Chapter 1: Introduction

Video 1.1: Gary King, ‘The spectacle success of quantitative social science’

Question: Why does Gary King consider quantitative social science (QSS) to be a spectacle success?

Answer: Because QSS has impact individuals’ day-to-day lives in greater ways than most other research in the past one or two decades. This includes business, economics, finance, sports, social connections, public policy, law, health care, amongst others.