On May 12 – Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Day – a series of online events will mark the release of a report on the status of these groups in science, analyze the new data, and aim to provide an understanding of what to do next.
In one of its series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a […]
It’s a great idea, in principle to work diligently toward removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Unfortunately, in practice it helps perpetuate a belief in technological salvation and diminishes the sense of urgency surrounding the need to curb emissions now.
Higher education is striving to address problems such as access, inclusion, and elitism, but is a neoliberalist foundation undermining these efforts—or even the system itself? An online forum held on April 21, “Deconstructing Neoliberalism in Higher Education: How can we promote greater equity and re-professionalize the professoriate?” addressed this quandary.
The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd signposts a defining moment beyond policing. Finding Chauvin guilty on all counts should have consequences for policing in the United States, the trial-by-jury system and, crucially, race and justice.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) will hold a public webinar from 3:00 p.m. to […]
Join the American Psychological Association for a free webinar on April 26, 2021. Improvements in the openness, rigor, and reproducibility […]
An elegant experiment mapped social discrimination -based on how foreign someone’s name sounds in a given country – among European amateur football teams.
Research from Loren Falkenberg and Elizabeth Cannon shows universities must “future proof” themselves, which happens when an institutional strategy is focused on the future while mitigating the impact of unforeseen events.
In light of cuts to UKRI’s research funding and Overseas Development Assistance program, Nicky Armstrong and Evelyn Pauls argue that these developments reflect a narrow conception of the impact of academic research on society and describe how these cuts will affect the work of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, as director of the Census Bureau.
No matter how exquisite the details, it is important to separate fact from folklore – which should not require cross examination.
One of the most heavily contested voting-policy issues in the 2020 election, in both the courts and the political arena, […]
Correcting mistakes in light of new data and updating findings to reflect this is often considered to be a key characteristic of scientific research. Commenting on the ‘Loss-of-Confidence Project’, a study into self-correction amongst psychologists, Julia M. Rohrer, suggests that in practice self-correction of published research is, infrequent, difficult to achieve and perceived to come with reputational costs. However, by reframing and changing the static nature of academic publications, it may be possible to develop a research culture more conducive to self-correction.
On April 28, 2021, join the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in partnership with the Hewlett […]
Princeton sociologist Marta Tienda will be the next president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Volunteer reviewers are one key obstacle – or ally – in seeing scholarship from indigenous authors makes into mainstream academic journals. Here are some tips to remove obstacles.
With the 2021 publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, a timely question is, what is the state of trans studies now and in the future? In this archived webinar, a panel of leading scholars in the field — all contributors to the encyclopedia — discuss this topic.
The National Science Foundation is opening up new venues and new vectors for investment in social and behavioral sciences. The head of the NSF’s social science directorate outlines what some of the opportunities are and how to apply for them right now
On Friday, April 23rd, join the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers for a virtual congressional […]
A psychiatrist’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal argues that long Covid is psychosomatic. Steve Lubet asks why the writer is dictating to patients rather than listening to them.
The National Academies of Sciences’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, or DBASSE, has announced the 2021 Spring […]
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Join Dr. Marni A. Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College, Stephanie A. Jirard, Professor of Criminal Justice […]
New research shows that states that require civics courses do not necessarily have better test scores, more youth voting or young people volunteering at higher rates than other states