Name Vanessa Torres van Grinsven
Affiliation Maastricht University
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Areas of Research Causation in the Social Sciences, Experiments in Social Sciences, Feminism and Social Science, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Models and Social Sciences, Paradigms and Research Traditions in Social Sciences, Qualitative Methods in Social Science, Quantitative Methods in Social Science, Realism and Anti-Realism, Value-Neutrality in the Social Sciences
Biographical Info Completed 1st cycle of Philosophy at University of Barcelona, after which studied Social and Cultural Anthropology and obtained her degree (Licenciada / MSc) in 1999. Afterwards completed first semester of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the ESST-bureau (European Studies on Science and Technology) at Maastricht University (2001). Currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Methods and Statistics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Utrecht University, she uses pragmatically chosen methods to do research in the improvement of data collection in business surveys for official statistics. Though not working on the research area, she has interest in epistemology and causal inference in the social sciences in relation to methodology and statistical techniques.