Month: February 2014

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How to Avoid That Fatal Social Media Faux Pas

University professors are not immune to epic fails when using social media. But the lesson learned isn’t to withdraw completely, argues Ereika Darics, but to know thine audience.

6 years ago
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Is Self-Plagiarism a Scourge of the Academy?

Here’s an ethical question or two — is it OK to re-use your own words in a new written piece, or is there an expectation of “exclusivity of the written word for each publication”? Drexel’s Jamie L. Callahan examines the moral panic surrounding self-plagiarism.

6 years ago
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Two Myths and One Truth About Congressional Testimony

Impact is all the rage right now, but what happens when you’re finally given a path to a bully pulpit? Testimony is only the tip of the iceberg – there’s much more opportunity if you look a little deeper.

6 years ago
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Floods, Politics and Science: The Case of the Somerset Levels

Feel-good interventions that don’t provide a practical good, or at least one not supported by evidence, generate questions that hinge specifically on future responses to climate change and more broadly on government decision-making in general.

6 years ago
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Craig Calhoun on Protest Movements

In the latest edition of Social Science Bites, American sociologist Craig Calhoun discussed the formation of protest movement and the role of social science in addressing and understanding these outputs of social change.

6 years ago
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