Social sciences deathmatch

Google Ngram has received a lot of attention in the blogs (e.g. here), but I haven’t seen a comparison of the social sciences yet, so here it is:

Why so little love for political science, especially in comparison with sociology?

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4 thoughts on “Social sciences deathmatch

  1. The colors are pretty hard to distinguish, but I thought you were missing a few:

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=psychology,politics,political+science,economics,econometrics,criminology,sociology,anthropology&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3

    (I’m into political psychology, personally!)

    This graph, from 1900 on, may be depressing:

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=neuroscience,political+science&year_start=1900&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3

    Political science mentions will soon be overtaken by mentions of a field that didn’t even have a name until 1970!

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