Another 6 days passed since I updated my blog – I’m still working on my MPhil thesis.

The problem? I started out too broad. After sending an (overdue) partial draft to the supervisor, she suggested I stop reviewing new literature.… Read more...

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I got stuck writing the second half of my literature review in the past few days. This post describes a solution to it.

My initial literature review has something on

  • 1) belief structure — in cultural sociology and cognitive sociology
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/This post described 1) my past few days’ work since Christmas ( not very much) and 2) my change of future plans and reasons and 3) my progress on MPhil thesis literature review chapter.

My last few days work

After Christmas break productivity… Read more...

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这几天在欧洲玩。今天空了下来,接着“整理数据”,谓之”data coding”。不知道码农们看到了会怎么想。社会学(文科?)的人老喜欢用些特别牛逼,你都搞不清楚发音的词,指代其实不怎么动脑子的工作,例如 transcription = 听音打字,coding = 复制剪切/概括整理录音稿,participate observation = 记日记, field work = 和人聊天,… Read more...

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这篇博文,是个高兴的记录。我似乎好像仿佛终于搞清楚了我想研究的东西,和那个关键的原因。虽然理论层次上,还没有检查那个大牛已经发现我要研究的东西。但是经验层次上的脉络终于清楚了。

First thing first,我想研究的问题,是为什么有的人支持占中而有的人不支持占中。注意,我的问题完全是在理解层面上的,不是行为。我不是问,为什么有的人参加占中有的人不参加。只是关于理解,是关于人们脑子里的想法。

现在我的答案是,不支持占中的人,通常… Read more...

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这段时间心中焦虑,几乎每小时都在想要不要留在学术圈,还是另谋一个赚钱的行业。数次烦躁到在网上乱逛,静不下心来做正事。我自己一方面想要理解行业的区别,另一方面也明白,这样的转折点时刻,更重要的是了解自己。表面上的迷茫和焦虑,深层次很可能是对真实自我的难以接受。

所谓理想主义,既有对结构性现实的误会,也有对自己能力的误会。而后者更让人绝望。

要不要选择学术圈,其实是几个问题。学术圈能给成功者什么?学术圈… Read more...

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If I am to recommend one book on sociological methodology, Methods of Discovery is definitely the book to go to. With his smooth proses and sharp mind, Prof. Andrew Abbott teaches apprentices in the sociological profession valuable lessons… Read more...

All about sociology Summaries

The author cracks four myths and establishes two implications in the study of sociological theories. The four myths are: the myth of the great divide between 1890-1920 generation by Parsons, the myth of the problem of order, the myth of the … Read more...

All about sociology Summaries

Alert: This is yet another post on sociological theories that can bore you to death. Worse, the post is mostly about my bluffing about my random “insights”, which means it is probably not well-structured and will remain that way.… Read more...

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This is a quick post on two things. First, it starts with a short summary of a historical sketch of sociological theories after 20th century. Second, I will lay out my ambitious plan to skim three theory books this week. This is a long overdue task… Read more...

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