Archives for May, 2018

Transforming Research into an Illustrated Abstract
Communication
May 31, 2018

Transforming Research into an Illustrated Abstract

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How to Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster
Interdisciplinarity
May 30, 2018

How to Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster

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Political Scientist of Puerto Ricans: Angel Falcón, 1953-2018
Career
May 25, 2018

Political Scientist of Puerto Ricans: Angel Falcón, 1953-2018

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10 Reasons to Study Statistics
Bookshelf
May 24, 2018

10 Reasons to Study Statistics

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Learning About Cuba Through Cuban Eyes

Learning About Cuba Through Cuban Eyes

In the wake of him earning the UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Award for Activist Scholars, we present Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.’s discussion of how he got involved in chronicling Cuba and what his time in Havana taught him about his home of Buffalo and about other American cities.

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How to Have the Best Possible Student-Supervisor Meeting

How to Have the Best Possible Student-Supervisor Meeting

Drawing on their new SAGE book for students and academics “How to be a Happy Academic,” Alex Clark and Bailey Sousa share strategies for successful student-supervisor meetings.

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Pair to Receive Economic Statistics’ Shiskin Award 

Pair to Receive Economic Statistics’ Shiskin Award 

Barry Bosworth, the Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Danny Pfeffermann, director of Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, will receive the 2018 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.

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Behavioral Science Can Be Used to Win War with Fake News

Behavioral Science Can Be Used to Win War with Fake News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently acknowledged his company’s responsibility in helping create the enormous amount of fake news that plagued the 2016 election – after earlier denials. Yet he offered no concrete details on what Facebook could do about it. Fortunately, there’s a way to fight fake news that already exists and has behavioral science on its side: the Pro-Truth Pledge project.

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Sweating the Small Stuff: It’s the Facets of Personality That Reveal Larger Truths

Sweating the Small Stuff: It’s the Facets of Personality That Reveal Larger Truths

One of the largest meta-analysis conducted in the social sciences: asks what the relationship is between who you are (i.e., personality), your work enjoyment (i.e., job satisfaction) and your happiness (i.e., life satisfaction) to find out whether we need to be happy at work to be happy life. That’s not all it found out.

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The Other Dead of 1918

The Other Dead of 1918

Although it won’t see the memorials and centenary events that the World War I Armistice will, it’s worth thinking back to the ravages of the ‘Spanish flu’ of a century ago and the implications that that pandemic of the past has for infections of the future.

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Microsite Offers Content on Mental Health Awareness

Microsite Offers Content on Mental Health Awareness

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In the latest of its monthly series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing today is offering free access to academic articles that support Mental Health Awareness Week. The week, sponsored by Britain’s Mental Health Foundation, this year is focused on stress (“Are we coping?”), which the collection covers along with the causes, diagnosis, experiences and treatment of mental illness, are the content areas represented in the collection.

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The Value of Big Data Creation

The Value of Big Data Creation

How do firms transform big data and why do firms differ in their abilities to create value from big data? in a research article that tries to find answers to these questions. Jing Zeng and Keith Glaister find “it is not the data itself, or individual data scientists, that generate value creation opportunities. Rather, value creation occurs through the process of data management.”

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