Month: March 2014

In UK, Fewer Researchers Supported But More Research

Jane Tinkler breaks down the key findings from the UK government report on the impact of research council funding over the last year. With income cuts playing a significant role, the number of principal investigators and research fellowships with research council funding have both gone down–even as the remainder’s output has gone up.

6 years ago
Rover with contaminants dyed red

What I Say When My Colleagues Ask Me If They Should Be On Twitter

Quite frequently nowadays, other professors ask me if they should be on Twitter, reports Hope Jahren, a scientist, blogger and not-so-secret agent for social media. “This is kind of sad,” I think to myself, “How did we get to the point where I’m giving computer advice?” I’ve decided to generously make my opinions available.

6 years ago

SAGE Opposes FIRST Act

Leading social and behavioral sciences publisher SAGE today joined with science associations and American universities in opposing the FIRST Act. […]

6 years ago
Daniel Lipinski

Lipinski Suggests Damage From FIRST Might Be Contained

How concerned should the social science community be about the still substantial chunk of money missing from federal social science support in a hotly contested National Science Foundation reauthorization bill? According to Daniel Lipinski, the very conservative Democratic congressman whose amendment backfilled $50 million that even more conservative Republicans wanted to take away, a lot and a little.

6 years ago
Fay Lomax Cook

Northwestern’s Fay Lomax Cook Tabbed to Head SBE

Northwestern University social policy professor Fay Lomax Cook, the longtime head of the Institute for Policy Research, has been appointed to head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral &; Economic Sciences.

6 years ago
Daniel Lipinski

UPDATED: FIRST Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle

A bill that would dramatically reduce the amount of money that the federal government spends on social science research advanced after passing in a House of Representatives subcommittee on a party-line vote this morning.

6 years ago
Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. All the articles […]

6 years ago

Impact on Layoff Survivors

With a slow economic recovery well underway, there is a new employment story to be told—those who remain at organizations […]

6 years ago
Sign for evidence-based policy

Wanna Turn Heads in Washington? Here’s How

A survey of White House advisers from three administrations reveals that what they want from researchers is less options than opinions, and less journal citations than citations by journalists.

6 years ago