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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.

6 months ago
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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.

6 months ago
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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.

6 months ago