Month: January 2016

Passion of Creation

I Have a Journal Article. How Do I Write a Blog Post About it?

If you can really do communication in an accessible way, explains Patrick Dunleavy, your writing may also circulate widely in other disciplines and in the external world outside universities, enhancing your reputation there. And you are in luck – he also explains one way to do that.

4 years ago

Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Ian Quigg

In the final installment of the 10 top essays submitted to the ESRC reflecting on how a social science-influenced world will look in 2015, we present Ian Quigg’s ruminations on what capitalism will look like after another half century’s buffeting by the ‘perennial gale of creative destruction.’

4 years ago

Social Science Bites Makes Leap to Print

This month, a collection of 18 Social Science Bites podcasts has been released by Social Science Space’s parent, SAGE Publishing in book form. We talk with series co-host Dave Edmonds about Bites’ genesis and direction.

4 years ago

New Teaching Excellence Framework Shows the Power of Marketing

The UK’s proposed Teaching Excellence Framework focuses strongly on ‘value for money,’ which, argues our Daniel Nehring, further elides the intellectual dimensions of scholarship and replaced it with the reduction of academics’ labor to the production of a skilled labor force.

4 years ago
Distracted riving warning

Hands-free Technology is Not Enough to Prevent Distracted Driving

Putting down your phone is merely the first step in banishing distractions while you drive, according to research in the journal ‘Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.’ In fact, asking Siri to do something at a remove is pretty darned dangerous, too.

4 years ago

Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Sam Miles

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 Sam Miles’ question of whether greater exposure to the cyberworld is creating a dystopia or a utopia.

4 years ago
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