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Interviewing for Education and Social Science Research: The Gateway Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mears, Carolyn Lunsford

2009-01-01

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A Social Construction Approach to Computer Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Machanick, Philip

2007-01-01

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Physics and social science - The approach of synergetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wolfgang Weidlich

1991-01-01

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Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lopez-Varela, Asuncion, Ed.

2012-01-01

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A social construction approach to computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Philip Machanick

2007-01-01

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Sacred Place: An Interdisciplinary Approach for the Social Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter presents a model of sacred place and sacred place-making that may contribute to the social science literatures\\u000a on place, spirituality, and health in two ways: (1) attending to the embodied and emplaced nature of religious beliefs and\\u000a spiritual practices and (b) exploring how sacred places may directly and indirectly affect human well-being. Sacred place\\u000a is conceptualized in relation

Jennifer Abe

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A learning community approach to doctoral education in the social sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper reports on the findings of a community learning approach to doctoral education involving scholarly writing groups (SWGs) which was developed and implemented in the context of a higher degree research programme within the social sciences in an Australian university. The research evaluated the impact of the teaching intervention on students’ perceptions of the community learning experience, their knowledge

Rachel Parker

2009-01-01

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A Learning Community Approach to Doctoral Education in the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports on the findings of a community learning approach to doctoral education involving scholarly writing groups (SWGs) which was developed and implemented in the context of a higher degree research programme within the social sciences in an Australian university. The research evaluated the impact of the teaching intervention on…

Parker, Rachel

2009-01-01

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Students' Approaches to Studying the Social Science and Technology Foundation Courses: Preliminary Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The way that Open University students study technology (T100) and social science (D101) foundation courses was investigated using an inventory developed at Lancaster University. A comparison of study approaches of Open University and conventional university students, and data derived from student interviews were analyzed. The Lancaster inventory,…

Morgan, Alistair; And Others

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Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Manh Cuong Pham; Ralf Klamma; Matthias Jarke

2011-01-01

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Feminist Approaches to Social Science: Epistemological and Methodological Tenets  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Rebecca Campbell; Sharon M. Wasco

2000-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

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Social Problem Solving through Science: An Approach to Critical, Place-Based, Science Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Social Problem Solving through Science (SPSS) project engaged middle school-aged youth in the study of local environmental challenges with implications for human health and well-being, both globally and locally. Students considered environmental risk factors in a series of structured activities to develop background knowledge on environmental…

Buxton, Cory A.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

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The Contribution of Applied Social Sciences to Obesity Stigma-Related Public Health Approaches  

PubMed Central

Obesity is viewed as a major public health concern, and obesity stigma is pervasive. Such marginalization renders obese persons a “special population.” Weight bias arises in part due to popular sources' attribution of obesity causation to individual lifestyle factors. This may not accurately reflect the experiences of obese individuals or their perspectives on health and quality of life. A powerful role may exist for applied social scientists, such as anthropologists or sociologists, in exploring the lived and embodied experiences of this largely discredited population. This novel research may aid in public health intervention planning. Through these studies, applied social scientists could help develop a nonstigmatizing, salutogenic approach to public health that accurately reflects the health priorities of all individuals. Such an approach would call upon applied social science's strengths in investigating the mundane, problematizing the “taken for granted” and developing emic (insiders') understandings of marginalized populations. PMID:24782921

Bombak, Andrea E.

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

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Social science information & documentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chapter gives an overview of information and documentation resources and activities in the social sciences. It describes some of the characteristics of social science information and reports on some findings from research into the needs and behaviour of social scientists in information matters, in order to identify some of the inadequacies of traditional services. A selection of representative information

Hans-Christoph Hobohm

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Reading Online News Media for Science Content: A Social Psychological Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading multimodal (popularized) scientific texts is studied predominantly in terms of said-to-be-required technical decoding skills. In this article I suggest that there are other interesting approaches to studying the reading of multimodal (popularized) scientific texts, approaches that are grounded in social psychological concerns. These…

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on the experience of the Yale University (Connecticut) social science data preservation project, this document presents a case study of migration as a preservation strategy, exploring options for migrating data stored in a technically obsolete format and their associated documentation stored on paper. The first section provides background…

Green, Ann; Dionne, JoAnn; Dennis, Martin

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Science and Social Practice: Action Research and Activity Theory as Socio-Critical Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Action research and activity theory are considered by a number of followers as socio-critical approaches, whereas others do not relate them to social-criticism and use them merely as methods to improve practice. This article searches for general insights in Kurt Lewin's and Lev S. Vygotsky's work into how one proceeds and acts critically. In their…

Langemeyer, Ines

2011-01-01

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Social dynamics of science.  

PubMed

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. PMID:23323212

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

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

\\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

Elena Agliari; Adriano Barra; Raffaella Burioni; Pierluigi Contucci

2009-01-01

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Social Science Hub  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Division of Social Sciences Anthropology  

E-print Network

259 Division of Social Sciences Anthropology FACULTY *Year of initial appointment at Binghamton Antoun, Richard T., Professor, PhD, 1963, Harvard University: Social anthropology, religion, social University: Social anthropology, human ecology, nomads; Africa, Middle East. (1973) Ferradas, Carmen A

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Quantum Social Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preface; Part I. Physics Concepts in Social Science? A Discussion: 1. Classical, statistical and quantum mechanics: all in one; 2. Econophysics: statistical physics and social science; 3. Quantum social science: a non-mathematical motivation; Part II. Mathematics and Physics Preliminaries: 4. Vector calculus and other mathematical preliminaries; 5. Basic elements of quantum mechanics; 6. Basic elements of Bohmian mechanics; Part III. Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Psychology: Basic Questions and Answers: 7. A brief overview; 8. Interference effects in psychology - an introduction; 9. A quantum-like model of decision making; Part IV. Other Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Economics, Finance and Brain Sciences: 10. Financial/economic theory in crisis; 11. Bohmian mechanics in finance and economics; 12. The Bohm-Vigier Model and path simulation; 13. Other applications to economic/financial theory; 14. The neurophysiological sources of quantum-like processing in the brain; Conclusion; Glossary; Index.

Haven, Emmanuel; Khrennikov, Andrei

2013-01-01

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Designing and Evaluating Science Teaching Sequences: An Approach Drawing upon the Concept of Learning Demand and a Social Constructivist Perspective on Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews evidence on the effectiveness of "sequence of teaching activities" on student learning and the design and evaluation of science teaching sequences. Discusses the social constructivist perspective on learning and offers a generalized approach to planning a science teaching sequence. Provides an example of how to plan an instructional…

Leach, John; Scott, Phil

2002-01-01

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Interagency Working Group on Ocean Social Science: Incorporating ecosystem services approaches into ocean and coastal decision-making and governance  

EPA Science Inventory

The application of social science has been recognized as a priority for effective ocean and coastal management, driving much discussion and fostering emerging efforts in several areas. The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Social Science (IWG-OSS) is tasked with assisting the Su...

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Social Science Information Gateway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located within the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) is an online database of high quality Internet resources that primarily deal with the vast array of social science fields and subfields. Visitors can perform a simple search, or browse through the subject headings offered on the homepage. Each one of these discrete sites has been catalogued and annotated, making it easier to find specific resources quickly. Within each field or subfield, the editors of SOSIG have also listed some of their top choices. One particularly fine feature of the site is the "Grapevine", which offers a place for people in the social sciences to find out (and publicize) information about career opportunities and upcoming events. Visitors can also post their vitas in order to facilitate such opportunities. Finally, it is worth noting that the coverage of events and the like here is particularly strong for the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

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Measures in social sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the series Basic Concepts in Social Sciences a list of 79 concepts was given. The last part of that list consisted of 10 concepts concerning measures. Verbal definitions of these measures were considered as a preparation of mathematical definitions. In this paper these mathematical definitions will be discussed.

C. Hoede

2005-01-01

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

PubMed Central

Objective To describe a mixed-methods approach to develop and test a basic behavioral science-informed intervention to motivate behavior change in three high-risk clinical populations. Our theoretically-derived intervention comprised a combination of positive affect and self-affirmation (PA/SA) which we applied to three clinical chronic disease populations. Methods We employed a sequential mixed methods model (EVOLVE) to design and test the PA/SA intervention in order to increase physical activity in people with coronary artery disease (post-percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) or asthma (ASM), and to improve medication adherence in African Americans with hypertension (HTN). In an initial qualitative phase, we explored participant values and beliefs. We next pilot tested and refined the intervention, and then conducted three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with parallel study design. Participants were randomized to combined PA/SA vs. an informational control (IC) and followed bimonthly for 12 months, assessing for health behaviors and interval medical events. Results Over 4.5 years, we enrolled 1,056 participants. Changes were sequentially made to the intervention during the qualitative and pilot phases. The three RCTs enrolled 242 PCI, 258 ASM and 256 HTN participants (n=756). Overall, 45.1% of PA/SA participants versus 33.6% of IC participants achieved successful behavior change (p=0.001). In multivariate analysis PA/SA intervention remained a significant predictor of achieving behavior change (p<0.002, OR=1.66, 95% CI 1.22–2.27), controlling for baseline negative affect, comorbidity, gender, race/ethnicity, medical events, smoking and age. Conclusions The EVOLVE method is a means by which basic behavioral science research can be translated into efficacious interventions for chronic disease populations. PMID:22963594

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.

2012-01-01

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Social Sciences Framework 1974: Third Time's a Charm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Wampler, Dave

1974-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundStreet-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

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

2006-01-01

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Science Nation: Social Insects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Yellow jackets are wasps, and though they seem eager to inflict pain, they do have some important redeeming qualities. They kill harmful garden pests and are among the most social insects on the planet, along with their stinging cousins, the ants and the social bees. In all three species, the queen lays all the eggs and the workers service the queen and help her raise the young. Georgia Institute of Technology biology professor Michael Goodisman is using National Science Foundation (NSF) support to try and understand these complex relationships and how they impact these intricate communities.

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Social Sciences and Space Exploration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1988-01-01

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Social Science, Social Scientists, and the Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social sciences may be viewed as policy sciences and, as such, can make significant contributions to both public policy and the social studies curriculum. Political science has made contributions in legislative reform, centralized budgeting, regulation of lobbying, and improvement of election administration. Sociology has helped make…

Davis, James E.

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Behavioral Sciences in Secondary Schools: An Inquiry-Oriented Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Behavioral Sciences in Social Studies. Professional Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in secondary-level behavioral science curriculum development, informational background, and strategies for teaching behavioral science concepts are provided in this book. Chapters one through three define the behavioral sciences and examine their changing role and status in social studies education. Chapters four through six develop…

Anderson, Randall C.

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The Social Sciences as a Domain of Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author claims that the nature of the social sciences is to combine interpretive and empirical approaches in an attempt to understand human thought and behavior. He views the domain of social sciences as being different from that of the humanities or the natural sciences. Social scientists test interpretations by considering the extent to which…

Armstrong, Forrest H.

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Social Science and Institutional Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the growth of the social sciences, there has been increasing interest in use of their products to shed light on, and solve, some of the pressing social problems of our society. This monograph, the first in a series of studies on social change, reports on an analysis of applications of social change theory and research to programs of…

Mayer, Robert R.

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FACULT DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES -SORBONNE  

E-print Network

FACULT� DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES - SORBONNE LICENCE EN SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES ANN�E UNIVERSITAIRE 2013-2014 MENTION SCIENCES DE L'�DUCATION L3 Faculté des Sciences humaines et sociales

Pellier, Damien

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

242 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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

. 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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Communicating science in social settings  

PubMed Central

This essay examines the societal dynamics surrounding modern science. It first discusses a number of challenges facing any effort to communicate science in social environments: lay publics with varying levels of preparedness for fully understanding new scientific breakthroughs; the deterioration of traditional media infrastructures; and an increasingly complex set of emerging technologies that are surrounded by a host of ethical, legal, and social considerations. Based on this overview, I discuss four areas in which empirical social science helps clarify intuitive but sometimes faulty assumptions about the social-level mechanisms of science communication and outline an agenda for bench and social scientists—driven by current social-scientific research in the field of science communication—to guide more effective communication efforts at the societal level in the future. PMID:23940341

Scheufele, Dietram A.

2013-01-01

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Communicating science in social settings.  

PubMed

This essay examines the societal dynamics surrounding modern science. It first discusses a number of challenges facing any effort to communicate science in social environments: lay publics with varying levels of preparedness for fully understanding new scientific breakthroughs; the deterioration of traditional media infrastructures; and an increasingly complex set of emerging technologies that are surrounded by a host of ethical, legal, and social considerations. Based on this overview, I discuss four areas in which empirical social science helps clarify intuitive but sometimes faulty assumptions about the social-level mechanisms of science communication and outline an agenda for bench and social scientists--driven by current social-scientific research in the field of science communication--to guide more effective communication efforts at the societal level in the future. PMID:23940341

Scheufele, Dietram A

2013-08-20

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Advancing social science research by applying computational linguistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the growing trend of applying computational thinking and linguistic approaches to social science research, arguing that computational linguistics is a useful but underutilized approach that may potentially be able to make significantly contributions to research in a wide range of social science domains. The paper begins with an introduction to computational thinking and argues that this approach

An-Shou Cheng; Kenneth R. Fleischmann; Ping Wang; Douglas W. Oard

2008-01-01

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XXXVII Indian Social Science Congress,  

E-print Network

SEARCH Events Dec 27 XXXVII Indian Social Science Congress, Faculty of Social Science Dec 29 UGC with "Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Award" in the international and interdisciplinary conference. Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad. Mursaleen, Department of Mathmatics, Dr. Asad U. Khan, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Prof. M Afzal

Nahar, Sultana Nurun

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Computer Simulation in Social Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From a base in military models, computer simulation has evolved to provide a wide variety of applications in social science. General purpose simulation packages and languages such as FIRM, DYNAMO, and others have made significant contributions toward policy discussion in the social sciences and have well-documented efficacy in instructional…

Garson, G. David

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Science, Semantics, and Social Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social semiotics suggests that social and cultural formations, including the language and practice of science and the ways in which new generations and communities advance them, develop as an integral part of the evolution of social ecosystems. Some recent models of complex dynamic systems in physics, chemistry, and biology focus more on the…

Lemke, J. L.

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Systems Science Approach to Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kadirkamanathan, Visakan

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Let the social sciences evolve.  

PubMed

We agree that evolutionary perspectives may help us organize many divergent realms of the science of human behavior. Nevertheless, an imperative to unite all social science under an evolutionary framework risks turning off researchers who have their own theoretical perspectives that can be informed by evolutionary theory without being exclusively defined by it. We propose a few considerations for scholars interested in joining the evolutionary and social sciences. PMID:25162883

Smaldino, Paul E; Waring, Timothy M

2014-08-01

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FACULT DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES -SORBONNE  

E-print Network

FACULT� DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES - SORBONNE LICENCE EN SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES ANN�E UNIVERSITAIRE 2013-2014 MENTION SCIENCES DU Vaillant 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt L3, M1 et M2 Faculté des Sciences

Pellier, Damien

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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.\\"

2005-11-02

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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."

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Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Drost, Ellen A.

2011-01-01

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Languages Undergraduate Social and Policy Sciences  

E-print Network

for the study of sociology, social policy, international development and social work. Many of our staffLanguages 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

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Law and Social Science (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... Sciences Law and Social Science (Program Description) Description The Law and Social Science ... of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics of legal ...

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Democratizing Science Through Social Science Research Partnerships  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science and technology, as rational approaches to problem solving, are driving forces in the promotion of democracy at home and abroad. Science based decision-making is increasingly global as countries share technology, research results, and engage in joint studies on common problems. The widening rift between global wealth and poverty diminishes for many the opportunity for exposure to science, technology and

Jean J. Schensul

2002-01-01

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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.

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A Socially Oriented Approach Through Carbon Compound Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of a course designed to interest the average high school student. It is socially oriented in its approach to science and has been employed, in both the United States and Israel, for nonscience students. (DF)

Novick, Shimshon; Sutman, Frank X.

1973-01-01

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University Rankings and Social Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Marginson, Simon

2014-01-01

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History of the Social Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Cravens, Hamilton

1985-01-01

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Social Science & Medicine ] (  

E-print Network

Science Ltd. Keywords: USA; Drug names; Patient safety; Visual perception; Pharmacists; Medication error Introduction Recent estimates suggest that medical errors of all types may cause the death of between 44). Errors involving medication cause the death of one person every day in the US, and injure more than

Gupta, Prahlad

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Science and Social Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gill, Kohl S.

2008-01-01

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Philosophy Honours (& BA Humanities and Social Science)  

E-print Network

Philosophy Honours Handbook (& BA Humanities and Social Science) 2012/2013 Philosophy School Humanities and Social Science) 2012/2013 Contents 1. Resources, and will provide advice on all matters relating to undergraduate degrees. The Teaching Office (sue

Edinburgh, University of

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: POLITICAL SCIENCE  

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: POLITICAL SCIENCE Possible Careers Professor Lawyer Editor Advocate Political Aide http://politicalscience.dal.ca Professional Associations Canadian Political Science Association - www.cpsa-acsp.ca Political Science Scholarly Societies www

Brownstone, Rob

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The ICPSR and Social Science Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, is the world's largest social science data archive. The data sets in the ICPRS database give the social sciences librarian/subject specialist an opportunity of providing value-added bibliographic…

Johnson, Wendell G.

2008-01-01

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Social Science Docket, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Singer, Alan, Ed.

2001-01-01

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Integration of the Social Sciences: The Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists 18 statements that form a synthesis of social science concepts. This synthesis was prepared in the late 1950s but was never implemented. The California History Social Science Framework is a new attempt to encourage the integration of social science concepts. (CS)

Herbst, Len

1983-01-01

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Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components  

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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

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Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences  

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Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences San José State University Fall 2010 #12;Rachel O'Malley Faculty in Residence for Sustainability College of Social Sciences San José State University July 30, 2010 Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences, San José State University

Su, Xiao

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SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM. PUBLICATION 123, VALUE CLAIMS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS PAPER PRESENTS AN APPROACH TO THE VERY DIFFICULT PROBLEM OF HANDLING VALUES IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, PARTICULARLY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT DISCUSSES THE AUTHOR'S POSITION ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF ETHICS AND THE METHOLOLOGICAL BASIS FOR MORAL JUDGMENTS IN RELATION TO VALUE ISSUES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. ITS PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE AN…

SCRIVEN, MICHAEL

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Sun--Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences I Introduction  

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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

Sun, Ron

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SCORE History / Social Science Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

SCORE, a cooperative project of the California County Superintendent's Educational Services Association, has made K-12 teacher and student resources in four major subject areas available at sites in Humboldt County (Science), San Diego County (Language Arts), Kings County (Mathematics), and San Bernardino and Butte Counties (Social Studies). While each site has its own personality and delivery style, they all make an attempt to break out teacher and/or student resources by grade level. In some cases (Science, Social Studies) this is done through a search interface. In others (Language Arts, Mathematics) it is done via a browsable interface. It is this categorization, plus the fact that resources are selected, evaluated, and annotated by teachers, that is the both the power and unifying theme of the sites. Depending on the site, assessment and teacher development sections may also be available.

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Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master acadmique  

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Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master académique The two-year full-time study by social, economic and political integration and comparisons of the development of educational and social of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized

van der Torre, Leon

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Faculty of Social Sciences School of Social Work  

E-print Network

Research Methods Degree 15 MRes Social Science Research Methods Our Research Degrees 16 MPhil, PhD 18 Life Science Research Methods and also welcome students wishing to study for an MPhil or PhD under expert

Hammerton, Paul

81

A Nonviolent Approach to Social Justice Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article advocates a nonviolent approach to social justice education. First, social justice education literature is reviewed, and two contrasting and influential approaches--critical theory and poststructural theory--are the focus of critical analysis. A nonviolent approach is proposed as an alternative. Second, the notion of social justice is…

Wang, Hongyu

2013-01-01

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Faculty of Social Science 1 Discovering  

E-print Network

Study Social Science at WeStern, you will embark on an academic journey like no other with unique, the choice is yours. We look forward to being part of your journey. Regards, The various fields within Social'sStudies #12;Faculty of Social Science 3 discover your Passion academic counselling and Student Support

Denham, Graham

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Faculty of Social Sciences School of International  

E-print Network

Faculty of Social Sciences School of International Development Postgraduate Courses #12;Contents 01 Development 14 MA International Social Development 15 MA Media and International Development 16 MSc Climate Security and International Development 19 MRes Social Science Research Methods ­ International Development

Hammerton, Paul

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Psychology, Social Sciences recommended Spanish and Speech Communication recommended  

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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

Hone, James

85

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.

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Equity theory and the social information processing approach: an integration  

E-print Network

EQUITY THEORY AND THE SOCIAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPROACH: AN INTEGRATION A Thesis by CYNTHIA KAY ARMS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Psychology EQUITY THEORY AND THE SOCIAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPROACH: AN INTEGRATION A Thesis by CYNTHIA KAY ARMS Approved as to style and content by: Roseanne Foti (Chairman of Committee) Geral R. Ferris...

Arms, Cynthia Kay

1985-01-01

87

The New Coevolution Information Science and Social Science  

E-print Network

design), economics (e.g., auction theory), and even sociology (e.g., social networks). Today we mentions the connection between cognitive models and social phenomena. Here invariably the name HerbertThe New Coevolution of Information Science and Social Science: From Software Agents to Artificial

Tesfatsion, Leigh

88

Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Science  

E-print Network

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 political science programs in Canada. For more information about the Department of Political Science please

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

89

Faculty Approaches to Assessing Critical Thinking in the Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences: Implications for General Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of interviews, focus-group discussions, assessment instruments, and assignment prompts revealed that within general education, faculty assessed critical thinking as faceted using methods and criteria that varied epistemically across disciplines. Faculty approaches were misaligned with discipline-general institutional approaches.…

Nicholas, Mark C.; Labig, Chalmer E., Jr.

2013-01-01

90

Social Science Honors Sequence I Naturalized Epistemology and the Social Sciences  

E-print Network

, "Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance"; Aronson, "The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: The EvolutionSocial Science Honors Sequence I Naturalized Epistemology and the Social Sciences MW 12:30-1:50 PM of the humanities to that represented by the social sciences. We begin with the sort of skeptical challenges to our

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

91

SOCIAL SCIENCE INFORMATION - THE POOR RELATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several characteristics make the social sciences less amenable to bibliographic control than the sciences: inherent instability of the subject matter, the lack of a terminology that is common over time and across countries, strong political and national biases, low penalties for duplication of research, and an apparent lack of interest on the part of social scientists in improvement of information

Maurice B. Line

1999-01-01

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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 and German. Pupils spend the day improving their skills in a language they already study, tasting a new

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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

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

Mountziaris, T. J.

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science

Barrash, Warren

95

Archaeology as a social science  

PubMed Central

Because of advances in methods and theory, archaeology now addresses issues central to debates in the social sciences in a far more sophisticated manner than ever before. Coupled with methodological innovations, multiscalar archaeological studies around the world have produced a wealth of new data that provide a unique perspective on long-term changes in human societies, as they document variation in human behavior and institutions before the modern era. We illustrate these points with three examples: changes in human settlements, the roles of markets and states in deep history, and changes in standards of living. Alternative pathways toward complexity suggest how common processes may operate under contrasting ecologies, populations, and economic integration. PMID:22547811

Smith, Michael E.; Feinman, Gary M.; Drennan, Robert D.; Earle, Timothy; Morris, Ian

2012-01-01

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Climate change adaptation planning for the Skeena region of British Columbia, Canada: A combined biophysical modelling, social science, and community engagement approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Skeena region of British Columbia, Canada is among the world's most important commercial forest production areas, a key transportation corridor, and provides critical habitat for salmon and other wildlife. Climate change compounds threats to the region from other local environmental and social challenges. To aid local communities in adaptive planning for future climate change impacts, our project combined biophysical modelling, social science, and community engagement in a participatory approach to build regional capacity to prepare and respond to climate change. The sociological aspect of our study interviewed local leaders and resource managers (both First Nations and settlers groups in three communities) to examine how perceptions of environmental and socioeconomic issues have changed in the recent past, and the values placed on diverse natural resources at the present. The three communities differed in their perception of the relative value and condition of community resources, such as small business, natural resource trade, education and local government. However, all three communities regarded salmon as their most important and threatened resource. The most important future drivers of change in the study region were perceived to be: "aboriginal rights, title and treaty settlements", "availability of natural resources", "natural resource policies", and the "global economy". Climate change, as a potential driver of change in the region, was perceived as less important than other socio-economic factors; even though climate records for the region already demonstrate warmer winters, decreased snowfall, and decreased spring precipitation over the last half century. The natural science component of our project applies a regional-scale dynamic vegetation model (LPJ-GUESS) to simulate the potential future of forest ecosystems, with a focus on how climate change and management strategy interact to influence forest productivity, disturbance frequency, species composition, and carbon storage. LPJ-GUESS was parameterized for 19 tree species and driven by a suite of downscaled projected GCM climate scenarios and an optional forest management scenario at a ~1km spatial resolution over the entire ca. 32,000 km2 study area. Preliminary results show the greatest impacts on hydrology rather than forest productivity or carbon cycling. However, even small changes in forest composition, shrinking of the alpine tundra zones, and forest management for optimal productivity, along with ongoing climate change, could increase impacts on hydrology, ultimately affecting fisheries and other valuable natural resources. These modelling results will be presented to the Skeena communities in a second round of interviews to determine if these results alter residents' views on the importance of climate change to the future of their region.

Melton, J. R.; Kaplan, J. O.; Matthews, R.; Sydneysmith, R.; Tesluk, J.; Piggot, G.; Robinson, D. C.; Brinkman, D.; Marmorek, D.; Cohen, S.; McPherson, K.

2011-12-01

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Science In a Social CONtext: Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

98

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY  

E-print Network

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY Possible Careers Market Researcher.sociologyandsocialanthropology.dal.ca Professional Associations The Canadian Anthropology Society - www.cas-sca.ca The Society for Applied Anthropology - www.sfaa.net American Anthropological Association - www.aaanet.org The Canadian Sociology

Brownstone, Rob

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News and Notes on the Social Sciences. Spring 73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"News and Notes" is published periodically during the academic year. Topics of typical issues are rotated to include each of the several social science disciplines and social science education. Usually included are: 1) A lead article focusing on what's new in the social sciences; 2) Descriptions of social studies/social science classroom…

Brown, Thomas E., Ed.; Hahn, Carole, Ed.

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From global change science to action with social sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

US efforts to integrate social and biophysical sciences to address the issue of global change exist within a wider movement to understand global change as a societal challenge and to inform policy. Insights from the social sciences can help transform global change research into action.

Weaver, C. P.; Mooney, S.; Allen, D.; Beller-Simms, N.; Fish, T.; Grambsch, A. E.; Hohenstein, W.; Jacobs, K.; Kenney, M. A.; Lane, M. A.; Langner, L.; Larson, E.; McGinnis, D. L.; Moss, R. H.; Nichols, L. G.; Nierenberg, C.; Seyller, E. A.; Stern, P. C.; Winthrop, R.

2014-08-01

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IS RATIONALITY STILL A USEFUL CONCEPT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES ? REASONS AT COGNITIVE AGE  

E-print Network

IS RATIONALITY STILL A USEFUL CONCEPT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES ? REASONS AT COGNITIVE AGE Rodolphe Gouin@yahoo.fr Abstract Rational choice theory which remains the major paradigm in social sciences has been challenged approach both cognitive psychological and social. Key Words: Rationality, Cognitive Psychology

Boyer, Edmond

102

Social science in a water observing system  

Microsoft Academic Search

We set forth an argument for the integration of social science research with natural science and engineering research in major research infrastructure investments addressing water science. A program of integrated observation of water resources offers great opportunities to address several environmental “grand challenges” identified by the National Research Council, including climate variability, institutions and resource use, and land use dynamics,

John B. Braden; Daniel G. Brown; Jeff Dozier; Patricia Gober; Sara M. Hughes; David R. Maidment; Sandra L. Schneider; P. Wesley Schultz; James S. Shortle; Stephen K. Swallow; Carol M. Werner

2009-01-01

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Social science in a water observing system  

Microsoft Academic Search

We set forth an argument for the integration of social science research with natural science and engineering research in major research infrastructure investments addressing water science. A program of integrated observation of water resources offers great opportunities to address several environmental ``grand challenges'' identified by the National Research Council, including climate variability, institutions and resource use, and land use dynamics,

John B. Braden; Daniel G. Brown; Jeff Dozier; Patricia Gober; Sara M. Hughes; David R. Maidment; Sandra L. Schneider; P. Wesley Schultz; James S. Shortle; Stephen K. Swallow; Carol M. Werner

2009-01-01

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES INFORMATION-COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor The Division of Social in the application of information technology and social entrepreneurship to solve social and environmental problems

California at Santa Cruz, University of

105

Finding Overlapping Communities in Social Networks: Toward a Rigorous Approach  

E-print Network

Finding Overlapping Communities in Social Networks: Toward a Rigorous Approach Sanjeev Arora algorithm (b) the assump- tions about the underlying network (c) the (worst-case) running time. The key, Computer Science Department and Center for Computa- tional Intractability. S. Arora: arora

Fiat, Amos

106

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the problem of an inadequate science teaching approach at a time when students need to be familiar with, and be able to understand, global problems and personal problems delving into complex, interrelated issues based on the science of a living universe. This report focuses on research about the problems in science education,…

McGinnis, Jane

107

Teaching Science with the Social Studies of Science for Equity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Integrating the social studies of science into science education would make explicit the cultures of science, which have been revealed by historians, philosophers, sociologists, and feminist science scholars. These cultures include the institutions of science, the interaction of science and the society in which it is practiced, and the internal culture of science. This pedagogy may be a route to increasing equity in science, by giving women and members of other under-represented groups an appreciation of the factors causing their alienation from the enterprise and the tools to change science for social justice. In this article, I present the theoretical basis of this position, along with the implementation strategies and preliminary assessment for a sophomore level biology course based on this perspective.

Lederman, Muriel

108

IRVINE: DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

, 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

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

109

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences  

E-print Network

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE undergraduate Innovation and technological change Behavioral and experimental economics Environmental and energy and sound art Video and emerging media Art, technology, and culture Career Options Video, digital

Salama, Khaled

110

Computational Social Science Riccardo Pietri  

E-print Network

data to study human behaviour and social interactions. It relies on the mixture of social studies and nowa- days technologies such as smartphones and Online Social Networks. CSS's studies are aimed management in Big Data. In the CSS context, sensible- data's contributions are two-fold: researchers have

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Network analysis in the social sciences.  

PubMed

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of interest in network research across the physical and social sciences. For social scientists, the theory of networks has been a gold mine, yielding explanations for social phenomena in a wide variety of disciplines from psychology to economics. Here, we review the kinds of things that social scientists have tried to explain using social network analysis and provide a nutshell description of the basic assumptions, goals, and explanatory mechanisms prevalent in the field. We hope to contribute to a dialogue among researchers from across the physical and social sciences who share a common interest in understanding the antecedents and consequences of network phenomena. PMID:19213908

Borgatti, Stephen P; Mehra, Ajay; Brass, Daniel J; Labianca, Giuseppe

2009-02-13

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School of Social Sciences Division of Psychology  

E-print Network

. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 20(5), 661-679. Dheensa, S. & Williams, G. A. (2009) `ISchool of Social Sciences Division of Psychology Spring / Summer 2010 Welcome to the Psychological among majority and minority groups in three European countries. Journal of Personality and Social

Evans, Paul

113

Old Fears Haunt New Social Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1965, not long after news broke about a Pentagon-sponsored program to study social conflict in South America, the Social Science Research Council played host to a meeting on overseas research. Feelings were raw. Opposition to the Vietnam War was mounting, and many scholars worried that the Pentagon's studies of conflict and…

Glenn, David

2008-01-01

114

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

Microsoft Academic Search

'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

Michael V. Hayes

1992-01-01

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A Science of Social Work? Response to John Brekke  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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?…

Shaw, Ian

2014-01-01

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ESRC: Research Guide to the Social Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the United Kingdom have funded this newly posted Research Guide to the Social Sciences. This directory provides annotated links to sites sorted by subject matter, including Bibliographic, reference and research information; Publications Online; Subject gateways; Data services; Datasets; Data Visualization; Software services and support for data processing; Images, moving pictures and sound; and Learning and Teaching Support Services. Annotations include a description of the site, the URL, and the terms of access. By no means exhaustive, the Guide instead focuses on those main Web sources students or researchers in social sciences will find most useful.

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

91 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD The major in anthropology has three areas of concentration: cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine; culture fields or combine a major in anthropology with one in another discipline. Degree requirements for BA

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anastas, Jeane W.

2014-01-01

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SciencesProcedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences 00 (2011) 000000 www.elsevier.com/locate/procedia  

E-print Network

Procedia Social and Behavioral SciencesProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 00 (2011) 000 - Social and Behavioral Sciences 00 (2011) 000­000 347 depressions appear as peaks (Fig. 1). The phenomenon

�öltekin, Arzu

120

Finding Articles Social Sciences Inquiry  

E-print Network

of life of people on social assistance (3 minutes) #12;Searching Databases Skills & Tips or, "Databases quality of life of people on social assistance search engine tries to find that exact phrase ­ you get 0 results #12;Inquiry 1SS3 Tip: Identify Key Words and Phrases analyze your search statement: quality

Haykin, Simon

121

Social Studies: Selected Teaching Approaches.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine essays serving as springboards to the study of historical events and cultures focus on the use of memorabilia and primary resources for teaching social studies. Following a short preface by John I. Thomas, Linda Carrillo examines ways in which folk songs can be used to arouse a child's interest in the study of other cultures. In "Using Older…

Thomas, John I., Ed.

122

An approach for the accurate measurement of social morality levels.  

PubMed

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

Liu, Haiyan; Chen, Xia; Zhang, Bo

2013-01-01

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An Approach for the Accurate Measurement of Social Morality Levels  

PubMed Central

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

Liu, Haiyan; Chen, Xia; Zhang, Bo

2013-01-01

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Social controversy belongs in the climate science classroom  

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Scientists, educators and stakeholders are grappling with how to best approach climate change education for diverse audiences, a task made difficult due to persistent social controversy. This Perspective examines how sociocultural learning theories can inform the design and implementation of climate change education experiences for learners with varied understandings of and attitudes towards climate change. The literature demonstrates that explicitly addressing learners' social and community experiences, values and knowledge supports understandings of and increased concern about climate change. Science learning environments that situate climate change in its social context can support conceptual understandings, shift attitudes and increase the participation of diverse communities in responding to climate change. Examples are provided of successful programmes that attend to social dimensions and learners' previous experiences, including experiences of social controversy.

Walsh, Elizabeth M.; Tsurusaki, Blakely K.

2014-04-01

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A Semantics-based Approach to Large-Scale Mobile Social Networking  

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Khan # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Abstract Mobile ad hoc social networks are selfA Semantics-based Approach to Large-Scale Mobile Social Networking Juan Li & Hui Wang & Samee Ullah- configuring social networks that connect users using mobile devices, such as laptops, PDAs, and cellular

Li, Juan "Jen"

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The social shaping approach to technology foresight  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social shaping of technology (SST) approach has been developed as a response and extension to the ideas of techno-economic rationality and linear conceptions of technology development and its consequences. The SST approach seems especially promising in areas of technology where visions are manifold, societal interests conflicting, and applications and markets are non-existing or still under construction. The emerging high

Michael Sřgaard Jřrgensen; Ulrik Jřrgensen; Christian Clausen

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stanwick, John; Hargreaves, Jo

2012-01-01

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

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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.

Bazzul, Jesse

2014-07-01

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Health, Society, and Social Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout the United States and elsewhere in the Western world since World War II, there has been a grow ing interest in medicine. As early as the 1930's, popular accounts of scientific developments began to interest lay readers in medical care and innovation. The significant involvement of social and behavioral scientists in medical education and research began a decade ago

Robert Straus; John A. Clausen

1963-01-01

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swinburne.edu.au Social Sciences  

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the connections between social science and communication. Whether through literature, politics or health, you valuable skills in understanding and dealing with different cultures in an international location may have the option to complete two majors or a combination of a major and a minor/s. Double degrees

Liley, David

131

Faculty of Social Sciences School of Economics  

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Faculty of Social Sciences School of Economics Postgraduate Courses Winner Whatuni.com Student Choice Awards #12;Contents 01 Welcome to the School of Economics 02 Why Study Economics at the University Economics 07 MSc Finance and Economics 08 MSc Industrial Economics 09 MSc Experimental Economics 10 MSc

Hammerton, Paul

132

Caveat Lector: Reviewing Popular Social Science.  

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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…

Hixson, Vivian Scott

1981-01-01

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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1 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD The major in anthropology fields or combine a major in anthropology with one in another discipline. Degree requirements for BA in Anthropology Students majoring in anthropology must: · Completeatotalof30semesterhoursofapprovedcourses(10hours

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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84 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Chair George E. Marcus Professors Benjamin Lee.D. The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology and archaeology. The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoretical issues. By reading primary sources, students gain

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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89 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Chair George E. Marcus Professors James D. Faubion.A., M.A., Ph.D. The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology and archaeology. The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoretical issues. By reading primary

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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91 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Chair George E. Marcus Professors James D. Faubion.D. The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology and archaeology. The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoretical issues. By reading primary sources, students gain

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD The major in anthropology fields or combine a major in anthropology with one in another discipline. Degree requirements for BA in Anthropology Students majoring in anthropology must: · Completeatotalof30semesterhoursofapprovedcourses(10hours

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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86 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology and archaeology.The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoreti- cal issues. By reading primary sources, students gain an exposure

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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85 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Themajorinanthropologyhas2areasofconcentration:culturalanthropologyand archaeology.The focus in cultural anthropology facilities. Students may organize a major in one or both fields or combine a major in anthropology with 1

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Anthropology The School of Social Sciences  

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85 Anthropology The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology and archaeology.The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoreti- cal issues. By reading primary sources, students gain an exposure

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

141

BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AARHUS UNIVERSITET  

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of Business and Social Sciences fastsat følgende regler om, at indlevering og bedømmelse kan ske mod betaling af et nærmere fastsat gebyr til dækning af udgifter i forbindelse med bedømmelse af afhandlingen og

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Michael Polanyi and the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Poirier, Maben Walter

2011-01-01

143

A Social Science Vocabulary of Swahili.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brain, James

144

Michael Polanyi and the Social Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 new-old

Maben Walter Poirier

2011-01-01

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Using the Social Sciences for Policy Formulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is inadequate utilization of social science research in policymaking in India. This is due to the time gap between research and publication, mismatch between need and supply, and the inadequacies of the research. Better performance within the academic system, as well as better communication, can ensure better utilization. (CS)

Atal, Yogesh

1983-01-01

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Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences  

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213 Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences Director Donald Ostdiek Degree Offered: B-making process and acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills. The course of study addresses innovations or regulations are adopted and implemented as matters of public policy, and humanities majors can

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

147

Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences  

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238 Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences DIRECTOR Donald Ostdiek Degree Offered: BA-making process and acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills.The course of study addresses innovations or regulations are adopted and implemented as matters of public policy, and humanities majors can

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

148

Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences  

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238 Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences Director Donald Ostdiek Degree Offered: B-making process and acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills. The course of study addresses innovations or regulations are adopted and implemented as matters of public policy, and humanities majors can

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

149

Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences  

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250 Policy Studies The School of Social Sciences Director Donald Ostdiek Degree Offered: BA-making process and acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills. The course of study addresses or regulations are adopted and implemented as matters of public policy, and humanities majors can explore career

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

150

Does Social Background Influence Political Science Grades?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper tests a hypothesized linear relationship between social background and final grades in several political science courses that I taught at the University of Central Arkansas. I employ a cross-sectional research design and ordinary least square (OLS) estimators to test the foregoing hypothesis. Relying on a sample of up to 204…

Tiruneh, Gizachew

2013-01-01

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Conditions Favoring Major Advances in Social Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the 62 major advances in social sciences since 1900 have come from a few centers in the United States and England, had rapid effects, been produced by workers 35-45 years old, tended to be quantitative, interdisciplinary ideas stimulated by, and applied to, practical demands. (AL)

Deutsch, Karl W.; And Others

1971-01-01

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Africa: A Social Studies and Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Holboke, Kathy; And Others

153

History and Social Science Curriculum Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum framework represents the first statewide guideline for learning, teaching, and assessment in history and social science for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's public schools. The framework is based on sound research and effective practice and reflects a vision of how classrooms can and should look to assist all students to achieve…

Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.

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Social Science Reasoning Using Statistics (ECO 138)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Jack Chizmar, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, outlines how to describe, produce, and draw conclusions from data at ECON 131: Social Science Reasoning Using Statistics. Chizmar provides an engaging introduction to using statistics in addition to sample exams, readings, and the opportunity to comment on the course design.

Chizmar, John F.

155

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY  

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY The Department of History invites applications-US Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History, a strong record of scholarly publication, and university- level: · International, Transnational and/or Global History · Public and Digital History · Environment

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

156

Economics, Social Science and Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development economics nowadays is mainstream economics applied to poor countries. An examination of the core principles of mainstream economics reveals tremendous strengths, but also tremendous weaknesses. Other disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology and political science, have complementary strengths that suggest a role for them as equal partners in development studies and policy. The argument for a partnership of disciplines is

Ravi Kanbur

2002-01-01

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The Social Influence of Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN his article in NATURE of February 17, p. 209, Mr. F. S. Marvin says: `` When in the sixteenth century the mind of Ancient Greece awoke again ... '' The advent of modern science is here considered as a revival and continuation of Greek knowledge; an opinion very commonly held, but entailing some difficulty-a millenary period of stagnation and

K. Ad

1923-01-01

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Towards socially sophisticated BDI agents Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  

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Towards socially sophisticated BDI agents F. Dignum Department of Mathematics and Computer Science an approach to social reasoning that inte­ grates prior work on norms and obligations with the BDI approach to agent architectures. Norms and obligations can be used to increase the eficiency of agent reasoning

Dignum, Frank

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

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Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2014-2015 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

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

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Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2013-2014 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

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Social Science and the Bayesian Probability Explanation Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Yin, Jie; Zhao, Lei

2014-03-01

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NESSTAR: Network Social Science Tools and Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The long awaited NESSTAR system, dubbed the "Social Science Dream Machine" by some (see the September 10, 1999 Scout Report), has moved from a beta version into operational mode. Currently, NESSTAR has three main components: 1. NESSTAR Explorer, a search engine for social science data and resources that allows users "to find data across organisational and national boundaries" and browse and download both data and metadata; 2. NESSTAR Publisher, a "collection of tools and resources that enables data publishers and distributors to disseminate data via the Internet;" and 3. an overview of the NESSTAR System Architecture, showing how NESSTAR builds on "state-of-the-art technology like Java, XML, CORBA, etc." Most users will be interested in the Explorer, which currently allows users to retrieve descriptions of data and, in many cases, the data and metadata from the Danish Data Archive, the Finnish Social Science Data Services, the Norweigian Social Science Data Services, and the UK Data Archive. Search options include simple, field, and advanced, and results include information on location, description and accessibility of the data. When data is available it comes up in .html with a framed table of contents. A User Guide is available to help researchers navigate the Explorer. Already, NESSTAR is an excellent resource for instant access to a wide range of social science data, particularly on European topics, and plans are to add more major archives in the future. Caveat: The Macintosh version of NESSTAR Explorer requires a Java 2 virtual machine, but, unfortunately, none are currently available for the Mac OS.

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Page 378 Courses: Social Sciences (SSCI) Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Social Sciences (SSCI)  

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Page 378 Courses: Social Sciences (SSCI) Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Social Sciences. SSCi 499 internSHip (1-3) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. SoCi 490 teACHing ASSiStAnt in So of SOCI 490, 493, and 495 may be used toward the major or minor. SoCi 496 internSHip prACtiCuM (1

Ravikumar, B.

164

A Student's Guide to Conducting Social Science Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide describes activities, methods, and materials which can be used in conducting a beginning-level social-science research project. Designed for secondary and college students as a laboratory component of a social studies or social science course, it provides ideas for firsthand experience in the methods used by social scientists for their…

Bunker, Barbara Benedict; And Others

165

Social Science Research: A Chronology for Judicial and Legislative Action.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influence of social science research on educational policy, particularly since the 1954 Brown vs Board of Education decision, has been significant. The paper presents an historical overview of the judicial use of social science data. Three questions are investigated: to what extent has social science influenced judicial decision-making? what…

Carter, David G., Sr.

166

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

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http://ssc.sagepub.com Review Social Science Computer DOI: 10.1177/0894439306289556 2007; 25; 13Social Science Computer Review R. Kelly Garrett and Paul N. Edwards Movement Revolutionary Secrets be found at:Social Science Computer ReviewAdditional services and information for http

Edwards, Paul N.

167

Health Undergraduate BA (Hons) Sport and Social Sciences  

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Economics Health Undergraduate BA (Hons) Sport and Social Sciences #12;Welcome from the Director of graduate level careers, including sports development, sports policy, and other sport, health and exercise;Undergraduate Health Why study Sport and Social Sciences? The Sport and Social Sciences degree programme

Burton, Geoffrey R.

168

Social Skills Instruction: A Collaborative Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual and the accompanying videotape are designed to provide a practical way to teach social skills to all students in grades K-8, including students with disabilities, in the classroom and across other school settings. The strategy's collaborative approach was designed for general and special education teachers who are working with other…

Warger, Cynthia L.; Rutherford, Robert, Jr.

169

Social and Economic Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation  

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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

Charles, Anthony

170

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

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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care Public Health Assessment are to: Explore and critically evaluate approaches to assessing public health and critique and discretion in public health practice, programme management and service development. Module Content

Doran, Simon J.

171

Teaching Interrelationships of Science and Society Using a Socio-Historical Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching science via a socio-historical approach utilizing selected concepts related to the social and historical development of science and selected concepts related to atomic energy was found to be feasible. (Author/CP)

Agin, Michael L.; Pella, Milton O.

1972-01-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kiely, Richard

2014-01-01

173

Applied social science for environmental planning  

SciTech Connect

As regions and communities are increasingly affected by the projects, programs, and policies of disparate government and private groups, the skills of social scientists are being called on to aid in the environmental planning process. This volume presents accounts of the many ways in which the social sciences are contributing to environmental planning. The authors address the transition from theory to practice in environmental planning, local-level contributions to the planning process, socioeconomic development and planning needs, and socioenvironmental planning and mitigation procedures.

Millsap, W.

1983-01-01

174

Oxytocin facilitates social approach behavior in women  

PubMed Central

In challenging environments including both numerous threats and scarce resources, the survival of an organism depends on its ability to quickly escape from dangers and to seize opportunities to gain rewards. The phylogenetically ancient neurohormonal oxytocin (OXT) system has been shown to influence both approach and avoidance (AA) behavior in men, but evidence for comparable effects in women is still lacking. We thus conducted a series of pharmacological behavioral experiments in a randomized double-blind study involving 76 healthy heterosexual women treated with either OXT (24 IU) or placebo intranasally. In Experiment 1, we tested how OXT influenced the social distance subjects maintained between themselves and either a female or male experimenter. In Experiment 2, we applied a reaction time based AA task. In Experiment 3 we investigated effects on peri-personal space by measuring the lateral attentional bias in a line bisection task. We found that OXT specifically decreased the distance maintained between subjects and the male but not the female experimenter and also accelerated approach toward pleasant social stimuli in the AA task. However, OXT did not influence the size of peri-personal space, suggesting that it does not alter perception of personal space per se, but rather that a social element is necessary for OXT's effects on AA behavior to become evident. Taken together, our results point to an evolutionarily adaptive mechanism by which OXT in women selectively promotes approach behavior in positive social contexts. PMID:24904342

Preckel, Katrin; Scheele, Dirk; Kendrick, Keith M.; Maier, Wolfgang; Hurlemann, René

2014-01-01

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Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science  

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Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science Undergraduate Program:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ POLITICAL SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS POLI POLI 300 Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science POLI 400 Qualitative Research Methods

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

176

Designing Convivial Digital Cities: A Social Intelligence Design Approach  

E-print Network

Designing Convivial Digital Cities: A Social Intelligence Design Approach Patrice Caire Dept discuss the use of social intelligence design to model conviviality for digital cities, by first. Keywords: Conviviality, multi-agent systems, normative systems, social intelligence design, ergonomics

van der Torre, Leon

177

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From "aboriginal peoples" to "xenophobia," the Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences provides concise definitions for approximately 1,000 entries. Disciplines covered include sociology, criminology, political science, and women's studies with a particular focus on Canadian examples, events, and names. The project is the online version of a dictionary created by Gary Parkinson and Robert Drislane and a product of Athabasca University, Canada, and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP). The dictionary can be browsed using an alphabetically arranged index or searched using key words; references are also included to guide users to other related entries.

Drislane, Robert.

178

Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The first Scout Report for Social Sciences is available. The first volume features over 20 subject specific annotations in the report. The report contains research resources, learning tools, general resources, and current awareness, as well as an In the News section highlighting a recent news story and pointing to relevent Internet resources. In addition, the report links to a current awareness meta-page for its topic, a page that contains pointers to sources of new journals, working papers, data, book listings, etc.

1997-01-01

179

Science and Social Studies in a Nutshell  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Linda Edwards

2005-03-01

180

Economic and Social Science Research Council  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With its prestigious record of research and service to the broader public sector, the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's prime research funding and training agency that actively addresses both economic and social concerns. As the website notes, the council seeks "to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector, and government." From the homepage, visitors can read extensive information about the Council's seven thematic research priorities (which include social stability and exclusion and lifecourse), along with reading about funding opportunities and available postdoctoral research positions with one of the research centres. As with most research organizations, the selection of publications here is quite good, and includes annual reports, transcripts of lectures given on behalf of the Council, best practice guides, and several special reports, such as Britain Towards 2010 and Fit and Fifty?. Finally, the news area of the site contains the archives and current edition of _The Edge_, a magazine about social science research funded by ESRC.

181

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities Categories  

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities Categories requirements must select one with a humanities designator and one with a social and behavioral sciences designator. Social and Behavioral Sciences AAS Courses 201, 216, 219, 330, 338, 339, 340, 341, 345, 348, 351

Ge, Qiaode Jeff

182

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science Contingency and Dissent in Science  

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Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science Contingency and Dissent in Science Technical for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science The London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street: in addition to evidence-based health and social care, we now hear of evidence-based housing policy, transport

Cartwright, Nancy

183

The social development model: An integrated approach to delinquency prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a comprehensive developmental approach to preventing youth crime based on the social development model, an integration of social control theory and social learning theory. The model asserts that the most important units of socialization, family, schools, peers, and community, influence behavior sequentially. Positive socialization is achieved when youths have the opportunity within each unit to be involved

J. David Hawkins; Joseph G. Weis

1985-01-01

184

Behavioral and social sciences theories and models: are they used in unintentional injury prevention research?  

PubMed

Behavioral and social sciences theories and models have the potential to enhance efforts to reduce unintentional injuries. The authors reviewed the published literature on behavioral and social science theory applications to unintentional injury problems to enumerate and categorize the ways different theories and models are used in injury prevention research. The authors conducted a systematic review to evaluate the published literature from 1980 to 2001 on behavioral and social science theory applications to unintentional injury prevention and control. Electronic database searches in PubMed and PsycINFO identified articles that combined behavioral and social sciences theories and models and injury causes. The authors identified some articles that examined behavioral and social science theories and models and unintentional injury topics, but found that several important theories have never been applied to unintentional injury prevention. Among the articles identified, the PRECEDE PROCEED Model was cited most frequently, followed by the Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behavior and Health Belief Model. When behavioral and social sciences theories and models were applied to unintentional injury topics, they were most frequently used to guide program design, implementation or develop evaluation measures; few examples of theory testing were found. Results suggest that the use of behavioral and social sciences theories and models in unintentional injury prevention research is only marginally represented in the mainstream, peer-reviewed literature. Both the fields of injury prevention and behavioral and social sciences could benefit from greater collaborative research to enhance behavioral approaches to injury control. PMID:15632096

Trifiletti, L B; Gielen, A C; Sleet, D A; Hopkins, K

2005-06-01

185

Social Science in the Schools: A Search for Rationale.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of the volume is on reasons for selecting or not selecting any particular social science content, including history, for inclusion in the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum. Prominent authors from each of the social sciences--among them, Paul Ward, David Easton, and Ronald Lippitt--describe the nature of their disciplines…

Morrissett, Irving; Stevens, W. William, Jr.

186

The University of Edinburgh College of Humanities and Social Science  

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The University of Edinburgh College of Humanities and Social Science Linguistics What is Linguistics? The subject matter of linguistics is language ­ not particular languages, but language as a human of students. Social variation in language is relevant to the social sciences. The psychology of language

Edinburgh, University of

187

Rethinking the social development approach in the context of East Asian social welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

James Midgley's work on the ‘social development approach’ to social welfare made a significant contribution to the debate on social welfare in the 1990s. However, his conception of ‘positive welfare’ and the investment function of social welfare have been hijacked by neo-liberalists championing a ‘work-first’ social policy. This paper attempts to extend the debate on the ‘social development approach’, to

Chan Kam Wah; James Lee

2010-01-01

188

Social Search: A Taxonomy of, and a User-Centred Approach to, Social Web Search  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the notion of social search as a new concept, drawing upon the patterns of web search behaviour. It aims to: define social search; present a taxonomy of social search; and propose a user-centred social search method. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed method approach was adopted to investigate…

McDonnell, Michael; Shiri, Ali

2011-01-01

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John Stuart Mill and Auguste Comte: A trans-cultural comparative epistemology of the social sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper begins by outlining the approaches to the development of a philosophy of social science in the work of Bourdieu, Passeron, and Habermas. The discussion of the positions of Comte and Mill which follows is an historical case-study of the tensions between competing stances adopted in the 1960s — between the tendency to formulate a logic of the social

Derek Robbins

2011-01-01

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada  

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada RESEARCH TRAINING SUPPORT PROGRAMS Postdoctoral Level September 2008 #12;TODAY'S AGENDA-qualified personnel · Support Canada's best graduate students and Postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences

Barthelat, Francois

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BachelorofArts GeneralMajorintheSocialSciences  

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Social Science (Psychology 1000 may be included*) Sociology - all courses Women's Studies - all courses not be included) Political Science - all courses designated Social Science Psychology - all courses designated Note: Students who select Women's Studies as one of the disciplinary streams must include: Women

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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BachelorofArts GeneralMajorintheSocialSciences  

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(Psychology 1000 may be included*) Sociology - all courses Women's Studies - all courses Note: Students who Science - all courses designated Social Science Psychology - all courses designated Social Science select Women's Studies as one of the disciplinary streams must include: Women's Studies 2000 - Issues

Seldin, Jonathan P.

193

A New Way of Thinking about Social Location in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Durkheimian concept of the density of social relationships may prove more fruitful than the historical materialist notion of a social hierarchy for thinking about the social location of epistemic agents in science. To define a scientist's social location in terms of the density of her professional relationships with other scientists permits us…

Schmaus, Warren

2008-01-01

194

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-07-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Goppner, Hans-Jurgen

2012-01-01

196

The Influence of Social Science Theories on the Conceptualization of Poverty in Social Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Poverty has been a widely explored issue that has been debated across many social science academic disciplines. Due to its multi-dimensional nature, different interpretations of the causes of poverty have been put forth. This analysis examines the theories of poverty from five social science disciplines: psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science. While some of these ideas have evolved since

Catherine M. Vu

2010-01-01

197

Urbanization and the carbon cycle: Contributions from social science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper outlines the contributions of social science to the study of interactions between urbanization patterns and processes and the carbon cycle, and identifies gaps in knowledge and priority areas for future social scientific research contributions. While previously studied as a unidimensional process, we conceptualize urbanization as a multidimensional, social and biophysical process driven by continuous changes across space and time in various subsystems including biophysical, built environment, and socio-institutional (e.g., economic, political, demographic, behavioral, and sociological). We review research trends and findings focused on the socio-institutional subsystem of the urbanization process, and particularly the dynamics, relationships, and predictions relevant to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Our findings suggest that a multidimensional perspective of urbanization facilitates a wider spectrum of research relevant to carbon cycle dynamics, even within the socio-institutional subsystem. However, there is little consensus around the details and mechanisms underlying the relationship between urban socio-institutional subsystems and the carbon cycle. We argue that progress in understanding the relationship between urbanization and the carbon cycle may be achieved if social scientists work collaboratively with each other as well as with scientists from other disciplines. From this review, we identify research priorities where collaborative social scientific efforts are necessary in conjunction with other disciplinary approaches to generate a more complete understanding of urbanization as a process and its relationship to the carbon cycle.

Marcotullio, Peter J.; Hughes, Sara; Sarzynski, Andrea; Pincetl, Stephanie; Sanchez Peńa, Landy; Romero-Lankao, Patricia; Runfola, Daniel; Seto, Karen C.

2014-10-01

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

House, James S.

2008-01-01

199

Participatory sense-making An enactive approach to social cognition  

E-print Network

of our everyday social practice. Over-emphasis on the latter skills has led most of contemporary socialParticipatory sense-making An enactive approach to social cognition Hanne De Jaegher & Ezequiel Di, there is no enactive account of social cognition. This paper extends the enactive concept of sense

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A Social-Ecological Approach to Promote Self-Determination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

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

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Diamond, Rick; Moezzi, Mithra

2002-07-01

202

Data visualization in political and social sciences  

E-print Network

The basic objective of data visualization is to provide an efficient graphical display for summarizing and reasoning about quantitative information. During the last decades, political science has accumulated a large corpus of various kinds of data such as comprehensive factbooks and atlases, characterizing all or most of existing states by multiple and objectively assessed numerical indicators within certain time lapse. As a consequence, there exists a continuous trend for political science to gradually become a more quantitative scientific field and to use quantitative information in the analysis and reasoning. It is believed that any objective analysis in political science must be multidimensional and combine various sources of quantitative information; however, human capabilities for perception of large massifs of numerical information are limited. Hence, methods and approaches for visualization of quantitative and qualitative data (and, especially multivariate data) is an extremely important topic. Data v...

Zinovyev, Andrei

2010-01-01

203

Social Studies: A Primary Handbook. A Language Arts Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook contains concept-oriented lessons which will help elementary teachers incorporate social studies instruction into their classrooms. The program emphasizes concepts from each of the social science disciplines. Included among these are learning; family; social processes of customs, cooperation, competition, and conflict; rules and…

Atman, Kathryn S.; And Others

204

Standards of research publication: Differences between the physical sciences and the social sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines differences in standards of research publications between the physical sciences and the social sciences. The results of the first two hypotheses tested indicate that the predominant form of publication in the physical sciences are articles, whereas books predominate in the social sciences. Furthermore, differences were found in the relevant dimension of publication between faculties in more prestigious

Yoram Neumann

1977-01-01

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

E-print Network

Roadmap: Middle Childhood ­ Social Studies and Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH Childhood 1 C Fulfills experiential learning requirement HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3 C ECON 22060 Childhood ­ Social Studies and Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-MCED-SSSC] College

Sheridan, Scott

206

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency DLM Mathematics 3-4 DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing Arts 3 DLL Literature and Humanities 3-4 DLS Social

Barrash, Warren

207

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency DLM Mathematics 3-4 DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing Arts 3 DLL Literature and Humanities 3-4 DLS Social

Barrash, Warren

208

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Social Science, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency DLM Mathematics 3-4 DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing Arts 3 DLL Literature and Humanities 3-4 DLS Social

Barrash, Warren

209

An algorithmic approach to social networks  

E-print Network

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 ...

Liben-Nowell, David

2005-01-01

210

Teaching Note--Infusing Social Justice into Doctoral Programs of Social Welfare: An Incremental Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an effort to further infuse social justice education into doctoral programs in social welfare. It articulates the rationale and tactical approaches for aligning mission statements with the operational realities of university contexts. Within 1 school of social work, doctoral students with diverse orientations to social

Hudson, Kimberly D.; Shapiro, Valerie B.; Moylan, Carrie; Garcia, Antonio; Derr, Amelia S.

2014-01-01

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Anthropology SociAl Science internShipS  

E-print Network

Anthropology SociAl Science internShipS AurorA NAtive title iNterNship progrAm the program aims to provide assistance to the anthropology and research staff of under- resourced and over-worked Native title Applications are also open to anthropology and other social science students and graduates as well as qualified

Chen, Ying

212

Kant or Marx? Philosophy and the Origins of Social Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The origins of social science as a discipline are analyzed in terms of the German scientific community before 1920, which tended to define itself according to the theories of Karl Marx or Immanuel Kant. Following a brief introduction about the nature of social science debates in intellectual Germany, section 2 of the paper considers whether the…

Scaff, Lawrence A.

213

Teaching and Learning about Science and Social Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph explores aspects of science and technology in contemporary society and suggests methods for teaching about social policy issues which have resulted from scientific and technological developments. Section one offers an argument for teaching about science and social policy; surveys the sociology, politics, and history of contemporary…

Benne, Kenneth D.; Birnbaum, Max

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Teaching Media Studies as High School Social Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that a large majority of high school social science teachers in two of the nation's largest school districts believe that: students should be taught how to be informed media consumers; the social science curriculum is the appropriate place for that instruction; and while they feel qualified to teach about the media, they have received little…

Tuggle, C. A.; Sneed, Don; Wulfemeyer, K. Tim

2000-01-01

215

Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by teachers, consultants and administrators, the booklet discusses social science instruction for gifted students in grades 7-9. An introductory section provides an overview of goals and parameters of the social sciences (psychology, sociology, and anthropology). The scientific research process is described in terms of five steps,…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Curriculum Services.

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Effective Pedagogy in Social Sciences. Educational Practices Series-23  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sinnema, Claire; Aitken, Graeme

2012-01-01

217

The Impact of Regulating Social Science Research with Biomedical Regulations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Durosinmi, Brenda Braxton

2011-01-01

218

An Experiment in Teaching Bibliography of the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirty-five library school students enrolled in a course at Peabody Library School on Bibliography of the Social Sciences" were asked to latch on to a graduate student in one of the social sciences, discover his library needs, and see what could be done to meet them. (MM)

Cheney, Frances Neel

1971-01-01

219

A sociohistorical examination of George Herbert Mead's approach to science education.  

PubMed

Although George Herbert Mead is widely known for his social psychological work, his views on science education also represent a significant, yet sometimes overlooked contribution. In a speech delivered in March 1906 entitled "The Teaching of Science in College," Mead calls for cultural courses on the sciences, such as sociology of science or history of science courses, to increase the relevancy of natural and physical science courses for high school and university students. These views reflect Mead's perspective on a number of traditional dualisms, including objectivity versus subjectivity and the social sciences versus natural and physical sciences. Taking a sociohistorical outlook, I identify the context behind Mead's approach to science education, which includes three major influences: (1) German intellectual thought and the Methodenstreit debate, (2) pragmatism and Darwin's theory of evolution, and (3) social reform efforts in Chicago and the General Science Movement. PMID:25468003

Edwards, Michelle L

2014-12-01

220

Education, Social Science, and the Judicial Process: An International Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dimensions and implications of the role of the federal courts in the formulation of educational policy are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the function of social scientists and social science data and techniques in the legal process. The document contains seven articles. Article I presents background information on the relationship between social

National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

221

Spatial Concepts and Spatial Reasoning in the Social Sciences  

E-print Network

to measure understanding, learning, & skill development spatial@ucsb Focus: · Geospatial concepts in socialSpatial Concepts and Spatial Reasoning in the Social Sciences (an agenda for undergraduate of spatial thinking into processes for learning and discovery in the natural, social, and behavioral

Fabrikant, Sara Irina

222

The Social Sciences and Geographic Education: A Reader.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book brings together articles by educators, geographers, social scientists, and those whose competence and interests cross two or more of these fields. Geography as a discipline has played an important part in social studies/social science education. These chapters are representative of current thinking on many facets of the interaction among…

Ball, John M., Ed.; And Others

223

I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII Social Science  

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, structure, and historical development of human behavior, organizations, social phenomena, and these individual, group, or social phenomena; and/or Students will use theories that explain the locationI. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII ­ Social Science Dept/Program Geography Course # GEOG

Vonessen, Nikolaus

224

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.

1995-01-01

225

A social neuroscience approach to self and social categorisation: A new look at an old issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

We take a social neuroscience approach to self and social categorisation in which the current self-categorisation(s) is constructed from relatively stable identity representations stored in memory (such as the significance of one's social identity) through iterative and interactive perceptual and evaluative processing. This approach describes these processes across multiple levels of analysis, linking the effects of self-categorisation and social identity

Jay J. Van Bavel; William A Cunningham

2010-01-01

226

Ways of Living. Science In a Social CONtext.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Solomon, Joan

227

The enlightenment faith in progress and social science  

E-print Network

THE ENLIGHTENMENT FAITH IN PROGRESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE A Thesis by TERESA LINNEA SCHEID-COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982... Major Sub)cot: Sociology THE ENLIGHTENMENT FAITH IN PROGRESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE A Thesis TERESA LINNEA SCHEID-COOK Approved as to styly and content by: (C i n of Committee) (Member) (Member) (He of partment) May 1982 111 ABSTRACT...

Scheid-Cook, Teresa Linnea

2012-06-07

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Solomon, Joan

229

Historical Approaches in German Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Particularly in the second half of the 20th century, historical approaches became relevant in science education. This development can at least in part be explained with the growing awareness of the importance to address Nature of Science aspects in science education. In comparison to the international publications, some particularities can be…

Heering, Peter

2014-01-01

230

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

E-print Network

Roadmap: Middle Childhood ­ Social Studies and Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH Childhood 1 C Fulfills experiential learning requirement HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3 C ECON 22060 Integrated Social Studies and Science in Middle Childhood 3 C Offered in fall only MCED 31000 Teaching

Sheridan, Scott

231

Differences between physical and social sciences in university graduate departments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The greater articulation of scientific fields with well-developed paradigms — in Kuhn's sense of the term — is viewed as facilitating scientific activities within those fields. Contrasting two physical science with two social science fields, earlier research reported greater consensus in the physical sciences, greater willingness to work with graduate students, and large advantages in research support and funding as

Janice Beyer Lodahl; Gerald Gordon

1973-01-01

232

A Holistic Approach to the Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document explains the need for holistic social studies teaching methods, proposes a holistic model for use in a fourth grade social studies class, and places the model within the general context of social studies education. A holistic method is defined as a way of teaching which is cognitively and affectively integrated with individual…

Davidson, Bonnie

233

Social Stratification: A Modular Approach. Cultural Anthropology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use as supplementary instructional material in a cultural anthropology course, this learning module introduces students to the basic concepts of social stratification, one of the more controversial areas of contemporary social theory. An overview is provided of the explanations that have been put forth by social philosophers for…

Kassebaum, Peter

234

Data science approaches to pharmacogenetics.  

PubMed

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

Penrod, N M; Moore, J H

2014-01-01

235

SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), a federal research funding agency for higher education in the social sciences and humanities, aims to promote and enrich the social, cultural, and economic lives of Canadians. The expansive SSHRC Website provides information about the structure, people, and mission of the Council; news about current research supported by the SSHRC; guides to assist researchers identify fellowship and grant programs; policy documents and discussion papers; and a comprehensive list of human sciences sites, linking users to academic bodies, research databases, and other funding institutions. The entire site is searchable and is available in English or French.

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Social Sensors and Pervasive Services: Approaches and Perspectives Alberto Rosi, Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli  

E-print Network

, Franco Zambonelli Department of Science and Engineering Methods University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia, Italy Email: name.surname@unimore.it Simon Dobson, Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye SchoolSocial Sensors and Pervasive Services: Approaches and Perspectives Alberto Rosi, Marco Mamei

Dobson, Simon

237

Structural link prediction based on ant colony approach in social networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Sherkat, Ehsan; Rahgozar, Maseud; Asadpour, Masoud

2015-02-01

238

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Aykac, Necdet

2012-01-01

239

Poor Talk: Surveying Social Science Discourse on Urban Poverty  

E-print Network

studied the development of the 'protestant ethic' -- to the present, the structure-culture dynamic has motivated and puzzled researchers. This thesis joins this longstanding conversation by focusing on social science research on poverty, or what is also...

Farias, Ruben

2012-10-19

240

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Possible Careers  

E-print Network

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: GERMAN Possible Careers Professor Translator Hotel Manager Communications Specialist Tourism Development Officer Customs Officer Overseas Shipping Manager International Diplomatic Services Officer Press Agent www.dal.ca/german Professional Associations Modern Language

Brownstone, Rob

241

Kuhn's Alternative Path: Science and the Social Resistance to Criticism  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of Thomas Kuhn's most important contributions to the epistemology of science has been overlooked and underanalyzed. Specifically, Kuhn was one of the first to approach the philosophy of science by examining the dynamics of scientific communities. I will show how this approach is vital to the epistemology of science by showing how two dynamics that Kuhn discusses, shared tacit

Stephanie Solomon

2010-01-01

242

Kuhn's Alternative Path: Science and the Social Resistance to Criticism  

Microsoft Academic Search

:One of Thomas Kuhn's most important contributions to the epistemology of science has been overlooked and underanalyzed. Specifically, Kuhn was one of the first to approach the philosophy of science by examining the dynamics of scientific communities. I will show how this approach is vital to the epistemology of science by showing how two dynamics that Kuhn discusses, shared tacit

Stephanie Solomon

2010-01-01

243

Shaping a Science of Social Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social workers provide more social services to populations across the life span than any other human service profession, including psychiatry, nursing, and psychology. The scientific methodologies and the scientific knowledge relevant to social services have expanded dramatically in the last 30 years. Using the two indicators of the total number…

Brekke, John S.

2012-01-01

244

Host country nationals as socializing agents: a social identity approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary A major challenge facing Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) is finding ways to increase the success rates of managers assigned overseas. Our paper draws upon social identity theory to develop a model that focuses on the role of host country nationals (HCNs) in determining the adjustment of expatriate managers. Specifically, our model proposes attributes of the expatri- ate and the HCN

Soo Min Toh; Angelo S. DeNisi

2007-01-01

245

Science Lab: A Peer Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The two goals of this program were to increase the number of classroom teachers using the lab and to increase the amount of time that the science lab was used. The solution strategy chosen was a combination of peer tutoring, orientation presentations, small group discovery experiments and activities, and individual science experiment stations. The…

Ronca, Courtney C.

246

Intuition: A social cognitive neuroscience approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review proposes that implicit learning processes are the cognitive substrate of social intuition. This hypothesis is supported by (a) the conceptual correspondence between implicit learning and social intuition (nonverbal communication) and (b) a review of relevant neuropsychological (Huntington's and Parkinson's disease), neuroimaging, neurophysiological, and neuroanatomical data. It is concluded that the caudate and putamen, in the basal ganglia, are

Matthew D. Lieberman

2000-01-01

247

Teaching Global History: A Social Studies Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Teaching Global History" challenges prospective and beginning social studies teachers to formulate their own views about what is important to know in global history and why. It explains how to organize the curriculum around broad social studies concepts and themes and student questions about humanity, history, and the contemporary world. All…

Singer, Alan J.

2011-01-01

248

Social balance as a satisfiability problem of computer science.  

PubMed

Reduction of frustration was the driving force in an approach to social balance as it was recently considered by Antal [T. Antal, P. L. Krapivsky, and S. Redner, Phys. Rev. E 72, 036121 (2005)]. We generalize their triad dynamics to k-cycle dynamics for arbitrary integer k. We derive the phase structure, determine the stationary solutions, and calculate the time it takes to reach a frozen state. The main difference in the phase structure as a function of k is related to k being even or odd. As a second generalization we dilute the all-to-all coupling as considered by Antal to a random network with connection probability w<1. Interestingly, this model can be mapped to a satisfiability problem of computer science. The phase of social balance in our original interpretation then becomes the phase of satisfaction of all logical clauses in the satisfiability problem. In common to the cases we study, the ideal solution without any frustration always exists, but the question actually is as to whether this solution can be found by means of a local stochastic algorithm within a finite time. The answer depends on the choice of parameters. After establishing the mapping between the two classes of models, we generalize the social-balance problem to a diluted network topology for which the satisfiability problem is usually studied. On the other hand, in connection with the satisfiability problem we generalize the random local algorithm to a p-random local algorithm, including a parameter p that corresponds to the propensity parameter in the social balance problem. The qualitative effect of the inclusion of this parameter is a bias towards the optimal solution and a reduction of the needed simulation time. PMID:17358393

Radicchi, Filippo; Vilone, Daniele; Yoon, Sooeyon; Meyer-Ortmanns, Hildegard

2007-02-01

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Passionate Scholarship--Notes on Values, Knowing and Method in Feminist Social Science.  

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Feminist social science and scholarship must create theory grounded in the actual experience and language of women. Throughout the history of social science, conceptions and theories of female sexuality, psychology, and social roles have derived from men's beliefs about women. The history of social science theory on women proves that science and…

Du Bois, Barbara

250

Phenomenology and Symbolic Interactionism: Recommendations for Social Science Research.  

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Commonalities between the philosophical perspectives of Alfred Schatz, a European phenomenologist, and George Herbert Mead, the father of symbolic interactionism, are discussed, and the two men's potential significance in social science research is examined. Both men were concerned with the question of the nature of social action, believing that…

Johnson, Karen S.

251

The School of Social Sciences Randi C.Martin  

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of Gender PSYC 332 Abnormal Behavior PSYC 460 The Psychology of Emotion and Motivation *No substitutions245 Psychology The School of Social Sciences CHAIR Randi C.Martin PROFESSORS James L;246 DEPARTMENTS / Psychology Core Courses PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 202 Introduction to Social

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

252

Report of the Action Committee on Social Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The term "agricultural social sciences" is introduced and refers to the areas of agricultural economics, rural sociology, agricultural business, farm and ranch management, and agricultural administration. The report discusses the colleges of agriculture of the future, the college students of the future, and the future agricultural social scientist…

Schein, Martin W.

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Energy: A Bibliography of Social Science and Related Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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;…

Morrison, Denton E.; And Others

254

Social Science Instructional Guides: Middle School. (Grades 6-8).  

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The guide, part of a social science learning continuum from first through twelfth grades, contains outlines for two-semester social studies courses for grades 6, 7, and 8. The courses focus on the geographic setting, history, and cultures of the Americans and the need for inter-American cooperation. The guides for each course contain three…

Best, Karen; And Others

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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;…

Dobson, Dorothy Tousley; Archer, Sally

256

Science Fiction in Social Education: Exploring Consequences of Technology  

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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…

Mason, Lance E.

2013-01-01

257

Computerized Simulation in the Social Sciences: A Survey and Evaluation  

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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…

Garson, G. David

2009-01-01

258

I. ASCRC General Education Form Group VII Social Science  

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, development and functioning of organizations in a variety of contexts. The course surveys current social of theories to case studies. In addition, students are exposed to social science research and methods, structure and historical development of organizations from a communication perspective. use theory

Vonessen, Nikolaus

259

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

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interventions Conceptual approach to transitions in palliative care Multidimensional nature of complexFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care Palliative Care Interventions is to explore the multidimensional nature of palliative care in advanced illness, to appraise the evidence base

Doran, Simon J.

260

Learning as Researchers and Teachers: The Development of a Pedagogical Culture for Social Science Research Methods?  

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In light of calls to improve the capacity for social science research within UK higher education, this article explores the possibilities for an emerging pedagogy for research methods. A lack of pedagogical culture in this field has been identified by previous studies. In response, we examine pedagogical literature surrounding approaches for…

Kilburn, Daniel; Nind, Melanie; Wiles, Rose

2014-01-01

261

History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.  

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This framework, centered in the chronological study of history, proposes an integrated and correlated approach to the teaching of history and the social sciences. The framework is structured around three major goals, each comprising several curriculum strands which are to be developed from kindergarten through grade 12. The three goals are: (1)…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

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75 FR 65363 - Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Background: The Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet...funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR...that focus on basic mechanisms of behavior and social processes that are relevant...

2010-10-22

263

Coordinate transformation approach to social interactions  

PubMed Central

A coordinate transformation framework for understanding how neurons compute sensorimotor behaviors has generated significant advances toward our understanding of basic brain function. This influential scaffold focuses on neuronal encoding of spatial information represented in different coordinate systems (e.g., eye-centered, hand-centered) and how multiple brain regions partake in transforming these signals in order to ultimately generate a motor output. A powerful analogy can be drawn from the coordinate transformation framework to better elucidate how the nervous system computes cognitive variables for social behavior. Of particular relevance is how the brain represents information with respect to oneself and other individuals, such as in reward outcome assignment during social exchanges, in order to influence social decisions. In this article, I outline how the coordinate transformation framework can help guide our understanding of neural computations resulting in social interactions. Implications for numerous psychiatric disorders with impaired representations of self and others are also discussed. PMID:23970850

Chang, Steve W. C.

2013-01-01

264

Social Studies Needs Assessment: An Alternative Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests conducting social studies needs assessment through educational ethnography rather than the typical forced-choice questionnaire. Techniques include interviewing and using the researcher as participant-observer. Teachers, administrators, students, and community members are involved. (KC)

Rothe, J. Peter; Tod, Stephen

1980-01-01

265

Team Experiences for Science and Social Studies Preservice Teachers.  

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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…

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

2001-01-01

266

Carnegie Mellon University 1 Department of Social and Decision Sciences  

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Carnegie Mellon University 1 Department of Social and Decision Sciences Department Office 208A Email: cla2@andrew.cmu.edu The interdisciplinary field of Decision Science seeks to understand to tailor their education to their specific needs and interest. Carnegie Mellon is one of the leading

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BachelorofArts GeneralMajorintheSocialSciences  

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.) Political Science - all courses Psychology - all courses designated Social Science (Psychology 1000 may be included.) Sociology - all courses Women's Studies - all courses Note: Students who select Women's Studies as one of the disciplinary streams must include: Women's Studies 2000 - Issues in Women's Studies Women

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences  

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FANU03-12 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Assistant BC. The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSc in Terrace. The Rural Nursing Certificate Program (RNCP) offered by the School of Nursing is a provincial

Northern British Columbia, University of

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

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in its relation to classical political economy (as its potential continuation, critique or an alternative2004 # 6 Efficience et Mutations des Organisations Industrielles Social Economy as Social Science RECHERCHE Laboratoire d'Economie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale ­ FRE2664 UPMF-BP47

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education, OISE, UT Order of Canada of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa on November 15, 2013. Alison received the award in recognition of her-deserved recognition, Alison! See ceremony at: http://photos.gg.ca/Media/22112013-MEDIA-Order-of-Canada. Please credit

Sokolowski, Marla

271

Bad Science and Its Social Implications.  

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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)

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

2002-01-01

272

A Social Constructivist Approach to Computer-Mediated Instruction.  

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Describes a computer-mediated teaching system called computer-aided personalized system of instruction (CAPSI) that incorporates a social constructivist approach, maintaining that learning occurs primarily through a socially interactive process. Discusses use of CAPSI in an undergraduate course at the University of Manitoba that showed students…

Pear, Joseph J.; Crone-Todd, Darlene E.

2002-01-01

273

Understanding and Accommodating Online Social Communities: A Common Sense Approach  

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Online social networks such as Facebook have changed the context and definitions of socialization. Focusing on teacher use, this article considers the size and impact of these forums and the importance many young professionals feel toward them. Themed as a common sense approach, the author uses anecdotal points and discussions with…

Lennon, Sean M.

2013-01-01

274

Developing visual competencies for socially assistive robots: the HOBBIT approach  

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Developing visual competencies for socially assistive robots: the HOBBIT approach K. Papoutsakis, P developing visual competencies for socially assistive robots within the framework of the HOBBIT project. We to realize the first robotic prototype (PT1) of the HOBBIT project1 . HOBBIT aims to develop a robotic

Argyros, Antonis

275

An imaging genetics approach to understanding social influence  

PubMed Central

Normative social influences shape nearly every aspect of our lives, yet the biological processes mediating the impact of these social influences on behavior remain incompletely understood. In this Hypothesis, we outline a theoretical framework and an integrative research approach to the study of social influences on the brain and genetic moderators of such effects. First, we review neuroimaging evidence linking social influence and conformity to the brain's reward system. We next review neuroimaging evidence linking social punishment (exclusion) to brain systems involved in the experience of pain, as well as evidence linking exclusion to conformity. We suggest that genetic variants that increase sensitivity to social cues may predispose individuals to be more sensitive to either social rewards or punishments (or potentially both), which in turn increases conformity and susceptibility to normative social influences more broadly. To this end, we review evidence for genetic moderators of neurochemical responses in the brain, and suggest ways in which genes and pharmacology may modulate sensitivity to social influences. We conclude by proposing an integrative imaging genetics approach to the study of brain mediators and genetic modulators of a variety of social influences on human attitudes, beliefs, and actions. PMID:22701416

Falk, Emily B.; Way, Baldwin M.; Jasinska, Agnes J.

2012-01-01

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Social networks generate interest in computer science  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

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Valuing Diversity in the Social Science Curriculum  

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This article examines how universities engage with what students from mature, non-A-level backgrounds bring with them to the curricula of social policy, social work and community and youth work courses of study. It draws on participatory research undertaken with a group of non-traditional entrants to university. The "stories" of three students are…

Bowl, Marion

2005-01-01

279

SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM. PUBLICATION 101, SOCIOLOGY.  

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THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY IN TERMS OF SIX ELEMENTS OR LEVELS--(1) VALUES, NORMS, AND BELIEFS, (2) SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, (3) ORGANIZATIONS, (4) GROUPS, (5) POSITIONS, AND (6) SOCIAL ROLES. THE AUTHOR STATES THAT TO SEE SOCIETY IN ITS TOTALITY IS TO SEE DOWN THESE LEVELS OF SOCIETY AND ACROSS EACH OF THE LEVELS, AND TO LOOK FOR…

PERRUCCI, ROBERT

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[Use of mixed approaches in nursing science].  

PubMed

The epistemological diversity which characterises modern day nursing science offers researchers a wide range of methodologies enabling them to explore their research themes. Mixed approaches, which combine qualitative and quantitative approaches, seem to appeal to a growing number of researchers. PMID:24941539

Debout, Christophe

2014-05-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

2010-01-01

282

Building Inclusive Communities: A Social Capital Approach  

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Population shifts have changed the face of many Idaho communities, but inclusive relationships among groups can build the social capital required for communities to thrive. University of Idaho Extension developed "Idaho's Journey for Diversity and Human Rights" as a hands-on traveling workshop about past and present issues of human rights and…

Shaklee, Harriet; Laumatia, Laura; Luckey, Brian; Traver, Sue; Nauman, Arlinda; Tifft, Kathee; Liddil, Audrey; Hampton, Carol

2010-01-01

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Department of Social & Policy Sciences Research summary  

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mothers concerned. However, for some women their experiences have been marked by stress and depression: Working lone-mother families and their children'. Social Policy and Administration, vol 45, no 1, 85

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Welfare Reform Policy From Nixon to Clinton: What Role for Social Science?  

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1 Welfare Reform Policy From Nixon to Clinton: What Role for Social Science? Sheldon Danziger on the conference draft. #12;2 Welfare Reform Policy From Nixon to Clinton: What Role for Social Science? Social* University of Michigan Revised December 1999 Paper prepared for Conference, "The Social Sciences and Policy

Shyy, Wei

285

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

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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…

Marsh, Jeanne Cay

2012-01-01

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Engaging bodies in the public imagination: Bioarchaeology as social science, science, and humanities.  

PubMed

Bioarchaeology is the contextual analysis of biological remains from past societies. It is a young and growing discipline born during the latter half of the twentieth century from its roots in physical anthropology and archaeology. Although often associated with the study of ancient diet and disease, bioarchaeology leverages variable temporal scales and its global scope to provide a uniquely comparative perspective on human life that transcends traditional boundaries of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Here, we explore the public face of bioarchaeology and consider the trends in publication practices that reflect diversifying research strategies. Bioarchaeology is a popular topic on web-based science news aggregators. However, we identify a disconnect between bioarchaeology's traditional research emphases, emerging research foci, and findings that actually spark the public imagination. A majority of popular news articles emphasize basic discovery or "natural curiosities." Publication data indicate the field also remains regionally focused with relatively little emphasis on nomothetic goals. Nevertheless, bioarchaeology can do more to leverage its historical perspective and corporeal emphasis to engage a number of topics with importance across traditional academic boundaries. Big data, comparative, multi-investigator, interdisciplinary projects on violence, colonialism, and health offer the most obvious potential for driving research narratives in the biological and social sciences. Humanistic approaches that explore emotional connections to the past can also have merit. The diversity of research outlets and products indicates the field must embrace the importance of nontraditional activities in its value structure to maximize our potential in public arenas. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 27:51-60, 2015. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:24677226

Stojanowski, Christopher M; Duncan, William N

2015-01-01

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Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts  

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Science & Minor Communication Port Moody Sr. Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Schwarz, Matthew Carl Major Centennial School BC Bachelor of General Studies DeVita, Christopher Robert Minor Health Sciences & Minor Communication Gleneagle Secondary BC Bachelor of Arts Chung, Sarah Jillian Hay Yung Major Communication Johnston

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September 2011 SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  

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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

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

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The Science of Social Media Kristina Lerman  

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with desired behavior #12;USC Information Sciences Institute Why now? Datadriven network science Availability does information/behavior spread on networks? · How do we measure network structure, find communities and influential people? · How does the network structure affect information flow? · What does the flow

Lerman, Kristina

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marco Brambilla; Piero Fraternali; Carmen Karina Vaca Ruiz

2012-01-01

291

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.

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Reflections on the Disciplinary Gulf between the Natural and Social Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Wright

2006-01-01

293

Becoming Allies: Combining Social Science and Technological Perspectives to Improve Energy Research and Policy Making  

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LBNL-50704 1 Becoming Allies: Combining Social Science and Technological Perspectives to Improve 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

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Corporate social responsibility: modern vis-ŕ-vis Vedic approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – With increasing competitiveness today's business scenario has become highly complex. Aims to focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which has become increasingly important in the modern era. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A conceptual discussion and approach are taken. Findings – CSR encompasses a wide variety of concerns such as ethical values in business, welfare of society, awareness, respect and protection

A. K. Sharma; Balvir Talwar

2005-01-01

295

Agent Based Social Simulation: A Computer Science View  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description of the area of Agent Based Social Simulation (ABSS) from a computer scientist’s perspective is presented. We begin by defining ABSS by positioning it with respect to the three research areas that it is related to, i.e., agent-based computing, the social sciences, and computer simulation. We then discuss the role of ABSS and how it may aid cross-fertilisation

Paul Davidsson

2002-01-01

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Integrating Genetics and Social Science: Genetic Risk Scores  

PubMed Central

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

Belsky, Daniel W.; Israel, Salomon

2014-01-01

297

Integrating Social Studies and Ethnobotany: A Multicultural Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Forney, Scott

2001-01-01

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Faculty Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts  

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Delta Sr. Sec. BC Bachelor of Arts Green, Jonathan Randall Clark Major Political Science Seaquam Ying-chen Honours Business Administration & Concentration Marketing & Seaquam Secondary School BC Bachelor of Business Administration Ma, James Major Business Administration & Concentration Marketing

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Putting people on the map through an approach that integrates social data in conservation planning.  

PubMed

Conservation planning is integral to strategic and effective operations of conservation organizations. Drawing upon biological sciences, conservation planning has historically made limited use of social data. We offer an approach for integrating data on social well-being into conservation planning that captures and places into context the spatial patterns and trends in human needs and capacities. This hierarchical approach provides a nested framework for characterizing and mapping data on social well-being in 5 domains: economic well-being, health, political empowerment, education, and culture. These 5 domains each have multiple attributes; each attribute may be characterized by one or more indicators. Through existing or novel data that display spatial and temporal heterogeneity in social well-being, conservation scientists, planners, and decision makers may measure, benchmark, map, and integrate these data within conservation planning processes. Selecting indicators and integrating these data into conservation planning is an iterative, participatory process tailored to the local context and planning goals. Social well-being data complement biophysical and threat-oriented social data within conservation planning processes to inform decisions regarding where and how to conserve biodiversity, provide a structure for exploring socioecological relationships, and to foster adaptive management. Building upon existing conservation planning methods and insights from multiple disciplines, this approach to putting people on the map can readily merge with current planning practices to facilitate more rigorous decision making. PMID:25102957

Stephanson, Sheri L; Mascia, Michael B

2014-10-01

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Math and science illiteracy: Social and economic impacts  

SciTech Connect

Today`s highly competitive global economy is being driven by increasingly rapid technological development. This paper explores the problems of math and science illiteracy in the United States and the potential impact on our economic survival in this environment during the next century. Established educational methods that reward task performance, emphasize passive lecture, and fail to demonstrate relevance to real life are partly to blame. Social norms, stereotypes, and race and gender bias also have an impact. To address this crisis, we need to question the philosophy of an educational system that values task over concept. Many schools have already initiated programs at all grade levels to make math and science learning more relevant, stimulating, and fun. Teaching methods that integrate math and science learning with teamwork, social context, and other academic subjects promote the development of higher-order thinking skills and help students see math and science as necessary skills.

Williams, J.L.

1994-05-01

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Inquiry Processes in the Social Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the past decade interest in developing thinking skills has continued to be high and particular attention has been given to basic inquiry of the cognitive processes that are used in investigating topics and problems in the social studies. The central purpose of this study is to identify a set of processes that may be used to plan instruction…

Michaelis, John U.

302

Faculty of Social Sciences School of Psychology  

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the basic processes involved in perception and cognition (the Cognition and Perception Group), to social Course 06 BSc Psychology 07 BSc Psychology with a Year Abroad Our Postgraduate Courses 09 MSc Cognitive enthusiasm associated with research into their teaching. We offer several Master's programmes: MSc Cognitive

Hammerton, Paul

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Mark Solovey. Shaky Foundations: The PoliticsPatronageSocial Science Nexus in Cold War Shaky Foundations: The PoliticsPatronageSocial Science Nexus in Cold War America by  

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Mark Solovey. Shaky Foundations: The Politics­Patronage­Social Science Nexus in Cold War America. Shaky Foundations: The Politics­Patronage­Social Science Nexus in Cold War America by Mark Solovey of these gropings suggest all kinds of possibilities for constructive engagement be- tween social scientific

Solovey, Mark

304

Funds of Relationality: Social Bonds and Science Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Smardon, Regina

2011-01-01

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Faculty of Arts , Humanities and Social Sciences Music, Combined Honours  

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allows you to pursue advanced contemporary music making, music technology, composition and performance for ensemble courses, private lessons on your instrument or take Music Technology and New Music WorkshopFaculty of Arts , Humanities and Social Sciences Music, Combined Honours This program allows

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Faculty of Arts , Humanities and Social Sciences Music, Combined Honours  

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you to pursue advanced contemporary music making, music technology, composition and performance skills interested in new music, music technology, and multimedia to receive significant course credit for appliedFaculty of Arts , Humanities and Social Sciences Music, Combined Honours This program allows

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Music  

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, ensembles, music education and music technology, as well as non-music options. The Windsor Symphony, DetroitFaculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Music Do you want to enrich your life and academic studies with music? Our exceptional faculty will help you develop to your full potential, whatever

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Music  

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, music theory, music history, ear training, ensembles, music education and music technology, as wellFaculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Music Do you want to enrich your life and academic studies with music? Our exceptional faculty will help you develop to your full potential, whatever

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BU Social Science Methods Network Inventory of Graduate Methods Courses  

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concepts covered in a first statistics course (e.g., CAS MA 613) and presents, in detail, more advancedBU Social Science Methods Network Inventory of Graduate Methods Courses School Course number Course RS 653 Quantitative Research Methods 4 Req. RS 600 Descriptive and inferential statistics most

Goldberg, Bennett

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http://ann.sagepub.com/ of Political and Social Science  

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: 192The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Steven Raphael IncarcerationUnitedStates. Theauthorreviewstheexistingevaluationliteratureon theeffectivenessoftheseprogrammaticinterventions. Keywords: prisonerreentry;incarceration. Incarceration andPrisoner Reentryinthe UnitedStates By STEVENRAPHAEL Steven Raphael is a professor of public

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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Research Dissemination in Creative Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An ethnographic case study of issues related to research performance and promotion of research was conducted within the Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) disciplines of a regional university. The purpose of the study was to explore a variety of ways in which the research work of those disciplines could be made…

Bazeley, Pat

2006-01-01

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Data Curation Standards and Social Science Occupational Information Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational information resources - data about the characteristics of different occupational positions - are widely used in the social sciences, across a range of disciplines and international contexts. They are available in many formats, most often constituting small electronic files that are made freely downloadable from academic web pages. However there are several challenges associated with how occupational information resources

Paul Lambert; Vernon Gayle; Larry Tan; Ken Turner; Richard Sinnott; Ken Prandy

2008-01-01

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UNIVERSITE PARIS7 DENIS_DIDEROT UFR DE SCIENCES SOCIALES  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITE PARIS7 DENIS_DIDEROT UFR DE SCIENCES SOCIALES TRAVERSEES DE LIEUXTRAVERSEES DE LIEUX, Professeur Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot Chantal Bordes-Benayoun, Directrice de recherches CNRS Marie Diderot Maryse Tripier, Professeure, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot. tel-00762718,version1-7Dec2012 #12

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Centre Norbert Elias  

E-print Network

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Centre Norbert Elias Doctorat nouveau régime-clés : Individu ; parfumeur ; olfaction ; processus de civilisation ; Norbert Elias 2 tel-00573927,version1-22Mar cannot be explained by Norbert Elias's hypothesis; the influence of westernization doesn't configure

Boyer, Edmond

315

Psychology Department College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Northern British Columbia, University of

316

CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (CUL) BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (CUL) BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AARHUS UNIVERSITYAU CUL PhD Courses 2013-14 Further reading at cul.au.dk/en GOING TO START LECTURING? PHD COURSE: LECTURING 2014 cul.au.dk/ en GOING TO START TEACHING A SEMINAR? PHD COURSE: TEACHING OUTSIDE THE LECTURE HALLS

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PRESENTATION OF THESIS -GUIDELINES [THESIS FORMAT] COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

PRESENTATION OF THESIS - GUIDELINES [THESIS FORMAT] COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Introduction that PGR students look for guidance on this early on during their PhD study, since the associated skills (making a total binding edge of 4.0 cm) Pages (printing) Single sided on A4 paper, 70 ­ 100gm Front matter

Glasgow, University of

318

Philosophy's Contribution to Social Science Research on Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a Weberian perspective on philosophy's relationship to social science research in education. Two key areas where it can make an important contribution are discussed: methodology, and the clarification of value principles that necessarily frame inquiries. In relation to both areas, it is claimed that some researchers…

Hammersley, Martyn

2006-01-01

319

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION CENTRAL STAFF Updated 4/21/2014  

E-print Network

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION CENTRAL STAFF Updated 4/21/2014 Fire Department: 9-3473 Police: 9-3802...E-mail: osushko Academic Planning and Research Eischen, Kyle...Assistant Dean 459-4999...Fax: 9: 9-3519...E-mail: twinslow Research Administration Silva, Mark...Manager, Research Administration 459

California at Santa Cruz, University of

320

Kinetic exchange models: From molecular physics to social science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We discuss several multi-agent models that have their origin in the kinetic exchange theory of statistical mechanics and have been recently applied to a variety of problems in the social sciences. This class of models can be easily adapted for simulations in areas other than physics, such as the modeling of income and wealth distributions in economics and opinion dynamics in sociology.

Patriarca, Marco; Chakraborti, Anirban

2013-08-01

321

The Treatment of Wife Abuse in Recent Social Science Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the social science literature dealing with gender relations in marriage and the issues of wife abuse. It is argued that the old anti-woman biases of the literature have not really diminished under the impact of feminism. The sexist assumptions and victim-blaming focus of the new battery literature are examined through…

Wardell, Laurie; And Others

322

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.

1995-01-01

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: EUROPEAN STUDIES  

E-print Network

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: EUROPEAN STUDIES Possible Careers Professor Lawyer.europeanstudies.dal.ca Professional Associations European Community Studies Association-Canada www.web.uvic.ca/ecsac/ DFAIT canadaeuropa www.international.gc.ca/canada-europa/mundi/ Europa - www.europa.eu The European Affairs Jobsite

Brownstone, Rob

324

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences SCHOOL OF EDUCATION STUDIES  

E-print Network

of evaluation of education and training, development of web based learning and online learning environmentsFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences SCHOOL OF EDUCATION STUDIES Lecturer in Digital Media /ICT and Education (5 Year Fixed Contract) Introduction The School of Education Studies is part

Humphrys, Mark

325

Aspects of Ethics As They Affect Social Science Curriculums.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the current interest in values and moral education and briefly comments on how they affect college level social science curricula. Many contemporary educators and scholars hope that a renewed emphasis on moral education will achieve the following goals: (1) introduce normative inquiry into higher learning, in order to…

Gildea, Ray Y.

326

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

MacKenzie, Louise; Smith, Alice

327

Social Sciences and Constitutional Rights--the Consequences of Uncertainty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the theoretical basis of court decisions involving school integration, analyzing the relationship between education, constitutional law, and the social sciences. Concludes that court decisions dealing with the equal protection clause are based on interpretive judgments, rather than on causal judgments drawn from statistical theory. (JG)

Dworkin, Ronald M.

1977-01-01

328

Medical student perceptions of a behavioural and social science curriculum  

PubMed Central

Background In 2006, Oregon Health & Science University began implementing changes to better integrate mental health and social science into the curriculum by addressing the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) 2004 recommendation for the inclusion of six behavioural and social science (BSS) domains: health policy and economics, patient behaviour, physician–patient interaction, mind–body interactions, physician role and behaviour, and social and cultural issues. Methods We conducted three focus groups with a purposive sample of 23 fourth-year medical students who were exposed to 4 years of the new curriculum. Students were asked to reflect upon the adequacy of their BSS training specifically as it related to the six IOM domains. The 90-minute focus groups were recorded, transcribed and analysed. Results Students felt the MS1 and MS2 years of the curriculum presented a strong didactic orientation to behavioural and social science precepts. However, they reported that these principles were not well integrated into clinical care during the second two years. Students identified three opportunities to further the inclusion of BSS in their clinical training: presentation of BSS concepts prior to relevant clinical exposure, consistent BSS skills mentoring in the clinical setting, and improving cultural congruence between aspects of BSS and biomedicine. Conclusions Students exposed to the revised BSS curriculum tend to value its principles; however, modelling and practical training in the application of these principles during the second two years of medical school are needed to reinforce this learning and demonstrate methods of integrating BSS principles into practice. PMID:23205062

2011-01-01

329

Using Likert-Type Scales in the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Likert scales are useful in social science and attitude research projects. The General Self-Efficacy Exam is a test used to determine whether factors in educational settings affect participant's learning self-efficacy. The original instrument had 10 efficacy items and used a 4-point Likert scale. The Cronbach's alphas for the original test ranged…

Croasmun, James T.; Ostrom, Lee

2011-01-01

330

Science, Technology, and Society in the Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Smiddie, Laura

1990-01-01

331

Using Geography To Integrate Science and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on geography in secondary education, offering reasons why geography is becoming more popular in schools. Provides four activities that integrate science and social studies through geography. Includes topics such as ecological disasters, monsoons, the ozone layer, and global warming. (CMK)

Dircks, Henry

2002-01-01

332

Media and Communication School of Language, Social and Political Sciences  

E-print Network

1 Media and Communication Handbook 2014 School of Language, Social and Political Sciences #12 BA Major in COMS 5 BA Minor in COMS 5 BA graduate profile, Media and Communication 5 Careers advice 5 courses allow you to change streams through UCStudentWeb (through the timetable tool). Otherwise you

Hickman, Mark

333

A Social Science Bibliography of Leisure and Recreation Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Burdge, Rabel J.; And Others

334

School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences  

E-print Network

FANU04-11 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Classroom and Clinical Instructors Part-Time Term (Sessional) The University of Northern British Columbia, School of Nursing care nursing Community health nursing Epidemiology The School of Nursing, invites applications from

Northern British Columbia, University of

335

School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences  

E-print Network

FANU05-10 School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Classroom and Clinical Instructors Part-Time Term (Sessional) The University of Northern British Columbia, School of Nursing care nursing Community health nursing Epidemiology The School of Nursing, invites applications from

Northern British Columbia, University of

336

Use of Electronic Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides preliminary information about patterns of access and use of Questia, a commercial online collection of 35,000 electronic scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences. Analyzes search logs and page view logs to determine characteristics of the search queries and browsing within titles. (Author/LRW)

Hughes, Carol Ann; Buchanan, Nancy L.

2001-01-01

337

On Using GIS to Teach in the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses how a professor can harness the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and use GIS to teach in the social sciences. She shows examples of how GIS can illustrate concepts during lecture or discussion, and provides two specific GIS assignments: one for undergraduate students and the other for graduate…

Harris, Jill S.

2012-01-01

338

Integrating the Teaching of Science and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A call is made for the integration of science and social studies education in elementary and secondary schools. Examples are given of situations where instruction has been integrated over the two areas. It is felt instruction can be provided which focuses on problem solving and decision making. (MP)

Switzer, Thomas; Voss, Burton

1982-01-01

339

Laboratory "Behavioral and Social Sciences" (Lab III) Safety Guidelines  

E-print Network

Laboratory "Behavioral and Social Sciences" (Lab III) Safety Guidelines #12;Safety Guidelines and doors may not be blocked, the same applies to fire extinguishers. -Signaling equipment: The laboratory, the laboratory building is to be left immediately. -If possible, machines and electrical devices are to be turned

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Combined Honours in Arts Combined Honours in Social Sciences  

E-print Network

· Combined Honours in Arts · Combined Honours in Social Sciences Together we'll create your future Combined Honours www.durham.ac.uk/combined.honours #12;1 "Durham has a capacity to astound out of all Bryson, Chancellor, Durham University #12;Durham's Combined Honours programmes, Combined Arts

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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School of Nursing College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences  

E-print Network

knowledge and theory development · Nursing research · Nursing leadership · Ethics and law in nursing · 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

Northern British Columbia, University of

342

Habitus, social fields, and circuits in rural science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Schooling and science education are embedded within larger socio-cultural, political and economic contexts, influenced by global flows of capital, labor, ideas, and images. In this article we consider the ways in which ethnography traces the web of interactions (circuits), in a rural community and the ways that science inquiry was associated with character education. Our discussion examines the relationship between social fields, habitus, and meritocracy under new and ever-changing neoliberal conditions. These macro-level forces play out in everyday practices in the community and reveal schools, as well as science education, as sites for struggle.

Brandt, Carol B.; Shumar, Wesley; Hammond, Lorie; Carlone, Heidi; Kimmel, Sue; Tschida, Christina

2010-06-01

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Social Sciences Building 118 Parking South  

E-print Network

and Computer Science presents HAL BERGHEL "Cyber Warfare: Stuxnet and Beyond" Parking is available in West-170 off Natural Bridge Road. Abstract: It is now understood by most world powers that future wars will all take place in part in cyberspace. It is also widely agreed that most of the cyber warfare

He, Wenjie

344

Toward critical spatial thinking in the social sciences and humanities  

PubMed Central

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

Goodchild, Michael F.; Janelle, Donald G.

2010-01-01

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The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley  

E-print Network

/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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley  

E-print Network

/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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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The School of Social Sciences Peter Hartley  

E-print Network

/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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

348

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

PubMed

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

Kroos, Karmo

2012-03-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

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Faculty of Social Science $ The University of Western Ontario Room 4330, Social Science Centre $ London, Ontario, N6A 5C2  

E-print Network

Faculty of Social Science $ The University of Western Ontario Room 4330, Social Science Centre $ London, Ontario, N6A 5C2 Telephone: 519 661-2051 $ Fax: 519 850-2386 FORMAL APPEAL OF PROGRESSION Science Centre, Room 4330, London, Ontario, N6A 5C2. You will receive written notice of the decision

Lennard, William N.

351

Integrating the History and Nature of Science and Technology in Science and Social Studies Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a review of the literature concerning integrating the history and nature of science and technology in science and social studies curricula. Areas reviewed include the importance of these concepts in education, their place in the current curriculum, and efforts at integrating these concepts. (over 50 references) (PR)

King, Bruce B.

1991-01-01

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[The approach of sciences of complexity in health services administration].  

PubMed

Historically, health services administration has been managed under a Taylorist, Fayolist, humanist and bureaucratic focus approach. However, today dynamic and competitive behaviors that require others approaches in management are developing. Because of the social, scientific and technological changes that are occurring, it is necessary to abandon hierarchical and authoritarian schemes, "up and down" lines, prescriptive rules and order line up must be left behind. Health services administration is an adapted complex system that is not proportional, neither predictable in direction or magnitude. A new proposal is to focus on the sciences of complexity, where the social factors, materials, economics, human and ethics coincide with order and disorder, reason and unreason, and in which we must accept that the phenomenon that emerges creates different organizing different structures from the addition or subtraction of components. There is distance in the process of cause and direct effect. The mirage from the sciences of complexity are trans-disciplinary and we have accepted this in others branches of knowledge, such as quantum physics, non-linear mathematics and cybernetics, so we have to accept the influence of entropy, non-entropy, attractors, the theory of chaos and fractals. PMID:23693104

Fajardo-Ortiz, Guillermo; Ortiz-Montalvo, Armando

2013-01-01

353

Teaching Science Using Stories: The Storyline Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 pressure to seventh- and eighth-grade students. Also included are story-shaping strategies and history-of-science resources to assist in the creation of your own story.

Isabelle, Aaron D.

2007-10-01

354

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

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What is Social Sciences and Humanities Research "Worth,"? Neoliberalism and the Framing of Social Sciences and Humanities Work in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a critique of the discursive politics represented in attempts to frame social sciences and humanities work in the mould of neoliberal knowledge capitalism. The critique offered is inspired by Foucault's critical thought on neoliberalism and an interpretation of "neoliberal governmentality" that flows from his…

Davidson-Harden, Adam

2013-01-01

356

Understanding University Reform in Japan through the Prism of the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article looks at current university reforms in Japan through two slightly different social science prisms: how social science methodologies and theories can help us understand those reforms better and how social science teaching in universities will be affected by the current reform processes. (Contains 3 tables and 7 notes.)

Goodman, Roger

2008-01-01

357

High Society: Are Our Social Sciences as Relevant to Government as They Might Be?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taking up a theme raised by Stuart Cunningham in a recent issue of the "AUR"--that the innovations of Australia's humanities, creative arts, and social sciences are not getting the recognition that they deserve from the nation's government--this paper, dealing only with the social sciences, offers a cautionary note. If the social sciences are to…

Wickham, Gary

2008-01-01

358

WHY AGENTS? ON THE VARIED MOTIVATIONS FOR AGENT COMPUTING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

WHY AGENTS? ON THE VARIED MOTIVATIONS FOR AGENT COMPUTING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Robert Axtell for employing agent-based computation in the social sciences are reviewed. It is argued that there exist three://www.brook.edu/es/dynamics. #12;1 WHY AGENTS? ON THE VARIED MOTIVATIONS FOR AGENT COMPUTING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Robert L

Tesfatsion, Leigh

359

Social marketing: an overview of approach and effects  

PubMed Central

This paper reviews the applicability of commercial and social marketing to teen driving safety. It draws on a wide range of information, including evaluation studies of specific programs as well as standards of practice within these two professions. Social marketing has been widely applied for more than three decades in the fields of public health, environmental protection, and political marketing with significant success. The paper attempts to distinguish between the practice of commercial marketing, whose goal is profit, and the practice of social marketing, whose goal is societal benefit. Issues of sustainability, segmentation, differences in behavioral characteristics, and cultural competence are discussed with specific examples drawn from the transportation safety literature. The paper suggests that social marketing represents a viable companion to control and education approaches to behavior change to promote teen driving safety. PMID:16788110

Smith, W A

2006-01-01

360

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

PubMed Central

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

Haggerty, Kevin P.; Shapiro, Valerie B.

2013-01-01

361

Human Reproduction: Social and Technological Aspects. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society 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 innovations in…

McConnell, Mary C.; And Others

362

Social Studies and Social Sciences: A Fifty-Year Perspective. Bulletin No. 78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication documents the development of the social studies during the past 50 years. This collection of essays updates major trends in history, political science, sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, and geography. Unlike two earlier collections, this book has an emphasis on the continuing problems, trends, and issues in both the…

Wronski, Stanley P., Ed.; Bragaw, Donald H., Ed.

363

Employee Reactions to Merit Pay: Cognitive Approach and Social Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wang, Yingchun

2010-01-01

364

State of Modern Measurement Approaches in Social Work Research Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need to develop measures that tap into constructs of interest to social work, refine existing measures, and ensure that measures function adequately across diverse populations of interest is critical. Item response theory (IRT) is a modern measurement approach that is increasingly seen as an essential tool in a number of allied professions.…

Unick, George J.; Stone, Susan

2010-01-01

365

Religious Content in Social Work Education: A Comparative Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Edward R. Canda

1989-01-01

366

Effectiveness of a Social Change Approach to Sexual Assault Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Edwards, Keith E.

2009-01-01

367

Ethnography as Method in Social Sciences  

E-print Network

behaviour, as precisely as possible Compare, understand, possibly predict... #12;Theoretical approaches-structured interviews Diary studies Collaging/visual representations Triangulation with statistical data Application cost ­ Multi-angle, enhanced sports channel ·Shows for women e.g. Interactive cuisine · Live religious

Narasayya, Vivek

368

Understanding India, globalisation and health care systems: a mapping of research in the social sciences  

PubMed Central

National and transnational health care systems are rapidly evolving with current processes of globalisation. What is the contribution of the social sciences to an understanding of this field? A structured scoping exercise was conducted to identify relevant literature using the lens of India – a ‘rising power’ with a rapidly expanding healthcare economy. A five step search and analysis method was employed in order to capture as wide a range of material as possible. Documents published in English that met criteria for a social science contribution were included for review. Via electronic bibliographic databases, websites and hand searches conducted in India, 113 relevant articles, books and reports were identified. These were classified according to topic area, publication date, disciplinary perspective, genre, and theoretical and methodological approaches. Topic areas were identified initially through an inductive approach, then rationalised into seven broad themes. Transnational consumption of health services; the transnational healthcare workforce; the production, consumption and trade in specific health-related commodities, and transnational diffusion of ideas and knowledge have all received attention from social scientists in work related to India. Other themes with smaller volumes of work include new global health governance issues and structures; transnational delivery of health services and the transnational movement of capital. Thirteen disciplines were found represented in our review, with social policy being a clear leader, followed by economics and management studies. Overall this survey of India-related work suggests a young and expanding literature, although hampered by inadequacies in global comparative data, and by difficulties in accessing commercially sensitive information. The field would benefit from further cross-fertilisation between disciplines and greater application of explanatory theory. Literatures around stem cell research and health related commodities provide some excellent examples of illuminating social science. Future research agendas on health systems issues need to include innovative empirical work that captures the dynamics of transnational processes and that links macro-level change to fine-grained observations of social life. PMID:22963264

2012-01-01

369

Teaching Science Through a Systems Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Douglas Llewellyn

2008-07-01

370

Science Students and the Social Sciences: Strange Bedfellows?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yeong, Foong May

2014-01-01

371

Philosophy of the Social Sciences: The Nature of Political Inquiry \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This course is designed to serve as a required companion to the introductory graduate course in quantitative methods. It presumes a fairly strong background in the study of American politics and institutions. In the first section of the course, we will explore the major approaches to studying political science. Students should be able to identify and apply these approaches to

Thomas Edison

372

[Productivity and academic assessment in the Brazilian public health field: challenges for Human and Social Sciences research].  

PubMed

This article analyzes some challenges for knowledge output in the human and social sciences in the public health field, under the current academic assessment model in Brazil. The article focuses on the qualitative research approach in human and social sciences, analyzing its status in comparison to the other traditions vying for hegemony in the public health field, conjugating the dialogue with the literature, especially the propositions pertaining to the social fields present in the work of Pierre Bourdieu, with elements concerning the field's dynamics, including some empirical data. Challenges identified in the article include hurdles to interdisciplinary dialogue and equity in the production of knowledge, based on recognition of the founding place of human and social sciences in the public health field. The article discusses strategies to reshape the current correlation of forces among centers of knowledge in public health, especially those capable of impacting the committees and agendas that define the accumulation of symbolic and economic capital in the field. PMID:23288072

Bosi, Maria Lúcia Magalhăes

2012-12-01

373

Social approach in genetically engineered mouse lines relevant to autism.  

PubMed

Profound impairment in social interaction is a core symptom of autism, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder. Deficits can include a lack of interest in social contact and low levels of approach and proximity to other children. In this study, a three-chambered choice task was used to evaluate sociability and social novelty preference in five lines of mice with mutations in genes implicated in autism spectrum disorders. Fmr1(tm1Cgr/Y)(Fmr1(-/y)) mice represent a model for fragile X, a mental retardation syndrome that is partially comorbid with autism. We tested Fmr1(-/y)mice on two genetic backgrounds, C57BL/6J and FVB/N-129/OlaHsd (FVB/129). Targeted disruption of Fmr1 resulted in low sociability on one measure, but only when the mutation was expressed on FVB/129. Autism has been associated with altered serotonin levels and polymorphisms in SLC6A4 (SERT), the serotonin transporter gene. Male mice with targeted disruption of Slc6a4 displayed significantly less sociability than wild-type controls. Mice with conditional overexpression of Igf-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1) offered a model for brain overgrowth associated with autism. Igf-1 transgenic mice engaged in levels of social approach similar to wild-type controls. Targeted disruption in other genes of interest, En2 (engrailed-2) and Dhcr7, was carried on genetic backgrounds that showed low levels of exploration in the choice task, precluding meaningful interpretations of social behavior scores. Overall, results show that loss of Fmr1 or Slc6a4 gene function can lead to deficits in sociability. Findings from the fragile X model suggest that the FVB/129 background confers enhanced susceptibility to consequences of Fmr1 mutation on social approach. PMID:19016890

Moy, S S; Nadler, J J; Young, N B; Nonneman, R J; Grossman, A W; Murphy, D L; D'Ercole, A J; Crawley, J N; Magnuson, T R; Lauder, J M

2009-03-01

374

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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...

2011-10-20

375

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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...

2011-04-29

376

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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 Arizona State University by the Division Social and Economic Sciences (...

2012-04-23

377

Educacion y Ciencias Sociales en el Mundo Moderno. [Education and the Social Sciences in the Modern World].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rimoldi, Horacio J. A.

378

Social acceleration and the network effect: a defence of social 'science fiction' and network determinism.  

PubMed

This essay is a response to Judy Wajcman's essay 'Life in the fast lane? Towards a sociology of technology and time' (2008: 59-77). In that article Wajcman argued that recent developments in the sociology of temporal change had been marked by a tendency in social theory towards a form of 'science fiction'--a sociological theorizing, she maintains, that bears no real relation to actual, empirically provable developments in the field and should therefore be viewed as not contributing to 'a richer analysis of the relationship between technology and time' (2008: 61). This reply argues that as Wajcman suggests in her essay, there is indeed an 'urgent need for increased dialogue to connect social theory with detailed empirical studies' (2008: 59) but that the most fruitful way to proceed would not be through a constraining of 'science fiction' social theorizing but, rather, through its expansion--and more, that 'science fiction' should take the lead in the process. This essay suggests that the connection between social theory and empirical studies would be strengthened by a wider understanding of the function of knowledge and research in the context of what is termed 'true originality' and 'routine originality'. The former is the domain of social theory and the latter resides within traditional sociological disciplines. It is argued that both need each other to advance our understanding of society, especially in the context of the fast-changing processes of technological development. The example of 'technological determinism' is discussed as illustrative of how 'routine originality' can harden into dogma without the application of 'true originality' to continually question (sometimes through ideas that may appear to border on 'science fiction') comfortable assumptions that may have become 'routine' and shorn of their initial 'originality'. PMID:20579058

Hassan, Robert

2010-06-01

379

A Contextual Approach to the Assessment of Social Skills: Identifying Meaningful Behaviors for Social Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An exploratory study was conducted which assessed behaviors that characterize social competence in the second and fifth grades. A contextual approach was used to gather information from second- and fifth-grade children and their parents and teachers regarding the behaviors they perceived to be important for getting along well with peers. Data were…

Warnes, Emily D.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Geske, Jenenne; Warnes, William A.

2005-01-01

380

Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up  

Microsoft Academic Search

How do social structures and group behaviors arise from the interaction of individuals? Growing Artificial Societies approaches this question with cutting-edge computer simulation techniques. Fundamental collective behaviors such as group formation, cultural transmission, combat, and trade are seen to \\

Joshua M. Epstein; Robert L. Axtell

1996-01-01

381

Participation of Primary School Pupils Who Stay at Institution of Social Services and Child Protection Dormitories in Social Science Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research aims to understand to what extent primary school pupils who stay at the Institution of Social Services and Child Protection dormitories participate in social science lessons. Data were obtained from pupils staying at the Institution of Social Services and Child Protection dormitories and attending primary schools in Istanbul and…

Guven, Sibel; Sahin Taskin, Cigdem

2008-01-01

382

Government & Social Science Information: European Union Collections Bibliography  

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. 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.

1995-01-01

383

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-04-01

384

Toward a Behavioral Approach to Privacy for Online Social Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Banks, Lerone D.; Wu, S. Felix

385

Mining Social Networks on the Mexican Computer Science Community  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientific communities around the world are increasingly paying more attention to collaborative networks to ensure they remain competitive, the Computer Science (CS) community is not an exception. Discovering collaboration opportunities is a challenging problem in social networks. Traditional social network analysis allows us to observe which authors are already collaborating, how often they are related to each other, and how many intermediaries exist between two authors. In order to discover the potential collaboration among Mexican CS scholars we built a social network, containing data from 1960 to 2008. We propose to use a clustering algorithm and social network analysis to identify scholars that would be advisable to collaborate. The idea is to identify clusters consisting of authors who are completely disconnected but with opportunities of collaborating given their common research areas. After having clustered the initial social network we built, we analyze the collaboration networks of each cluster to discover new collaboration opportunities based on the conferences where the authors have published. Our analysis was made based on the large-scale DBLP bibliography and the census of Mexican scholars made by REMIDEC.

Ayanegui-Santiago, Huberto; Reyes-Galaviz, Orion F.; Chávez-Aragón, Alberto; Ramírez-Cruz, Federico; Portilla, Alberto; García-Bańuelos, Luciano

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mani, Priya S.

2005-01-01

387

Socially Responsible Science Is More than “Good Science  

PubMed Central

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

Bird, Stephanie J.

2014-01-01

388

Funds of relationality: social bonds and science learners  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 advantages of ethnographic inquiry for exploring funds of relationality; (3) The importance of relationality for science innovation throughout the pipeline of scientific training from K-12 schooling all the way through scientific breakthrough; (4) The absolutely vital role that relationality plays in creating a science learner identity. Finally I highlight how collaborative ethnography, in particular, is an excellent tool for seeking out funds of relationality that can be marshaled in the classroom as well as contributing to conceptual advancement in the theoretical vocabulary of relational sociology.

Smardon, Regina

2011-12-01

389

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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"…

Appley, Mortimer H.; Maher, Winifred B.

390

Social science and health research: growth at the National Institutes of Health.  

PubMed

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

Bachrach, Christine A; Abeles, Ronald P

2004-01-01

391

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

E-print Network

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

Seldin, Jonathan P.

392

Implementation of the NCSS Guidelines for Teaching Science-Related Social Issues: Exemplar Lessons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the Guidelines for Teaching Science-Related Social Issues adopted in 1982 by the National Council for the Social Studies and 10 examplar lessons each keyed to particular guidelines and drawing upon contemporary issues. The premise upon which the guidelines are based is that science is a social issue and that the examination…

Otto, Robert A., Ed.

393

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

E-print Network

College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship Application, page 1 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION awards, scholarships, or special recognitions you have received. #12;College of Social and Behavioral-mortgage debt? Please list student loans separately. #12;College of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship

Tipple, Brett

394

UNIT GUIDE 2014/15 SPAI20013 Principles of Quantitative Social Science  

E-print Network

1 UNIT GUIDE 2014/15 SPAI20013 Principles of Quantitative Social Science Teaching Block: 1 Weeks: 1 in the social sciences; and discussions of data sources. The two-hour computer lab sessions, via `hands on' work consulting the office. Aims and Objectives To: Introduce you to the random sample social survey and survey

Bristol, University of

395

Social and Policy Sciences Undergraduate BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics  

E-print Network

Social and Policy Sciences Undergraduate BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics www.bath.ac.uk/study © Dr Roy Maconachie International Development with Economics is a broad social science subject looking: This stream focuses on the social dynamics of development, including gender, class, and ethnicity

Burton, Geoffrey R.

396

Effects of Lawyers' Sociopolitical Attitudes on Their Judgments of Social Science in Legal Decision Making  

Microsoft Academic Search

One theory to explain why courts often ignore relevant social science research is that it often refutes judges' sociopolitical beliefs. Using the death penalty as the exemplar social issue, this study explored whether lawyers' sociopolitical attitudes affect their judgments about the legal relevance of social science research introduced in court cases. Law students and state court judges completed a questionnaire

Richard E. Redding; N. Dickon Reppucci

1999-01-01

397

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Daniel D Reidpath; Pascale Allotey; Subhash Pokhrel

2011-01-01

398

Ethical and Social Concerns: Opinions of Japanese Life-Science Researchers on Developments in the Science of Mind and Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of its importance to society, the science of mind and behavior is an academic field in which ethical and social considerations are vital. When examining these issues, the opinions of life-science researchers must be considered. In this article, the authors elicit and describe the opinions of sixty-one Japanese life-science researchers on the ethical and social issues surrounding the science

Jin Higashijima; Kitetsu Takahashi; Kazuto Kato

2011-01-01

399

Social behavior in the “Age of Empathy”?—A social scientist's perspective on current trends in the behavioral sciences  

PubMed Central

Recently, several behavioral sciences became increasingly interested in investigating biological and evolutionary foundations of (human) social behavior. In this light, prosocial behavior is seen as a core element of human nature. A central role within this perspective plays the “social brain” that is not only able to communicate with the environment but rather to interact directly with other brains via neuronal mind reading capacities such as empathy. From the perspective of a sociologist, this paper investigates what “social” means in contemporary behavioral and particularly brain sciences. It will be discussed what “social” means in the light of social neuroscience and a glance into the history of social psychology and the brain sciences will show that two thought traditions come together in social neuroscience, combining an individualistic and an evolutionary notion of the “social.” The paper concludes by situating current research on prosocial behavior in broader social discourses about sociality and society, suggesting that to naturalize prosocial aspects in human life is a current trend in today's behavioral sciences and beyond. PMID:23755003

Matusall, Svenja

2013-01-01

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hamburg, David A., Ed.

401

Opinion formation on social media: an empirical approach.  

PubMed

Opinion exchange models aim to describe the process of public opinion formation, seeking to uncover the intrinsic mechanism in social systems; however, the model results are seldom empirically justified using large-scale actual data. Online social media provide an abundance of data on opinion interaction, but the question of whether opinion models are suitable for characterizing opinion formation on social media still requires exploration. We collect a large amount of user interaction information from an actual social network, i.e., Twitter, and analyze the dynamic sentiments of users about different topics to investigate realistic opinion evolution. We find two nontrivial results from these data. First, public opinion often evolves to an ordered state in which one opinion predominates, but not to complete consensus. Second, agents are reluctant to change their opinions, and the distribution of the number of individual opinion changes follows a power law. Then, we suggest a model in which agents take external actions to express their internal opinions according to their activity. Conversely, individual actions can influence the activity and opinions of neighbors. The probability that an agent changes its opinion depends nonlinearly on the fraction of opponents who have taken an action. Simulation results show user action patterns and the evolution of public opinion in the model coincide with the empirical data. For different nonlinear parameters, the system may approach different regimes. A large decay in individual activity slows down the dynamics, but causes more ordering in the system. PMID:24697392

Xiong, Fei; Liu, Yun

2014-03-01

402

How to Work Together? Interdisciplinary Collaboration in e-Social Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a personal account of how a computer scientist and a social scientist have collaborated in a series of projects, including a study on hyperlink structure, an online content analysis tool, and an e-Social Science research initiative. Our experience suggests that, to make interdisciplinary work successful, the social scientist should spend time learning relevant technology whereas the non-social scientist

Jonathan J. H. Zhu; Xiaoming Li

403

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

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and historical development of human behavior, organizations, social phenomena, and/or relationships Using efforts at cooperation will be highlighted. Social Science Goal 2: Use theory in explaining and theories to explain the cultures, social organization, and selected social problems in mainland Southeast

Vonessen, Nikolaus

404

A Social-Medical Approach to Violence in Colombia  

PubMed Central

Violence is the main public health problem in Colombia. Many theoretical and methodological approaches to solving this problem have been attempted from different disciplines. My past work has focused on homicide violence from the perspective of social medicine. In this article I present the main conceptual and methodological aspects and the chief findings of my research over the past 15 years. Findings include a quantitative description of the current situation and the introduction of the category of explanatory contexts as a contribution to the study of Colombian violence. The complexity and severity of this problem demand greater theoretical discussion, more plans for action and a faster transition between the two. Social medicine may make a growing contribution to this field. PMID:14652328

Franco, Saul

2003-01-01

405

Early Careers of Recent U.S. Social Science PhDs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Nerad, Maresi

2011-01-01

406

Gender-inclusive science teaching: A feminist-constructivist approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The underrepresentation of women in science is an extensively studied yet persistent concern of our society. Researchers have identified numerous educational and social factors thought to be responsible for this underrepresentation (Kahle, 1990a; Kelly, 1987). One of the dominant explanations, used by many researchers for years to discuss gender differences in science and mathematics achievement as well as interest, has

Anita Roychoudhury; Debora J. Tippins; Sharon E. Nichols

1995-01-01

407

Social Archaeological Approaches in Port and Harbour Studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This introductory article to the special issue of the Journal of Maritime Archaeology offers a comparative perspective on the theme of archaeological theory and social archaeological approaches to ports and harbours. As a specialist in Roman archaeology I was keen to explore the way in which specialists in other areas of archaeology approached the archaeology of ports and harbours and whether different approaches and perspectives may be able to add nuances to the way in which material is interpreted. The volume brings together a collection of exciting new studies which explore social themes in port and harbour studies with the intention to encourage debate and the use of new interpretative perspectives. This article examines a number of interpretative themes including those relating to architectural analyse, human behaviour, action and experience and artefact analysis. These themes help us to move towards a more theoretically informed ports and harbour archaeology which focuses on meaning as well as description. The emphasis on theory within archaeology allows us to be more ambitious in our interpretative frameworks including in Roman archaeology which has not tended to embrace the theoretical aspects of the archaeological discipline with as much enthusiasm as some other areas of archaeology.

Rogers, Adam

2013-12-01

408

Cleveland Diocesan Social Science Program. Social Studies Unit in Formation: A Supplement to the Social Science Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Historical and cultural world understandings are presented to secondary students in this social studies teaching supplement to guidelines described in documents SO 003 186 and SO 003 188. The objective of the activity units is to encourage the students to become inquirers into the values of the non-western and western world. Emphasis is upon…

Catholic Board of Education, Diocese of Cleveland, OH.

409

Social Approach and Autistic Behavior in Children with Fragile X Syndrome  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social avoidance is a core phenotypic characteristic of fragile X syndrome (FXS) that has critical cognitive and social consequences. However, no study has examined modulation of multiple social avoidant behaviors in children with FXS. In the current study, we introduce the "Social Approach Scale" (SAS), an observation scale that includes physical…

Roberts, Jane E.; Weisenfeld, Leigh Anne H.; Hatton, Deborah D.; Heath, Morgan; Kaufmann, Walter E.

2007-01-01

410

Schools of California Online Resources for Education: History-Social Science One Stop Shopping for California's Social Studies Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the resources available for social studies teachers from the Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): History Social Science World Wide Web site. Includes curriculum-aligned resources and lessons; standards and assessment information; interactive projects and field trips; teacher chat area; professional development…

Hill, Margaret; Benoit, Robert

1998-01-01

411

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-05-01

412

When Child Development Meets Economic Game Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Investigating Social Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Game theory has been one of the most prominent theories in the social sciences, influencing diverse academic disciplines such as anthropology, biology, economics, and political science. In recent years, economists have employed game theory to investigate behaviors relating to fairness, reciprocity, and trust. Surprisingly, this research has not found much resonance in psychological research on social development, even though the

Michaela Gummerum; Yaniv Hanoch; Monika Keller

2008-01-01

413

Ethical and Social Concerns: Opinions of Japanese Life-Science Researchers on Developments in the Science of Mind and Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

: Because of its importance to society, the science of mind and behavior is an academic field in which ethical and social considerations are vital. When examining these issues, the opinions of life-science researchers must be considered. In this article, the authors elicit and describe the opinions of sixty-one Japanese life-science researchers on the ethical and social issues surrounding the

Jin Higashijima; Kitetsu Takahashi; Kazuto Kato

2011-01-01

414

Needing a New Approach to Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science, a National Research Council (NRC) committee found that labs have the potential to help students master science subject matter, develop scientific reasoning skills, increase interest in science, and achieve other important science learning goals. High school graduates who attain these…

Singer, Susan

2005-01-01

415

Promoting Science Literacy through an Interdisciplinary Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

416

Socially constructed learning in early childhood science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines the findings of a study in which the concept of electricity was introduced to young children in a child\\u000a care centre. Three areas were examined: first, the perceived difficulties associated with the teaching of science to very\\u000a young children (3–5 year olds); second, a discussion of the approach used to teach electricity to young children, and finally,

Marilyn Fleer

1991-01-01

417

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Guertin, L. A.; Merkel, C.

2011-12-01

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

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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.

Malina, Roger F.

2012-01-01

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Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning  

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"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,…

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

2013-01-01

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Novel approaches to multiscale modelling in materials science  

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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

Elliott, James

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Understanding the Science-Learning Environment: A Genetically Sensitive Approach  

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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…

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

2013-01-01

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Early Childhood Science: Adopting the Reggio Emilia Approach.  

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This paper describes the the Reggio Emilia Approach and recommends adopting the curriculum for teaching science in U.S. schools. The underlying philosophy of this approach is its uniqueness within the constructivist paradigm and its potential as an exemplary early childhood program that can be adapted to teach young children science. The educators…

Desouza, Josephine M. Shireen

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Investigative Primary Science: A Problem-Based Learning Approach  

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This study reports on the success of using a problem-based learning approach (PBL) as a pedagogical mode of learning open inquiry science within a traditional four-year undergraduate elementary teacher education program. In 2010, a problem-based learning approach to teaching primary science replaced the traditional content driven syllabus. During…

Etherington, Matthew B.

2011-01-01

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

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Faculty I, University of Oldenburg Faculty I ­ School of Educational and Social Sciences Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg Short facts about the University: Founded in 1971 as a modern Reform) (I) Educational and Social Sciences; (II) Business, Economy, Law and Informatics; (III) Literature

Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität

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IFLA General Conference, 1984. Special Libraries Division. Section on Social Science Libraries. Papers.  

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The two papers in this document on social science libraries were presented at the 1984 IFLA general conference. In "Library and Continuing Education with Implications for Developing Countries: A Research Essay," David R. Bender (United States) examines factors impacting upon the skills necessary for effective librarianship in the social sciences,…

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

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E-Book Use and Attitudes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education  

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A survey of more than 1,300 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Maryland generated a wealth of data on use and opinions of e-books among those users. While the initial purpose of the survey was to gather data that would aid humanities and social sciences librarians in…

Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy

2014-01-01

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Enhancing informality as an opportunity for the reflexivity of social sciences  

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of informality regarding social sciences ­ it might not be that new ­, and it makes 1 Enhancing informality as an opportunity for the reflexivity of social sciences 5th Meeting of RECIM network (ENS ­ Lyon; January 2012, 16th ­ 17th

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Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences. HSRC Studies in Research Methodology.  

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Considerations of validity that are central to all disciplines in the social sciences are discussed, and concepts that are an essential part of the intellectual equipment of the social sciences researcher are systematically analyzed. Fundamental methodological concepts underlying decisions made in the research process are highlighted to encourage…

Mouton, Johann, Ed.; Marais, H. C.

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Roadmap: Middle Childhood Social Studies and Language Arts Bachelor of Science in Education  

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Roadmap: Middle Childhood ­ Social Studies and Language Arts ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH I: Middle Childhood 1 C Fulfills experiential learning requirement HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3 C Childhood I 3 C Offered in fall only MCED 30002 Integrated Social Studies and Science in Middle Childhood

Sheridan, Scott

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Roadmap: Middle Childhood Social Studies and Language Arts Bachelor of Science in Education  

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Roadmap: Middle Childhood ­ Social Studies and Language Arts ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH Childhood 1 C Fulfills experiential learning requirement HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3 C ANTH 18210 Integrated Social Studies and Science in Middle Childhood 3 C Offered in fall only MCED 31000 Teaching

Sheridan, Scott

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Department of Quantitative Social Science The mathematics skills of school children: How does  

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Department of Quantitative Social Science The mathematics skills of school children: How does Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK #12;3 The mathematics skills of school children: How does England compare to the high performing East Asian

Mitchener, Paul

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SLU, Spring 2012 Bioenergy and social sciences: economics and sociology, 5hp  

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SLU, Spring 2012 1/6 Bioenergy and social sciences: economics and sociology, 5hp PNS0083 Bioenergy and social sciences: economics and sociology, 5hp The course is given as part the course will: generate understanding of the general theoretical concepts within economics, sociology

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Precincts and Prospects in the Use of Focus Groups in Social and Behavioral Science Research  

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Over the past few years, the focus group method has assumed a very important role as a method for collecting qualitative data in social and behavioural science research. This article elucidates theoretical and practical problems and prospects associated with the use of focus groups as a qualitative research method in social and behavioural science

Sagoe, Dominic

2012-01-01

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What the Social Brain Sciences Can Tell Us About the Self  

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What the Social Brain Sciences Can Tell Us About the Self Todd F. Heatherton, C. Neil Macrae, and William M. Kelley Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College ABSTRACT--Social brain. The advent of brain imaging and other cognitive neuroscience methods has provided researchers with new tools

Kelley, William M.

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"White Blankets May Make You Smarter" and Other Questionable Social Science Findings  

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The social sciences are awash with studies of varying quality. The process of getting published is supposed to sort the good from the bad and, through feedback and editing, make the good better. Ideally, that is how the system should and usually does work--but it does not always work that way. One problem with social science research is that the…

Blimling, Gregory S.

2004-01-01

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Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities. [With CD-ROM].  

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This book-and-CD package provide a lively, hands-on introduction for teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. New technology is changing the nature of research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. From specialized online forums to Web-based teaching and distance learning, computers are being used to expand…

Burton, Orville Vernon, Ed.

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Phronetic Social Science: A Means of Better Researching and Analysing Coaching?  

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The aim of this paper is to present the case for phronetic social science as an appropriate lens through which to view sports coaching. In doing so, we firstly define and then elaborate upon the principal concepts contained within phronetic social science as related to complex action, flexibility, moral reflection and power. By locating them…

Hemmestad, Liv B.; Jones, Robyn L.; Standal, Oyvind F.

2010-01-01

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Character or Caricature: Representations of Blackness in Dominican Social Science Textbooks  

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This article sets out to examine the question: how do social science textbooks used in the Dominican public schools portray national identity and ethnicity to its students? This article examines how the popular contemporary Dominican perspective on "blackness" plays a fundamental role in the current Dominican social science public school…

Wigginton, Sheridan

2005-01-01

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Nuclear Power in the Classroom: A Union of Science and Social Studies Education.  

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This paper examines issues that K-12 science and social studies teachers need to keep in mind when teaching about nuclear power. The information needs to be presented in as objective a manner as possible. Science needs to become more social oriented. Team teaching should be encouraged. Elementary and secondary inservice teacher education is…

Shillenn, James K.; Vincenti, John R.

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FASS Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Awards 2012 FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (FASS) HONOURS/POSTGRADUATE  

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FASS Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Awards 2012 FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (FASS) HONOURS/POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA AWARDS REGULATIONS 1. This Award is intended for students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in an Honours, Postgraduate Diploma or the first year of a 240 point Masters degree

Waikato, University of

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Laboratory "Behavioral and Social Sciences" (Lab III) General Rules for Using the Laboratory  

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Laboratory "Behavioral and Social Sciences" (Lab III) General Rules for Using the Laboratory #12;General Rules 1. What the Laboratory is all About The "Behavioral and Social Sciences Laboratory" provides security of the laboratory and ascertain accident prevention measures, 7. the supervision of the safety

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Bayesian Dynamical Systems Modelling in the Social Sciences  

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Data arising from social systems is often highly complex, involving non-linear relationships between the macro-level variables that characterize these systems. We present a method for analyzing this type of longitudinal or panel data using differential equations. We identify the best non-linear functions that capture interactions between variables, employing Bayes factor to decide how many interaction terms should be included in the model. This method punishes overly complicated models and identifies models with the most explanatory power. We illustrate our approach on the classic example of relating democracy and economic growth, identifying non-linear relationships between these two variables. We show how multiple variables and variable lags can be accounted for and provide a toolbox in R to implement our approach. PMID:24466110

Ranganathan, Shyam; Spaiser, Viktoria; Mann, Richard P.; Sumpter, David J. T.

2014-01-01

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Framing Education for a Science of Social Work: Missions, Curriculum, and Doctoral Training  

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Social work education has historically been grounded in professional practice but recent discussions have urged a reconsideration of social work as a science. Social work is progressively doing more intervention work, service systems research, implementation research, and translational research which are elevating research standards to new levels…

Fong, Rowena

2012-01-01

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Experimental Information Officer in the Social Sciences, Report on Work Carried Out in 1969.  

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The Office for Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) responded to the need for additional data about the sorts of information social scientists want and use, and to assess the value of a personalized information service to social scientists in an academic environment by supporting an experimental information officer in the social sciences

Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.

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Computational Social Sciences A series of authored and edited monographs that utilize quantitative and compu-  

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the series contain methods and practices that test and develop theories of complex social processes throughComputational Social Sciences A series of authored and edited monographs that utilize quantitative and compu- tational methods to model, analyze, and interpret large-scale social phenomena. Titles within

Vellekoop, Michel

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A Cluster Approach to Teaching Nonmajors Science.  

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Described is an interdisciplinary science course for non-science majors taught by faculty from five different departments. Discussed is the make-up of the course, its relative strengths and weaknesses, and possibilities for further adaptation. Topics covered include the nature of science, health care, the aging process, and environmental issues.…

Malachowski, Mitchell R.

1990-01-01

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On agent-based modeling and computational social science  

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In the first part of the paper, the field of agent-based modeling (ABM) is discussed focusing on the role of generative theories, aiming at explaining phenomena by growing them. After a brief analysis of the major strengths of the field some crucial weaknesses are analyzed. In particular, the generative power of ABM is found to have been underexploited, as the pressure for simple recipes has prevailed and shadowed the application of rich cognitive models. In the second part of the paper, the renewal of interest for Computational Social Science (CSS) is focused upon, and several of its variants, such as deductive, generative, and complex CSS, are identified and described. In the concluding remarks, an interdisciplinary variant, which takes after ABM, reconciling it with the quantitative one, is proposed as a fundamental requirement for a new program of the CSS. PMID:25071642

Conte, Rosaria; Paolucci, Mario

2014-01-01

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Connections! Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national mathematics education standards. This publication offers online resources that connect mathematics to three subject areas: social studies, art, and science. Each section contains lesson plans, problems to solve, and examples of mathematics at work within contexts not usually associated with school mathematics. What is the point of integrating these disciplines? NCTM has reached this conclusion: If all the middle-grades teachers in a school do their best to connect content areas, mathematics and other disciplines will be seen as permeating life and not as just existing in isolation.

Herrera, Terese

2006-10-01

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Information science – facing social and ethical challenges : Analysis of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations over the past five years (2002-2006) in information science departments worldwide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The current study aims to review the emerging trends as revealed in masters' theses and doctoral dissertations written over the past five years (2002-2006) in information science departments worldwide, and to examine how social and ethical issues are reflected in these research projects. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The ProQuest digital dissertations database was used to identify the studies, and studies

Gila Prebor

2007-01-01

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Designing convivial digital cities: a social intelligence design approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conviviality is a mechanism to reinforce social cohesion and a tool to reduce mis-coordination between individuals, groups and institutions in web communities, for example in digital cities. We use a two-fold definition of conviviality as a condition for social interactions and an instru- ment for the internal regulation of social systems. In this paper we discuss the use of social

Patrice Caire

2009-01-01

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

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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 review is to provide a baseline for discussing the quantum and nature of the science that is being conducted, and the extent to which the social sciences are a part of that. Methods A bibliographic analysis was conducted of neglected tropical diseases related research papers published over the past 10 years in biomedical and social sciences. The analysis had textual and bibliometric facets, and focussed on chikungunya, dengue, visceral leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis. Results There is substantial variation in the number of publications associated with each disease. The proportion of the research that is social science based appears remarkably consistent (<4%). A textual analysis, however, reveals a degree of misclassification by the abstracting service where a surprising proportion of the "social sciences" research was pure clinical research. Much of the social sciences research also tends to be "hand maiden" research focused on the implementation of biomedical solutions. Conclusion There is little evidence that scientists pay any attention to the complex social, cultural, biological, and environmental dynamic involved in human pathogenesis. There is little investigator driven social science and a poor presence of interdisciplinary science. The research needs more sophisticated funders and priority setters who are not beguiled by uncritical biomedical promises. PMID:21210997

2011-01-01

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SOCIAL SYSTEMS THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE NEED FOR A CRITICAL APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the success of science in explaining, predicting and controlling natural systems can be attributed to the well understood methods that exist for producing and testing theory in the natural sciences. The successful development of social systems science is similarly likely to depend on the elucidation of methods of inquiry suitable to the systems of its concern. Unfortunately the

MICHAEL C. JACKSON

1985-01-01

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Effective Use of Social Media in Communicating Climate Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The internet and social media have been a critical vector for misinformation on climate change. Scientists have not always been proactive or effective in utilizing the medium to bring attention to the best science, to correct misinformation and overcome urban myths. Similarly, mainstream journalists have been handicapped in dealing with the wide open nature of the medium, and often muted by editorial concerns or budget restrictions. Independent communicators who are highly motivated can make inroads in this area by using the internet's immediacy and connectivity to consistently connect viewers and readers to reliable information. Over the last 4 years, I have developed a series of you tube videos, made deliberately provocative to engage the internet's confrontational culture, but carefully crafted to bring the best science into the freewheeling community. In doing so, I have won the confidence of leading climate scientists, and in some cases assisted them in clarifying their message. This presentation will share simple tips, useful practices, and effective strategies for making complex material more clear and user friendly, and help scientists better convey the stories hidden in their data.

Sinclair, P. W.

2012-12-01

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A Social-Learning Approach to Hazard-Related Knowledge Exchange: Boundary Workers at the Geoscience-Humanitarian Interface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Social-Learning Approach to Hazard-Related Knowledge Exchange: Boundary Workers at the Geoscience-Humanitarian Interface Keira Quinn (1), Dr Max Hope (1), Professor John McCloskey (1). (1)University of Ulster Peer-reviewed science has the potential to guide policy-makers and practitioners in developing robust responses to social problems and issues. Despite advances in hazard-related science, it can often be a challenge to translate findings into useful social applications. With natural hazards affecting 2.9 billion people between 2000 and 2012 the need for hazard science to be effectively communicated is undeniable. This is particularly so in humanitarian contexts as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a key role in the poorer nations most affected by natural disasters. Past methods of 'knowledge transfer' have tended to lead to misinterpretations and misrepresentations of science to the extent that it is often used incorrectly or not at all. 'Knowledge exchange' is currently heralded as a more effective means of bringing about successful communication and understanding, and is characterised by the presence of shared learning. Central to a knowledge exchange approach is an understanding of the social and organisational contexts within which learning takes place. Here we use Etienne Wenger's social-learning approach to analyse selected aspects of the social context influencing knowledge exchange across the geoscience-humanitarian interface. For Wenger (2000) Communities of Practice (CoP) are bounded organisational and social groups united by their own distinct values, goals and ways of working. The boundaries surrounding CoPs can act as barriers to knowledge exchange but can also create opportunities for new shared learning by challenging existing perspectives and practice. Drawing on the findings of ongoing qualitative research into communication and learning between earthquake scientists and humanitarian NGOs in UK/Ireland, this paper outlines a number of key features of geoscience and humanitarian Communities of Practice. It focuses on the barriers to and enablers of learning on the boundaries between CoPs and explores the important role played by boundary workers/brokers at this interface. Wenger's (2000) typology of knowledge brokers is used to analyse the different forms this role can take and identify the challenges that hinder it. For example, boundary workers often find themselves in a 'no man's land' between CoP, where their efforts are not recognised or rewarded by either community of practice. We conclude by drawing out wider conclusions on the potential for boundary workers to bridge the science-policy-practice interface particularly ways of developing appropriate boundary infrastructure (for example, recognised career paths, funding mechanisms and organisational support structures).

Quinn, Keira; Hope, Max; McCloskey, John

2014-05-01

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Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1742 1752 1877-0428 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.  

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Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1742 ­ 1752 1877-0428 © 2013 The Authors, Turkey. #12;1743Maurizio Ali and Rodica Ailincai / Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1742 ­ 1752 #12;1744 Maurizio Ali and Rodica Ailincai / Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106

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

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Grant Title: TRANSLATING BASIC BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCOVERIES INTO INTERVENTIONS of Research: Support interdisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social science discoveries in basic behavioral and/or social science research by developing and refining novel health

Farritor, Shane

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Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1697 1711 1877-0428 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.  

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Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1697 ­ 1711 1877-0428 © 2013 The Authors, Turkey. #12;1698 Zehra Gabillon / Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1697 ­ 1711 #12;1699Zehra Gabillon / Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 106 (2013) 1697 ­ 1711 #12;1700 Zehra

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Toole 8/28/2007 page 1 A Primer on Social Science Research Methods in Construction1  

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Toole 8/28/2007 page 1 A Primer on Social Science Research Methods in Construction1 T. Michael that effective construction research requires proper application of social science research methods on construction research methods, six principles of social science research methods are presented and illustrated

Toole, T. Michael

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Teaching and Learning Psychology through an Analysis of Social Science Fiction  

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This paper is designed to accompany an appearance by the author as a panelist during a session on science fiction and teaching methods at the I-CON 28 Science Fiction Convention held April 3-5, 2009, on Long Island (near New York City). The author describes how he employs social science fiction in an honors course at the university level to…

Herman, William E.

2009-01-01

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The Effect of Cooperative Learning Strategies on Elementary Students' Science Achievement and Social Skills in Kuwait  

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This study compares the effects of two methods of teaching--teacher-centered and cooperative learning--on students' science achievement and use of social skills. The sample consists of 163 female elementary science students in 8 intact grade 5 classes who were assigned to 2 instructional methods and were taught an identical science unit by 4…

Ebrahim, Ali

2012-01-01

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Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Program in Philosophy  

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Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Program in Philosophy Doctor s Program in International Public Policy Master of Political Science Master s Program in Economics Master Doctoral Program in International Public Policy Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Doctoral Program

Tanaka, Jiro

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Beating the boojum: Comparative approaches to the neurobiology of social behavior  

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Beating the boojum: Comparative approaches to the neurobiology of social behavior Steven M. Phelps: Received 16 June 2009 Accepted 30 June 2009 Keywords: Evolution Ecology Social behavior Mating system Ventral pallidum Nucleus accumbens a b s t r a c t Neuropeptides coordinate complex social behaviors

Nachman, Michael

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Effectiveness of Cognitive Process Approached Social Skills Training Program for People with Mental Retardation  

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether cognitive-process approach based social skills program was effective on learning and generalizing three social skills (apologizing, coping with teasing and avoiding inappropriate touching) of the nine students with mental retardation. Social skills program covered dimensions of the cognitive…

Tekinarslan, Ilknur Cifci; Sucuoglu, Bulbin

2007-01-01

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A Chronological Approach to Development of Social Studies Education in Turkey  

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Social studies education has played an important role for ages in Turkey. The aim of this study is to inform international scientific community about the historical development of social studies education in Turkey. In the study, document analysis, a technique of qualitative approach, was used. The data were collected from documents like social

Akdag, Hakan; Kaymakci, Selahattin

2011-01-01

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A Social Justice Perspective on Strengths-Based Approaches: Exploring Educators' Perspectives and Practices  

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What does it mean to engage in strengths-based (SB) approaches from a social justice perspective? In this paper we explore the accounts of educators who work with youth experiencing social and educational barriers to describe what it might mean to engage in SB practices from a social justice perspective. Using data generated from interviews, we…

Gardner, Morgan K. A.; Toope, Deborah Florence

2011-01-01

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Artificial moral agents: creative, autonomous and social. An approach based on evolutionary computation  

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Artificial moral agents: creative, autonomous and social. An approach based on evolutionary crucial social competencies that we expect from artificial moral agents. The artificial moral agent (AMA, 2005). Finally, and this is our main focus in this paper, we show that as social agents, the GAMA

Howard, Don

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Diversity of Approaches to Structuring University-Based Earth System Science Education  

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Over the past quarter century, the "Earth system science" paradigm has emerged among the interdisciplinary science community, emphasizing interactions among components hitherto considered within separate disciplines: atmosphere (air); hydrosphere (water); biosphere (life); lithosphere (land); anthroposphere (human dimension); and exosphere (solar system and beyond). How should the next generation of Earth system scientists learn to contribute to this interdisciplinary endeavor? There is no one simple answer. The Earth System Science Education program, funded by NASA, has addressed this question by supporting faculty at U.S. universities who develop new courses, curricula and degree programs in their institutional contexts. This report demonstrates the diversity of approaches to structuring university-based Earth system science education, focusing on the 18 current grantees of the Earth System Science Education Program for the 21st Century (ESSE21). One of the most fundamental characteristics is the departmental structure for teaching Earth system science. The "home" departments of the Earth system science faculty range from Earth sciences and physics to agronomy and social work. A brand-new institution created an interdisciplinary Institute for Earth Systems Science and Policy without traditional "parent" departments. Some institutions create new degree programs as majors or as minors while others work within existing degree programs to add or revise courses. A university may also offer multiple strands, such as a degree in the Science of the Earth System and a degree in the Human Dimensions of the Earth System. Defining a career path is extremely important to students considering Earth system science programs and a major institutional challenge for all programs in Earth system science education. How will graduate programs assess prospective students? How will universities and government agencies assess prospective faculty and scientists? How will government agencies allocate funds to interdisciplinary Earth system science and technology? Finally, how should the Earth system science education community evolve?

Aron, J.; Ruzek, M.; Johnson, D. R.

2004-12-01

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Social Sciences and Humanities in the IPY 2007/08: An Integrating Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our understanding of the human dimension of polar regions is immensely greater today than at the beginning of polar science. In the IPY 2007/2008, social sciences and humanities aspire to become fully engaged members of a new multidisciplinary effort. They are eager to address issues of partnership and public involvement, socio-economic development, governance, cultural viability and human rights of polar residents. These societal issues are among the top priorities of the IPY 2007/2008 mission to enhance the understanding of human-environmental interactions in the polar systems and to promote the value of polar science and global monitoring among the public at large. Other social issues-security, diplomacy, demography, health, education, communications-are also critical to polar research and to the scientific advance into the Arctic and Antarctica. The success of IPY 2007/08 requires the articulation of the common interest among scientists, polar peoples, economic actors, and sovereign nations, facing current global change. Experience from various regions present convincing evidence that lasting progress in the understanding and preservation of the environment can only be achieved if local populations are respected and involved. Research made at the "poles" is, thus, crucial for establishing models of equity and involvement, partnership and outreach. In this mission of the IPY 2007/2008 program social scientists and humanists are to make credible contributions. One of the key missions for social scientists under the IPY 2007/2008 program is to develop cooperative observation programs involving interested indigenous experts, subsistence users, and other polar residents. Through generations of life in the polar environment, polar people have developed long-standing knowledge and observation techniques in recording and interpreting a broad range of signals and phenomena in the polar systems. Efforts to integrate local experts into year-round circumpolar observing networks would provide polar researchers with an opportunity to learn of both present and past conditions from the vast store of indigenous knowledge and to augment instrument and satellite data with local observations. Another critical task for social scientists is to initiate studies of human and societal adaptations to past and present change in the polar regions. Research should target strategies and adaptive mechanisms that worked in the past and that are working today, particularly as seen from the community perspective. Analysis of past and present human responses to both physical/natural and social change would inform our broader understanding of integrated social and ecological systems in the polar regions and at the global level. Partnering with polar communities will help the IPY scientists develop new strategies and holistic approaches to explore unique contributions from polar regions to global systems, cultures, and science. These new approaches will promote scholarly cooperation between polar researchers and local residents; advance the scientific use of traditional knowledge; advance studies in community sustainability, subsistence and co-management strategies, ecosystem health, spiritual and environmental healing, heritage and language preservation. Previous IPY/IGY ventures have sparked human imagination and helped build public interest in polar research. The legacy of IPY 2007-2008, when preserved in diaries, instruments, photographs, and museum collections, will excite new generations of researchers and public in 25, 50 or even 100 years from now, as much as the memories, records, and collections of the earlier Polar Years helped generate enthusiasm for the IPY 2007/2008.

Krupnik, I.

2004-12-01

469

Social Work as an Action Science: A Perspective from Europe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is a surprising fact that social work is not conceived as a scientific discipline in many countries and especially in the United States. It is surprising because the extent of academic social work programs and the scientific output of people working at schools of social work are significant. And it is surprising anyway if social work is…

Sommerfeld, Peter

2014-01-01

470

Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts: Cinderella, Cinderella, Cinderella! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Fanny vs. Cinderella [and] Science: Animals of the Ocean [and] Science and Social Studies: Weather or Climate? [and] Social Studies/Science/Language Arts/Mathematics: Rivers in America [and] Social Studies/Foreign Language: Bon Voyage!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides lesson plans for grades two and four to five reading/language arts, grade two science, grades three to five science/social studies, grade five language arts/math/science/social studies, and grades five to seven social studies/French. Lists resources and discusses library skills, subject objectives, instructional roles, activities,…

Lee, Betsey; Bailey, Annette; Rechkemmer, Rhonda; Hedrick, Judy; Stavarz, Jamie M.

1998-01-01

471

A Comparison of Preferred Learning Styles, Approaches and Methods between Information Science and Computing Science Undergraduates  

E-print Network

A Comparison of Preferred Learning Styles, Approaches and Methods between Information Science disciplines of Information and Library Studies and Computing Science have drawn closer together to the extent and Information Science, females. This project set out to investigate other less obvious differences by means

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

472

The Community Readiness Model: A Complementary Approach to Social Marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Community Readiness Model is a theory-based model that is strategic in nature. It is designed both to assess and to build a community's capacity to take action on social issues. It partners well with social marketing research by providing a framework for assessing the social contexts in which individual behaviour takes place and by measuring changes in readiness related

Kathleen J. Kelly; Ruth W. Edwards; Maria Leonora G. Comello; Barbara A. Plested; Pamela J. Thurman; Michael D. Slater

2003-01-01

473

A social marketing approach to changing mental health practices directed at youth and adolescents.  

PubMed

The mental health problems of children are of increasing social concern. Many best practices have been developed but often not implemented. Social marketing has been suggested as an innovative, useful approach to this challenge-along with others in the health care field. However, much confusion exists over what the approach entails, where it has been applied and how it can be adapted to significant social challenges such as changing mental health practices directed at youth and adolescents. This article defines key terms, offers historical perspective and provides a specific approach and set of models to implement an effective social marketing strategy in a range of contexts. PMID:15774369

Andreason, Alan R

2004-01-01

474

The Indirect Nature of Social Motives: The Relation of Social Approach and Avoidance Motives with Likeability via Extraversion and Agreeableness.  

PubMed

The current study tested assumptions derived from the whole-trait theory (Fleeson, 2012), which proposes a connection between personality and motivation. We hypothesized that individual differences in social approach and avoidance motives are associated with personality as observed by others. In addition, we expected that observed personality links social approach and avoidance motives to interpersonal outcomes. The sample was composed of 83 young adults (25.3% males, Mage ?=?21.66 years) who had recently moved into a shared apartment. Roommates (N?=?83; 50.6% males, Mage ?=?22.83 years) evaluated the newcomers on Extraversion, Agreeableness, and likeability. Approach motives had an indirect positive effect on likeability through other-reported Extraversion and Agreeableness. Although avoidance motives had some negative effects on likeability mediated through low Extraversion, they were positively associated with Agreeableness. These results demonstrate the complexity of social approach and avoidance motives. Moreover, they highlight the importance of motivational factors for observed personality. PMID:24372488

Nikitin, Jana; Freund, Alexandra M

2015-02-01

475

Science through Children's Literature: An Integrated Approach. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to suggest an alternative approach to the teaching of elementary science in light of more contemporary definitions of both reading and science. This method utilizes well-selected and conceptually and factually correct works of narrative children's literature. Although the method is most easily applied with picture books…

Butzow, Carol M.; Butzow, John W.

476

Genre Analysis, and the Social Sciences: An Investigation of the Structure of Research Article Discussion Sections in Three Disciplines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines discussion sections of social science research articles from the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology, according to a modified version of the communicative categories presented in previous studies. Findings reveal that, although there were fundamental similarities to the natural sciences, social science discussion…

Holmes, Richard

1997-01-01

477

The International Development of the "Social Norms" Approach to Drug Education and Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social norms approach to health promotion has become remarkably popular in the last 20 years, particularly in the American college system. It is an alternative to traditional fear-based approaches of health education, which a growing body of research demonstrates is often ineffective in reducing alcohol and drug misuse. The social norms…

McAlaney, John; Bewick, Bridgette; Hughes, Clarissa

2011-01-01

478

Integrating Different Perspectives on Socialization Theory and Research: A Domain-Specific Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are several different theoretical and research approaches to the study of socialization, characterized by frequently competing basic tenets and apparently contradictory evidence. As a way of integrating approaches and understanding discrepancies, it is proposed that socialization processes be viewed from a domain perspective, with each…

Grusec, Joan E.; Davidov, Maayan

2010-01-01

479

Science for ELLs: Rethinking Our Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many educators feel ill-prepared to meet the academic needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. As educators, we strive to guarantee science education opportunities for all students. Although much remains unknown, current research provides us with crucial strategies to help English Language Learner (ELL) students in the science classroom. Here we look at possible issues in diverse classrooms and offer some ideas to provoke curiosity and confidence in ELL students.

Medina, Amelia; Clark, Douglas B.; Ramirez-Marin, Frank; Medina-Jerez, William

2007-03-01

480

The Transmission of Political Ideologies through Social Networks: an Empirical Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper investigates the formation and transmission of political ideology through social networks. Elaborating on information-updating models within computer science and network theory, I formalize a model for the transmission and distribution of political beliefs through social networks. I then turn to a dataset provided by the Minority Data Resource Center (MDRC) which chronicles the political opinions of individuals

Nathaniel Becker

481

The Coming Crisis in Social Work: Some Thoughts on Social Work and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay, the authors consider the challenge made by two keynote speakers at recent social work research conferences, one in the United States and the other in Europe. Both spoke of a knowledge crisis in social work. Both John Brekke (Society for Social Work and Research) and Peter Sommerfeld (First Annual European Conference for Social Work…

Longhofer, Jeffrey; Floersch, Jerry

2012-01-01

482

Science Sampler: A (minty) fresh approach to science fair projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many students are excited at the prospect of doing a science fair project, but they don't know how to go about asking an appropriate question or designing an experiment to answer their question. This class activity allows students to quickly "do" a class science fair project in order to see how it's done. It's also a great way to introduce concepts of controlling variables and testing multiple subjects using an inexpensive breath mint. Even if you do not do science fair projects with your class, this is a terrific activity for the beginning of the year as an introduction to the process of scientific inquiry. Students discover how to ask a simple question and collect data to answer it in a step-by-step fashion.

Nancy Balter

2007-02-01

483

Secular and religious: the intrinsic doubleness of analytical psychology and the hegemony of naturalism in the social sciences.  

PubMed

In recent years a number of prominent social theorists, including Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, have voiced concern about the hegemony of naturalistic, secular assumptions in the social sciences, and in their different ways have sought to address this by establishing greater parity between secular and religious perspectives. This paper suggests that C.G. Jung's analytical psychology, which hitherto has been largely ignored by social theory, may have something to contribute on this issue as it can be understood coherently both empirically, without reference to transcendent reality, and metaphysically, with reference to transcendent reality. It is argued that, despite his denials of any metaphysical intent, Jung does in fact engage in metaphysics and that together the empirical and metaphysical vectors of his thought result in a rich and distinctive double perspective. This dual secular and religious perspective can be seen as part of Jung's own critique of the hegemony of naturalism and secularism, which for Jung has profound social as well as clinical relevance. The concern and approach that Habermas and Taylor share with Jung on this issue may provide some grounds for increased dialogue between analytical psychology and the social sciences. PMID:23750941

Main, Roderick

2013-06-01

484

Science anxiety and social cognitive factors predicting STEM career aspirations of high school freshmen in general science class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extant data was used to consider the association between science anxiety, social cognitive factors and STEM career aspirations of high school freshmen in general science classes. An adapted model based on social cognitive career theory (SCCT) was used to consider these relationships, with science anxiety functioning as a barrier in the model. The study assessed the following research questions: (1) Do social cognitive variables relate in the expected way to STEM career aspirations based on SCCT for ninth graders taking general science classes? (2) Is there an association between science anxiety and outcomes and processes identified in the SCCT model for ninth graders taking general science classes? (3) Does gender moderate these relationships? Results indicated that support was found for many of the central tenants of the SCCT model. Science anxiety was associated with prior achievement, self-efficacy, and science interest, although it did not relate directly to STEM career goals. Gender was found to moderate only the relationship between prior achievement and science self-efficacy.

Skells, Kristin Marie

485

Ph.D. Program 26:620:557 Social Science Research Methods  

E-print Network

Ph.D. Program 26:620:557 Social Science Research Methods Fall 2014 Professor: Sengun Yeniyurt, Ph. The course will offer broad exposure to research methods in diverse areas such as organizational behavior

Lin, Xiaodong

486

A forgotten social science? Creating a place for linguistics in the historical dialogue.  

PubMed

The post-World War II era was one of great triumph for American linguists-and yet linguistics is all but absent from the historical literature on postwar social science. This paper aims to illuminate this curious situation: to understand its provenance, evaluate its merits, and contextualize it broadly. I argue that the historiographic lacuna results from two factors: (1) the opt-out of linguists from the wider American social science community, and (2) historical-developmental and -orientational factors that stand linguistics apart from the social science mainstream. The resultant isolation of linguistics has led to a parallel isolation in the historical literature. Ultimately, this paper poses a pivotal and timely question: How is the postwar social science space construed within the existing historiographic framework, and how should it be construed in order to maximize understanding? I propose a rethink of the received historiography centered on intellectual transformations and cross-disciplinary integration. PMID:21462194

Martin-Nielsen, Janet

2011-01-01

487

NEW ECOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: What Prospects for a Fruitful Engagement?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This review asks the question: What new avenues of social science enquiry are suggested by new ecological thinking, with its focus on nonequilibrium dynamics, spatial and temporal variation, complexity, and uncertainty? Following a review of the emergence of the \\

I. Scoones

1999-01-01

488

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

E-print Network

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care Applied Anaesthesia Module; techniques and drugs used in anaesthesia and will cover all major patient groups, including paediatrics management Paediatric anaesthesia Obstetric anaesthesia ENT anaesthesia Bariatric anaesthesia Emergency

Doran, Simon J.

489

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

E-print Network

: anthropology, communication, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, social work to College Writing and Research 3 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations 3

Barrash, Warren

490

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

E-print Network

: anthropology, communication, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, social work to College Writing and Research 3 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations 3

Barrash, Warren

491

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

E-print Network

: anthropology, communication, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, social work to College Writing and Research 3 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations 3

Barrash, Warren

492

Critical Need for Family-Based, Quasi-Experimental Designs in Integrating Genetic and Social Science Research  

PubMed Central

Researchers have identified environmental risks that predict subsequent psychological and medical problems. Based on these correlational findings, researchers have developed and tested complex developmental models and have examined biological moderating factors (e.g., gene–environment interactions). In this context, we stress the critical need for researchers to use family-based, quasi-experimental designs when trying to integrate genetic and social science research involving environmental variables because these designs rigorously examine causal inferences by testing competing hypotheses. We argue that sibling comparison, offspring of twins or siblings, in vitro fertilization designs, and other genetically informed approaches play a unique role in bridging gaps between basic biological and social science research. We use studies on maternal smoking during pregnancy to exemplify these principles. PMID:23927516

Lahey, Benjamin B.; Turkheimer, Eric; Lichtenstein, Paul

2013-01-01

493

SCIENCE AND THE SOCIAL STUDIES, TWENTY-SEVENTH YEARBOOK OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES 1956-57.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS YEARBOOK IS DIRECTED TOWARD EDUCATORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BRIDGING EXISTING GAPS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM. THE VOLUME REPRESENTS THE COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF WORKERS BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE OF THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS. PART 1 DEALS WITH SUCH TOPICS…

CUMMINGS, HOWARD H.

494

How Social and Emotional Development Add Up: Getting Results in Math and Science Education. Series on Social Emotional Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is for math and science teachers who are eager to find creative and stimulating ways to engage student interest and boost their academic performance. A group of contributors including both psychologists and teachers outline the principles of social emotional learning (SEL) that educators can follow to help all students achieve in the…

Haynes, Norris M., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.; Ensign, Jacque, Ed.

495

Allostasis and the human brain: Integrating models of stress from the social and life sciences  

PubMed Central

We draw on the theory of allostasis to develop an integrative model of the current stress process that highlights the brain as a dynamically adapting interface between the changing environment and the biological self. We review evidence that the core emotional regions of the brain constitute the primary mediator of the well-established association between stress and health, as well as the neural focus of “wear and tear” due to ongoing adaptation. This mediation, in turn, allows us to model the interplay over time between context, current stressor exposure, internal regulation of bodily processes, and health outcomes. We illustrate how this approach facilitates the integration of current findings in human neuroscience and genetics with key constructs from stress models from the social and life sciences, with implications for future research and the design of interventions targeting individuals at risk. PMID:20063966

Ganzel, Barbara L.; Morris, Pamela A.; Wethington, Elaine

2009-01-01

496

The Social Science Curriculum: A Collection of Essays.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of seven essays about current topics involving social studies curriculum is presented in this document. "Priorities in the Social Studies" considers curriculum-related issues and social problems that need to be addressed. "The Student and the Psychology of Learning" suggests criteria that should be considered by teachers when…

Ediger, Marlow

497

I. ASCRC General Education Form Group Social Sciences  

E-print Network

, and historical development of crime as a social phenomenon. 2. use theory in explaining these individual, group the nature, structure, and historical development of human behavior, organizations, social phenomena, and, or social phenomena; and/or Students will be able to use criminological theories as a basis

Vonessen, Nikolaus

498

Pioneering the Transdisciplinary Team Science Approach: Lessons Learned from National Cancer Institute Grantees  

PubMed Central

The National Cancer Institute has been a leader in supporting transdisciplinary (TD) team science. From 2005-2010, the NCI supported Transdisciplinary Research on Energetic and Cancer I (TREC I), a center initiative fostering the TD integration of social, behavioral, and biological sciences to examine the relationships among obesity, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. In the final year of TREC I, we conducted qualitative in-depth-interviews with 31 participating investigators and trainees to learn more about their experiences with TD team science, including challenges, facilitating factors, strategies for success, and impacts. Five main challenges emerged: (1) limited published guidance for how to engage in TD team science, when TREC I was implemented; (2) conceptual and scientific challenges inherent to efforts to achieve TD integration; (3) discipline-based differences in values, terminology, methods, and work styles; (4) project management challenges involved in TD team science; and (5) traditional incentive and reward systems that do not recognize or reward TD team science. Four main facilitating factors and strategies for success emerged: (1) beneficial attitudes and beliefs about TD research and team science; (2) effective team processes; (3) brokering and bridge-building activities by individuals holding particular roles in a research center; and (4) funding initiative characteristics that support TD team science. Broad impacts of participating in TD team science in the context of TREC I included: (1) new positive attitudes about TD research and team science; (2) new boundary-crossing collaborations; (3) scientific advances related to research approaches, findings, and dissemination; (4) institutional culture change and resource creation in support of TD team science; and (5) career advancement. Funding agencies, academic institutions, and scholarly journals can help to foster TD team science through funding opportunities, institutional policies on extra-departmental and cross-school collaboration, promotion and tenure policies, and publishing opportunities for TD research.

Vogel, Amanda L; Stipelman, Brooke A; Hall, Kara L; Nebeling, Linda; Stokols, Daniel; Spruijt-Metz, Donna

2014-01-01

499

One Man's Approach to a Basic Course in Geological Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a twofold approach to teaching basic geology based on five principles to make science accessible to students who think they are bored with or afraid of the subject. The approach focuses on: appealing to the mind (to attack boredom) and appealing to the emotions (to attack fear). (BC)

Gould, Stephen Jay

1984-01-01

500

Communicating Science: Exploring Reflexive Pedagogical Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the value of reflexive pedagogical approaches in the teaching of academic communication and writing. We focus on a course developed for pre-degree foundation students at a London higher education institution. Drawing on the students' learning journals, we examine their reflections of the approaches practised on the course.…

Burke, Penny Jane; Dunn, Sue

2006-01-01