Is there a social science?

Recently I was asked β€œIs there such a thing as social science?”. At first, I thought this was a silly question – of course there is a social science. There is clearly a natural science (e.g., physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, etc.) and a social science (e.g., sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, etc.). At least that is … Continue reading Is there a social science?

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Can Theory and Research Explain Everything?

There is a close connection between theory and research - theory development relies on research, and research relies on theory. The purpose of research is to generate a theory or test one while the purpose of theory generation is to suggest things to look for (Fawcett & Downs, 1986). In the case of learning, theory … Continue reading Can Theory and Research Explain Everything?