The first time you’re asked to write a peer review, it can seem like confirmation that you are no longer an academic poseur but a real member of the club. Then the realization that you’ve never written a peer review sets in. Here are some tips on taking that initial step.5 years ago
An archived version of a webinar offering strategies and tools for text and data mining for scholars in the social […]5 years ago
It’s a poor workman who blames his tools, argue two proponents of the ‘proper’ use of PowerPoint in the classroom. And here they offer tips on how to use the dread Microsoft product well.5 years ago
Critics of various bits of research often go to great lengths to make the studies seem silly, not serious. But ‘silly’ endeavors often result in serious societal gains — and maybe a boost for your career.6 years ago
The author of ‘In the name of the Rose, Umberto Eco, has another classic under his belt. Now in its 23rd edition in Italy and translated into 17 languages, How to Write a Thesis has just received its long overdue publication in English.6 years ago
Journalists have their own set of accuracy issues, so don’t add to them by making it hard to pick out your message from a torrent of disconnected thoughts carpet bombed on the ink-stained class. Here, Kevin Anselmo offers advice on preparation and training beforehand to reduce the likelihood of being misquoted.6 years ago
Have you thought about trying public outreach with your research by starring in or making videos for online viewership? Here’s some handy tips on presenting your social science Gangnam style.6 years ago
Kip Jones, who from his perch as a reader in performative social science at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Qualitative Research focuses on developing tools from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research, offers this top 10 list of techniques to welcome in the new year.6 years ago
If you could make a movie of sorts as you talked over a presentation being made on your computer screen […]6 years ago
So you’ve written a snappy and yet accurate and informative title for your journal article, and so after your victory lap you spend just a few seconds thinking about the keywords. That’s probably a mistake, argues the just-retired editor of an important political science journal.6 years ago
We want decisions to be based on data and evidence and not ideology or gut feelings. But being presented with research results only starts the process of understanding what to draw from it.6 years ago
Viva Voce is a website platform that allows social science researchers to set up five minute podcasts about their research.
Gemma Sou argues podcasts are an ideal medium for early career researchers as social media tend to mirror the academic environment, with CV-like publication lists and stratified networks. By literally giving researchers a voice, findings can be brought to life and a more level playing field for researchers can be established.