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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 fill-in leader.
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.
By Xianwen Wang | Published: October 30, 2014
Previous studies show there is low correlation between altmetrics and citation, but how do altmetrics compare to other metrics? Xianwen Wang and his colleagues recently conducted a study to answer this question.
By Duncan Shaw | Published: October 29, 2014
Big data is ultimately a big boon for both researchers and the public. But without some reasonable and quick regulation, argues Duncan Shaw, scandals arising from its misuse could turn the public's stomach.
By Lydia Le Page | Published: October 28, 2014
Having run the gantlet of online abuse and legal threats for their troubles, two top-notch science communicators have won this year's John Maddox Prize for the their evidence-based good work and dedication in the face of adversity.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: October 28, 2014
Past attempts by American policymakers to degrade the role of social science in the nation's research and educational infrastructure highlight the necessity of having champions ready to joust in the tourneys on Capitol Hill.
By Gigi Foster | Published: October 27, 2014
Business and finance are important, but they're not the same thing as economics. One academic's suggestions for making that distinction clear as early as secondary school.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: October 26, 2014
WHO is supposed to be a global health organization, not a global biomedical organization. The Ebola crisis, argues Robert Dingwall, reveals the extent to which it has lost sight of this mission.
By James E. Rohrer | Published: October 24, 2014
The editor of an open-access journal looks at the benefits (and some of the headaches) associated with that model.
By Lorna McConville | Published: October 24, 2014
ESRC Sheffield Festival of Social Science Sheffield Hallam University Social science is everywhere. From helping us to make sense of our finances to how we bring up children, behave at work and interact with the people and places around us, this broad discipline has an enormous influence on our everyday lives. To celebrate and explore […]