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The uses of social science

Designed to integrate online and print materials with interactive activities, as well as some assessments oriented to practical and employability skills, this interdisciplinary module investigates how social science is used to make sense of everyday dilemmas such as sustaining relationships, making a living, finding a place to live, being part of a community, or making one’s voice heard. The module explores how social scientists use evidence and data, theories and explanations, and norms and values to make sense of social life. By studying this module you will develop the practical skills and intellectual resources required to analyse the ways in which social science can be used both to understand and to shape our social lives.

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