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Posted by open_sketchbook on Apr 18th, 2011

Mitch just asked me to give a few of his sociology questions a look over. It quickly became apparent how inexact it was when I managed to disprove all the possible answers of a multiple-choice question that struck me more like a "pretending to be wise" style philosphy question than any sort of scientific inquiry. Then, soon after, there was a question where all of the options were equally valid, with no "all of the above" in sight! This is why engineers and scientists laugh at soft sciences.

Sociology, y u no more like hard sciences?

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TotalSnappy
TotalSnappy Apr 19 2011, 2:25am says:

Sociology and Psychology are 2 of the most oversubscribed courses at my college. When there was a psychology exam on in January, 3/4 of the year sat it, filling both venues.

It's so oversubsrcibed universally the qualification has almost become reduntant since it's almost second nature to have it now!

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GearsGoAwryMan
GearsGoAwryMan Apr 19 2011, 3:44pm says:

it's still a needed coirse of study, and plenty of good theories and relevant conclusions have come out of it. it might be the people, not the science, that makes it redundant.

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro May 10 2011, 11:36am says:

Xkcd.com
I'd love to see those questions if you could post them, for no other reason than to laugh.

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