The social sciences are one of three divisions of science, along with natural science and formal science. Social science concerns itself with human aspects of the world, like the arts and humanities, although social science places more effort on experimentation and the scientific method. The social sciences comprise many subjects concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, communication studies, economics, human geography, political science, psychology and sociology. Sociology and psychology are the most popular A level subjects at Fallibroome. So why should you want to study the social sciences? Let's find out what all the fuss is about!
Because human relationships and qualities are so very complex, in some fields there is no objective truth and much work is based on interpretation. What defines 'truth' in social sciences is more often opinion than proven facts, making findings from the social sciences less reliable than those from the harder sciences. However, the social sciences are essential to human flourishing and progress, and will continue to be practiced and heavily invested in as long as civilization continues to exist.
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