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Research Workshops

I Don't Know What I am Doing
(Social Research in the Making)
  There are two things you are better off not watching in the making: sausages and econometric estimates.

E. Leamer, "Let's Take the Con Out of Econometrics,"  American Economic Review, 1983, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 31-43, p. 36.

Autumn Term

Spring Term


The workshop is restricted to Sociology members of staff

During the Autumn and Spring terms (weeks 2 through 9) the Department runs a weekly research workshop series where members of staff present work in progress, the "unfinished product:" Book chapters or book proposals, drafts of journal articles, research proposals or ... just research ideas. The purpose is not so much to expose the sausage in our work, as to help members of staff bring the best out of their work, to build an exciting research culture in the department.

Manuscripts (when available) are circulated in advance for (hopefully written) comments from colleagues.

When? Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Where? FOL, Room 189

Keep an eye on this web page for the Autumn-term schedule


Research Workshops (Autumn Term)

  • October 23 - Jorge Rodriguez
    Understanding and Measuring Social Class
    October 30 - Tony Walter
    Funerals in the USA, UK, and the rest of Europe: an exercise in comparative

  • November 06 - Roberto Franzosi
    An N of 1
    November 13 - David Bartram
    Ultra-orthodox Jews and the Welfare State in Israel
    November 20 - Athena Leoussi
    Art and the Nation

  • November 27 - Tanya Cassidy
    Four Distinguished Ladies: A progress report

  • December 04 - Andrew Buck
    Towards a Structural Theory of Democratisation


Abstracts (Autumn Term)


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