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A Brief Introduction to Social Science: A course for physical scientists

John Weaver


This training session provides a brief introduction to the fundamental ideas behind social science. Comparisons are made between the physical and social sciences, so that the physical scientist can more fully understand the scientific methods used by the social scientists.


This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.

Training Session Options

Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 30 minutes. This teletraining session will use GoToMeeting, where a PC with an Internet connection is needed.

NOAA/NWS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

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