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NASEM Partnership Awards

The Rita Allen Foundation, and NASEM are offering awards to support the formation and development of collaborative researcher–practitioner partnerships. To apply for these awards, submit a joint proposal that describes the rationale for your partnership. Apply by July 1st.

1 year ago

Library Collections a Treasure Trove for Social Science Research

WorldCat, an aggregate database of library catalogs worldwide, was primarily set up to aid libraries in carrying out their work in areas such as cataloging or resource sharing. Brian Lavoie offers an insight into the types of questions WorldCat data can provide answers to, and how research of this kind also amplifies the value and impact of library collections.

1 year ago

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine established a committee of experts to conduct a study on how citizen science projects can be better designed to support science learning. The committee was tasked with identifying and describing existing citizen science, to develop a set of evidence-based principles to guide the design of citizen science projects.

1 year ago

Free Access to Suite of Academic Papers on Brexit

In the latest of its monthly series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a suite academic articles that focus on the ramifications of Britain’s exit from the European Union. The content will remain ungated until April 5.

1 year ago

Social Science Space 2018 Round-Up

Last year Social Science Space presented more than 200 articles on the impact, infrastructure and industry surrounding social and behavioral science and research. Here we chose a few of special merit to highlight what went on in 2018. Click the links mentioned to review the full post and/or podcast.

1 year ago

VR: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

Virtual Reality technology is opening previously locked doors to researchers in the social sciences. But how viable is it really as a research tool? We take a look back over the history of experimental research in human perception and response to consider the future of VR in experimental design.

1 year ago

The A to Z: Tips for Writing an Impact Case Study

With submission to REF 2021 now less than two years away, university staff and academics are stepping up work to present their best examples of research impact. Sally Brown has compiled this useful A to Z to form compelling impact case studies.

2 years ago

Training Social Scientists for the Future

Calling all social scientists. How were you trained? How are you keeping up (or not) with new developments in this rapidly changing digital world? How are you training your students? This was the subject of an event sponsored by SAGE Ocean as part of the ESRC’s 2018 Festival of Social Science. Comment on the post

2 years ago
Sheetal Ranjan

Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women and Girls

A number of scholars drawn from American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime presented their evidence-based suggestions for the improvement of existing policies and legislation, as well as new legislative and funding initiatives, at the division’s first-ever congressional briefing in Washington, D.C.

2 years ago

Six Things We’ve Learned About Academic Writing Productivity (and Satisfaction)

Writing satisfaction is strongly linked to publishing productivity and, potentially, career success. Chris Smith reports on research investigating the tools and systems academics from all career stages use to keep writing and publishing. Age, experience, and having a sense of certainty about what sort of writing system suits you and your life are all important to productivity and overall satisfaction.

2 years ago

Navigating Trade-Offs Between Research, Impact, and Collaboration

Valeria Izzi asks, when it comes to research for development, can we really have it all? Or are we setting the bar so high that researchers will be discouraged from even trying – instead embellishing their proposals with enough impact, partnership, and co-production jargon to win funding, before getting on with research as usual?

2 years ago