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Some Thoughts on Academic Internationalization in China

Within Communist academia, scholarship is managed top-down to a significant degree, for the benefit of part, state and society, and independent research operates in the nooks and crannies that remain. In this institutional environment, independent public speech carries a considerable risk, as does, to an extent, independent thought.

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Can Twitter Serve as a Tripwire for Problematic Research?

Robin Haunschild and Lutz Bornmann discuss their recent findings on how retracted papers were talked about on the social media platform Twitter and how this can be mapped onto the eventual retraction notices of these articles.

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NSF Seeking Key Leaders for Social Science Directorate

Three key positions in the portion of the National Science Foundation focusing on social science will soon be open, and the foundation – the largest funder of academic social science in the United States — is conducting a national search to fill these key jobs.

1 month ago
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Ethnography’s Denominator Blues

Steven Lubet set out to investigate whether ethnography’s characteristic reliance on unverified accounts may sometimes produce misinformation. He argues that In any other academic discipline, his findings would have provoked less umbrage and more reinvestigation.

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A Guide to Career Paths in Behavioral Science

Practicing behavioral scientist Preeti Kotamarthi finds it reassuring to know that this subject, which literally burst on the scene only a few years ago, has gained acceptance around the world, and students brave enough to study it now have a career to look forward to.

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Let’s Do Research With First Nations Peoples, Not On Them

The authors of a new book on community-led research ask how to move research ‘done to’ and ‘on people’ towards ‘for and with people.’ It features both community and academic voices and reflects on research that foregrounds non-academic priorities.

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