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By David Canter | Published: March 7, 2014
With one eye on Ukraine, David Canter comments on the social psychology of protest in an Age of Social Protest.
By David Watson | Published: March 6, 2014
Derek Bok has called on universities to be 'ethical beacons' shining out in their communities, but that shine is tarnished in oh-so-many ways in institutions of higher education around the world, notes Professor Sir David Watson.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: March 5, 2014
A friend of the court brief just filed by the American Sociological Association in defense of legalizing gay marriage offers a perch for observing how scholarly organizations sometimes weigh in when matters of public policy reach the courtroom.
By Les Back | Published: March 5, 2014
Whether it's the DREAM Act in the United States or the crackdown sought by the UK Visas and Immigration in Britain, universities are becoming a flashpoint of immigration policy.
By Achilleas Kostoulas | Published: March 5, 2014
Hoax papers, whether meant as a corrective demonstration or for more malign purposes, are a high-profile issue in academic publishing. But Achilleas Kostoulas argues that something more pernicious derived from a 'culture of accountability' is dogging the industry.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: March 4, 2014
With a little more wiggle room in the U.S. budget this year, proponents of strong federal support for R&D and higher education are trying to get their message out about America's lagging innovation. Social science and the STEM fields are making common cause in the campaign.
By Patrick Dunleavy | Published: March 4, 2014
An informative title for an article or chapter maximizes the likelihood that your audience correctly remembers enough about your arguments to re-discover what they are looking for. Without embedded cues, your work will sit undisturbed on other scholars’ PDF libraries, or languish unread among hundreds of millions of other documents on the Web. That must be what what we want, based on on what we do.
By Cynthia Nalevanko | Published: March 3, 2014
In a study drawn from the world of book awards, two academics suggest that overt and high-profile recognition can reduce the public's perception of a winning work.
By American Educational Research Association | Published: February 28, 2014
The American Educational Research Association, the nation’s largest professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education, has named three professors from the University of California, Irvine as the inaugural editors of AERA Open, the association’s new open-access journal. Mark Warschauer, associate dean of UCI’s School of Education and founding editor of another open access journal, Language Learning & [...]
By Erinma Ochu | Published: February 28, 2014
Citizen social science calls on experts and the public to re-evaluate their roles in addressing social problems. Erinma Ochu, a social neuroscientist, elucidates the opportunities on offer when experts let the public in on the business of addressing these pervasive challenges. Real learning comes in the social life of the method – in the practice of listening, trying and often failing to collaborate – trying again and getting into the rhythm of the issue, together.