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Social science is an important category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. Social science as a whole has many branches, each of which is considered a social science. The social sciences include, but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, economics, history, human geography, jurisprudence, linguistics, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology. The term is also sometimes used to refer specifically to the field of sociology, the original "science of society", established in the 19th century. For a more detailed list of sub-disciplines within the social sciences see: Outline of social science.

Positivist social scientists use methods resembling those of the natural sciences as tools for understanding society, and so define science in its stricter modern sense. Interpretivist social scientists, by contrast, may use social critique or symbolic interpretation rather than constructing empirically falsifiable theories, and thus treat science in its broader sense. In modern academic practice, researchers are often eclectic, using multiple methodologies (for instance, by combining both quantitative and qualitative research). The term "social research" has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines share in its aims and methods.

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Tony Boles (born (1967-12-11) December 11, 1967 (age 50) in Thomasville, Georgia) is a former professional American football running back and kick returner who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. After starring for the Michigan Wolverines football, where he once led the Big Ten Conference in rushing, he went on to a scandal ridden life. His college football career was ended prematurely due to a knee injury. He has been sentenced to prison multiple times and placed in homes for addicts due to cocaine abuse.

Although Boles was born in Thomasville, Georgia and his family settled in Westland, Michigan when he was ten years old. He grew up in a predominately white neighborhood where he was one of only four African-Americans in the entire student body at John Glenn High School. He had also attended Marshall Junior High School. He took a Caucasian woman to the high school prom, but was not allowed to enter her home. She had to pick him up for the prom.[1]



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Outline of social science

Society · Culture · Structure and agency · Humanities (human science)
Historical method · Empiricism · Representation theory · Scientific method · Statistical hypothesis testing · Regression · Correlation · Terminology
Political sciences · Natural sciences · Behavioural sciences · Geographic information science
History of science · History of technology
Fields of science · Outline of academic disciplines
Émile Durkheim · Max Weber · Karl Marx · Herbert Spencer · Sir John Lubbock · Alfred Schutz
Behaviour · Ethology and Ethnology · Game theory · Gulbenkian commission · Labelling · "Periodic table of human sciences" (Tinbergen's four questions· Social action · Philosophy of social sciences

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  1. ^ Shelton, Steven Malik (May 2006). "The Nightmare Run of Tony Boles". Afromerica.com. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
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