Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
Qualitative & Mixed approaches
Ethnographic research has the unrivaled advantage to offer contextually-rich evidence on social relations. We examine the benefits and limitations of this approach along with its integration to the analysis of quantitative data in studies of adolescent behavior and cross-cultural practices.
Badger & Bui, 2018, NYT, "In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America"
Creswell, 2007, Ch4, "Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry"
Creswell, 2007, Ch11, "Turning the Story and Conclusion"
Creswell & Plano, 2006, Ch4, "Choosing a Mixed Methods Design"
Creswell & Plano, 2006, Ch1, "The Nature of Mixed Methods Research"
Emirbayer, 1997, AJS, "Manifesto for a relational sociology"
Schwartz, 2011, Ch, "L'empirisme irréductible"
Case-studies for reading, presentation and commentary
Mueller.Abrutyn, 2016,ASR, "Adolescents under pressure. A new Durkheimian Framework for understanding adolescent suicide in a cohesive community" [PRES]
Braunstein & al., 2014, ASR, “The role of bridging cultural practices in racially and socioeconomically diverse civic organizations” [PRES]
Commentaries: 1, 2, 3
Case-studies for written reviews
Desmond, 2012, AJS, “Eviction and the reproduction of urban poverty” [REV]
Goffman, 2009, ASR, “On the run: Wanted men in a Philadelphia Ghetto” [REV]
Laubach, 2005, SF, “Consent, informal organization and job rewards: A mixed methods analysis” [REV]
Rivera, 2012, ASR, “Hiring as cultural matching: The case of elite professional service firms” [REV]