Month: February 2014

Post-its signify citizen input

Citizen Scientists Should Have a Home in the Social Sciences, Too

Citizen social science calls on experts and the public to re-evaluate their roles in addressing social problems. Erinma Ochu, a social neuroscientist, elucidates the opportunities on offer when experts let the public in on the business of addressing these pervasive challenges. Real learning comes in the social life of the method – in the practice of listening, trying and often failing to collaborate – trying again and getting into the rhythm of the issue, together.

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Lamar Smith

Cuts to Behavioral and Social Science Funding Threatened

Two pieces of upcoming legislation, the Frontiers in Research, Science, and Technology bill and American COMPETES, could include some unwelcome news for social and behavioral science if certain key legislators get their way.

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1963 march on Washington, DC

Recent Scholarship on the Black Experience in the U.S.

From Martin Luther King to black political participation to race relations to teaching African American students, here are some academic papers from the ‘Journal of Black Studies’ that provide a scholarly snapshot of different aspects of black history and current issues in black studies.

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Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Recent Social Science Research

The following articles–ranging from zombie panics to Scottish independence–are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. All the articles linked to are free to read for a limited period.

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