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Structure of Empirical ResearchPeng Yusheng



时间    72日至718日,2:00pm-5:30pm


 地点      人民大学 公教2108




第一讲:  经验研究的结构

阅读:彭玉生  2010,《“洋八股”与社会科学规范》

            黄宗智 2008,《连接经验与理论:建立中国的现代学术》

            Popper, Karl. 1935/2002.  Chap 1, 3, and10.

            Denzin and Lincoln. 2000. Chap 6. “Paradigmatic controversies, contradictions, and emerging confluences.”




阅读: Merton, Robert. 1968. “On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range”

Walder 1995a. “Career mobility”

Walder 1995b. “Local governments as industrial firms

Zhou et al. 2003

Zhou 2005

Peng, 2004,2010.

Tsai, Lily. 2007.

Uzzi, Brian 1999

Lin, Justin. 1992.

Firebaugh 1992



 阅读:Blalock 1979, 1989

            Firebaugh 1992

            Walder 1995a

            Zhou et al. 2003.

            Tsai, Lily. 2007.

            Lin, Justin. 1992.




                        David Hume. 1748. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

                        Salmon. 1993. “An encounter with Hume.”

                        Sobel. 1996. “An introduction to causal inference.”

Peng, 2004, 2010.




Denzin and Lincoln. 2000. Chap 7 “Three epistemological stances for qualitative inquiry.”

Ragin, Charles. 1987.

Skocpol and Somers. 1980.

Kogut, Bruce and Udo Zander. 2000

Lee, Chingkuan 1995

Chan, Cheris. 2009

Tsai, Lily. 2007.

Uzzi Brian 1999







Gill, Jeff.  2001. Generalized Linear Models




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黄宗智 2007,“连接经验与理论:建立中国的现代学术”,载《开放时代》 20074期,5-25页。

彭玉生 2010,“洋八股与社会科学规范”,《社会学研究》第146期,180-210页。

彭玉生 2011,“社会科学中的因果分析,《社会学研究》第153期,1-32页。


Blalock, Hubert 1979. “Measurement and Conceptualization Problems: The major obstacle to integrating theory and research.” American Journal of Sociology 44: 881-894.


Blalock, Hubert. 1989. “The real and unrealized contributions of quantitative sociology.” American Sociological Review 54: 447-460.


Chan, Cheris Shun-Ching. 2009. “Invigorating the Content in Social Embeddedness: An Ethnography of Life Insurance Transactions in China.” American Journal of Sociology 115(3):712-54.


Denzin, Norman K. and Yvonna S. Lincoln. 2000The Handbook of Qualitative Research.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications

Firebaugh, Glenn. 1992. “Growth effects of foreign and domestic investment.” American Journal of Sociology98(1): 105-30


Gill, Jeff.  2001. Generalized Linear Models. Thousand Oaks: Sage.


Holand, Paul. 1986. “Statistics and Causal Inferences.” Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 81, No. 396, 945-60.


Hume, David. 1748. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. <>


Kogut, Bruce and Udo Zander. 2000. "Did socialism fail to innovate? A natural experiment of the two Zeiss companies." American Sociological Review 65(April): 169-190.


Lee, Ching Kwan. 1995. "Engendering the Worlds of Labor: Women Workers, Labor Markets, and Production Politics in the South China Economic Miracle." American Sociological Review Vol 60: 378-397.


Lin, Yifu Justin. 1992. “Rural reforms and agricultural growth in China.” American Economic Review 82(1): 34-51.


Merton, Robert. 1968. “On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range.” Pp. 39-72 in Social Theory and Social Structure, by R. Merton. New York: the Free Press


Nee, Victor. 1989. "Theory of Market Transition: from Redistribution to Markets in State Socialism.." American Sociological Review Vol 54: 663-681.


------. 1991. “Between redistribution and markets in China”. American Sociological Review Vol 56: 267-282.


Peng, Yusheng. 2004. “Kinship networks and entrepreneurs in China’s transitional economy.” American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 109: 1045-74.


Peng, Yusheng. 2010. “When formal laws and informal norms collide:  Lineage networks versus birth control policy in China.”  American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 115.


Popper, Karl. 1935/2002. The Logic of Scientific Discovery.  London: Routledge. 


Ragin, Charles. 1987. The Comparative Method: Moving beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies.  Berkeley: University of California Press.


Salmon, Wesley C. 1993. “An Encounter with Hume.” Pp 245-263, Reason and Responsibility: Readings in some Basic Problems of Philosophy. ed. by Joel Feinberg. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.


Skocpol, Theda, and Margaret Somers. 1980. "The uses of comparative history in macrosocial inquiry." Journal of Comparative History and Society 22(2): 174-197.


Sobel, Michael. 1996. “An introduction to causal inference.” Sociological Methods & Research 24(3): 353-379.


Tsai, Lee Lily. 2007. “Solidary Groups, Informal Accountability, and Local Public Goods Provision in Rural China.”American Political Science Review Vol 101, No. 2, 355-372.


Uzzi, Brian. 1999. Embeddedness in the making of financial capital: How social relations and networks benefit firm seeking financing.” American Sociological Review 64:481-505.


Walder, Andrew. 1995a. "Career Mobility and the Communist Political Order."  American Sociological Review Vol 60: 309-328.


—— 1995b. “Local Government as Industrial Firms: An Organizational Analysis of China's Transitional Economy.”American Journal of Sociology 101.


Zhou, Xueguang. 2005. “The Institutional Logic of Occupational Prestige Ranking: Reconceptualization and Reanalyses.” American Journal of Sociology, 111(1): 90-140.


Zhou, Xueguang, Wei Zhao, Qiang Li, He Cai, 2003. "Embeddedness and Contractual Relationships China’s Transitional Economy."  American Sociological Review 68(1): 75-102.