fowlertm wrote:First, how do you interpret and integrate the research that you do? I realize that this is the sort of question that economists of various schools have spent thousands of pages thinking about, but often times people who take a broad cross-sectional view have a handful of techniques they use and reuse for answering these types of questions.
fowlertm wrote:Second, do you have any advice for someone trying to reconcile big-picture information with what they observe minute-by-minute and week-by-week in the people around them? How does knowing the history of a people or the economics of their country inform your interactions with them, if it does at all? I have region-level knowledge and then I have person-level knowledge, but getting them to cohere in a useful way seems to be a challenge. Clearly the members of a culture are not identical copies of one another, but there must be trends which separate say, Albanians from Koreans, or else it seems there wouldn't be much point in talking about "culture" at all.
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