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First let us say this episode will leave many unsatisfied — we can empathize with the desire for definitive answers, but in the real world of leadership and management you have to get comfortable with incomplete information and ambiguity. Science can help with knowing what you should pay attention to, what doesn’t work, and what can increase your probability of success–but there aren’t any silver bullets!

  • What is science? How does it work? Misconceptions?

  • When it works, what kind of knowledge does it provide? 

  • What is the nature of scientific explanation? How does the social organization of science contribute, if at all, to its success?

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What Social Science Does— and Doesn’t— Know

Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences (Contemporary Societies)

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The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice

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