Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:15:00 GMT
In this two-part blog entry Dr. Plamena Panayotova investigates the roots of the peculiarly distanced relationship of British Sociology and Statistics. In Part I, Plamena questions attitudes within Sociology that deem historical enquiry as superfluous. In fact, this anti-historicity is often a peculiar commonality of those disciplines which, otherwise, seem to have little in common, at least in Britain. But how, then does one study the historical genesis of this relationship?
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:10:00 GMT
In Part II of this entry Dr. Plamena Panayotova surveys various historical meeting points between British Sociology and Statistics. Inculcating a generally ‘generalistic’ attitude in its students, Sociology, despite the statistics fashion of the 1960’s, retained its aversion against drab ‘facts’ and ‘trivia’. But with this rejection goes along an untimely high degree of hostility towards the potential benefits of the tool of aggregating many cases.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:03:00 BST
This guest post comes from Dr Hannah Graham from the University of Stirling. In it she reflects on academic activism and influence. The post is based on Hannah's presentation at an SCCJR PGR conference.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:18:00 BST
Caitlin Gormley and Poppy Kohner reflect on issues that many PGR researchers may face such as isolation, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. They see peer-to-peer support as a way to attempt to foster community between people who are experiencing similar circumstances in and through their PhD journeys.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:19:00 BST
Annemiek Rhebergen writes about her travels in Australia as part of her PhD in the field of indigenous and (critical) heritage studies. Not only did Annemiek visit new places and meet new people, the trip increased her confidence in the broader journey she is undertaking.