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By Social Science Space | Published: December 2, 2016
How will social science research and teaching evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities big data creates? How can we bring down barriers to make this new computational social science accessible for all social researchers? That was the subject of a panel discussion at last month's ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2016.
By Social Science Bites | Published: December 1, 2016
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Harvard's Jennifer Hochschild explains to interviewer David Edmonds some of the pertinent data points from her years of using quantitative and qualitative analysis to map the racial, ethnic and class cleavages in America’s demography.
By Social Science Space | Published: November 30, 2016
In the year that proved “voters always have the last word," the United Kingdom’s Political Studies Association honored noteworthy academics, journalists, politicians, political campaigners and policy-makers who have made significant contributions to the conduct and study of politics.
By SAGE | Published: November 28, 2016
Expertise in governing has been under attack, argues Beth Simone Noveck, but not just in recent demagogic attacks on “the elites.” For years, she explains in the annual SAGE/Campaign for Social Science lecture delivered November 22 in London, the expertise of the populace has been structurally excluded from the levers of power.
By SAGE | Published: November 24, 2016
SAGE Publishing is providing free access to a range of academic research which engages directly with the Brexit referendum and its potential impacts or gives a background on the UK-EU relationship.
By Frank Furedi | Published: November 24, 2016
The news that students at City, University of London have voted to ban The Sun, Daily Mail and Express newspapers from its campus – a ban which could be extended to other media organisations – is just the latest example of how free speech is under threat at universities across the globe. The university’s student […]
By National Science Foundation | Published: November 22, 2016
For the fourth straight year, federal funding for research and development at institutions of higher education decreased in absolute terms, according to a new brief on the 2015 fiscal year the National Science Foundation released last week. Despite that overall fall, research and development funding for psychology and for fields identified as social science increased from 2014 to 2015.
By Brian Herman and Claudia Neuhauser | Published: November 22, 2016
Two research executives from the University of Minnesota see there isn't enough government funding to pay for all the innovative research that needs to be taking place. Might business take up the slack?
By SAGE | Published: November 22, 2016
Earlier this month, SAGE Publishing — the parent of Social Science Space — held the webinar Survey Tips for Librarians with survey research expert and University of British Columbia professor Lesley Andres. In it, she shared tips on creating and deploying effective surveys, and explained how librarians can use surveys to better understand how patrons are […]
By Tricia Serio | Published: November 21, 2016
Peer review clearly isn’t perfect, but rather than simply bypassing it and releasing even more information into an overloaded system, we should focus on making it better, says this life sciences editor. The first step is to reset and clearly state our standards for quality in both publishing and peer reviewing.