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AERA Offers Summer Series of Professional Development Courses
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May 26, 2021

AERA Offers Summer Series of Professional Development Courses

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Aussie Study Argues Book Publishing Sidelined in Ranking Universities
Communication
May 18, 2021

Aussie Study Argues Book Publishing Sidelined in Ranking Universities

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Watch the Talk: Sustaining STEM Students Across Academic Pathways
Infrastructure
May 17, 2021

Watch the Talk: Sustaining STEM Students Across Academic Pathways

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Eleanor Bernert Sheldon, 1920-2021: Pioneer in Social Indicators Movement
Career
May 12, 2021

Eleanor Bernert Sheldon, 1920-2021: Pioneer in Social Indicators Movement

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Ronald Inglehart, 1934-2021: Founder of the World Values Survey

Ronald Inglehart, 1934-2021: Founder of the World Values Survey

Ron Inglehart, a political scientist whose work on surveying values around the world set new and higher bars on what such studies could achieve, has died at age 86.

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National Academies Seeks Experts to Assess 2020 U.S. Census

National Academies Seeks Experts to Assess 2020 U.S. Census

The National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics seeks nominations for members of an ad hoc consensus study panel — sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau — to review and evaluate the quality of the 2020 Census.

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SAGE Concept Grants: Open for Applications

SAGE Concept Grants: Open for Applications

SAGE Publishing is inviting applications for the 2021 SAGE Concept Grant, which provides funding for new software tools for social science research. Now in its fourth year, the Concept Grant scheme has to date invested over £120,000 in the development of early-stage software solutions that solve common problems faced by social researchers.

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Online Events: Understanding Diversity in STEM – WMPD Day

Online Events: Understanding Diversity in STEM – WMPD Day

On May 12 – Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Day – a series of online events will mark the release of a report on the status of these groups in science, analyze the new data, and aim to provide an understanding of what to do next.

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‘Future Proof’ Universities Must Have Visible Strategies for the Disruption Upon Us

‘Future Proof’ Universities Must Have Visible Strategies for the Disruption Upon Us

Research from Loren Falkenberg and Elizabeth Cannon shows universities must “future proof” themselves, which happens when an institutional strategy is focused on the future while mitigating the impact of unforeseen events.

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Biden Taps AmStat President to Head Census Bureau

Biden Taps AmStat President to Head Census Bureau

U.S. President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, as director of the Census Bureau.

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Can We Encourage Public Self-Correction in the  Scientific Record?

Can We Encourage Public Self-Correction in the Scientific Record?

Correcting mistakes in light of new data and updating findings to reflect this is often considered to be a key characteristic of scientific research. Commenting on the ‘Loss-of-Confidence Project’, a study into self-correction amongst psychologists, Julia M. Rohrer, suggests that in practice self-correction of published research is, infrequent, difficult to achieve and perceived to come with reputational costs. However, by reframing and changing the static nature of academic publications, it may be possible to develop a research culture more conducive to self-correction.

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Marta Tienda Named Next President of AAPSS

Marta Tienda Named Next President of AAPSS

Princeton sociologist Marta Tienda will be the next president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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