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The contemporary social sciences are now converging strongly with STEM disciplines in the study of ‘human-dominated systems’ and ‘human-influenced systems’

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398, Bastow, Simon and Tinkler, Jane (2014) The contemporary social sciences are now converging strongly with STEM disciplines in the study of ‘human-dominated systems’ and ‘human-influenced systems’. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Much less is known about the development of the social sciences as a complete discipline group than about the previously dominant STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) discipline group. Patrick Dunleavy, Simon Bastow and Jane Tinkler set out some key findings from their new book ‘The Impacts of the Social Sciences’, identifying five key trends that are causing the old social sciences versus physical science divide to dissolve. With the advent of ‘big data’ and e-science across the board, the social sciences are converging strongly on a ‘rapid advance/moderate consensus’ model previously characteristic only of the STEM disciplines.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: Government
Public Policy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2020 23:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70984

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