Year: 2017

Science’s Uphill Journey Out of Its Credibility Crisis

The credibility of science is under siege, says Andrea Saltelli. On the one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.

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Book Review: A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors

In ‘A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors: Traveling the Landscape of Research,’ Lene Tanggaard and Charlotte Wegener offer a hands-on guide for both students and supervisors that seeks to engage with the ‘actual and messy practices of doctoral training,’ says Sroyon Mukherjee. 

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Gerry Czerniawski at BERA

20 Tips for the Three(!) Careers of the Early Career Researcher

It’s not easy being an early career researcher! Establishing your professional identity, developing your independence as a researcher, teaching, competing for grants, coping with increasing levels of administration and – oh yes – developing your ‘output’ – that dreadful word so often used to describe the writing born of your research.

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Washington and Social Science: Bills on Evidence-Based Policy, Peer-Review

While most eyes in Washington are focused on tax reform, two new bills that affect social science have been introduced: one that re configures how peer-review would be used for determining research grants, and another that would make use of recommendations from a bipartisan study on evidence-based policy.

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12 Tips for Writing A Peer Review

If you’ve never done a peer review before, the process might seem a little daunting. In this post from Publons, peer-review experts were asked for the advice on how best to proceed, and their top 12 tips are presented here.

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Brexit McCarthyism, Universities PLC and the Erosion of Academic Freedom in the UK

Last week the UK academic world was abuzz about Chris Heaton- Harris’ letter on Brexit. This week it’s not. This lack of lasting public interest in threats to academic freedom is lamentable even as the corporatization of the nation’s universities is the biggest threat facing academic life and flies completely under the public’s radar, argues Daniel Nehring.

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FABBS Honors Six Impactful Early Career Scientists

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences has named six winners of its 2017 Early Career Impact Award. The award goes to early career scientists of FABBS member societies who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and who are within the 10 years of having received their PhD.

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A Personal History of ‘Human Relations,’ With Chocolate

‘Henry Riley: A Personal History of Human Relations’ frames the seven decades of The Tavistock Institute’s journal ‘Human Relations’ against key moments in one man’s ordinary life and how those moments are reflected through seminal articles published in the journal.

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Do Universities Emphasize STEM Too Much?

STEM programs are critical components of universities’ curricular and research missions, but so, too, notes Paul Axelrod, are the liberal arts. And these programs should not be marginalized in market-driven, academic prioritization schemes.

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