Practice: Social science - Currently no debate
“Social science” is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration,development studies, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, international relations, communication, and, in some contexts, psychology.
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Related Terms:Observers paradox
A term that describes the paradox that it is not possible to observe something in the condition that it would be in if it were not being observed. This is a problem for anyone who wants to observe something in its ‘natural state’, since the very act of observing it may make it (anything from a virus to a human being) act differently.
Delin, J. (2000) The language of everyday life. London: Sage
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