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By Social Science Space | Published: March 23, 2017
Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks, starting with “Once more, with feeling: life as bilingual,” an essay from psychologist Wilhelmiina Toivo at the University of Glasgow.
By Kate Chatfield | Published: March 22, 2017
When researchers from countries where regulation is well developed choose to conduct ethically dubious research in countries where regulation is not as strict, it is known as “ethics dumping.” When it happened to Africa's San people, they responded.
By The Conversation | Published: March 21, 2017
A survey by Nature found that 52 percent of researchers believed there was a 'significant reproducibility crisis' and 38 percent said there was a 'slight crisis.' Here, three experts give their views on the issue.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: March 20, 2017
Sociology today, argues our Daniek Nehring, is defined by a fundamental contradiction between its everyday labor practices and its imaginary ethos.
By Social Science Space | Published: March 16, 2017
The first swipe at a federal budget from the Donald Trump White House does not mention the National Science Foundation, which is the largest single funder of university-based social science in the United States.
By Social Science Bites | Published: March 15, 2017
During the recording of every Social Science Bites podcast, the guest has been asked the following: Which piece of social science research has most inspired or most influenced you? And now, in honor of the 50th Bites podcast to air, journalist and interviewer David Edmonds has compiled those responses into three separate montages. The second appears here, with answers – presented alphabetically – from Bites’ guests ranging from Sarah Franklin to Angela MacRobbie.
By Elizabeth N. Saunders | Published: March 14, 2017
Elizabeth N. Saunders, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, wrote the following post which appeared The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog on November 9, 2016. In this year’s Duckies awards, officially known as the International Studies Association’s Online Media Caucus awards, Saunders’ post was named best individual blog post of 2016.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: March 14, 2017
Three remarkable documentaries and a new play focus on race in America and the political responses to it, reports our blogger Howard Silver.
By Social Science Space | Published: March 13, 2017
The Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada has settled on the sitting public affairs chief of the Canadian Cancer Society as the federation’s new permanent executive director.
By Bailey Baumann | Published: March 10, 2017
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana five years ago. That's provided time for a natural experiment on what pot means for health, crime, agriculture, business -- and tourism.