January 01, 1991

Commit a Social Science

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2021
Dominance and Affection: The Making of Pets (Tuan)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2021
Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation (Rossman)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2020
The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science (Freeman)
Understanding Class (Wright)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2020
W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America: The Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Battle-Baptiste and Rusert, eds.)
Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice (O'Flaherty and Sethi)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2020
Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse (Boyer)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2020
Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History and Islam: The View from the Edge (Bulliet)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2020
A Short History of Mathematical Population Dynamics ( Bacaër)
What Does the Ruling Class Do When It Rules? (Therborn)
Of the Evaluation of Expertise ("I am not so good for that as an old roofer")
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2020
Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity (Appiah)
How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century (Wright)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2020
Great Books, Bad Arguments: Republic, Leviathan, and The Communist Manifesto (Runciman)
"Data science methods to reduce inequality and improve healthcare" (Also Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2019
Contemporary Thought and Politics (Gellner)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2019
Statistical Demography and Forecasting (Alho and Spencer)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2019
Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction (Healy)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2018
The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the Way We Live (Dorling, Newman and Barford)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2018
Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration --- and How to Achieve Real Reform (Pfaff)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2018
The Confidence Game: And Why We Fall for It... Every Time (Konnikova)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2017
A Political Economy of American Hegemony: Buildups, Booms, and Busts (Oatley)
Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid (Varisco)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2017
The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language (McWhorter)
How Traditions Live and Die (Morin)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2017
Why Democracies Need Science (Collins and Evans)
Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (Tufekci)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2017
Are We All Scientific Experts Now? (Collins)
Experimental Considerations Touching on the Art of Winning Lotteries
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2016
Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades (Manning)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2015
The Sovereign State and Its Competitors: An Analysis of Systems Change (Spruyt)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2014
The Moon and the Ghetto: An Essay on Public Policy Analysis (Nelson)
I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap (Shyamalan)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2014
Democracy in America (de Tocqueville)
Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Piketty)
Why? (Tilly)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2014
Caste and Class in a Southern Town (Dollard)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2013
The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior (Sinclair)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2013
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (Freelnad)
Durable Inequality (Tilly)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2013
Social Structures (Martin)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2012
Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (Harris)
Demystifying Mentalities (Lloyd)
The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (Mettler)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2012
The Intelligence of Democracy: Decision-Making by Mutual Adjustment (Lindblom)
On Left Turn
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2012
The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism (Knight and Johnson)
The Great American Crime Decline (Zimring)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2012
Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (Johnson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2011
Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind (Groseclose)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2011
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Kleiman)
"What Do We Want?" "Quantitative Data!" " When Do We Want It?" "Soon Would Be Good!"
A Nudge Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Bat
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2011
Everything Is Obvious, Once You Know the Answer (Watts)
The Engineers of Human Sociality
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2011
Causal Inferences in Nonexperimental Research (Blalock)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2011
Culture Moves: Ideas, Activism, and Changing Values (Rochon)
Blogs and Bullets in Palo Alto
Durlauf on Social Interactions
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2011
The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection (Runciman)
"Machine Learning for Computational Social Science" (This Week at the Machine Learning Seminar)
Links, Pleading to be Dumped
Books to Read while the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2010
Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography (Hall)
The Calculus of Selfishness (Sigmund)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2010
Explaining Social Processes (Tilly)
Return of "Homophily, Contagion, Confounding: Pick Any Three", or, The Adventures of Irene and Joey Along the Back-Door Paths
How the Social Scientists Got Their *s
"Homophily, Contagion, Confounding: Pick Any Three"
Salins's SAT Sokaling
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2008
Usable Knowledge: Social Science and Social Problem Solving (Lindblom and Cohen)
Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons (Tilly)
Democracy (Tilly)
Behold the Masses (Next Week at the CMU Statistics Seminar)
"Networks in Political Science" Conference
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2007
A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity (DeLanda)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2007
An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets (Mackenzie)
Words and Minds: How We Use Language to Think Together (Mercer)
Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth-Century History: Cassirer, Eliade, Lévi-Strauss, and Malinowski (Strenski)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2007
The Authoritarians (Altemeyer)
Relative Distribution Methods in the Social Sciences (Handcock and Morris)
The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves (Murphy Paul)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2007
No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart: The Surprising Deceptions of Individual Choice (Slee)
Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management (Pfeffer and Sutton)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2007
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Loury)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2007
Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology (Hedström)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2006
Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle (Biddle)
Seeking Advice on Introducing Ideological Bias
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2006
The Spell of Language: Poststructuralism and Speculation (Pavel)
Inside Campaign Finance: Myths and Realities (Sorauf)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2006
Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads (Best)
The Mind's Arrows: Bayes Nets and Graphical Causal Models in Psychology (Glymour)
The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Pomeranz)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2006
Environment and Cultural Behavior: Ecological Studies in Cultural Anthropology (Vayda, ed.)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2005
Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (Hacker and Pierson)
Structure and Dynamics (On the Economic Geography of Gilgamesh)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2005
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Goffman)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2005
A Treatise on Social Theory, vol. I: The Methodology of Social Theory/cite> (Runciman)
Yet More Political Data Analysis (or: "There you go, bringing class into it again")
Emile, or, "We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control"
Political Factors
Another Reason I'm Glad I'm Not a Social Scientist

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