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Usable social science

Author: Neil J Smelser; John Shelton Reed
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presenting substantive social science knowledge and indicating its relevance and applicability to decision-making, problem-solving and policy-making, this title looks at the big picture of why  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil J Smelser; John Shelton Reed
ISBN: 9780520273566 0520273567
OCLC Number: 823229449
Description: IX, 423 Seiten
Contents: Preface Introduction: The Problem and Our Take on It Part I. Arenas of Usability 1. Space and Time: Constraints and Opportunities 2. Some Dynamics of Cognition, Judgment, and Bias 3. Sanctions in Organizational and Social Life 4. Groups, Teams, Networks, Trust, and Social Capital 5. How Decisions Are Made 6. Organizations and Organizational Change 7. Economic Development and Social Change 8. Methods of Research and Their Usability Part II. The Big Picture of Usability 9. Social Change, Social Problems, and Demands for Knowledge 10. The Production of Knowledge in the Social Sciences References Index
Responsibility: Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed.


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"A readable, nontechnical identification and assessment of areas of relevant, usable social science knowledge... Recommended." -- M. Oromaner, formerly, Hudson County Community College Choice

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