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by rudysil
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Transparency and Common Sense in the Face of Diverse Models of Social Science
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Transparency and Common Sense in the Face of Diverse Models of Social Science

Since the debates over DA-RT took off a few years ago, I have been having trouble putting a finger on what the problem is that we are trying to solve. Yes, we want to ensure that researchers are honest and transparent, and we want to do this by making sure others can evaluate different aspects of th...
by rudysil
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 2310

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

I could not agree more with Mark Beissinger's statement: "I would like to make clear the depositing data files in large-n research is not the same thing as research transparency, at least in the ways in which the term is being applied to qualitatitive research in many of the debates over DA-RT....
by rudysil
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?

Hi Marcus - I know you are a backer of DA-RT, and in the end, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I am generally not in favor of regulating scientific research through standardized procedures to begin with, instead relying on our collective evaluations and common sense to separate good, insightful...
by rudysil
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?

Marcus, just so we don't waste too much time talking about this when we get together to enjoy our beers at McShea's, let me just quickly point out a crucial distinction here: despite the benefits some of us attach to process-tracing to highlight causal links inferred from quantitative research, ther...
by rudysil
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?

It is not difficult to see that the editors of the Comparative Politics newsletter are probably somewhat partial to DA-RT. They are certainly entitled to take that position. But, I would probably not think of this as a conscious "bias" for the simple reason that, in the end, they have help...
by rudysil
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Questionable benefits, Disproportionate costs, Narrowing of future research
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Questionable benefits, Disproportionate costs, Narrowing of future research

It is not surprising that many of the concerns expressed here are from scholars in comparative politics who invest in qualitative research in quite varied regions and political environments. In fact, the latest Comparative Politics Newsletter (see link below) offers essays that underscore how the im...

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