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By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: March 5, 2014
A friend of the court brief just filed by the American Sociological Association in defense of legalizing gay marriage offers a perch for observing how...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: March 4, 2014
With a little more wiggle room in the U.S. budget this year, proponents of strong federal support for R&D and higher education are trying to...
By Paula Skedsvold | Published: February 26, 2014
Two pieces of upcoming legislation, the Frontiers in Research, Science, and Technology bill and American COMPETES, could include some unwelcome news for social and behavioral...
By Niall Sclater | Published: February 26, 2014
Where should we draw the line between normal data gathering about university students--with the intent of helping them, of course--and outright intrusiveness?
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 15, 2014
It can be fun to poke at oddball research, but a U.S. award rewards researchers whose peculiar efforts pay off for society.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 13, 2014
Robert Dahl, one of the founders of American political science and the theorist of pluralism, has died at age 98.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 10, 2014
Feel-good interventions that don't provide a practical good, or at least one not supported by evidence, generate questions that hinge specifically on future responses to...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: January 31, 2014
The safety net cushioned the U.S. economic fall remarkably well, suggest a panel of distinguished academics. Next recession it ought to deploy automatically, they...
By Joanna Williams | Published: January 30, 2014
In the past 15 years and across successive governments in the United Kingdom, the concept of value for money has been internalized throughout higher education....