How to Find Out About the Social Sciences

How to Find Out About the Social Sciences

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1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: Gillian A. Burrington
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160146

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How to Find Out About The Social Sciences indicates the sources of information in the social sciences that are traditionally taught in social science faculties in universities. The book delineates the scope and nature of the different social sciences, explains the necessary education and training, and lists possible careers for those who take up the studies. The book also lists the possible sources of information such as organizations, libraries, books and other published material, and social administration. Lastly, it explains the significance of the different sources of information, what kind of information could be derived from them, and how they can be used to learn or teach in the social sciences. The text is for social scientists, professors, and researchers on the discipline and its many branches. It is also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students alike, as well as those who have taken a casual interest on the social sciences.

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    Chapter 1 The Social Sciences: Nature and Scope; Careers; Education and Training

    Chapter 2 Libraries

    Chapter 3 Organizations

    Chapter 4 Books

    Chapter 5 Periodicals

    Chapter 6 Reference Works

    Chapter 7 Government Publications

    Chapter 8 Research

    Chapter 9 Social Administration

    Appendix Report on a Literature Search for Information Regarding the Effect of the Imprisonment of Either Parent on the Family

    Index to Authors, Titles, and Subjects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160146

About the Author

Gillian A. Burrington

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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