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As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes
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August 4, 2023

As We Evolve Science Policy We Must Vigilantly Assess Its Changes

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You Can Merge Two Goals: A Talk with Scholar-Activist Gregory Squires
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July 31, 2023

You Can Merge Two Goals: A Talk with Scholar-Activist Gregory Squires

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Social Science Research Council Turns 100: Interview with President Anna Harvey
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July 10, 2023

Social Science Research Council Turns 100: Interview with President Anna Harvey

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Social Science Research Council Turns 100: Fellowship and Grant Recipients
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June 26, 2023

Social Science Research Council Turns 100: Fellowship and Grant Recipients

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Hype Terms In Research: Words Exaggerating Results Undermine Findings

Hype Terms In Research: Words Exaggerating Results Undermine Findings

The claim that academics hype their research is not news. The use of subjective or emotive words that glamorize, publicize, embellish or exaggerate results and promote the merits of studies has been noted for some time and has drawn criticism from researchers themselves. Some argue hyping practices have reached a level where objectivity has been replaced by sensationalism and manufactured excitement. By exaggerating the importance of findings, writers are seen to undermine the impartiality of science, fuel skepticism and alienate readers.

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William E. Spriggs, 1955-2023: Economist And Racial Justice Advocate

William E. Spriggs, 1955-2023: Economist And Racial Justice Advocate

Economist William E. Spriggs, an educator, racial justice advocate and public sector leader whose work saw him operate at the highest levels of American policymaking, died June 6.

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What Constitutes Gender Bias In Academia?

What Constitutes Gender Bias In Academia?

Researchers regularly observe gender differences in favor of men in various parts of academia, such as fewer women in senior academic positions, fewer publications, lower citations rates and lower funding of women. However, researchers also observe differences in favor of women, such as more women being elected in NAS, more favorable peer review and higher funding rates of women.

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Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Here are five ways I have found Altmetrics to be useful beyond a simple numerical score and just telling us which journal papers are receiving attention.

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Ecological Economist Joan Martinez-Alier Receives 2023 Holberg Prize

Ecological Economist Joan Martinez-Alier Receives 2023 Holberg Prize

Joan Martinez-Alier, a scholar in ecological economics and political ecology, received the 2023 Holberg Prize from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

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Interview Describes Biases That Manifest In Artificial Intelligence Systems

Interview Describes Biases That Manifest In Artificial Intelligence Systems

Meredith Broussard, one of the few Black women doing research in artificial intelligence, would like to see us tackling the problems that have been shown to be prevalent in today’s AI systems, especially the issue of bias based on race, gender, or ability.

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Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, 1929-2023: Father of Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni, an Israeli-American sociologist, senior policy adviser, educator and father of the communitarianism philosophy, died May 31. He was 94.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Psychotherapy

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Psychotherapy

Machine learning tools like chatbots and virtual assistants can emulate the work of psychologists and psychotherapists and are even helping to address people’s basic therapeutic needs.

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