2 nov. 2010

Maybe because I see such a lack of expertise and erudition, I value these qualities more highly. I think of myself as someone with barely enough to be a college professor at all, yet I know others who know much less than I do. If everyone knew their stuff, then expertise would be mere competence.

When I hear plot summaries (paper that are little more than plot summaries) in conferences, I despair a bit.

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Thomas dijo...

Two similar sources of despair in social science: ethnographies that are merely stories (or, worse, a series of anecdotes) and theoretical papers that are merely textbook chapters.