Month: October 2018

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Wolfson Foundation Funds £10 Million HSS Initiative With British Academy

Making its largest-ever grant in the social sciences and humanities, the Wolfson Foundation awarded the British Academy £10 million to promote high quality research. Under the initiative, the British Academy will create a fellowship program to support early career researchers, develop an international community of scholars and create an intellectual hub at the academy’s London home on Carlton House Terrace.

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Learning to Use fMRI in Organizational Research

The authors of a new paper on neurofinance — a relatively new area of research that strives to understand financial decision making by combining insights from psychology and neuroscience with theories of finance — discuss some of the issues they grappled with in using imaging technology for their research.

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Six Things We’ve Learned About Academic Writing Productivity (and Satisfaction)

Writing satisfaction is strongly linked to publishing productivity and, potentially, career success. Chris Smith reports on research investigating the tools and systems academics from all career stages use to keep writing and publishing. Age, experience, and having a sense of certainty about what sort of writing system suits you and your life are all important to productivity and overall satisfaction.

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SSHRC Impact Awards Get Metaphysical for 2018

Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council, now in its 40th year, handed out five Impact Prizes earlier this month to honor those showing the potential and applicability of government-funded research and exploration.

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Navigating Trade-Offs Between Research, Impact, and Collaboration

Valeria Izzi asks, when it comes to research for development, can we really have it all? Or are we setting the bar so high that researchers will be discouraged from even trying – instead embellishing their proposals with enough impact, partnership, and co-production jargon to win funding, before getting on with research as usual?

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Simply Applying for a Competitive Grant is a Win

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.” So goes the famous saying. But does the same apply for competitive research grants? Charles Ayoubi, Michele Pezzoni and Fabiana Visentin report on their study which finds that simply taking part in an application process has a positive effect on researchers.

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Microsite Offers Look at Artificial Intelligence

In the latest of its monthly series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a suite academic articles that focus on artificial intelligence.

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Why Social Science? Because It’s Proliferating

The president of the Social Science Research Council argues that that proliferation of data, data sharing and collaboration across private, government, and academic sectors requires a stewardship that social science can, at least in part, provide.

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Replication in Humanities Just as Desirable as in Sciences

Some scholars claim that replication, in the humanities, is not possible. The reasoning is that the humanities search for cultural meaning that can yield multiple valid answers since research objects are people and interactive entities. This may be true but it does not automatically follow that replication is not possible. Its a desirable feature for studies in the humanities to be replicable.

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#MeToo: Tackling Harassment in Academic Publishing

The #MeToo movement has slowly spread across to other sectors as people begin to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and bullying. In academic publishing, this conversation was in part started in February by Alison’s Mudditt’s powerful post on The Scholarly Kitchen. Muddit chaired a recent panel looking at sexual harassment, and ways to combat it, at the annual ALPSP conference.

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