Dictionary Of The Social Sciences
Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Jan 1, 1996 - 232 pages
Designed For Students Of The Social Sciences, Public Administration, Social Administration And Social Work, This Dictionary Will Also Be Useful To Those Who Work In Specialized Agencies And International Organisations.The Dictionary Defines Over 7,500 Terms, Covering All The Social Sciences With The Exception Of Economics And Linguistics. Those Economic And Linguistic Terms Which Are Frequently Used In The Other Social Sciences Are, However, Included, As Are Essential Terms From Subjects Peripheral To The Social Sciences. Important Statistical Terms Have Been Included, As Well As Terms Relating To Surveys, Questionnaires, Scales And Interviewing. As Concise As Possible Without Loss Of Meaning, The Definitions Are Hierarchical And Interrelated, Thus Giving The Work A Logical Unity.
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