Archives for 2015

Tackling Gender Stereotypes With the Power of Words
PIBBS
December 22, 2015

Tackling Gender Stereotypes With the Power of Words

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Kristin Hübner
Career
December 22, 2015

Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Kristin Hübner

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Book Review: A Social Strategy: How We Profit from Social Media
Business and Management INK
December 21, 2015

Book Review: A Social Strategy: How We Profit from Social Media

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Up-and-Coming: How Urbanization Sparks Entrepreneurship in Cities
Business and Management INK
December 18, 2015

Up-and-Coming: How Urbanization Sparks Entrepreneurship in Cities

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Common Rule Revision – The Ethics Police Fight Back

Common Rule Revision – The Ethics Police Fight Back

Revisions to the U.S. government’s regulations on ethical treatment of human research subjects that would exempt some experiments from direct oversight by institutional review boards are facing pushback from paternalistic guardians, says our Robert Dingwall, who don’t seem to believe subjects are competent to make decisions on their own.

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All Eggs in a Few Baskets Doesn’t Work for Universities, Either

All Eggs in a Few Baskets Doesn’t Work for Universities, Either

The Russell Group argues that research funding should be concentrated in the most elite institutions, Two sociologists who have studied how Asian universities have fared in global rankings argue just the opposite.

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Omnibus US Funding Bill Smiles on Social Science

Omnibus US Funding Bill Smiles on Social Science

UPDATED with COSSA analysis: Social and behavioral science funded by the U.S. government appears to have received an early Christmas present as leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the federal enterprise funded in 2016.

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Using Big Data in Organizational Research

Using Big Data in Organizational Research

Mobile computing technology is rapidly evolving. With the advent of new, wearable electronic sensors comes the potential to find new applications for the […]

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Elizabeth Houghton

Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Elizabeth Houghton

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Elizabeth Houghton’s examination of how more universal access to higher education could chip away at entrenched racial divides.

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Why Is It Again that the US Doesn’t Study Gun Violence?

Why Is It Again that the US Doesn’t Study Gun Violence?

The dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health argues that the relatively limited data the United States’ has available about firearms and firearm violence prevents any serious policy prescriptions from arising. A law that prevents the CDC from funding research that might support gun control has scared all federal funders from touching the issue.

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The Mash of Cultures: Integration and Mixedness

The Mash of Cultures: Integration and Mixedness

At a time when the differences between cultures seem increasingly unbridgeable, what does the latest scholarship about intermarriage and integration tell us about how to improve sociocultural relations and social cohesion? The editor of a special issue of ‘The ANNALS of the AAPSS’ offers some ideas …

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Book Review: Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

Book Review: Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation. Edited by Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson . […]

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