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Surveys Provide Insight Into Three Factors That Encourage Open Data and Science
Research
September 19, 2023

Surveys Provide Insight Into Three Factors That Encourage Open Data and Science

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National Academies Looks at How to Reduce Racial Inequality In Criminal Justice System
Reports
September 5, 2023

National Academies Looks at How to Reduce Racial Inequality In Criminal Justice System

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Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession
Infrastructure
August 10, 2023

Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession

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Report: Latest Academic Freedom Index Sees Global Declines
Bookshelf
June 28, 2023

Report: Latest Academic Freedom Index Sees Global Declines

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Unskilled But Aware: Rethinking The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Unskilled But Aware: Rethinking The Dunning-Kruger Effect

As a math professor who teaches students to use data to make informed decisions, I am familiar with common mistakes people make when dealing with numbers. The Dunning-Kruger effect is the idea that the least skilled people overestimate their abilities more than anyone else. This sounds convincing on the surface and makes for excellent comedy. But in a recent paper, my colleagues and I suggest that the mathematical approach used to show this effect may be incorrect.

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Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Five Ways Altmetrics Are Useful For Academics

Here are five ways I have found Altmetrics to be useful beyond a simple numerical score and just telling us which journal papers are receiving attention.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Psychotherapy

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Psychotherapy

Machine learning tools like chatbots and virtual assistants can emulate the work of psychologists and psychotherapists and are even helping to address people’s basic therapeutic needs.

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Report Finds More U.S. Students Leaving Higher Ed Without a Credential

Report Finds More U.S. Students Leaving Higher Ed Without a Credential

The population of ‘some college, no credential,’ or SCNC, individuals in the United States has reached 40.4 million (out of a total U.S. population of 331 million), which has resulted in a nationwide push for former students to return to college.

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Steps To Effectively Conduct Interdisciplinary Research

Steps To Effectively Conduct Interdisciplinary Research

Reflecting on their work on the recent BIAS project, the authors traced some of the challenges we faced carrying out interdisciplinary research and the strategies we developed to mitigate them.

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Pew Study Examines Role of Podcasts In News and Information Landscape

Pew Study Examines Role of Podcasts In News and Information Landscape

A new report from the Pew Research Center explores how and why Americans listen to podcasts, and how podcasting affects their news consumption specifically.

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Is Wikipedia A Good Academic Resource?

Is Wikipedia A Good Academic Resource?

As research and instruction librarians, we know people have concerns about using Wikipedia in academic work. And yet, in interacting with undergraduate and graduate students doing various kinds of research, we also see how Wikipedia can be an important source for background information, topic development and locating further information.

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Database Tracks Attempts To Ban Critical Race Theory

Database Tracks Attempts To Ban Critical Race Theory

Few topics in education have dominated the news over the past few years as much as efforts to ban critical race theory from the nation’s schools. The topic is so pervasive that researchers at the UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program have created a new database to track attempts by local and state government to outlaw the teaching of the theory, which holds, among other things, that racism is not just expressed on an individual level, but rather is deeply embedded in the nation’s laws and policies. The Conversation asked Taifha Natalee Alexander, director and supervisor of the database, about the overarching purpose of the database and what it has shown thus far.

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