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Professional Social Science: Responsible as Well as Respectable?

Professional Social Science: Responsible as Well as Respectable? Acceptable professional behaviour for social scientists has strayed from traditional ideals. Among other reasons, the predominantly middle‐class world view of most social science professionals has contributed to a narrow perspective on social matters which often leaves prevailing societal assumptions unchallenged. The emerging vision of a socially responsible role for social scientists calls into question many currently accepted aspects of professionalism, and the paper argues for a change of emphasis within social science to accommodate this new vision within the fold of professional respectability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Social Issues Wiley

Professional Social Science: Responsible as Well as Respectable?

Australian Journal of Social Issues , Volume 9 (2) – Jun 1, 1974

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© Australian Social Policy Association
eISSN
1839-4655
DOI
10.1002/j.1839-4655.1974.tb00527.x
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Abstract

Acceptable professional behaviour for social scientists has strayed from traditional ideals. Among other reasons, the predominantly middle‐class world view of most social science professionals has contributed to a narrow perspective on social matters which often leaves prevailing societal assumptions unchallenged. The emerging vision of a socially responsible role for social scientists calls into question many currently accepted aspects of professionalism, and the paper argues for a change of emphasis within social science to accommodate this new vision within the fold of professional respectability.

Journal

Australian Journal of Social IssuesWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1974

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