The QUALITY project at CRASSH welcomes Dr Leonidas Tsilipakos (University of Bristol) to share some of his work on Epistemological and Methodological Issues relating to Sociology.
In this talk I will discuss some aspects of the issue of whether the social sciences are (and can be) cumulative, with special reference to sociology. The issue is important regarding both the self-conception of the discipline and its relation to public policy. I will argue that the matter depends on the logically prior question whether sociology has succeeded in posing well-formed research problems. I will, in turn, offer some thoughts on a number of arising topics, namely, the accurate description of social life, the aggregability of different (re-)descriptions and findings, the state of fragmentation of sociology into many research schools and the difficulties around concerted work towards a certain direction.
Attendance is free but places may be limited, so please email to reserve a space.
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This lecture is hosted by the ERC-funded project 'Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: A Unified Logic of Causal Inference?'. QUALITY is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 715530)