Weekly Overview of Social Science News

Launch of the World Social Science Blog | IPSA | Political Science News – News ⋅ sarah.veilleux.poulin
The International Social Science Council has launched the World Social Science Blog. The blog is open to contributions from anyone – its partners and members all over the world, researchers, policymakers, funders, students, think tanks, government agencies – interested in how the social sciences and other disciplines can contribute to social transformation and change for the better.

SA Federal Judge: Gay Marriage Ruling Will be Based on Law, Not ‘Social Science’ | WOAI.com
A federal judge in San Antonio will not consider the impact on children of being raised by gay parents as he decides whether to throw out Texas law which outlaws same sex marriage.

Guj govt stops grant to social science institutes | Times of India
Of the top 27 national social science research institutes in India, the three in Gujarat could face a financial crunch. Gujarat government has apparently discontinued grant to Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, both in Ahmedabad, and Centre for Social Studies in Surat. This could hit the research activities at these institutes with which many eminent research scholars from within the country and abroad are associated.

Humanities, social science researchers get top rating | Massey News
A study on how New Zealanders are coping with the challenges of aging is one of three College of Humanities and Social Sciences research projects to score the only gold ratings for the University from the Ministry of Innovation Business, and Employment.

Social scientists talk big data, Twitter research | N.C. State University Technician Online
A panel of three social scientists collaborated at North Carolina State to discuss what’s known as big data and its role in social science research

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