Sociology Brown Bag: "Screw the Models, Get Back to the Data: Or, on the Disciplinary Dangers of Data Ex Nihilo"
Wed, November 9, 2011 • 2:00 PM • BUR 214
How is it that every demographer missed the start of Africa’s fertility transition? That virtually every political scientist failed to predict the demise of the Soviet Bloc? That scholars of gender have been unable to demonstrate the effects of women’s autonomy on anything? That social science – practiced by true professionals, not fly-by-night pundits – keeps on missing some big things, while getting other big things truly wrong?
Dr. Alexander Weinreb presents: "Screw the Models, Get Back to the Data: Or, on the Disciplinary Dangers of Data Ex Nihilo”