Decision Making in Social Sciences: Between Traditions and Innovations

  • Daniel Flaut
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
  • Cristina Ispas
  • Fabrizio Maturo
  • Cristina Flaut

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Computer Science Between Traditions and Innovations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Syamal Kumar Sen, Ravi P. Agarwal
      Pages 3-47
  3. Some Remarks Regarding Traditions and Innovations in the Educational Process

  4. Some Aspects of Decision-Making Processes in Social Contexts

  5. Recent Social Perspectives Between Traditions and Innovations

About this book


This book explores several branches of the social sciences and their perspectives regarding their relations with decision-making processes: computer science, education, linguistics, sociology, and management. The decision-making process in social contexts is based on the analysis of sound alternatives using evaluative criteria. Therefore, this process is one that can be rational or irrational, and can be based on knowledge and/or beliefs. A decision-making process always produces a final decision, which may or may not imply prompt action, and increases the chances of choosing the best possible alternative.
The book is divided into four main parts. The concepts covered in the first part, on computer science, explore how the rise of algorithms and the growth in computing power over the years can influence decision-making processes. In the second part, some traditional and innovative ideas and methods used in education are presented: compulsory schooling, inclusive schools, higher education, etc. In turn, the third part focuses on linguistics aspects, and examines how progress is manifested in language. The fourth part, on sociology, explores how society can be influenced by social norms, human interactions, culture, and religion. Management, regarded as a science of the decision-making process, is explored in the last part of this book. Selected organizations’ strategies, objectives and resources are presented, e.g., human resources, financial resources, and technological resources. 

The book gathers and presents, in a concise format, a broad range of aspects regarding the decision-making process in social contexts, making it a valuable and unique resource for the scientific community. 


Decision Making Processes Educational Process Tradition and Innovation Decision-making Processes in Social Contexts Social Perspectives

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Flaut
    • 1
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
    • 2
  • Cristina Ispas
    • 3
  • Fabrizio Maturo
    • 4
  • Cristina Flaut
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of History and Political ScienceOvidius University of ConstanţaAleea UniversităţiiRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Military Tech, Dept of Mat & PhyUniversity of Defence in BrnoBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Universitatea "Eftimie Murgu" din Reșița (UEMR)ResitaRomania
  4. 4.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of Campania \Luigi VanvitelliCASERTAItaly
  5. 5.Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceOvidius University of ConstanţaConstanţaRomania

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