Ah, this would be extremely interesting...
I'm interested in quantitative social science research, and was wondering whether a PhD in Statistics would be appropriate. Ideally, I would do a PhD in Applied Statistics, but I can't seem to find such programs. Many PhD in Statistics programs heavily emphasize proof-based theory, but I'm much more interested in methodology and application. I was initially thinking an econ phd, but their methodology doesn't incorporate some stat topics I'm intersted in (little bayesian outside finance, not much multilevel modeling, no machine learning, etc.).
pretty sure PhD research topics are very flexible and you could find ways to research what's relevant to your topic. i'm also going for graduate programs in statistics and interested in doing applied research, but am open to the idea that there may be quite a bit of theory involved. good luck.
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