Communication

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And So to Conclude: In Search of a Happy Ending

William Poole takes an alternative approach to the usual ‘how-to’ blog format for academic writing. An avid reader of conclusions, with an aversion to writing them, the author presents an altogether inconclusive reflection on the form and function of the conclusion.

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SHAPE – A Focus on the Human World

Social sciences, humanities and the arts can help us in our endeavors, which is why we, along with the British Academy and others, have recently launched SHAPE: Social sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy

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Ziyad Marar

SAGE’s Ziyad Marar Named Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Ziyad Marar, president of global publishing at SAGE Publishing, has been elected to the Fellowship of Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences, making him just the second publisher to be so named in the history of Academy’s fellowship program. Marar, whose accomplishments include launching Social Science Space in 2011, joins 72 other fellows in the 2020 cohort.

3 months ago
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Can Action-Oriented Research Help Social Science Be More Relevant?

‘Action oriented research’ is research which explores socially relevant problems by bridging worlds of theory and practice, which involves collaboration between practitioners (and other research ‘consumers’) and academics and which shortens pathways to impact by combining research production with research use in situ

4 months ago
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Making a Modern Encyclopedia Into a Tool for Lifelong Learning

Creating a modern academic encyclopedia is a labor of love – years of effort that is both conceptual and physical, dozens or even hundreds of writers to corral and then try to control, the ever-present march of time threatening to date all your efforts before anyone see your work, and the possibility that even serious scholars might just Google their question rather than reach for a well-vetted volume.

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Digital Overload and the Nostalgic Joys of Analog

As a global pandemic leaves many drowning in the digital, the pleasures of our analog past are ripe for re-discovery. This post from Kip Jones recounts his feelings about the joys of physical media.

6 months ago
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