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Development of a Formal Lexicon for the Social Sciences

A formal lexicon would be useful in conducting theoretical work in the social sciences. Such a lexicon is described here. The author and his collaborator hope to adapt results from the field of ... which theories of the social sciences can be built. These terms are of two general sorts : The first are called primitives. These are not defined, but their meaning or content is clarified by example, by

Synthetic data for open and reproducible methodological research in social sciences and official statistics

data in a safe environment or with remote access, methodological research suffers from the availability of adequate data sources. In economic and social sciences, an additional drawback results from the ... , we present a synthetic but realistic dataset based on social science data, that fosters evaluating and developing estimators in social sciences. The focus is on supporting comparable and reproducible

Beyond funding: Acknowledgement patterns in biomedical, natural and social sciences

comparisons. Our analysis shows that technical support is more frequently acknowledged by scholars in Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. Earth and Space, Professional Fields, and Social Sciences are more ... between funding, productivity, and the impact of publications (e.g., [2±6]). Doctoral Scholarships. Nadine Desrochers and Vincent Larivière acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of

Undergraduate African American Males’ Narratives on the Personal Factors Influencing Retention in the Social Sciences

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of undergraduate African American social science majors on the personal factors that influenced their retention in higher education. This was ... Sciences About the Author(s) Dr. Dorrance Kennedy is an assistant professor in the Social Work department at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones is a professor in the Department of

Why the social sciences are irreducible

It is often claimed that the social sciences cannot be reduced to a lower-level individualistic science. The standard argument for this position (usually labelled explanatory holism) is the Fodorian ... Following Fodor (1974/1994)—who was concerned with “special sciences” in general, social sciences included (although his focus tended to be on psychology)—modern explanatory holists usually claim that the

Differences in basic digital competences between male and female university students of Social Sciences in Spain

This article analyses the differences in basic digital competences of male and female university students on Social Education, Social Work and Pedagogy courses. The study of gender differences in ... terms of the basic digital competences that a student can employ throughout his/her university life and later in the job market. The reason for focusing the study in the area of Social Sciences is that

Social Intelligence

to thank the reviewers for their thorough work. - Social intelligence is a general term at the intersection between different disciplines including philosophy, social science/sociology, economics ... ability that not only human but also artificial agents have, as modelled in artificial intelligence and agent-based research in particular. The interactions between philosophy, social sciences and computer

Trends in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Information and Services Provision

Projects Librarian, Northwestern University, Galter Health Sciences Library - Article 7 MLA, SLA, BOOK EXPO ISSUE v OLUME 26, NUMBER 2 TM APRIL 2014 ISSN: 1043-2094 “Linking Publishers, Vendors and

Trusted strangers: social affordances for social cohesion

with real-life issues is an important challenge. This paper focuses of the urgent societal issue of social cohesion, which is crucial in our increasingly segregated and polarized Western societies. We ... ) philosophical Skilled Intentionality Framework and work by the multidisciplinary studio RAAAF to extend Lambros Malafouris' Material Engagement Theory (2013) to the social domain. How could a landscape of social

Correlations between human mobility and social interaction reveal general activity patterns

social or of physical character. ... . through the grant "Social Fabric". field of online attention, see [23±25]. Mostly unexplored is the feasibility of predicting individual dynamics based on general patterns (see [ 16, 17 ] for exceptions

Social ecological factors and intimate partner violence in pregnancy

all positively associated to IPV in pregnancy. The presence of groups legitimizing men’s violence in the community, feeling isolated, having no social support for victims, and presence of high ... College of Health Sciences, Jimma University , Jimma , Ethiopia , 2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo , Oslo , Norway , 3 Department of Public Health and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Attitudes towards bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Results from a cross-sectional general population survey

resuscitation (CPR) which could inform future policy and initiatives to improve the rate of bystander CPR. Data was collected via a cross-sectional general population survey of 1027 adults in Scotland. 52% of ... . The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript 2 Institute for Social Marketing, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Computer Simulation Studies in the Behavioral Sciences

of Minnesota - Twin Cities , USA Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Applied Statistics Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, and the ... - 0402 . 2003 . 00252 .x Maas , C. J. M. , & Hox , J. J. ( 2005 ). Sufficient sample sizes for multilevel modeling . Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Policy sciences and democracy: a reexamination

‘principal value goal’ of ‘enlightenment about the policy process and its interaction with the social context’ (1974: 181). It is in this connection that Lasswell advances his idea of a policy sciences ... would be easy to establish a policy sciences profession with the kind of commitment and contextual orientation that he advocated. There was the general problem, which he recognized early in his career

Gettysburg Social Sciences Review Fall 2017

Gettysburg Social Sciences Review: Fall 2017 Volume 1, Number 1 The Editors and Associate Editors of the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review would like to thank ... Communication Commons, Organizational Communication Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies Commons, Social Influence and Political Communication Commons, and the Social

Mimicking and anticipating others’ actions is linked to Social Information Processing

It is widely known that individuals frequently imitate each other in social situations and that such mimicry fulfills an important social role in the sense that it functions as a social glue. With ... social situations and Social Awareness relates to one's general awareness of one's own role in social interactions [ 44 ]. Social Information Processing involves the understanding of both implicit and

Double-edged sword of interdisciplinary knowledge flow from hard sciences to humanities and social sciences: Evidence from China

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) increasingly absorb knowledge from Hard Sciences, i.e., Science, Technology, Agriculture and Medicine (STAM), as testified by a growing number of citations ... , Agriculture and Medicine (STAM), into Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). It is widely acknowledged that there exists a huge knowledge gap between HSS and HS due to their differences in subject matter and

GRASP agents: social first, intelligent later

membership. This level of universality in social intelligence should receive our full attention. The general insights gained can then be re-used in myriad implementations to specific modelling issues. ... world, in their minds. Concepts and theories used should be so general that we could build our models of social intelligence on them without needing to assume all kinds of preconceptions. They should

Social class, social mobility and alcohol-related disorders in Swedish men and women: A study of four generations

Objectives To investigate whether and how social class and social mobility in grandparents and parents predict alcohol-related disorders (ARDs) in males and females aged 12+ years, and whether ... maternal and paternal grandparents' social influence on offspring's ARDs. To assess the effect of intergenerational social mobility, five general trajectories of grandparental-to-parental social classes

Advancing research data publishing practices for the social sciences: from archive activity to empowering researchers

Sharing and publishing social science research data have a long history in the UK, through long-standing agreements with government agencies for sharing survey data and the data policy ... publishing social science data from an archivist responsibility to a researcher process are showcased, as inspiration for institutions setting up a data repository. Research data; Social sciences; Data