How to generate topic in Social Scientific Thinking _ Nithin K


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Identifying the cogitative skills and developing it most important for the social scientific thinking. I clearly take a position that every discussion should engage with the contest over knowledge and thus forming a valid point in discussion.

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  • Asking how enables the idea to question?The power of questioning is most important in any social scientific thinking
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  • How to generate topic in Social Scientific Thinking _ Nithin K

    1. 1. Nithin K Research Scholar School of Social Sciences How to generate a topic of discussion in the midst of social scientific thinking
    2. 2. Social Science realm Human Society
    3. 3. Social Scientific Thinking “ A ladder to understand problems of society (world reality)”
    4. 4. Ultimate aim of research Knowledge Experience New Knowledge Debate / Discussion / Questioning
    5. 5. Rational thinking were not allowed in early period
    6. 6. •Rational Thinking •Critical Thinking
    7. 7. 7 Unscientific Methods of Problem Solving • Tenacity • Intuition • Authority • The rationalistic method • The empirical method “Why some people remain in poverty?
    8. 8. 8 Scientific Method of Problem Solving • Step 1: develop the problem (define and delimit it) – identify independent and dependent variables • Step 2: formulate the hypotheses – the anticipated outcome • Step 3: gather data – maximize internal and external validity • Step 4(5): analyze and interpret results
    9. 9. Discussion enables ideas
    10. 10. Enabling Factors • Curiosity • Skepticism • Objectivity
    11. 11. “The more you ask the more you get”
    12. 12. Phases of scientific investigation • Inquiry • Analysis • Inference • Argument
    13. 13. Critical Thinking cycle Reasoning Evaluating Problem Solving Decision Making Analyzing
    14. 14. A framework for understanding the steps of scientific inquiry • Initial question, problem, idea, or issue • Specific purpose, question, or prooblamatisation • Data collection – what data are collected? From whom? • Analysis of data • Discussion and interpretation • Conclusion – answers to research questions, limitations, and generalizability
    15. 15. Reference • Gorton, W. A. (n.d.). The Philosophy of Social Science. Internet Encylopedia of Social Science. Retrieved March 26, 2014, from • Hoover, K. R. (1976). The elements of social scientific thinking. New York: St. Martin's Press. • Klahr, D. (2000). Exploring science the cognition and development of discovery processes. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. • Kuhn, D. (2003). What is Scientific Thinking and How Does it Develop. Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development (pp. 126-145). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
    16. 16. • Kuhn, T. S. (1970). The structure of scientific revolutions (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. • Kuper, A. (2004). The social science encyclopedia (3rd ed.). London: Routledge. • Mill, J. S. (1961). Auguste Comte and positivism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. • Morgan, D. L. (2007). Paradigms Lost And Pragmatism Regained: Methodological Implications Of Combining Qualitative And Quantitative Methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(1), 48-76.