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The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences

The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences

The Dangers of Mechanical Methodology in Social Sciences “The danger of method is that it gives over to mechanical replacement” (Appelbaum, 1995, p.89). Discuss. As with any method used to collect data, the qualitative method has some conventions that are expected to be followed. These conventions somewhat define the field of sociology, and yet they offer little in the way…
The Rational Decision Making Model

The Rational Decision Making Model

The Rational Decision Making Model Understanding the Rational Decision-Making Model When analyzing all the elements, factors and pressures of the decision-making process involving foreign relations, the most desired process to make the best plan of action, one hopes to follow the Rational Model. A decision maker who follows this decision-making model seeks to maximize benefits and minimize costs when analyzing…
Dear Trump and Lahren: Words Are NOT Just Words

Dear Trump and Lahren: Words Are NOT Just Words

By Sarah Snebold on October 19, 2016 After this second Presidential debate, I am utterly appalled. I am sure many of you read or heard about Trump’s leaked commentary regarding women. This, in itself, made me disgusted. However, his excuse of this being “locker room talk” and “words are just words” is the epitome of facilitating and condoning rape culture.…
PRIVACY, TRANSPARENCY, AND RESISTANCE

PRIVACY, TRANSPARENCY, AND RESISTANCE

Privacy, Transparency, and Resistance “I realize most people would rather have a conversation about literally any other topic.” - John Oliver, on government surveillance Although riddled with British-accented humor, the Tonight Show with John Oliver may be one of the easiest, most informative sources of real news that focuses on issues bigger than a celebrity arrest or break up. In…