alexa Validity Threats in Modern Science: Why Social Science
ISSN: 0976-4860

International Journal of Advancements in Technology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Validity Threats in Modern Science: Why Social Science Research Methods Should be Compulsory for STEM Disciplines

Onwubiko Agozino*

Department of Sociology, Blacksburg, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Onwubiko Agozino
Department of Sociology
Blacksburg, USA
Tel: + 5402317699
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 01, 2016; Accepted Date: February 04, 2016; Published Date: February 21, 2016

Citation: Agozino O (2016) Validity Threats in Modern Science: Why Social Science Research Methods Should be Compulsory for STEM Disciplines. Int J Adv Technol 7: 152. doi: 10.4172/0976-4860.1000152

Copyright: © 2016 Onwubiko Agozino, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The principles of research methodology were borrowed by social scientists from the natural sciences. However, research methods courses are more likely to be found in the social sciences today while the natural sciences take the principles of methodology for granted except in courses on laboratory methods in physics and chemistry or numeric methods in mathematics. This article suggests that it is time for the social sciences to serve as a model for the natural sciences by emphasizing the importance of teaching quantitative and qualitative research methods courses and adhering to the principles in research. The important principle of validity will be used to illustrate what modern physics, for example, could relearn from the social sciences.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version