Patrick Dunleavy

Patrick Dunleavy is emeritus professor of political science and public policy at the London School of Economics, and the editor in chief at LSE Press. With Helen Porter and CIVICA colleagues, he leads a workgroup that is compiling an open science handbook for both the quantitative and qualitative social sciences. He blogs at 'Writing for Research" and tweets @Write4Research.

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How Three False Starts Stifle Open Social Science

Patrick Dunleavy argues that there have already been three false starts in open science: focusing only on isolated bits of the open agenda in ways that don’t connect and so are not meaningful; loading researchers with off-putting, external bureaucratic requirements; and risking reopening ‘sectarian’ divides between quantitative and qualitative social scientists.

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I Have a Journal Article. How Do I Write a Blog Post About it?

If you can really do communication in an accessible way, explains Patrick Dunleavy, your writing may also circulate widely in other disciplines and in the external world outside universities, enhancing your reputation there. And you are in luck – he also explains one way to do that.

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Are You an Academic Hermit?

Lack a personal website? No CV posted online? Is your work visible on digital listings? If you are answering no, Patrick Dunleavy offers some advice how to easily shed that monkish role — if you want to.

8 years ago
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How to Carefully Choose Useless Titles for Academic Writing

An informative title for an article or chapter maximizes the likelihood that your audience correctly remembers enough about your arguments to re-discover what they are looking for. Without embedded cues, your work will sit undisturbed on other scholars’ PDF libraries, or languish unread among hundreds of millions of other documents on the Web. That must be what what we want, based on on what we do.

9 years ago
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