Reports

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.”

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

2 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.

3 years ago
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Who is Doing Big Data: A SAGE Survey

A new survey shoots down the idea that early-career researchers aresomehow more likely to be digital natives and therefore more apt to conduct computational social science than those whose PhDs were issued more than a decade ago.

3 years ago
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Round-up of Social Science Research

  The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked […]

5 years ago
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Social science sites of the week

This week the LibDem conference. See our blog on useful news sites and social media resources. Including the Nick Clegg […]

7 years ago
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Rebel Manhood

With poverty now rising to levels not seen in a generation, many scholars are revisiting the still controversial theories connecting culture to class. Currently the great recession is accelerating the outsourcing and deindustrialization that has been decimating the economic well-being of all Americans for almost a generation.

7 years ago
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Social science sites of the week

Olympic Games. Of course this week’s key story is the London 2012 Olympics. HM Government Olympic Communication newsroom. Acts as […]

7 years ago
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social science sites of the week

This week: Titanic commemorations In the news this week the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. see our quick links […]

8 years ago
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Social Science sites of the week

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project launched. Marvellous new resource created by Google in association with the Nelson Mandela Centre of […]

8 years ago
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Social Science sites of the week

Budget week. The Guardian datablog issued a really good collection of 10 visualizations of data that you need to understand […]

8 years ago
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