The duty of the social sciences

A new issue of International Journal of Qualitative Methods is out. A new issue of Forum: Qualitative Social Research is out. The introduction to A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences by Gary Goertz and James Mahoney. From Edge, a special section on computational social science, including an interview with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi of Northeastern University on thinking in networks terms. Dwight R. Lee reviews The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism by Gilles Saint-Paul. It is now the duty of the social sciences to analyse social issues such as evil and morality: Jo Taylor reviews Evil by Michel Wieviorka. The Church and secular social scientists, strange bedfellows: A review of Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt. Old Money: Sister Y on evolutionary economics and biophobia in social sciences. Why do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation? Daniel Engber on the Internet blowhard’s favorite phrase. Drum roll, please: The higher a country's chocolate consumption, the more Nobel laureates it spawns per capita.