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The Sociology department at Edinburgh (founded in 1964 by Tom Burns) is one of the UK’s leading Sociology Departments, highly regarded for its record of influential original research and teaching. Edinburgh Sociology has been rated as first in the UK for the quality and breadth of its research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014). We have a longstanding commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and on the production of cultural and scientific knowledge. Our approach is shaped by a sociological understanding of the importance of the link between biography and history, private troubles and public issues,... Read rest of text

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Introduction to Social Research Methods Course

Explore research methods, the contexts in which they are used, and the benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications involved, as you learn how researchers try to

MSc in Digital Society

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Nov 22 Speaker: Dr Liz McFall # Open University; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh On the orchestration of technique and sentiment in data-driven consumer finance markets 11:00 (1 hour) 1st floor practice suite (CMB 1.12)

Sociology Seminar Series

Nov 28 - Please choose: TBC # TBC Roundtable on Dr Dejan Stjepanović's Book 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 5, CMB

Nov 29 Speaker: Professor Susi Geiger # University College Dublin; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh A tidal wave of inevitable data’: Assetization, valorizing and value obscuring in the consumer genetics industry 11:00 (1 hour) Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

Sociology Seminar Series

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