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By SAGE Connection | Published: August 29, 2014
Some people say college is already a game — but a poorly designed one. Political scientist Mika LaVaque-Manty is bringing game logic into his introductory courses, a winning effort that's being honored this week at APSA.
By Amber Griffiths | Published: August 28, 2014
The wicked problems of today's world cannot be solved by staying within the realms of a single subject.
By Amiera Sawas | Published: August 27, 2014
Amiera Sawas writes here on her experiences with risks in the field and beyond, finding that institutional protocols are undoubtedly robust on a wide range of physical threats, but more subtle threats, like sexual harassment, which cross psychological and physical lines, are not always explicitly dealt with.
By Rachel Ormston | Published: August 27, 2014
As various canvasses and opinion polls attempt to predict the outcome of the Scottish independence plebiscite, it's worth taking a look at how more methodologically sound inputs lead to more accurate forecasts.
By Erik Voeten | Published: August 26, 2014
While preparing for a panel on the subject at APSA this week, political scientist Erik Voeten looks over the launch of the open access and peer-reviewed journal 'Research & Politics' and discusses the opportunities and challenges of this kind of publishing.
By Alister Scott | Published: August 22, 2014
Although this piece first posted at The Conversation was not intended as a response to Daniel Nehring's request for opinions about effect of ranking-mania on academic labor, Alister Scott's observations on the current state of British higher education do shine a light on one facet of the larger issues involved.
By Social Science Space | Published: August 20, 2014
What's the best for a professional association to build engagement from its members? For one thing, notes Mark Hager in an award-winning paper, you probably can put away the souvenir tote bags.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: August 20, 2014
Why does it matter whether you study or work at the sociology department that comes first, 12th or 89th in a ranking? Why does it matter whether the journal you publish in is included and ranked in a certain index, or not? Let us know your thoughts.
By Nick Shockey | Published: August 19, 2014
Nick Shockey highlights OpenCon, a conference to take place in November aimed at mobilizing support around open access, open educational resources and open data among early career researchers. Funding has been made available to cover travel to attend the conference in Washington, D.C. but the deadline is Monday.
By Brent E. Sasley and Mira Sucharov | Published: August 19, 2014
Social media allows scholars to discuss and debate current affairs like never before, but on a very public stage. Brent E. Sasley and Mira Sucharov examine and assess one academic’s tweets on the Israel-Gaza crisis and the questions raised over his style and approach.