Communication

Blog posts and resources relating to social science communication. To start a new discussion on communication, visit the forum via the above link.

Sample of ELIZA chat

The Robot Will See You Now

David Canter follows his concern that psychologists are losing contact with people by considering how computers are presented as replacements for human ‘intelligence’. This ignores the importance of in situ person to person contact, which has been shown by the COVID pandemic to be so crucial for people.

5 months ago
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Lego figures working

Librarian Survey Focuses on Embedding ‘In Life of the User’

The report ” Librarian Futures: Charting Librarian–Patron Behaviors and Relationships in the Networked Digital Age,” follows from a survey of 4,000 librarians and patrons and synthesizes those survey results with usage data from Lean Library, data from a range of librarian and library stakeholder interviews, and contributions from partners scite, Springshare, OpenAthens and OCLC.

8 months ago
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Library shelves with various journals lying flat

In Praise of Those ‘Less Prestigious’ Journals

Shannon Mason and Margaret K. Merga argue that researchers should adopt more careful citation practices, as a means to broaden and contextualise what counts as ‘prestigious’ research and create a more equitable publishing environment for research outside of core anglophone countries.

8 months ago
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