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By Lorna McConville | Published: November 27, 2015
The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 800 journals. The articles linked below are free to read for a limited period. ———— Special Issue: Policies of “Modernization” in European Education: Enactments and Consequences From European Educational Research Journal This special issue presents empirically and theoretically informed accounts from […]
By Social Science Space | Published: November 25, 2015
The Comprehensive Spending Review released today does protect the UK's government-funded research budget as promised, but the research community sees lots of ways that the future on innovation could have been brighter and more robust.
By James Wilsdon | Published: November 25, 2015
The Campaign for Social Science welcomes the relative protection given to the science budget in the spending review, says its chair, James Wilsdon, but it’s premature to see this as a good outcome for the long term health of the UK’s research base.
By Max Kemman | Published: November 25, 2015
On the 11th anniversary of Google Scholar, Max Kemman provides an overview of the growth and impact of the platform and examines why Google Scholar is virtually unrivaled -- and whether that's a good thing or not.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: November 24, 2015
Britain’s Campaign for Social Science has added eight new members to its board, including the recent director of the Nuffield Foundation and the chief executive officer of one of the country’s leading social research companies. The campaign, established by the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011, has a board of 18 members chaired by James […]
By Steve Fuller | Published: November 24, 2015
Academics do not simply teach and do research: they are teacher-researchers, notes Steve Fuller. In reviewing the UK spending review, he says, it is the value added to society by nurturing this complex role that should be at the forefront of the state’s thinking about the criteria used to fund universities.
By Social Science Space | Published: November 24, 2015
Over the next 10 weeks Social Science Space will present the 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scienctists look at how social science might change the world in the next half century. The overall winner was James Fletcher of King’s College London, whose essay “CITY Inc,” imagines what the London of 2065 will look like. His vision – a city transformed into a fifth state by the impact of social sciences and finance.
By Social Science Space | Published: November 23, 2015
The ISSBD Mentor Program is a service to provide an early-career scholar with informal mentoring by a mid-career or senior International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development scholar. The character, frequency, and means of communication of the mentoring process can be discussed between the mentor and the mentee. The topics that mentoring may include […]
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: November 23, 2015
We need more research that analyzes the relationship between university rankings, citation indexes, and academic publishers, argues Michelle L. Stack.
By Paul Crowther | Published: November 20, 2015
Scientists in the UK are facing great uncertainty ahead of the Conservative government’s comprehensive spending review on November 25. Not only is funding for UK research under threat, the government is believed to be planning on culling many of the agencies that fund research in an effort to make savings.