The Use and Abuse of Social Science
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The Use and Abuse of Social Science Behavioral Research and Policy Making by Irving Horowitz

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  • Social Science / Sociology / General

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages350
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Open LibraryOL11174371M
ISBN 100878550011
ISBN 109780878550012

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