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An introduction to analytical sociology

One of the most intellectually vibrant movements in contemporary social theory is analytic sociology. This is how the International Network of Analytic Sociologists describe it on their (shiny) website: Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining… Read More ›

The big data brain drain

This provocative post by Jake VanderPlas argues that “the skills required to be a successful scientific researcher are increasingly indistinguishable from the skills required to be successful in industry” and that important implications follow from this for the future of higher education. There… Read More ›