Month: December 2014

Repair effort

Peer Review Has Problems. Let’s Fix Them

In a conclusion to his two earlier articles on post-publication peer review, Andy Tattersall argues that while new ways to measure scholarly value may not be perfect yet, it’s still high time to start introducing them more widely.

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Introducing SAGE Language Services!

SAGE is proud to announce the launch of SAGE Language Services, a new online source that provides pre-submission manuscript preparation […]

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Social media icons

A Few Caveats for Budding Social Media Research Mavens

Behavioral scientists have seized on social media and their massive data sets as a way to quickly and cheaply figure out what people are thinking and doing. But some of those tweets and thumbs ups can be misleading.

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Women 2.0 conference sign

Women’s Own Behavior Boosts Gender Disparity in Academia

Concerns about gender equity in academia are persistent and sadly not new. A recent paper details evidence that women may inadvertently contribute to gender disparities in conference presentations by requesting lower profile roles. What can be done to address that?

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John Culberson

Can Federal Funding for the Social Sciences Survive in 2015?

The change in political balance in the U.S. Congress almost certainly will impact the fortunes of government-funded social and behavioral science next year. It’s time, argues Howard Silver, for universities and private industry to join the effort to preserve and protect these disciplines.

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Spock

Will SPOCs Live Long and Prosper?

We’re familiar with MOOCs — massive online courses. But what’s happened to the smaller — and more human-sized — online courses of yore?

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Korean classroom

View From Korea: Higher Education Without Utopia

South Korea’s educational edifice has been praised near and far. But after a year spent among attentive and excellent students, Daniel Nehring wonders if the ‘pressure cooker’ apsects of the system aren’t sowing the seeds of a permanent status quo.

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