Career

At the beginning of your career, what are the key issues and challenges you face as a social scientist? On this page – and across Social Science Space, in fact – are some tools and resources that may be of use.

Discuss with other early career researchers
Use our forum to get more direct information from others in the same boat as you

Getting published
Need help getting your article or book published? Here are some useful tips and tools:

SAGE gateway – advice on getting published
Guardian Higher Education live chat on getting published
The SAGE series on getting published, from SAGE Connection: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4
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Links
Some other useful sites with support for early career researchers in the social sciences

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Elyse Couch

Building a better life with dementia: An ESRC Better Lives Essay

Before she studied psychology and mental care services, Elyse Couch worked as care worker for people with dementia — experiences which serve her well as she now investigates the use of health services following a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment. In this shortlisted essay from the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition, in which PhD students who have received money from the ESRC write short essays about how their research leads too better lives, the King’s College London student describes one particular person with dementia she worked with and how that experience highlights many aspects that follow a dementia diagnosis.

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Holly Chalcraft

This Land Is My Land: An ESRC Better Lives Essay

In this shortlisted essay from the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition, in which PhD students who have received money from the ESRC write short essays about how their research leads too better lives, anthropologist Holly Chalcraft from Durham University discusses how the ethnic swap between Greece and Turkey after World War I affects self-identity today.

11 months ago
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Bobby Beaumont

Playtime in the Camps: An ESRC Better Lives Essay

On April 4 winners were announced in the year’s ESRC Writing Competition, in which PhD students who have received money from the ESRC write short essays about how their research leads too better lives. Today we posting the shortlisted and winning essays with Bobby Beaumont, a PhD research at the University of Birmingham, and his essay titled “Playtime in the camps.” Beaumont, whose research focuses on how circus, play and arts-based interventions play out in refugee camps and temporary settlements.

11 months ago
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CASBS Director Levi Receives 25th Annual Skytte Prize

Margaret Levi, the director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, today received one of the most prestigious awards in the social sciences, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.

11 months ago
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Meet The Social Scientist, a New Networking Initiative for STEM

Danielle Tomasello describes The Social Scientist, a non-profit networking and outreach community of STEM professionals. Our volunteers answer questions that will benefit scientists’ interests, including a view of their work, environment and what it took for them to get there.

11 months ago
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Carol Dweck Talks Mindset, Recognition and Advice for Young Scholars

Earlier this month, psychologist Carol Dweck, author of the 2006 bestseller ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,’ received the 2019 SAGE-CASBS Award. Social Science Space asked the award winner a few questions about her work, how growth mindset has been received by various publics, and what advice she might give today’s young scholars.

11 months ago
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CASBS Announces 2019-20 Fellows

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has announced its 2019-20 fellows class of […]

11 months ago
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Bridging Research and Policy: Alan Krueger, 1960-2019

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who The New York Times described as “help[ing] lead economics toward a more scientific approach to research and policymaking” in his repeated stints in the public sector, has died at age 58.

11 months ago
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Recalling Some of Our Site’s Exceptional Women

In honor of International Woman’s Day, Social Science Space highlights some past posts from innovative leaders in social science, academics whose work continues to lead social science and academia into the future.

12 months ago
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Faculty Need To Be More Than Their Vita

At his business school, writes Larry Peters, success came from engaging faculty at all levels in expanding their roles and their time to accomplish what they needed and what the school and department needed. ‘We came to see,’ he writes, ‘as individuals, that we needed to be partners with the school’s leaders to help ensure that the collective could succeed.’

12 months ago
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‘Detoxing from Academia’: One Black Scholar’s Journey

JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist and leading scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and women’s empowerment, has almost two decades of experience in higher education. In this interview, she details who influenced — from her mom to bell hooks — and why she left her tenured professorship to work for a non-profit.

12 months ago
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In Age of Open Science, Should Your Presentation Appear Online?

Elie Diner presents arguments for and against sharing research presentations online, arguing that sharing research presentations should be seen as part of the mainstream of open scholarship and is a natural way for academics to present their preliminary findings.

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