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By Christopher Shaw | Published: January 26, 2015
Reviewer Christopher Shaw finds Derek Wall's new book exploring the work of the late Nobel laureate to be an accessible presentation of Elinor Ostrom’s ideas.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: January 23, 2015
The rich and diverse ways in which students and scholars of diverse national and cultural origins collaborate at British universities, argues Daniel Nehring, belie the economic reductionism currently fashionable in public debates about higher education.
By Michael Goldberg | Published: January 22, 2015
The man behind the 'Beyond Silicon Valley' MOOC is very enthusiastic about these massive online courses, but he sees adding a dash of the human touch as making the resulting learning experience even better.
By Social Science Space | Published: January 22, 2015
A former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the current chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive this year’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
By Social Science Bites | Published: January 21, 2015
It’s an unusual approach for an academic: a hands-on approach. Literally a hands-on approach. Trevor Marchand is an anthropologist interested in how information about crafts is transferred from expert to novice. This has led him to Nigeria, Yemen, Mali, and East London ...
By Jennifer Anderson | Published: January 20, 2015
Research shows people generally prefer being green to being greedy, but even if people are motivated, they don’t always know how to reduce energy use or, if they make a behavioral change, whether the change helped them reach their energy saving goals.
By Cameron Neylon | Published: January 16, 2015
'I am whoever I want to be,' insistsCameron Neylon. 'You don’t get to define my value. The real question is whether the filters you apply are good enough to tell when I have something to say that is useful for you to hear.'
By Nancy Cartwright and Julian Reiss | Published: January 14, 2015
The last two UK governments have invested heavily in social science research. But we still do not know how to use the results in order to start improving society. This has to change, and soon.
By Anya Skatova and James Goulding | Published: January 13, 2015
You donate your money to charity, your blood to other and your time to special causes. So why not give of your data for science research?
By Jennifer Anderson | Published: January 12, 2015
Discrimination becomes easier when its wrapped in the amorphous blanket of an applicant lacking certain 'soft skills,' suggests a news paper in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.