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Social science and participation
Social science and participation

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Learning outcomes

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.