Month: October 2021

Bust of Karl Marx's head

Who Gets to Be Part of the Social Science Canon?

Drawing on a quantitative study of sociologists in the 20th century, Nicole Holzhauser argues that not only the content of scientific work, but also social capital has historically played a significant role in allocating recognition and power.

11 months ago
interview at table near window

To Lead or Not to Lead – That Is the Question

Our curiosity about how to decipher leading from non-leading questions resulted in a typology of how interview questions can lead in three ways; through introduced content, presupposition and evaluation.

11 months ago
Philosopher, likely Galileo, looking a celestial gadget

COVID-19, Masks and Magical Thinking

The state of the face mask debate is rather as if Galileo had published his account of the heliocentric universe and then included a paragraph at the end telling the reader to ignore all the evidence because the Church had declared that everything revolved around the Earth.

11 months ago