Glad to have you aboard, I too am a social scientist (in training) that like to have his stats done the right way or at least the most reasonable way What type of social scientist? What is your level of familiarity with stats? What are some areas of statistical interest you have?
Thanks for the welcome I'm a sociologist and most of my work so far has been very theoretical. So i'm a little inexperienced when it comes to using stats with real data. (Not the pre-made one where you just follow the instructions and get a nice result *surprise*) I'm currently working on a project to research the attitudes of 6 to 10 year old kids. my level of familiarity with stats is what they taught me at the university, so nothing really complex.
areas of interest: my current project made me very aware of a big hole in my skillset that i definitely want to amend, so: everything. currently trying to _understand_ things and not just blindly throw some tests and things at my data.