Sociocultural Restrictions and Difficulties of Social Science Research in Iran (Case Study, Hamadan Province)

  •  Farrokhnia Rahim    


The rapid progress of the sciences can be observed in all the aspects of man’s life in the last few decades. The sovereignty of science appears in most social systems’ decision making. Today the efficiencies of scientific attitudes are the focal point of attention in developed societies. Over a period of time progress and development of sciences have been a desire for Iranian researchers. In fact, scientific pathology and identification of restrictions and difficulties of research is considered as a duty for all researchers in different disciplines. In this research, an attempt has been made to study science in its historical context and cultural complex based on an anthropological approach that is the relation between science and culture. This study follows to get the aim, factors like belief in research, institutionalization of  research, cultural dynamism of society, cognition of social sciences, capability of social sciences in solving society’s problems as variables whose role upon social sciences research are considered. The Hamadan province in western part of Iran is selected as a field for the case study.

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