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Social sciences (for R&D data)

Definition
Social sciences include: psychology and cognitive sciences; economics and business; education; sociology; law; political science; social and economic geography; media and communications; and other social sciences.
Source Definition
OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.
Purpose
To break down R&D expenditure and personnel by fields of research and development.
Data Source
R&D surveys.

Sciences sociales (pour les données de R-D)

Définition
Les sciences sociales comprennent : psychologie et sciences cognitives ; économie et commerce ; éducation ; sociologie ; droit ; science politique ; géographie sociale et économique ; médias et communications ; et autres sciences sociales.
Source de la définition
OCDE. (2016), Manuel de Frascati 2015: Lignes directrices pour le recueil et la communication des données sur la recherche et le développement expérimental.
But
Ventiler les dépenses et le personnel de R-D par domaine de recherche et de développement.
Source de données
Enquêtes de R-D.

Ciencias sociales (para datos de I+D)

Definición
Psicología; economía y negocios; educación; sociología; derecho; ciencias políticas; geografía social y económica; medios y comunicación; y otras ciencias sociales.
Fuente(s) de la definición
OCDE (2007), Nueva Clasificación de Campos de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en el Manual de Frascati.
Objetivo
Desglosar el gasto y el personal asignados a I+D por campos de la ciencia.
Fuente(s) de datos
Encuestas de I+D.