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By Phillip Dawson | Published: July 7, 2015
In an attempt to 'flip the classroom' the University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures. Will this flip be a flop?
By Cameron Neylon | Published: July 6, 2015
The right of academic freedom are often called upon, but the responsibilities of that same freedom are less often summoned. In the wake of Goffman and Hunt, Bohannan and Stapel, it's time to rectify that imbalance.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: July 6, 2015
Howard Silver examines the process in which federal research funding is arrived at -- and points out how the process is, or isn't, working in this Congress.
By Jürgen Enders | Published: July 3, 2015
With university tenure under scrutiny in Wisconsin and tenure itself under assault elsewhere, Jürgen Enders examines how academics are protected in three European countries.
By Social Science Space | Published: July 2, 2015
Media anthropologist Kerric Harvey was present when the world started to wake to the idea that the Internet was changing society dramatically, and realized that good social science was needed to figure out what to expect.
By Cathy Sandeen | Published: July 1, 2015
There's a lovely diversity in the size and mission of institutions of higher education in the United States. It's a shame that the little schools, like the Virginia women's college Sweet Briar, are faced with ugly financial threats.
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: July 1, 2015
Social Science Space's newest core blogger takes a look at how industry has an outsize stake in the business of ranking universities. Has academe gotten in deeper than it bargained for?
By Jared Cooney Horvath and Jason M. Lodge | Published: June 30, 2015
It's a poor workman who blames his tools, argue two proponents of the 'proper' use of PowerPoint in the classroom. And here they offer tips on how to use the dread Microsoft product well.
By Sarah Lewthwaite | Published: June 29, 2015
Sarah Lewthwaite finds 'Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences' a reflexive, dialogic book that demands active reading but which offers a broad sense of this dynamic field.
By julietteharris | Published: June 27, 2015
It is evident then that building trust and creating relationships is what volunteers want as the mainstay of good research practice, not extra forms or excessive levels of data protection by researchers.