Month: January 2019

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The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Researcher

Isolation and loneliness, as opposed to solitude, seem to the be the lot of many midern researchers. Research shows that 40 percent of academics, and more than half below the age of 35, view isolation at work as the main factor affecting their mental health. And many academics turn to counselling to learn ways to cope with emotional distress.

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How Do I Share My Article? Top Tips for After Publication

Publishing an article in a reputed academic journal is no mean feat. From the initial grant proposal, through to writing the paper, formatting it to meet journal guidelines and then waiting for peer review to be complete, a huge amount of time and work is required. And that’s assuming you’re accepted first time! Here’s how we counsel people about this at SAGE.

2 years ago

The What, Why and How of Collective Intelligence

How can we develop a new field of collective intelligence that pulls across disciplines and works between academic and practitioner domains? This was a key question addressed at the ‘Designing collective intelligence to address social needs’ event hosted by the global innovation foundation Nesta.

2 years ago

President Signs Bill on Evidence-Based Policy

In what’s been billed as “the first step in a longer process of ensuring the government is fully invested in using science to improve the effectiveness of its operations,” on January 14 President Trump signed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.

2 years ago

Social Science Space 2018 Round-Up

Last year Social Science Space presented more than 200 articles on the impact, infrastructure and industry surrounding social and behavioral science and research. Here we chose a few of special merit to highlight what went on in 2018. Click the links mentioned to review the full post and/or podcast.

2 years ago

VR: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

Virtual Reality technology is opening previously locked doors to researchers in the social sciences. But how viable is it really as a research tool? We take a look back over the history of experimental research in human perception and response to consider the future of VR in experimental design.

2 years ago

Rethinking Research Impact in International Development

In addition to the established impact agenda, those doing research for development now also have to contend with the Overseas Development Assistance research agenda. Valeria Izzi observes that while there are clear similarities between the two, so far remarkably little reflection has gone into how they fit together.

2 years ago

Here Is the Science Behind Scheduling Social Media

Bringing science to science communications: Social media post scheduling long has been an art, not a science. A new study reveals the impact of time of day, targeted content advertising, and content type on link clicks and how these variables interact.

2 years ago

How Does Federally Funded Science Fare in Shutdown?

During this U.S government partial shutdown, agencies including the NSF, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Parks Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NOAA have had to stop most work. Surely that can’t be beneficial …

2 years ago