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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society.
  • n. A scholarly or scientific discipline that deals with such study, generally regarded as including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A branch of science that studies the society and human behavior in it, including anthropology, communication studies, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society


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  • The Berelson and Freedman study in Taiwan was one of the best, as well as one of the biggest: “This effort…is one of the most extensive and elaborate social science experiments ever carried out in a natural setting” Berelson and Freedman, 1964.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • New books arrived, too; the classics of social science appeared with new footnotes and commentaries, the old histories were replaced by new histories, the old memoirs of dead revolutionary leaders were replaced by new memoirs of the same defunct.


  • I would say Odum was one of the forefather's, gurus, of social science of a serious scholarship of the South.

    Oral History Interview with Hylan Lewis, January 13, 1991. Interview A-0361. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Most diffusion research and most social science research is variance-type investigation.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • In 1990, the Institute for Scientific Information designated Diffusion of Innovations as a “Citation Classic” on the basis of the large number of citations approximately 7,000 that it received in articles published in social science journals.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • PROBLEMS IN MEASURING THE TIME OF ADOPTION Diffusion differs from most other social science research in the fact that the time variable is not ignored.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • [Page 182] mittee itself on social science composed of

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes


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