Month: November 2022

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Report Provides Recommendations for Data Instruction in the Social Sciences

In the Ithaka S+R report “Fostering Data Literacy: Teaching with Quantitative Data in the Social Sciences,” authored by Dylan Ruediger and Danielle Miriam Cooper, examined the use and teaching of data analysis in the social sciences. Ithaka S+R is the research arm of the ITHAKA not-for-profit which aims to help “the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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The Benefits of Industry Inputs into University Teaching?

Universities do a great job of enabling their students to gain in-depth knowledge in core degree disciplines. An academic degree also demonstrates a student’s ability to learn to potential employers. This is an increasingly important attribute in an ever-changing world where job, careers and whole industries may come and go over the course of a lifetime.

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Watch the Video: 2022 Alan T. Waterman Award Distinguished Lecture

The 2022 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation’s highest honor for early career scientists and engineers bestowed by the U.S. National Science Foundation., was awarded to Daniel Larremore of the University of Colorado. Larremore is is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute.

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NAS Announces Committee Studying Misinformation on Science

The National Academies’ Board on Science Education announced a committee for a new consensus study focused on understanding and addressing misinformation about science. The study aims to “will identify solutions to limit its spread and provide guidance on interventions, policies, and research toward reducing harms caused from misinformation.”

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Watch the Video: What’s Next for #AcademicTwitter?

In a video interview hosted by Social Science Space sister site Methodspace, Stu Shulman, a social media researcher and the founder and CEO of Textifter, joined interviewer Janet Salmons to discuss the future of academic Twitter.

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Academics Can Easily Depart Twitter While Institutions Remain

The fate of Twitter has been a pressing issue in the past weeks. Here, Andy Tattersall argues that whilst individual academics could quite easily leave the platform, the centrality of Twitter to academic institutions makes a wholesale departure unlikely.

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ERSC Celebrating Impact Prize 2022 Winners Announced

Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) announced winners in six categories of its Celebrating Impact Prize 2022 on Nov. 3. Now in its tenth year, the prize celebrates the success of ESRC-funded researchers in achieving and enabling outstanding economic or societal impact from excellent research. The ESRC is the UK’s largest f

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The Covid Pandemic in France: A Review

Henri Bergeron et al. Covid-19: Une Crise Organisationelle Sciences Po: Les Presses, 2020. 9782724626650Jean-Paul Gaudillière et al Pandémopolitiqiue La Découverte, […]

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