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The We Society Explores Intersectionality and Single Motherhood

In a recently released episode of The We Society podcast, Ann Phoenix, a psychologist at University College London’s Institute of […]

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NSF Announces Analytics for Equity Initiative

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the Analytics for Equity Initiative for social, economic and behavioral sciences research which examines equity-related topics for public benefit via federal data and scientific advances.

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How ChatGPT Could Transform Higher Education 

If you’re (still) on Twitter right now, you’ll see that everyone is talking about OpenAI’s new chat tool, ChatGPT. Ask […]

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Webinar: Remodeling the Ivory Tower – Social Science for Social Justice

To herald the launch of its new Social Science for Social Justice book series, SAGE Publishing (the parent of Social […]

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Watch the Video: Improving Academic-Government Collaboration in Evidence-Based Policymaking

“We’ve seen trust fail in many ways, especially across sectors,” said political scientist Jake Bowers in a recent online event, […]

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Event: NSF Hosts SBE Advisory Committee Meeting

The Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate is hosting its committee meeting on December 15 from 1-5 pm and December 16 from 12-4pm.

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Claudia Goldin on the Gender Pay Gap

Harvard University economic historian Claudia Goldin studies the origins, causes and persistence of te gender pay gap in the United States, which she discusses in this Social Science Bites podcast.

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Watch the Webinar: The Cost-of-Living Crisis

Torsten Bell, chief executive officer of the Resolution Foundation, delivered the 2022 Campaign for Social Science Annual SAGE Lecture, on […]

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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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Why the Latest Strike Wave at UK Universities is Likely to Achieve Little

A lack of public understanding, the decline of collegiality and poor framing of the underlying issues will all make the success of planned UK university strikes unlikely, argues Daniel Nehring.

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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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Does Open Access Result In More Policy Citations?

Will you research be cited more often if it was originally published open access? The people at Overton, a platform which tracks citation in policy, decided to investigate.

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Virtual Event – Re-thinking the Therapeutic: Affect, Alienation, and Politics in Therapeutic Culture

Therapeutic culture plays a central role in societies around the world. From self-help books to mental well-being workshops to conversations […]

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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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Children and the Legacy of COVID Policies

Another day, another report revealing the damage from COVID policies to children and their development. A BBC study has found […]

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The Future of Academic Twitter After Elon Musk

After much speculation, Twitter has been acquired by Elon Musk. In this post, Mark Carrigan asks, if now is the time to rethink academic twitter by separating out the knowledge exchange and academic community building functions that have up to this point taken place side by side on Twitter.

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Event: Publish or Perish – Challenges and Opportunities of French-Language Research in Canada

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Acfas will be co-hosting a free webinar entitled “Publish in English or perish: Challenges and opportunities of French-language research in Canada.” The webinar will take place simultaneously in English and French on Nov. 15, from 1-2pm.

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Event: DSPG Hosts Ravi Chaturvedi

The next Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) forum event will be hosted on Nov. 20, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Attendees may either attend virtually or in-person at the University of Virginia’s Student Health and Wellness building at 550 Brandon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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Americans’ Knowledge Deficit, and Confidence Surplus, about Politics

The author’s research shows that many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do.

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Watch: John B. Diamond Delivers AERA’s 2022 Brown Lecture in Education Research

John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and education policy in Brown University’s department of sociology and Annenberg Institute for School Reform, will deliver the 2022 Brown Lecture in Education Research.

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