EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY
“The Art of Asking ‘Why’ Questions: Illustrated by Research Questions in Chinese Studies.“
Max Palevsky Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
May 8, Wed 12:00-1:30 pm
Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.
Light lunch will be provided
In this talk, I will argue for the importance of asking “why” questions aiming at achieving a causal explanation, the pitfalls that should be avoided in asking “why” questions, and limitations of this kind of questioning. The empirical examples of this talk are largely drawn from my own research as well as from my training of graduate students here at the UofC.
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