- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Social Science Research

Core definition

Systematic investigation of the social world that makes a contribution to knowledge.

Longer explanation

While the definition above may seem clear and concise, it doesn't clarify (1) what constitutes a systematic investigation and (2) what qualifies as a contribution to knowledge. Now as far as systematic investigation goes, research approaches in the ...

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