Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences? - Video and audio - News and media - Home
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Christakis, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Dr Amanda Goodall, Professor Andrew Oswald
Chair: Siobhan Benita
Podcast Recorded on 21 October 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
‘Yes’, according to Nicholas Christakis. He wrote, in the New York Times, ‘Taking a page from Darwin, the natural sciences are evolving with the times. In contrast, the social sciences have stagnated. They offer essentially the same set of academic departments … This is not only boring but also counterproductive ...’ Is Christakis right? In this event, physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis, political scientist Patrick Dunleavy, management scientist Amanda Goodall and economist Andrew Oswald will debate this question, and then join a discussion on the issue with policy and strategy officer Siobhan Benita.
Ciarán Quinn, Research Support Librarian & Librarian for the Research Institutes, Maynooth University. email@example.com
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences?
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