Archives for November, 2019

Analysis: Indonesia Needs Quality Research to Inform Policy-Making
Impact
November 12, 2019

Analysis: Indonesia Needs Quality Research to Inform Policy-Making

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Free Resource: MethodSpace Webinar
Resources
November 11, 2019

Free Resource: MethodSpace Webinar

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Why Social Science? Because It Can Improve the Lives of Those Who Serve Our Country
Impact
November 11, 2019

Why Social Science? Because It Can Improve the Lives of Those Who Serve Our Country

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Life Scientist Sudip Parikh to Head AAAS
Announcements
November 6, 2019

Life Scientist Sudip Parikh to Head AAAS

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RSS’s Hetan Shah Tapped to Head British Academy

RSS’s Hetan Shah Tapped to Head British Academy

Professor Hetan Shah, who has headed the Royal Statistical Society for the last eight years, has been named to lead the British […]

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Opportunity: Over $30 Million in Awards to Improve Healthy Longevity

Opportunity: Over $30 Million in Awards to Improve Healthy Longevity

The National Academy of Medicine has launched the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life.

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Why Faith in Science Is Critical: Five Questions for Naomi Oreskes

Why Faith in Science Is Critical: Five Questions for Naomi Oreskes

Science journalist Hope Reese speaks with Naomi Oreskes, author of the new book ‘Why Trust Science?’ about how to trust science that may conflict with our moral or religious values and what we can do to prevent bias in scientific communities, and methodological fetishism, among other topics.

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The Perils of Industry Funded Research

The Perils of Industry Funded Research

Funders from private industry — which represent two-thirds of funding in medical research, for example — can go great lengths to suppress the publication of findings which appear unfavorable. How can academic freedom be protected with this monumental funding shift?

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Michele Gelfand on Social Norms

Michele Gelfand on Social Norms

“Social norms are the glue,” cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand tells interviewer David Edmonds in this Social Science Bites podcast, “that keep people together.” How much glue do we need? Gelfand describes the “simple tradeoff” between tight and loose cultures: tight opts for more order while loose aims for openness,

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