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Social Science Research

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[noun] A branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary on GALILEO

Research in the social sciences is different from other subject areas in its balance between library research and field research.

Other distinguishing characteristics of social science research include:

In this 'Flow of Information' timeline, we follow one researcher's longitudinal study of the effects of parental divorce on children.

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