What is a concept, and what do social scientists do with it?
It seems to be hard-wired into the brains of many students, that scientific writing by definition goes without the first person, and preferably even in the passive voice.
Everyone producing text can learn a thing or two from the craft of creative writing.
Underlying seemingly unterminable discussions, different interpretations of words can often be pinpointed as the cause of trouble.
The following remarks and questions on problem statements form a rather loose and unstructured collection. The are phrased in a seemingly silly and even caricatural style.
Quite some of the problems that students run in to can be mended by distinguishing more clearly between normative and descriptive statements.
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