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By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: November 20, 2014
A transdisciplinary investigation into 'The City' sponsored offered hard truths and rays of hope for the urban future most of us will face.
By SAGE Connection | Published: November 18, 2014
If you could make a movie of sorts as you talked over a presentation being made on your computer screen — not just that drab PowerPoint presentation but anything, including, say, statistical programs – which could be viewed by students later (and forever), would you see any value in that? Christine McKenna Lok does, and […]
By Arthur Poropat | Published: November 18, 2014
When students evaluate their courses and instructors, they tend to rate higher when they got good grades, and not good learning. That's pretty common sensical, so why do we keep asking students if they're happy?
By Lorna McConville | Published: November 15, 2014
Ambedkar Institute to be India’s first Social Sciences university The Free Press Journal Mhow-based 25-year-old Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences will be converted into the country’s first Social Sciences university. A bill to give status of deemed university to the national institute is in pipeline and state government plans to put it […]
By Andy Tattersall | Published: November 14, 2014
Andy Tattersall continues his discussion of post-publication peer review and provides an overview of the main tools and sites, from publisher platforms to independent forums, offering some kind of comment, discussion or review system for scholarly content.
By Andy Tattersall | Published: November 13, 2014
Andy Tattersall looks at the shortcomings and opportunities of post-publication review online and picks apart the differences between reviewing, discussing and commenting in a scholarly context.
By Tom McLeish and Veronica Strang | Published: November 11, 2014
Although universities and funding bodies pay lip-service to the importance of multi-discipline research, a physicist and an anthropologist argue there is a long way to go before the reality matches the rhetoric.
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 his recommendations for uses of altmetrics in Britain's national research evaluation exercises.
By British Sociological Association | Published: November 7, 2014
A new mentoring scheme for women in academia researching religion has been launched in the wake of a report which highlighted the significant lack of women in senior academic positions. Gender and Career Progression in Theology and Religious Studies, released last year, noted that while women outnumber men among undergraduates in the two disciplines, they […]
By Lorna McConville | Published: November 7, 2014
Should the Government Fund Only Science in the “National Interest”? National Geographic Texas lawmaker steps up a fight over control of research funding. In May his committee passed a bill that would dictate a 40 percent cut to social science research at the National Science Foundation. MTSU Social Science Symposium: “Worth Every Penny?: Debt, […]