Month: June 2015

African on globe

Reversing Africa’s Academic Brain Drain

It won’t come easy, but an Nigerian academic working in Arkansas urges administrators of African universities to limit the obstacles keeping Africans from choosing to work in the home continent.

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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 800 journals. The articles linked below […]

8 years ago
Michael Reisch

Stories of Research to Reality: Michael Reisch

Historian and social justice professor Michael Reisch used the example of the case of Freddie Gray in his own home of Baltimore to show how much social science could add to examinations of poverty.

8 years ago
Sleeping guard

Lessons from the LaCour Retraction

We need honest researchers who monitor their own behavior; we need to have scrutiny by other researchers in the field; and we need an engaged public. But what do we have, asks Judith Stark.

8 years ago
CFHSS advocacy panel

Three Countries, Three Methods to Preserve Social Science

A recent panel drew social science advocates from three countries – Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States – to the same stage to discuss preserving the disciplines’ sometimes tenuous hold on support from policymakers

8 years ago

OBSSR Marks Anniversary With Three Days of Events

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, or OBSSR, opened on July 1, 1995, and later this month three days of events will mark that 20th anniversary at NIH’s Bethesda, Maryland campus

8 years ago
Tim Hunt

The Response to Tim Hunt’s Sexist Remarks is Deeply Flawed

Despite the hoopla over Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent comments, says Daniel Nehring, they will continue to be ignored as long as universities continue to be portrayed mostly as motors of economic growth and their transformative potential in political and cultural terms is forgotten.

8 years ago
Claire M. Renzetti

Stories of Research to Reality: Claire M. Renzetti

The fourth speaker in this series is Claire M. Renzetti, chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. Here she talks about the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the same year that she agreed to be the founding editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal ‘Violence Against Women’.

8 years ago
Survey crew roadsign

The Tragedy of the (Over-Surveyed) Commons

If Garrett Hardin were with us today, argues Rob Brooks, he would have saved a special place on the degraded commons to relegate those who inflict upon us all the burden of collecting meaningless data and unheeded opinion.

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