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The uses of mathematics in the social sciences

Herbert Simon

Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), 1978, vol. 20, issue 3, 159-166

Abstract: Applications of mathematics to the social and behavioral sciences have burgeoned since the Second World War. Classical techniques of analysis have found wide application, particularly in economics; and in recent years applications of combinatorial mathematics have become increasingly common. Methods of analysis that depend upon only ordinal properties of the variables are particularly useful in the social sciences outside economics.

Date: 1978
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DOI: 10.1016/0378-4754(78)90065-4

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