Social Science and Social Action

@article{Dobash1981SocialSA,
  title={Social Science and Social Action},
  author={Rebecca Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  year={1981},
  volume={2},
  pages={439 - 470}
}
Elationship between social science and social action as they have developed in the context Of research on violence against wives. After providings brief history of the rise of this social problem in Britain, the social scientist will bc placed in this arena. There, the article examines the existing proposals relating to social science and social action and then develops three fundamental aspects of action research: the methodology. the message, and the relationship between social scientists and… 

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