article Sociologists can’t seem to get enough of the social sciences.
But for some of us, the field is actually in a state of flux.
How do we balance our research priorities with our professional obligations?
What kinds of social experiments do we need to run?
And what can be done with social data in a way that can be useful?
We spoke with the editor of the journal Sociological Methods, and asked him what we should be looking for in research questions.
This article is adapted from a talk at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, held this week in Washington, D.C. Topics: sociology, scientific-research, science-and-technology, science, information-and_communication, computers-and+electronics, united-states, australia