Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

The authors of an award-winning textbook on qualitative research discuss their love of the method — and their respect for choosing the right method for the task at hand.

8 years ago
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How Do You (Successfully) Gamify a Course?

Some people say college is already a game — but a poorly designed one. Political scientist Mika LaVaque-Manty is bringing game logic into his introductory courses, a winning effort that was honored at this year’s APSA annual conference.

8 years ago
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Engaging With the Untidy World of Nonprofits

What’s the best for a professional association to build engagement from its members? For one thing, notes Mark Hager in an award-winning paper, you probably can put away the souvenir tote bags.

8 years ago
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Of Geese and Game Theory: Auctions, Airwaves – and Applications

Three economists who used federal funding to research highly theoretical work on game theory and auctions are being honored with Golden Goose Awards for the highly practical application of their work that enabled the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to auction off the nation’s telecommunications spectrum in a way that maximized fairness and efficiency in the marketplace.

8 years ago

The Economist as Rock Star

‘Rock stars’ are people whose work has incredible public influence, and/or incredible influence on public perception of economic thinking such that they become a by-word for the credibility of ideas.

8 years ago
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Two Social Scientists Headed to National Science Board

The former director of the U.S. Census and the current president the Consortium of Social Science Associations will be among the scholars joining the panel that oversees the National Science Foundation this August..

8 years ago