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Applying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practice / David Byrne.

Author/Creator:
Byrne, D. S. (David S.), 1947-
Publication:
Bristol : Policy, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
iv, 234 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Social sciences -- Research.
Social policy -- Research.
Contents:
The methodological foundations of applied social science
Constructing evidence: the development of knowledge which is to be applied
Surveying the social world: assembling knowledge as a basis for action
Evaluating: determining the worth of social interventions
Legitimating: the selective use of social science in justifying policy and practice
Consulting: the role of social research in relation to new modes of governance
Modelling: representing the world in order to understand how it works
Acting
The Academy and beyond: applied social research in the real world
Concluding.
ISBN:
9781847424501 (pbk.)
1847424503 (pbk.)
OCLC:
663446059