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By David Glance | Published: March 27, 2015
A flawed article about wearable watches in the New York Times offers a teachable moment for researchers about how they can -- and perhaps must -- do a better job at disseminating their own findings.
By Justine Seran | Published: March 26, 2015
Seventeen essays from distinguished scholars take on the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and consider a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Opening a discussion on academic freedom and the place of the academy in society is a timely effort, writes Justine Seran.
By Lorna McConville | Published: March 26, 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. _________ Virtual information training for a global business Business Information Review Congratulations to Bonnie Ranvild Frisendahl, whose paper in the December 2014 issue of Business Information Review […]
By Simon Jackson, Ann Thomson and Stefan Nygard | Published: March 25, 2015
Research and teaching have never been free from external constraints and public universities have long been expected to justify the resources society devotes to them. But universities feel threatened and increasingly incapable of fulfilling their primary functions.
By Lorna McConville | Published: March 25, 2015
Race to remain important variable in social science research, says Saifuddin – Bernama The Malaysian Insider Race will continue to be an important variable in social science research but other variables like gender, age, region, family background, religion and so on should be considered as well, said Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) CEO Datuk Saifuddin […]
By Social Science Space | Published: March 24, 2015
Pleased with its debut team of social and behavioral scientists working to make federal policy better, the White House is seeking more members for its version of a 'nudge' unit. The deadline to apply is April 12.
By Social Science Bites | Published: March 24, 2015
C. Wright Mills was one of the most important sociologists of the 20th century. He believed that sociology could change people’s lives, and that sociologists, far from being neutral, should help bring about such change, and his ideas would fuel ‘60s counter-culture. In this Social Science Bites podcast, John Brewer reveals the full man behind the icon.
By Elizabeth Popp Berman | Published: March 20, 2015
They take forever to write and the rejection rate is high. To save all that wasted effort, what if we capped the number of grants that an individual, or perhaps an institution, could submit ...?
By Gigi Foster | Published: March 19, 2015
Imagine an ethics review system where the researcher’s proposal is read by an 'ethics jury' of four to six researchers drawn, as in legal juries, from the academic population at large, suggests Australia's Gigi Foster.
By Kathryn Newcomer | Published: March 18, 2015
Would federal government agencies benefit from having a CEO -- that is, a chief evaluation officer?