Year: 2018

The A to Z: Tips for Writing an Impact Case Study

With submission to REF 2021 now less than two years away, university staff and academics are stepping up work to present their best examples of research impact. Sally Brown has compiled this useful A to Z to form compelling impact case studies.

10 months ago
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Plan S[how me the money]: Academic-led Initiatives vs. Less Costly Publishing Future

Plan S represents an exciting example of the scholarly community mobilizing to create funding requirements that could lead to an open access future. However, the plan has also raised a number of legitimate concerns, not least the absence of any incentive for publishers to lower journal costs. Brian Cody suggests how simple adjustments to the proposed article processing charge cap could encourage publishers to reduce costs and so free up funds for other open access projects.

10 months ago
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How the Brazilian Elite Delegitimize Demands for Greater Racial Equality

Brazilian elite have an enduring resistance to acknowledging the existence and the pernicious effects of racism in shaping the country’s contemporary social relations. These effects will have major implications on the way Brazil will continue to react toward prejudices and color-blind racism. Something that Brazilian author Luiz Trindade says is “problematic for Brazil and all Brazilians.”

10 months ago
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Ebola Response and the Utility of Social Science

The Congo’s devastating Ebola outbreak demands that a critical component of that international response should be to rapidly identify and deploy national and international social scientists, with knowledge of the local context, who can work together to develop the protocols and tools needed to implement social science research so essential for outbreak control.

10 months ago
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Training Social Scientists for the Future

Calling all social scientists. How were you trained? How are you keeping up (or not) with new developments in this rapidly changing digital world? How are you training your students? This was the subject of an event sponsored by SAGE Ocean as part of the ESRC’s 2018 Festival of Social Science. Comment on the post

10 months ago
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For 2019, Resolve to Grant Overdue Recognition

The Golden Goose Awards, which honor scientists whose research the U.S. government funded even though the initial premise may not have screamed ‘immediate application,’ is looking for a few good social scientists to honor.

10 months ago
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Chetty, Crenshaw, Krugman Among AAPSS Inductees for 2019

The American Academy of Political and Social Science announced today five eminent scholars who will join the academy as fellows in 2019: Raj Chetty, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Lemann, Alondra Nelson will officially join the academy on the evening of October 3, 2019, in a ceremony in Washington, DC.

10 months ago
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Special Pleading: Free Speech and Australian Universities

This is an edited version of a speech given by Glyn Davis, distinguished professor of political science at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University, at a summit to explore issues of academic freedom and autonomy hosted by the Australian National University.

10 months ago
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Social Science and Inoculation Against Vaccination Myths

Figuring out how public health professionals can most effectively combat misinformation about the flu vaccine is a critically important question for public health research. Looking at the latest research, what is the best way to communicate this importance.

10 months ago
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Should We Treat the Syllabus as a Scholarly Work?

A workshop conducted by the Humane Metrics Initiative earlier this year explored whether the humble syllabus should be treated as a scholarly work on its own merits, and if so, how the authors of any syllabi should be recognized.

11 months ago
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What Can We do About Scientific Misconduct?

In a world of alternative facts we should be able to turn to scientific research for reliably trust-worthy perspectives, yet even peer- reviewed journal articles can contain incorrect or misleading findings. New journal article is now up for open Access, which puts up some recommendations.

11 months ago
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