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The Resource Why the Social Sciences Matter, (electronic book)

Why the Social Sciences Matter, (electronic book)

Label
Why the Social Sciences Matter
Title
Why the Social Sciences Matter
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Today's society is on the brink of new possibilities, yet it is also beset with challenges and problems. Banks are in trouble. Climate change threatens. The population is increasingly elderly. New health technologies pose new ethical questions. Globalization has changed the way we live. Public issues and private troubles are as interlaced as ever. And, big or small, problems need solutions based on accurate and suitable information, and on a proper understanding of the issues involved. This volume, consisting of specially-commissioned essays on topics of prime concern by leading social scientists at the cutting-edge of their respective research fields, takes a considered look at a range of problems facing society today, and considers possible solutions. It illuminates why a social scientific understanding gives us a grasp on a topic that would not be provided by those working in the fields of science, humanities or the arts; in other words, this book makes plain what is distinctive and thus invaluable about a social science perspective. Social scientists may be forgiven for being troubled by UK trends in funding undergraduate training and the 'impact' agenda in research. This volume, with the support of the Academy of Social Sciences, is timely in not only analysing pressing problems, but also helping make the case regarding the indispensability of the social sciences, and the rigour which the social sciences can inspire in our understanding of the world
  • "Today's society is on the brink of new possibilities, yet it is also beset with challenges and problems. Banks are in trouble. Climate change threatens. The population is increasingly elderly. New health technologies pose new ethical questions. Globalization has changed the way we live. Public issues and private troubles are as interlaced as ever. And, big or small, problems need solutions based on accurate and suitable information, and on a proper understanding of the issues involved. This volume, consisting of specially-commissioned essays on topics of prime concern by leading social scientists at the cutting-edge of their respective research fields, takes a considered look at a range of problems facing society today, and considers possible solutions. It illuminates why a social scientific understanding gives us a grasp on a topic that would not be provided by those working in the fields of science, humanities or the arts; in other words, this book makes plain what is distinctive and thus invaluable about a social science perspective. Social scientists may be forgiven for being troubled by UK trends in funding undergraduate training and the 'impact' agenda in research. This volume, with the support of the Academy of Social Sciences, is timely in not only analysing pressing problems, but also helping make the case regarding the indispensability of the social sciences, and the rigour which the social sciences can inspire in our understanding of the world."--Publisher's website
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EBZ
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Michie, Jonathan
LC call number
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Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cooper, Cary L
  • Michie, Jonathan
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  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social problems
  • Great Britain
Label
Why the Social Sciences Matter, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ebs4731066e
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137269928
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown sound
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remote
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(EBZ)ebs4731066e
Label
Why the Social Sciences Matter, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs4731066e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137269928
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs4731066e

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