Against a descriptive turn in sociology: Responding to @MikeSav47032563 and Burrows, Gane sketches out current challenges of sociological research in the face of new forms of methodological expertise and 'big data', in @BJSociology https://t.co/TNo9PC3Phv
Dear #soctwitter #AcademicTwitter, my colleague @rahel_estermann and I are organizing a net- and co-working event for "Women in Computational Social Science", 14th-16th May 2020, taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland.
A Crisis of Sociology or Just a Crisis of Academic Sociology? Some interesting contributions on the profession of sociology and on sociological education and job markets in the new themed section of International Review of Sociology: https://t.co/0s1Ymm6NdQ
The sociologist: a profession without a community? New paper in International Review of Sociology argues for the need to construct a community of interest that includes practitioners and academic sociologists https://t.co/ggOYfJUr1n
Today at 'When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? Compassion, Justification and Exculpation in Social Research' @CRASSHlive - I'll be discussing the next two papers but will do my best to Tweet intermittently! https://t.co/cOamd4HG24
1. There's a tension in qualitative work, esp. ethnography, between telling stories (often important stories about social problems) and making arguments. "What's the argument" is something I hear a lot when discussing cases for job search, in reviews of articles etc. A thread.