Scientific Research and Social Goals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080281186, 9781483147093

Scientific Research and Social Goals

1st Edition

Towards a New Development Model

Editors: Federico Mayor
eBook ISBN: 9781483147093
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 244
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Scientific Research and Social Goals: Towards a New Development Model is designed to contribute to the task of producing a development model, based on human needs, social goals, and the value of research. The book is organized into three sections: concepts and philosophy; methodological approaches; and practicalprograms in different parts of the world. These sections consist of a total of 19 chapters that discuss topics on national policy implications of the basic needs model; scientific progress and the social goals of science; an International Program on research and human needs; and the role of methodology in the research and human needs program. The contribution of research to human needs and an action program on research and human needs are also described.

Table of Contents

Preface: Science, Technology and Social Priorities Foreword Introduction Section 1. Research and Human Needs Research and Human Needs: a Challenge and a Hope National Policy Implications of the Basic Needs Model Closing the Widening Gap Scientific Progress and the Social Goals of Science Science and Intellectual Needs Science and Human Needs: An Artist's Response Section 2. Methodologies: Practices and Perspectives Introduction: An International Program on Research and Human Needs The Role of Methodology in the Research and Human Needs Program Research Priorities and Human Needs A Human Needs Approach to Science Assessing the Contribution of Research to Human Needs: A Possible Methodology Human Needs and Global Development Models An Action Program on Research and Human Needs Section 3. Global, Regional and National Approaches Research and Human Needs: an Attack on Global Problems The Research and Human Needs Program in Latin America Science, Technology and a New Model of Human Needs Research and Human Needs: The African Perspective Problems of Developing Countries: Some Case Studies Section 4. Conclusions Conclusions Appendix: An Opportunity in Interdependence: The Fulfillment of Basic Needs


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