Periodic Reporting for period 2 - QUALITY (Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference?)
Reporting period: 2019-01-01 to 2020-06-30
We have examined some of the reasons why people think a key method from the quantitative tradition (a method called econometrics) is a reliable method.
We have examined the implications of our research for several areas of societal relevance, for example how to study and measure the degree to which women are treated equally to men.
To do this we have organized a number of events bringing together philosophers and social scientists. These include: weekly university reading groups on (i) sex work, (ii) measuring wellbeing, (iii) what one can learn in political science and social science from individual people’s reports of their personal experiences; and a two-day workshop on the various problems that arise when social scientists try to understand violence against women.