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On the Research Focus and a Framework of the Social Information Sciencs
1  Kang Ouyang

Abstract: In this paper, the author discusses the proposal of the social information science, the issues of social information, the theoretical orientation of the social information science, the research focus of the social information science, and the the operating mechanism of the Social Information Science Institute (SISI) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). A system and framework of social information science was advanced in the paper. Generally speaking, if the social information science is to be viewed as a relatively independent subject, there should be four levels of researches. They are the philosophical level, the scientific theoretical level, the level of concrete subjects, and the level of social information technology.