Saturday, July 20, 2013

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Given that I'm a student in the first-ever Department of Computational Social Science, I strongly agree with Nicholas Christakis in his New York Times article "Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences".  I especially like the points he makes regarding teaching social science students to do experiments early in their education process.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a nice blog post by a fellow PhD student on the constraints of the form (800 word essay) and how it forces the author to leave out much of the nuance and context.

    Perils of Writing 800-word Critiques of Social Science in the NYTs