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Notes on Methodology

October 7, 2012 Leave a comment

This is just a reflection on constructive ways to make an argument. Start by outlining the problem, then briefly outline the theoretical solution. (lit review can go here). But most people learn by reading how the approach is applied, in fact the application will contain nuance that is missed in the theory and as a form of practice is far more instructive. in application, if possible provide more than one case at more than one scale. That is show how the theory works in an isolated simple level, (for example cultural explanations as pertains to individual) then scale up to the larger cases. This should make explaining the case you are making clearer.