After studying this course, you should be able to:
identify the ways in which social scientific descriptions and understandings are related to the enactment of social worlds
understand the enactment of social science in terms of informing public debates and shaping the social worlds it investigates
identify the ways in which social science investigates participation as a topic and the uses to which social science research on participation is put
understand how social scientific ideas about participation in social worlds have impacted on public debates and policies about poverty
provide examples of how ordinary people are themselves involved in participating in social science.