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By Verena Brähler | Published: July 29, 2016
In the wake of the government's 'Action Against Hate' paper, new reports from Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission look at the causes of prejudice and unlawful behavior and at the causes and motivations of hate crime.
By Siobhan Lyons | Published: July 27, 2016
Many academics still operate under the flawed logic that good writing must be complex writing (or vice versa).
By Andy Tattersall | Published: July 26, 2016
Reviewer Andy Tattersall welcomes 'Social Media for Academics' as a balanced and thoughtful guide for academics that outlines the wheres and whys of how to start with an online presence and how to avoid getting it wrong from the start.
By Social Science Space | Published: July 24, 2016
Political scientists Gary King has called on the policymakers and government officials in the audience to consider enacting a 'treaty' on the collection, retention, access and sharing of big data that could serve the needs of the academic world, the commercial world and government while protecting the interests of the public.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 22, 2016
If you do not want Brexit, says Robert Dingwall, you do need to challenge the governability of the United Kingdom in a more collective way.
By Philip Thomas | Published: July 21, 2016
Safety is often seen as a challenge for engineers. While that remains a component, the ability to judge risk is perhaps many times more important in keeping people safe, and that suggests it's time for a new social science of safety, argues Philip Thomas.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: July 19, 2016
Two of the authors of case study on using Twitter for research describe the ethical challenges of working in a rapidly changing landscape, why it’s important to be able to visualize what your analysis is finding, and why it’s important not to let your analysis be derived from some sort of ‘black box’ that you as the researcher don’t fully understand.
By Social Science Space | Published: July 15, 2016
A case study, drawn from Bob Graham's new book, about how coalitions formed to reverse measures seen as anti gay -- such as the religious freedom act that Mike Pence signed and then revised -- is available for free here.
By Philip Cohen | Published: July 14, 2016
Sociologist Philip Cohen of the University of Maryland introduces SocArxiv, a fast, free, open paper server to encourage wider open scholarship in the social sciences.
By Social Science Space | Published: July 14, 2016
A call for papers is available now for the 2017 Population Association of America Annual Meeting (#PAA2017), to will be held April 27-29 in Chicago. The call for papers and other information can be found on the PAA website. Confex will accept submissions online until September 29. The PAA board of directors encourages broad participation in the annual meeting. If […]