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Directory of social scientists

Madeleine Hall-Arber
2013
45 pp.
MITSG 13-37
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT
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Social scientists work in a wide variety of marine-related fields focusing on such areas as commercial and recreational fishing, coastal zone management, marine resources management, and environmental change. Policy, economics, and social impact assessment are among their topics of interest. Some social scientists are housed in academic institutions in various departments, while others work in consulting firms or government agencies. Recently, dedicated funding has been offered for social science research (e.g., by the National Office of Sea Grant) and diverse social science articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, social scientists have increasingly been invited to participate in interdisciplinary research projects. Nevertheless, perhaps because of their diverse areas of expertise, titles, and work locations, identifying social scientists is not always easy or straight-forward. Consequently, it is anticipated that this directory will be very valuable for scholars seeking expertise in other fields for interdisciplinary projects; for journals interested in identifying peer reviewers; for graduate students who need mentors or outside committee members; and for managers who have issues that would benefit from addressing social-cultural factors or other aspects of human dimensions.

type: Directories

Parent Project

Project No.: 2010-A/A-3
Title: Marine Social Sciences

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