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Blog posts and resources relating to research methods in the social sciences. To start a new discussion on methods, visit the forum via the above link.

Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked below […]

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Walter Wyckoff

Return to Planet Quantophrenia

Robert Dingwall argues that numeracy and and a grasp of quantitative method of course have a place in the education of a social scientist, but they shouldn’t be the only skills in the graduate’s quiver. How about he ability to walk around, for one?

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UK organ donor card

‘Nudging’: What Works and Why (Not)?

A single nudge may be enough to cause a single action, but is a sing;e type of nudge sufficient to base a new policy on? Shouldn’t we know that before instituting that new policy?

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Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked below […]

7 years ago
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Quantophrenia

Quantophrenia is Back in Town

Many social scientists find themselves members of a cult of quantification, argues Robert Dingwall, in love with numbers for their own sake even when those numbers produce no useful knowledge.

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Performative Social Science?

The arts can have a role in both conducting social science and in getting into the hands of the wider community, argues Kip Jones, and should be in the quiver of research methods. Plus, it takes a step away from using PowerPoint!

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Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked below […]

7 years ago
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Saskia Sassen with Nigel Warburton

Saskia Sassen on Before Method

Here’s an idea: social scientists should reflect critically on the prevailing concepts and categories before launching into empirical work with an existing framework. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, urban sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses that concept, called “before method,” with Nigel Warburton.

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