Month: October 2015

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 […]

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Ken Prewitt

Statistical Champion Ken Prewitt Awarded by SAGE-CASBS

The former Census director and president of the Social Science Research Council will be honored at the 2015 Behavioral & Social Science Summit at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

4 years ago
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Teresa McCarty

Indigenous Education’s Checkered History in the U.S.

As part of a lecture series that commemorates the historic school desegregation court case of Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education, an expert in indigenous education reviewed the arc of education native Americans in public settings.

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What Connects English Language Testing, Tours and Education Markets?

Universities around the world are impacted by narrow definitions of world-class education, but a just-concluded trip o India reminded our Michelle Stack that institutions individually and through international collaborations can and do make choices that mitigate or increase inequity.

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Scene from Suffragette

Suffragette – More than a Feminist Movie

With most works of art looking at the past, the real focus is the present. The new movie ‘Suffragette,’ writes Robert Dingwall, invites us to think about the consequences of political systems that are supposedly democratic but systematically exclude many voices.

4 years ago
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Syrian_refugees_in Budapest

How Do Europeans Really Feel About Migrants?

Given the angry images cascading off TV screens, it’s pretty clear that migrants aren’t welcome in Europe. Or are they? Three papers in a themed edition of the ‘International Journal of Comparative Sociology’ suggest a more nuanced answer.

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World Bank Unveils Its Own ‘Nudge Unit’

The Global Insights Initiative, with its intriguing acronym of GINI, will bring experimentation to the World Bank’s poverty-fighting efforts by incorporating behavioral and social science into its project design and evaluation.

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Divide

STM and HSS – the Great OA Divide

There is a divide in how academics from the humanities and social sciences view open access publishing compared to their colleagues in the science, technology and medical fields: HSS is notably more skittish about OA.

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South African students

In South Africa, OA is a Necessity, Not a Nicety

Individual academics and institutions have driven the open access process in South Africa. This bottom-up approach has its merits, argue John Butler-Adam, Susan Veldsman and Ina Smith, but a push from the top is needed to ensure that the nation stays on track.

4 years ago
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Ice pond

Bringing Foundational Research in from the Cold

Just as the ice on a frozen pond may prevent us from seeing the richness in the underlying water, so may the calcifications of the most recent research blind us to what classic theorists actually said and wrote. So argue three academics in a new article about the legacy of Kurt Lewin’s change management theory.

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