Michael Billig on what is wrong with social science writing


Michael Billig has a short opinion piece in Times Higher Education on writing in the social science. He raises a number of problems and concerns. He has also recently published a book on this topic. Here is a short excerpt from the article:

We might assume that the same is true for social scientists: the more we find out about the social world, the more we must coin fresh terminology to describe it. Nevertheless, there are important differences between the natural and social sciences, such that language appropriate for the one might be inappropriate for the other.

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