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UCSP: DOING RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

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UCSP: DOING RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

  1. 1. GROUP 2
  2. 2. DOING RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SCIENCE KRISELLE ANN CALSO GABRIELLE PARVATII LOW ROSEMARIE DERIAL SHERA MAE RELON MARK JASON ORTIZ
  3. 3. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING: What is social science? The importance of social science The political and ethical issues in social science
  4. 4. Social science The study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us
  5. 5. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
  6. 6. Sociology helps us look more objectively at our society and other societies. It directs attention to how the parts of society fit together and change, and the consequences of that social change. We are faced with an ever increasingly complex and rapidly changing social milieu in modern industrial-bureaucratic societies. A study of Sociology provides the conceptual tools and methods for understanding the social milieu--whether it is expressed in:
  7. 7. group attitudes values behaviors political processes of workers families organizations consumers governments
  8. 8. By focusing on the external forces that affect values, attitudes and behaviors, it helps us better understand ourselves and the motivations of others around us. While we are all creatures of the various groups, organizations and governments in our environments, we are also their creators. Sociology provides the tools and skills we need to take a more active role in creating, participating in, advancing and managing such groups.
  9. 9. WHY DO WE NEED TO STUDY SOCIAL SCIENCE?
  10. 10. Social scientists help us imagine alternative futures.
  11. 11. Social science can open up debate and give us a say in shaping our collective future. Social science helped people understand the consequences and application of the new technologies of the age, such as steam power. They present us with a bewildering range of ethical, legal and social issues. But it isn’t enough to rely on the scientists. We also need social scientists to analyze and critique what’s going on. That way we will make informed choices that shape the future.
  12. 12. The growth of railways and factories not only transformed the economy and the world of work, but also changed forever the way people organized their family lives and leisure. Today nanotechnology and advances in medical research will have a significant impact on the way we live.
  13. 13. Social science can help us make sense of our finances.
  14. 14. Social science is not just important for the future but for what’s happening now. A range of social scientists – not just economists but also psychologists, sociologists and political scientists, for example ‐ can help us understand the economic crisis and weigh up decisions we make for ourselves and those which governments make on our behalf. Without this kind of analysis we may feel like pawns in a global game of chess.
  15. 15. Social scientists contribute to our health and well‐being.
  16. 16. From sports sociologists to public health experts, from those interpreting medical statistics to those evaluating policies for our care in old age, social scientists are working hard to make sure that our health, leisure and social care services work to best effect.
  17. 17. We need social scientists as public intellectuals.
  18. 18. In our fast changing world, there is a place for the social scientist as public intellectual. This doesn’t have to be a succession of boring grey talking heads. Social scientists will have to become active listeners, talking more often to the public, each other and to scientists.
  19. 19. Social science can change the world for the better.
  20. 20. Then we can get all the disciplines around the table together. In a knowledge‐based world, we need people who can integrate a variety of different types of knowledge, and that come from different intellectual roots and from a range of institutions to work together.
  21. 21. We can generally agree that world needs to be a safer place where all people can enjoy basic dignity and human rights. This is the case even when we can’t always agree on what we should do to make this happen. Social scientists working in interdisciplinary teams have made their mark in the area of human welfare and development. They are concerned with the social and economic advancement of humanity at large. They work with government institutions, UN organizations, social services, funding agencies, and with the media.
  22. 22. Political and ethical issues in social science
  23. 23. Many social scientists believe that the personal and political values of the social scientist as well a the community to which they belong to have a great impact on the formulation, analysis, and interpretation of research. However, this acknowledgement of the role of values and political biases of the researcher in doing research does not make social research purely subjective.
  24. 24. Social scientists study the social world using the scientific method, which has its own rules and logic that distinguish it from common sense. Today, the social sciences employ a variety of methods to study the social world, from surveys to narrative analysis, from interview to life stories. With the advent of the globalization, social scientists have become aware of the geographical limitations of their perspectives. Traditional social scientist thought that the theories and measurements they created applied universally to all people and cultures around the world. Hence, the social sciences today are moving towards decolonization. And this supports pluralism of methods and paradigms or theories in social sciences.
  25. 25. REFERENCES BRENNER,So why is research important to social work?,2016 https://u.osu.edu/brenner81hseportfolio/2016/10/06/so-why-is-research-important- to-social-work WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY http://ww.tnstate.edu/sociology/why.aspx Nancy Cartwright & Julian Reiss,Social Science Needs to Benefit Society, and Now,2015

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