Monthly Archives: November 2015

Review of Rein Taagepera, Making Social Sciences More Scientific

Here’s my review of Taagepera’s Making Social Sciences More Scientific, which is part of my effort to reduce reliance on survey research by promoting non-asking procedures for finding out what’s really going on; in this case, making and testing predictive/logical … Continue reading

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Review of Anthony Walsh, Biosociology

Here’s my review of Anthony Walsh’s Biosociology.  It’s part of my effort to erode confidence in survey research by promoting non-asking procedures for investigating social science topics.  I’ve also posted this review on Amazon. Scientific Foundations of All Things Human … Continue reading

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Question Wording Affects/Biases/Skews Answers

Question wording affects answers–and it must be kept in mind that it’s impossible to word questions so that questions do not affect/bias/skew answers.  For example, the Chicago Tribune (11/21/15, sec. 1, p. 3) reports that “the U.S. Census Bureau is considering … Continue reading

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Review of Christine Hine, Ethnography for the Internet

Here’s my review of Christine Hine, Ethnography for the Internet.  I’ve also posted it on Amazon.com. Multiple Meanings and Mishmash We need reliable information about the Internet, but you can’t get it from Christine Hine, Ethnography for the Internet.  That’s … Continue reading

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