The social sciences are the fields of academic scholarship which explore aspects of human society. Social sciences may draw upon empirical methods and attempt to emulate the standards of conventional scientific practice. By contrast, other social scientists employ critical analysis or hermeneutic methods to study objects of enquiry they regard as inconsistent with the scientific approach.

Social science is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the physical sciences and the arts. These include: anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, demography, economics, history, human geography, international development, international relations, linguistics, media studies, philology, political science, social psychology, and social work.
Weber's most famous work reg., social science is his essay in economic sociology, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, which also began his work in the sociology of religion. In this text, Weber argued that religion was one of the non-exclusive reasons for the different ways the cultures of the Occident and the Orient have developed, and stressed that particular characteristics of ascetic Protestantism influenced the development of capitalism, bureaucracy and the rational-legal state in the West. The essay examines the effects Protestantism had upon the beginnings of capitalism, arguing that capitalism is not purely materialist in Karl Marx's sense, but rather originates in religious ideals and ideas which cannot be solely explained by ownership relations, technology and advances in learning alone. Wikiped.'s answer!
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A way to illustrate someone’s stupidity or lack of general knowledge.
She literally literally doesn’t know anything, she’s so social science.
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Someone who has no balls to ask out his crush when he knows she likes him back.!.!
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A major for those who do not have the brain capacity for any other major, these individuals would even fail at a major as simple as gardening at iamanidiot university.

These individuals usually end up over weight and teaching at either a high school or university. Many also take classes in coaching so that they can have an excuse to be in the locker room with other males. They really enjoy watching these other males change, they also enjoy giving oral satisfaction to them whenever the moment presents its self.

Many social science majors often and up getting married to another man, the wedding of which is held in the state of Iowa. In the relationship they are always the "catcher," this is where the coaching aspect really comes in handy.
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A personal thought of mine that everybody, no matter what race, or ethnicity, starts out equal. It is that individuals' choice, or fault to practice things that make them appear better, or worse in public society, thus making Politically Correctness wrong. For that people say that you should be nice to everybody for they're all equal, but those people they tell you to be nice to might of done something to lose respect that earns them some forms of chastisement.
Be nice to this Black guy.
No, he got arrested for robbing a store, so he doesn't deserve as much respect. Political Social Science, my friend.
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An expensive Northeastern elitist school with a terrific acronym.
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Princeton Institute of Social Science!

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