Reports

Study: Black Students’ Trust in Their Colleges is Lower

Black undergraduates consistently said they trusted the people who run the colleges they attend – and society overall – substantially less than their white peers did. We have termed this difference the racial trust gap, and it was not a trivial difference.

2 months ago
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HEPI Report Examines Conversation Universities Should Have With Media

In the new HEPI report, “Mixed Media: what universities need to know about journalists so they can get a better press”, veteran journalist Rosemary Bennett addresses the universities’ routine silence in public discussion of education and what they should do to rectify that.

3 months ago
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Diversity Training and the Future

Picture a standard corporate meeting room, participants crowded around a video of multi-racial actors acting out hypothetical office scenarios. They […]

8 months ago
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Identifying the Challenges of Social Science’s Newest Technology

Choice is overwhelming. This should be no surprise to anyone who has spent a good few hours in a department store looking for the right pair of jeans. What if you’re a researcher looking at the landscape of technological tools available for data collection, analysis, or participant recruitment? A new white paper from SAGE has some answers.

1 year ago
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How to Make Your Networks a Force for Good

Social media manipulation is tearing societies apart – but it can help put us back together again. Michael Sanders teaches us how to change the narrative of social media so that it can be a source for “Good.”

2 years ago
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New Report Looks at Steps Toward Impact Measurement

SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, has released a report on measuring the impact of social science. Two issues undergird the report – that traditional “literature-based” measurements of impact are insufficient for modern demands to show value for money, and that new technologies make new ways of measuring impact possible.

2 years ago
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Benefits of Transdisciplinary PhD Programs

Anna-Sigrid Keck and colleagues designed a structured doctoral program focused on transdisciplinary research and compared students’ publication patterns to students in traditional programmes. While rates of productivity were broadly similar, citation rates were found to be higher for transdisciplinary students, as were indicators of collaboration such as co-authorship.

3 years ago
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Report: Who Is Doing Computational Social Science

SAGE Publishing surveyed social scientists around the world to learn more about who engages in research using ‘big data,’ and what challenges they face as well as the barriers facing those who are interested in conducting computational social science going forward.

4 years ago
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