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By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar | Published: September 30, 2014
Awareness and prestige of universities is increasingly being driven by their exposure on online platforms. But what does that really mean? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores that question.
By Sin Yee Koh | Published: September 29, 2014
There is a greater world beyond the academia, and that it is OK to pursue alternative paths, Revecca Peabody writes in her new book about negotiating the journey to obtain a PhD and the twisting path to deploy it.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: September 29, 2014
As the independence vote moves from all-consuming question to historical incident, what are the lessons that Scottish universities and in particular Scottish social scientists should take away?
By Rob Kitchin | Published: September 29, 2014
The rapid growth and impact of big data has led some to ponder whether big data might lead to the demise of small data, noted Rob Kitchin in an excerpt from his new book, The Data Revolution. But that ignores the benefits and beauties that small data deliver.
By Social Science Space | Published: September 26, 2014
The former deputy director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis has been named to head the federal organization that produces the benchmark GDP number for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Brian Moyer had been serving as acting director since May 2, when Steve Landefeld retired after 19 years leading the BEA. Moyer first joined the […]
By Amy Levine | Published: September 26, 2014
What might be the reductio ad absurdum of academic ranking? South Korea might offer a hint, as the 'spec' generation focuses on its monetizable skillset --sometimes to the exclusion of most anything else.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: September 25, 2014
Opposition to the social, behavioral and economic sciences isn't new. Here, Howard J. Silver recounts an attempt after the 1994 'Republican Revolution' to demolish the National Science Foundation's SBE directorate.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: September 25, 2014
The political science journal Comparative Political Studies is experimenting for one special issue in which articles will be judged based on reviewers’ evaluations of what authors intend to do rather than what they report as their findings.
By Emir Efendic | Published: September 24, 2014
Affective judgments lead us to focus on individual tragedies while blinding us to large-scale tragedy. How can knowing this help us craft the best responses?
By Social Science Space | Published: September 24, 2014
The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science has honored Achilles Armenakis, the James T. Pursell Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics at Auburn University, with its Best Reviewer Award for 2013. Armenakis joined Auburn’s business school faculty in 1973, and has directed the Auburn Technical Assistance Center for eight years and been associate dean for external affairs […]