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Abbott, Andrew

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By: Marco Santoro | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length: 3 | DOI: |
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A professor at the University of Chicago since 1991, Andrew Abbott is widely acknowledged as an important American sociologist with a strong reputation for being highly original and innovative as both a theorist and a methodologist. His substantive research fields are general social theory, occupations and professions, the academic system, and social knowledge in general. As a methodologist, he pioneered algorithmic sequence analysis (SA) in the social sciences and has worked upon the philosophy of methods, temporality, and rhetoric in sociological writing. Capitalizing on his own extensive experience as a teacher and a PhD supervisor, he has written on heuristics in the social and human sciences and on library research. Recognized as one of current sociology’s most fertile and original thinkers, Abbott has explicitly linked ...

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