Descriptive Study

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A descriptive study of individuals successful at long-term maintenance of substantial weight loss.

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Social scienceincludes theacademic disciplinesconcerned with society and human behaviorObjectivityin science is a value that informs how science is practiced and how scientific truths are created. It is the idea that scientists, in attempting to uncover truths about the natural world, must aspire to eliminate personal biases, a priori commitments, emotional involvement, etc.[1]Objectivity is often attributed to the property of scientificmeasurement, as the accuracy of a measurement can be tested independent from the individual scientist who first reports it.[citation needed]It is thus intimately related to the aim oftestabilityandreproducibility. To be properly considered objective, the results of measurement must be communicated from person to person, and thendemonstratedfor third parties, as an advance in understanding of the objective world. Such demonstrable knowledge would ordinarily confer demonstrable powers of prediction or technological construction.Definition Of:OBJECTIVITYSociology DictionaryObjectivity means striving as far as possible to reduce or eliminate bias in the conduct of research.OBJECTIVITY IN THE SOCIAL'SCIENCES1. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARYIn the present paper I shall attempt to deal with objectivity in the socialsciences, particularly in sociology, on which I shall concentrate, because Iam frankly disturbed by a trend current on the American scene. The trendmay be characterized by its causing bitter division among

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