Teaching

Blog posts and resources relating to teaching social sciences.

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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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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Will Technology Kill the University Lecture?

In the case of higher education the discussion of technology’s influence is often superficial, repetitious and disappointing, argues Tom Cochrane of Queensland University of Technology. It’s too often context free, and about being a university student and/or academic.

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