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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: May 22, 2013
In June we will launch the latest Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklet, which highlights important recent longitudinal research into education, health and other social issues.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 9, 2013
Sociology is a brand. To survive or even thrive in the academic marketplace, sociology needs to take care of its image. But at what cost?
By American Academy of Political and Social Science | Published: May 5, 2013
Federal surveys have been getting more expensive to administer, in part because the number of people who actually respond to surveys has been progressively declining.
By British Academy | Published: May 2, 2013
The British Academy recently published a guide for students encouraging those studying the humanities and social sciences to become statistically savvy.
By Richard Garside | Published: April 29, 2013
There is no inevitability in the rise in homicide, domestic and acquaintance violence in the coming year. Sadly, though, it would be more surprising if they did not increase than if they did.
By Ferdinand von Prondzynski | Published: April 26, 2013
Around the educational mission we are now spinning a web of ‘accountability’ that has little to do with explaining or justifying our activities, and much to do with obscuring our responsibility through the creation of elaborate processes.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: April 23, 2013
A review of new material presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual conference in Chicago.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 16, 2013
The controversy over BBC journalists’ use of a student tour group linked to the London School of Economics should not be allowed to go away quietly.
By Pat Thompson | Published: April 15, 2013
Recently I’ve seen a lot of hero/heroine narratives. They now seem to be popping up in research impact plans and claims about impact.