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    Organizations gather information from a wide range of sources to better the marketing mixes of their expansive companies. Social science research is one of the methods of information gathering and is defined as- the study of individual or collective behaviors of people in groups, companies, and societies. Social science research seeks to explain social phenomena, and to build a knowledge base that can be used for marketing purposes by companies. The primary method of this type of research begins with a hypothesis, then the scientists compile set questionnaires in order to gather data, then analyze it. There are high degrees of error in this field of study due to a wide range of factors associated in each stage of the research process. These…

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    post-positivism Positivism is a philosophy of social science that held facts could be rigidly separated from values, and that analysis could be value free. Logical positivism has played a major role in developing the concept of positivism at present time. Logical positivist, represented by Herbert Simon, holds to a narrower, natural science ideal for public administration. Positivist approach tries to justify the fact by definitions or verification with cases. However, post-positivist approach…

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    The difference between Social Science and Natural Science is Social Sciences include the study of economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology. They are a group of disciplines that deal with humans, both as individuals and as interacting groups. Natural Sciences include the study of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics as well as areas of overlap. Briefly, social sciences are the study of humans and their interactions, and…

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    The main goal of The Millennial Tale and Social Sciences was to present the story of the development of Millennialism as part of the American cultural context and how such story changed over the centuries, meaning that the reality on the story is not always encountered in text, in this case the bible, but in the socio-cultural and historical context. A second main goal was to show how social sciences can approach this topic in a much critical manner in order to uncover a fuller context of the…

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    Essay 1-1 Before this assignment I had not really thought much about what the differences between history and social sciences, such as political science, anthropology, and sociology, might be. After giving it some thought, I came to notice some of the differences, but I did struggle because the majority of my history classes focused on the United States while briefly touching on the history of the world. As stated in the lecture, both history and social sciences examine the past, but while they…

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    Postman, in his essay, talks about how social science has been misinterpreted for years by being mistaken as a form of science when in fact it isn’t. Countless Sociologist claim that the job they perform is science due to the fact that, that’s what society has always claimed social science to be; therefore they may truly believe that it is a form of science. Others say it’s a science for the simple fact that they relish in idea of being associated to the word “science”. They feel that it makes…

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    Before attempting to identify “to what degree can a research within the social science be considered scientific” the researcher must first become familiar with what a research is (APUS, 2017). Research is more than a collection of information from a source. Research must project “subjective processes, social relations, and artifacts (including research instruments and methods) enable researchers to objectively comprehend phenomena” (Ratner, 2002). However, the postmodernist contention that the…

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    individuals or sociology. So this implies there is objectivity in social science. There is most likely natural sciences have higher level of objectivity in correlation of social sciences. There are two believes about objectivity in sociology. One believe is that there is objectivity in social science and other believe is that there is no objectivity in social science. So some social scientists bolster objectivity in social science and…

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    theories on science and technology studied in Science and Technology Studies. The other two are Social Construction of Technology, and Actor-Network/Assemblage Theory. This essay will focus on Technological Determinism, and analyze Adam Moe Fejerskov’s article “The New Technopolitics of Development and the Global South as a Laboratory of Technological Experimentation” published in 2017 in Sage journals’ Science, Technology, & Human Values. In this article, Fejerskov’s claims that experimentalist…

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    Essay one This explanation by Radcliffe- Brown is one from the perspective of a structural functionalist. From Browns point of view social phenomena have important functions beyond the obvious or manifest functions. The manifest function is the intended result for a social practice, like a graduation ceremony in a modern high school. For Brown it is more important to look at these social phenomena for there latent or unintended consequences. This perspective differs among strong and weak…

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