Social science research articles and impact factor

organizing your social science research paper and social science research and evaluation
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Published Date:07-07-2017
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A course in Ten Lectures: Quantitative Techniques for Social Science Research Ismail Serageldin Alexandria 2012PrologueThis Course Is About How to Think about Social Science ResearchWhat is Social Science? • Social science is the field of study concerned with society and human behaviors. • "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, education, history, linguistics, communication studies, political science and international relations, sociology, geography, law, and psychology. Modern Social Science • The “science of society” established in 19th century sociology (Latin: socius, "companion"; -ology, "the study of", and Greek λόγος, lógos, "word", "knowledge"). • Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber are typically cited as the principal architects of modern social science by this definition.Founders of Modern Social Science Émile Durkheim Karl Marx Max Weber (1818-1883) (1864-1920) (1858-1917)Thinking about the Social Sciences • Because Social Sciences study human societies and human behaviors, we are concerned with complex issues and subtle problems.From Community to Compassion… It is all about humansHuman Motivations are many and complexOur societies can be very complexSometimes, we feel that artists capture and express society’s issues and people’s problems much better than social scientists..Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944)M. C. Escher M. C. Escher (1899-1972) (Self-Portrait 1929)Their contributions are immense and essential… But to design policies we need to analyze and study…