Month: March 2016

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Can’t Keep a Good Survey Down: Add Health

From the ashes of the aborted American Teen Survey arose one of the most important longitudinal surveys in the social and and behavioral arsenal, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. This is a story of government spending gone terribly right!

4 years ago
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The Sociologist of Mobility: John Urry, 1946-2016

John Urry, a sociologist probably best known for his work on mobilities but whose gaze also lit on issues ranging from tourism to energy use, from social change to complexity theory, died suddenly on March 18.

4 years ago
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Social Science Gets Surprisingly Warm Reception on Hill

At the scene of many a dismal day for partisans of social and behavioral science, a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill saw proponents of the disciplines loud and proud. However, those hoping for an $8 billion budget next year for the NSF had less to be happy about.

4 years ago
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Could ‘Faculty Publication Funds’ Drive Gold OA?

Having tracked and analysed the usage data of one university’s central open access fund over eight years, Stephen Pinfield finds that mandates, particularly if accompanied by funding, have played a very important role in encouraging uptake of Gold OA.

4 years ago
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Stephen Pinfield on Institutional Open Access Funds

Stephen Pinfield, co-author of a new study looking at the role that a centralized ‘faculty publication fund’ could have on uptake of articles to the ‘gold’ version of open access publishing, discusses just how a central fund should be approached and how librarians and smaller institutions can play a role.

4 years ago
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