The rare exceptions where less than one-third of the respondents identified as critical-feminist researchers came from universities with fewer respondents, such as McGill, which touts their historical contributions to establishing "empirical sociology
in Canada" on their website.
London, UK, in March 2008, on Gender, Class, Employment and Family, Scott (empirical sociology
However, Hesmondhalgh tempers this critical political economy approach by employing aspects of empirical sociology
of culture, communication and cultural studies.
Equally certainly, empirical sociology
, particularly in its ethnographic mode, is marked by a preoccupation with the grubby details of life in hospitals and doctors' offices that often seems far removed from any higher analytic issues.
In their influential studies of "hooliganism", Stephen Humphries and Geoffrey Pearson have both pointed to the existence of violent gangs such as the "scuttlers" of Manchester and Salford during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.(1) However, in the absence in Britain of a tradition of research in empirical sociology
to parallel the classic Chicago studies of the gang during the 1920s and 1930s, our knowledge of youth-gang formation in British cities prior to the Second World War remains patchy.(2)
Tracing the concept from Comte through the Vienna school philosophers (Schlick, Neurath, Carnap, and Hahn, for example), to the logical empiricism of Hempel, Oppenheimer, and Nagel, Giddens carefully works through the relationships between philosophical debates about positivism and the development of empirical sociology
. This discussion sheds much light on the profound impact that logical positivism had on the formation of sociological thought and method.
resulted from a growing concern with urban social problems and their amelioration.
This book will undoubtedly serve as a resource for individuals who work in or study the following fields: public health, medical sociology, public policy, community health work, sexuality studies, empirical sociology
, community-based or action research, epidemiology and qualitative research.
Articles cover such topics as ethics, legal issues, research design tools, data quality, middleware for distributed data management, analysis of social networks, nonreactive data collection, survey methods and design, interviewing, focus groups, multi-user virtual environments, video analysis, access for secondary analysis, geographical data, data mining, artificial intelligence, longitudinal statistical modeling, qualitative research, empirical sociology
, and the relation between online research methods and social theory.
We need to be able to discuss openly the fact that many post-structuralist and cultural studies theorists without training in empirical sociology
are intolerant of just the kind of methodological diversity we need to keep the discipline strong.
In short, the author writes from a clear and forthright perspective, deals sympathetically and very widely with a huge variety of issues, and argues knowledgeably from within a considerable number of disciplinary perspectives (history, cultural studies, women's studies, feminist theory, empirical sociology
, anthropology, the psychoanalytic tradition, Marxism, men's studies, etc.).