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By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: July 24, 2014
A new survey of the British public finds it has serious concerns about sharing data with just about everyone, even with institutions is otherwise respects deeply.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: July 23, 2014
Make an impact! make an impact! Early career social scientists here that refrain all the time. Gemma Sou cast around for a way to give her colleagues a voice in that quest, and hit upon podcasts.
By Steven C. Ward | Published: July 23, 2014
Other nations looking at successful American universities and seeing the invisible hand of the marketplace at work should take a closer look at the arm attached to that hand, argues Steve C. Ward.
By Paul Jensen and Elizabeth Webster | Published: July 22, 2014
Australia allocates around A$9 billion a year of taxpayers’ money for research, but how do we know if that money is being spent wisely?
By Michael A. White | Published: July 22, 2014
Trying to measure the benefits of scientific research using traditional business-oriented metrics may not be the best tool in our shed, argues Michael White.
By British Academy | Published: July 21, 2014
The British Academy last week elected a full slate of distinguished UK academics from 19 universities as fellows for 2014. The 42 new fellows span the full range of the British Academy’s subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology. These […]
By David Prosser | Published: July 21, 2014
Now that Greg Clark, has begun his tenure as the new UK minister for universities, science, and cities, the London School of Economics Impact of Social Science blog asked for further reflections on the positions taken by previous minister, David Willetts. David Prosser of the Research Libraries UK covers the dramatic influence Willetts had on open access legislation and momentum in the UK.
By Organizing Committee of the Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop | Published: July 21, 2014
After Big Data, one of the most controversial topics in statistics workshop is the problem of reproducibility in scientific research.
By Jordan Gaines Lewis | Published: July 18, 2014
Another cherished myth bites the dust. The makers of the new movie "Lucy" aside, we already use all of of brain, and not just a tenth of it.