Basic Dilemmas in the Social Sciences

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SAGE Publications, 1984 - Science - 184 pages
Why is social science divided into ever smaller subfields? Why do policy-makers rarely pay attention to social science knowledge? Why do social scientists speak with so little certainty about the causes and solutions to pressing human problems? In his provocative book, Hubert M Blalock Jr looks at some of the compelling questions surrounding social science today.

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The Challenge
Complications Produced
Further Ambiguities in the Real World

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