Thursday, January 27, 2011
Anecdotes and Sociological Research
I removed the personal anecdote from my previous post "Is Racial Segregation caused by Racism? (Response)" because it was against my blog's general strategy: presenting real sociological research and data. Anecdotes can illustrate abstract ideas, but anecdotes can be mobilized to support almost any argument and are not as rigorous as systematic research conducted on numerous cases. I am looking to provide rigorous research, moving beyond the usual journalistic approach that focuses on anecdotes.