Dismantling the divide: Further integrating social science into weather, climate, and water enterprises
As social scientists, we are often asked what we do. This poster is a friendly presentation of social science as a “different way of knowing” about weather and society interactions. We illustrate the differences and similarities between various social science disciplines, how we engage different bodies of theory, employ different methodologies, and adhere to different epistemologies. We also discuss differences and overlaps between social science research and societal impact concerns. Finally, we offer some examples of social science efforts and collaborations with colleagues in the weather and climate enterprise.
The poster represents work by social scientists in the Societal Impacts Program (SIP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Social Science Woven into Meteorology (SSWIM) program at the University of Oklahoma.