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By Amanda Rutherford and Thomas Rabovsky | Published: September 5, 2014
Given the rise of policies that try to link state appropriations for public universities to the student outcomes for those institutions, the natural question must...
By Social Science Space | Published: September 4, 2014
The latest winners of the Gold Goose Award for seemingly weird science with big practical benefits are researchers whose brush with lab rat love is...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: August 13, 2014
UPDATING: A presentation on social, behavioral and economic sciences funded by the National Science Foundation pressed one overriding message: we matter.
By Paula Skedsvold | Published: August 1, 2014
A U.S. Senate bill to renew the landmark America COMPETES Act, and to contest with NSF funding authorization contained with the House's FIRST Act, was...
By Howard J. Silver | Published: July 29, 2014
A seminal figure in solidifying the importance and position of the social and behavioral sciences in the federal research infrastructure, sociologist Cora Marrett leaves the...
By Paul Jensen and Elizabeth Webster | Published: July 22, 2014
Australia allocates around A$9 billion a year of taxpayers’ money for research, but how do we know if that money is being spent wisely?
By Michael A. White | Published: July 22, 2014
Trying to measure the benefits of scientific research using traditional business-oriented metrics may not be the best tool in our shed, argues Michael White.
By Michael Harris | Published: July 2, 2014
A little bit of poli sci learning might be a tonic in Washington. But as Michael Harris points out, some legislators like Dr. Tom Coburn...
By Social Science Space | Published: June 20, 2014
Senator Tom Coburn's long-standing effort to restrict political science funding has returned with a new amendment filed for the latest bill that funds the National...