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By Mark Beeson | Published: February 23, 2015
If you were to make up a fantasy football team for, say an intellectual Premier League, which thinks from Socrates forward might be among your...
By Peter van Bergeijk, Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits and Linda Johnson | Published: January 6, 2015
The Dutch Senate last year passed a new Standard Evaluation Protocol that highlights the importance of social impact for research. Here, three academics from Erasmus...
By Social Science Space | Published: January 4, 2015
A roundtable sponsored by the U.S. National Research Council will examine applications of social and behavioral science.
By Simon Marginson | Published: December 19, 2014
A very strong overall REF performance signifies a large concentration of outstanding work. It is an unambiguous plus. All the same, precise league table positions...
By Anthony Kelly | Published: December 18, 2014
Measuring impact was a key feature of the just-released Research Education Framework in the UK. But 'impact' isn't as fair a measurement as we could...
By Social Science Space | Published: December 1, 2014
A network of coalitions of research universities from around the world have come out with a strong statement stressing the importance of social science and...
By Mike Thelwall | Published: November 10, 2014
Although many are excited by the possibilities for using alternative metrics to supplement research assessment, others are concerned about gaming the figures. Mike Thelwall provides...
By Social Science Space | Published: November 3, 2014
Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council awarded ethnomusicologist Beverly Diamond its top prize for scholarship and impact .
By Stephen Chan | Published: October 31, 2014
A lot has been made about Guy Scott being a white man. But Stephen Chan argues that's one of the less remarkable aspects of Zambia's...
By Social Science Space | Published: October 30, 2014
Canada's premiere government-sponsored awards for outstanding work in HSS fields will be announced in Ottawa next week.