Behavioral and Social Science Research: A National Resource specifies appropriate criteria for assessing the value, significance, and social utility of basic research in the social sciences. This report identifies illustrative areas of basic research in the social sciences that have developed analytic frameworks of high social utility and describes the development of these frameworks and their utilization. It also identifies illustrative areas of basic research in the social sciences that are likely to be of high value, significance, and/or social utility in the near future, reviews the current state of knowledge in these areas, and indicates research efforts needed to bring these areas to their full potential.
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|2. The Nature and Methods of the Behavioral and Social Sciences||8-32|
|3. Knowledge From the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Examples||33-62|
|4. The Uses of Social and Behavioral Research||63-92|
|5. The National Interest in the Support of Basic Research||93-102|
|Appendix A: Contents of Part II||115-116|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||117-121|
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