15 Apr 2010

Russ Bernard's Plenary talk at the UK social networks conference...

...was a great polemic against those that seek to created a quantitative/qualitative divide in the social sciences, arguing for the naturalness of Mixed Methods.  Can be seen as arguing for the relative primacy of Evidence over theoretical frameworks, so fitting well with the methodology of the CPM, which could be summarised as: "You have to have a very VERY good reason to ignore evidence".  In descriptive simulation one often combines narrative accounts to inform the programming of the micor level (agents) and check this against quatitative evidence at the macro level.

No comments:

Post a Comment