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TIBS: The End of Theory? The Place of Theory in Empirical Times

Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alisa Moldavanova
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TIBS: The End of Theory? The Place of Theory in Empirical Times


Our section is putting together its new colloquium for ARNOVA 2018. The panelists will examine if theory development has been short-changed as excitement has increased for new research methods.  Moreover, as access to empirical data increases, there may be more opportunity for the empirical revolution to overtake interest in theory.   

In response to these tendencies, the panelists will debate the following questions: Is there an existential crisis for theory in times when change seems to be happening at ever quicker rates?  Does theory provide the necessary signposts to make sense of the signals in the noise? 

We invite attendees of ARNOVA 2018 to join the TIBSection in this debate about the place of theory in the ever-evolving scholarship on nonprofit organizations and voluntary action. More details about the event speakers and logistics are forthcoming in September.

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