Event Name Carig Parsons (University of Oregon): 'Why Studying Social Science is More Practical than you Think'
Start Date 20th Mar 2017 3:00pm
End Date 20th Mar 2017 5:00pm
Duration 2 hours


Chair: Dr Chad Damro (Edinburgh, PIR)

Prof Parsons will discuss his forthcoming book on methods in social science—quantitative, qualitative, experimental, simulative and interpretive—and show that these methods are effectively employed in many careers outside academia as well.

Prof Parsons' talk runs 3-4pm, and will be followed by a panel and Q&A from 4-5pm on career trajectories with a PhD in politics, including strategies for securing employment in and out of academia. Panelists include:

Dr Mark Urquart (Bailie Gifford)

Professor Elizabeth Bomberg (Edinburgh, PIR)

Dr Oliver Turner (Edinburgh, PIR)

Dr Ugur Ozdemir (Edinburgh, PIR)