social science

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social science the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Social science the science of all that relates to the social condition, the relations and institutions which are involved in man's existence and his well-being as a member of an organized community; sociology. It concerns itself with questions of the public health, education, labor, punishment of crime, reformation of criminals, and the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Social science sociology, esp. the branch treating of the existing institutions of men as members of society, the science which treats of social relations
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
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    “The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.”
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sociabilissociāre, to associate—socius, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

Sociology, the science of social and political organization, is a permanent science.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
The social conditions I have been describing are evidently unfavourable to the development of literature or science or art.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
But originally it descended from social science to natural.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
Socialism had become a science instead of a dream.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
The followers of Socialism do not see in it a science.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
American Academy of Political and Social Science.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
It is thus quite natural that this part of social science should have remained a refuge for mystery and obscurity.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Illinois, University of Illinois, "Studies in the Social Sciences," Vol.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
Burrell's tastes were for social science and statistics.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Mr. Lewes, nevertheless, maintains that M. Comte created Social Science.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
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In news:

Well said, David Brooks (" Social Science Palooza," column, Dec 7).
King Elementary to host social science fair.
And what do we know from the social-science experiments we have already conducted.
In 1976 there were about 27,000 social-science students in Iran.
Sex, Lies, and Social Science from the April 20, 1995 issue.
DARING RESEARCH OR ' SOCIAL SCIENCE PORNOGRAPHY'.
Daring Research or ' Social Science Pornography'.
The Science and Socialization of Eating.
On Using GIS to Teach in the Social Sciences.
Sharon Bonnaffons, a fourth grade math, science and social studies teacher at R.
The science of social behavior, one interaction at a time.
David Rudd, the dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Science at the University of Utah, is the scientific director of the National Center for Veterans Studies.
There are approximately 350,000 young people in the New York metro area not in school or working, according to a report by Measure of America, a project by the Brooklyn-based Social Science Research Council.
Professor of rural sociology and head of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Dating apps that choose social over science.
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In science:

Yee, “Introduction to spin and lattice models in the social sciences,” nlin.
Scaling in a simple model for surface growth in a random medium
Randomized Response: A Method for Sensitive Surveys (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences).
Negative Surveys
They came with the background of social simulation, sociophysics and complexity science.
Fostering Consensus in Multidimensional Continuous Opinion Dynamics under Bounded Confidence
Weidlich, Sociodynamics: A Systematic Approach to Mathematical Modelling in the Social Sciences (Gordon and Breach, London, 2000.
Urban segregation with cheap and expensive residences
Social Science Research Network Working Paper Series.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
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