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By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: September 22, 2014
Social Science Space talks to Margaret Levi about her goals for re-imagining the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
By Jonathon Kram and Adam Dinsmore | Published: September 19, 2014
The Wellcome Trust, a large funder of biomedical research, is keen to ensure that the findings of that research are widely and openly shared. Here, Jonathon Kram and Adam Dinsmore from the trust's evaluation team discuss why any apparent bias against writing up and publishing certain types of results would impede scientific progress.
By Anne-Wil Harzing and Wilfred Mijnhardt | Published: September 18, 2014
Publishing in a high-impact journal carries the implicit promise that somehow an individual article also will be highly cited. But the proof of this logic remains unsubstantiated. How about measuring career impact more than journal impact? The authors offer one option they've developed.
By Social Science Space | Published: September 17, 2014
A social psychologist whose work examines how racial bias--unconscious but still present--impacts Americans' perceptions and reactions to crime is one of 21 new recipients of the MacArthur 'genius award.'
By American Academy of Political and Social Science | Published: September 16, 2014
The American Academy of Political and Social Science welcomes nominations for the 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. The Moynihan Prize recognizes social scientists, public officials and other leaders in the public arena who champion the use of informed judgment to improve public policy. The prize is intended to honor those who, like the late senator, […]
By Max Nathan | Published: September 16, 2014
An experiment on economists looked at offering small stipends for reviewers, as well as tighter deadlines and dollop of public shaming. Which worked, and could this have implications beyond this field and this journal? Max Nathan discusses.
By Social Science Space | Published: September 15, 2014
In 2013, the budgetary and regulatory reform of European Union Cohesion policy for 2014-20 was finally agreed following the most extensive process of reflection, consultation and analysis in the history of the policy. The cornerstones of the reformed policy are a more strategic use of the renamed European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), concentration of […]
By Matt Wall | Published: September 12, 2014
In marketing and in nontraditional education the words and concepts of neuroscience are appropriated with abandon. In many cases, despite the veneer of research respectability this suggests, the results are anything but scientific.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: September 11, 2014
The British-based nonprofit that helps the public understand the barrage of research data encountered routinely is starting a similar effort in the United States.
By Jill Johnes | Published: September 10, 2014
In an article from The Conversation's 'Hard Evidence' series, Lancaster's Jill Johnes looks at the numbers and finds the more mature undergraduate population has grown slowly, but with a spike this year.