Correcting mistakes in light of new data and updating findings to reflect this is often considered to be a key characteristic of scientific research. Commenting on the ‘Loss-of-Confidence Project’, a study into self-correction amongst psychologists, Julia M. Rohrer, suggests that in practice self-correction of published research is, infrequent, difficult to achieve and perceived to come with reputational costs. However, by reframing and changing the static nature of academic publications, it may be possible to develop a research culture more conducive to self-correction.
With the 2021 publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, a timely question is, what is the state of trans studies now and in the future? In this archived webinar, a panel of leading scholars in the field — all contributors to the encyclopedia — discuss this topic.
The National Science Foundation is opening up new venues and new vectors for investment in social and behavioral sciences. The head of the NSF’s social science directorate outlines what some of the opportunities are and how to apply for them right now