What is the difference between social science and history?

December 6th, 2012 | 4 Comments | Category Social Science |

Issue:

Today i noticed here only that social science is different and history is different . I want to know the difference between them.

Question :

What is the difference between social science and history?

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Answer by answersrme
I’m not completely sure but i guess social science can include history about society but not much other history. Social science can also focus on the present, how we interract with each other in today’s society, that sort of thing.
Like i said, im not really sure but this is my general idea. Hope it helps!

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4 Responses to “What is the difference between social science and history?”
  1. glittering_girl says:

    social science is the study of complete society- geographically, economically, socially and even historically.
    history is the study of the past happenings(natural or man-made/artificial) that made a difference in the society/ country/place.

  2. jupiter_ooi says:

    Social science answer the why and how.
    History tell us when, where, and what.

  3. giorgi_metepshishvili says:

    history learns and states just facts, but social science learns relations and incentives of relation between people.

  4. katerina says:

    In order to answer the question, we have to determine what history and social sciences are.

    A definition given in the bibliography for history, is the following.
    History is information about the past. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of humans, families, and societies. Knowledge of history is often said to encompass both knowledge of past events and historical thinking skills.
    Traditionally, the study of history has been considered a part of the humanities.
    Therefore, history as most of us have been tought at school, is a static science, it is the description of situations.
    However, in modern academia, history is increasingly classified as a social science, especially when chronology is the focus and has been developed a new branch, that of social history.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history

    On the other hand, social sciences is a group of academic disciplines and consist in the study of the individual as a part of the society. It studies the human aspects of the world.
    To see more details on criticism of social sciences and the methods that are used for the study of the individual for their purposes,click on the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/social_sciences

    As we can observe, one science interferes with the other and this shows the relations and the interdisciplinarity of science.

    This is how I understand this issue. I hope it helps.

    Katerina

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