Case-Specific Sociological Inference: Meta-Norms for Expert Opinions
Sociological Methods and Research, Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2011 Last revised: 5 Sep 2011
Date Written: August 1, 2011
This essay responds to comments on our earlier paper discussing the American Sociological Association’s amicus brief in the Wal-Mart v. Dukes case. We identify areas of agreement and disagreement with the commentators and close with proposed meta-norms that should govern experts who seek to apply social science research to the facts of a particular case.
Keywords: Sociology, meta-norms, social science, Wal-Mart
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