 where students can access science via arts and cultural contexts. Often these require new kinds of informal education approaches that exploit locative media, gaming platforms, artists projects and citizen science. Incorporating astronomy and space science content in art and cultural projects requires new skills in `cultural translation’ and `trans-mediation’ and new kinds of metrics for impact. Astronomy because of its strong networks of amateur scientists is in a good position to develop innovative public engagement via the arts and culture.

  13. Engineering Social Order

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    Cristiano Castelfranchi

    2000-01-01

    Social Order becomes a major problem in MAS and in computer mediated human interaction. After explaining the notions of Social Order and Social Control, I claim that there are multiple and complementary approaches to Social Order and to its engineering: all of them must be exploited. In computer science one try to solve this problem by rigid formalisation and rules,

  14. Using and Developing Measurement Instruments in Science Education: A Rasch Modeling Approach. Science & Engineering Education Sources

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    Liu, Xiufeng

    2010-01-01

    This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…

  15. International Social Science Research Seminar International Research Fellowships and Grants for

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    International Social Science Research Seminar International Research Fellowships and Grants University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Graduate Guide to Grants ­You can select "Research of fellowships, particularly postdoctoral grants; not limited to international research. (Note

  16. 77 FR 24228 - Proposal Review Panel for Social and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-23

    ...92- 463 as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Site visit review of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at University of California--Santa Barbara by the Division of Social and...

  17. Teaching science and ethics to undergraduates: a multidisciplinary approach.

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    McGowan, Alan H

    2013-06-01

    The teaching of the ethical implications of scientific advances in science courses for undergraduates has significant advantages for both science and non-science majors. The article describes three courses taught by the author as examples of the concept, and examines the disadvantages as well as the advantages. A significant advantage of this approach is that many students take the courses primarily because of the ethical component who would not otherwise take science. A disadvantage is less time in the course for the science; arguably, this is outweighed by the greater retention of the science when it is put into context. PMID:22212355

  18. Establishing a Social Media Presence and Network for the Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA)

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    Guertin, L. A.; Merkel, C.

    2011-12-01

    In Spring 2011, the Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA) became an official state chapter of the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA). Established with funds from the National Science Foundation, PAESTA is focused on advancing, extending, improving, and coordinating all levels of Earth Science education in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to reach earth science educators across Pennsylvania and beyond who are not physically co-located. An early priority of this new organization was to establish a web presence (http://www.paesta.psu.edu/) and to build an online community to support PAESTA activities and members. PAESTA exists as a distributed group made up of educators across Pennsylvania. Many initial members were participants in summer Earth and space science workshops held at Penn State University, which has allowed for face-to-face connections and network building. PAESTA will hold sessions and a reception at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association annual conference. The work of the group also takes place virtually via the PAESTA organizational website, providing professional development opportunities and Earth Science related teaching resources and links. As PAESTA is still in the very early days of its formation, we are utilizing a variety of social media tools to disseminate information and to promote asynchronous discussions around Earth and space science topics and pedagogy. The site features discussion boards for members and non-members to post comments along a specific topic or theme. For example, each month the PAESTA site features an article from one of the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)'s journals and encourages teachers to discuss and apply the pedagogical approach or strategy from the article to their classroom situation. We send email blasts so that members learn about organizational news and professional development opportunities. We also leverage in-person training sessions and conference sessions as a way to build participation and membership in the online PAESTA community. Part of the approach guiding the developing of the virtual community was to provide a number of ways for teachers to access PAESTA content. We needed to find ways to establish a presence in venues where our users regularly go to find information rather than expecting them to visit our website. This includes experiments with a variety of social networking platforms including Facebook and Twitter. We also make use of sites that allow users to collect and share information such as bookmarks (Diigo), citations (Mendeley), and reading lists (Goodreads). Such sites allow us to reach new audiences with an affinity for the content that we are producing who may not otherwise find us. The tension in this approach is in maintaining information and a consistent presence across a variety of platforms. It is too early to tell which social media tools and strategies will be the most effective in creating a sense of community and interactivity among PAESTA members. Monitoring usage statistics and patterns across platforms should assist us in identifying which social media tool(s) will be most effective to continue with the mission of PAESTA.

  19. Feminist Approaches to Science. The Athene Series.

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    Bleier, Ruth, Ed.

    This collection of papers explores the nature of contemporary science and attempts to further a view of science that is "different, better, feminist, and emancipating." Most of the papers were presented in their original form at a symposium, Feminist Perspectives on Science, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in April, 1985. Included are: (1)…

  20. Exploring the propensity to perform social activities: a social network approach

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    Juan Antonio Carrasco; Eric J. Miller

    2006-01-01

    Conceptual and empirical models of the propensity to perform social activity–travel behavior are described, which incorporate\\u000a the influence of individuals’ social context, namely their social networks. More explicitly, the conceptual model develops\\u000a the concepts of egocentric social networks, social activities, and social episodes, and defines the three sets of aspects\\u000a that influence the propensity to perform social activities: individuals’ personal