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What do the social sciences have in common with baseball? The story of Moneyball, academic impact, and quantitative methods

Kaufmann, Eric (2011) What do the social sciences have in common with baseball? The story of Moneyball, academic impact, and quantitative methods. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Dec 2011). Website.

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Abstract

Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, premiered recently in Britain and though not apparent from the title, the film helps clarify some of the most pressing debates in political science, especially the hot-topic of the ‘impact’ of social science. Eric Kaufmann discusses how the story of a US baseball coach who utilised the human sciences to create a winning dynasty highlights the real, measurable forms of knowledge that social sciences can produce.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 15:11
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51886

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