Atrocious Study of Social Gun Culture Undermines Credibility of Public Health Research on Guns
Firearms

Atrocious Study of Social Gun Culture Undermines Credibility of Public Health Research on Guns

I was interested to learn recently about the SOUL Study — SOUL here standing for SOial gUn cuLture. The terrible acronym here, unfortunately, is matched by the poor quality of the survey being fielded. Although I am particularly sensitive to those who say they are studying American gun culture, here I think an objective analysis … Continue reading

What is an Empirical Social Scientist to Do in the Wake of a Mass Murder?
Firearms / My Experience

What is an Empirical Social Scientist to Do in the Wake of a Mass Murder?

I had a difficult but illuminating interaction recently with a scholar who I like and whose work I appreciate. He posted a comment on Twitter in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that I didn’t think reflected his best sociological imagination with respect to guns and violence. I responded by saying so. He … Continue reading