About Social Sciences Brief introductions
- is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside the natural sciences. These can include: anthropology, Social Sciences archaeology, business administration, communication, criminology, economics, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, sociology and geography, history, law and psychology.
- is the study of society using methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine knowledge about human social activity. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of the individual to the macro level of systems and groups social structures.
- is the scientific study of humanity and its origins including the behavior, physical, social and cultural development of humans. Some sub-fields are biological or physical anthropology, social anthropology or cultural anthropology, Anthropology archaeology and anthropological linguistics.
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Some of the terms used in Social Sciences - click on any one above to Google it. tagxedo.com Social Sciences - Open Textbooks
Links to open access (free) textbooks.
Wikibooks - the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit: Social sciences, academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals See Also: Links to Listings of Open Textbooks (all subject areas)
Social Sciences - Support for Learners
Sites that actively support learners - eg learner communities, forums, expert help etc
See Also: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Social Sciences - Best resource sites iBerry's choice - recommendations welcome!
American Anthropological Association (US), Anthropology Resources on the Internet - Associations, Institutions, Directory of Resources, E-books, Grants, Research & Study, Fieldwork, Fellowships, Guides, Linguistics, Native American Studies, Selected Interest Areas, Web Directories
Amsterdam University (NL), SocioSite - access to info & resources relevant for sociologists & other social scientists: subject areas (sociologists, courses, journals, libraries, data archives, language), depts (universities, research centers, associations, institutions, publishers, bookstores, weblogs), newsgroups (newsletters, mailing lists, search tools, who's where, what's new, newspapers, funny science)
WWW Virtual Library - Social and Behavioural Sciences
Other Resource Sites