With one foot firmly planted in natural science and one in social science, Yale’s Nicholas A. Christakis looks at the landscape of the latter and wonders why it’s changed so little in the past century. Is it time for a common-sense, and yet radical, reshuffling of the institutional frameworks that we tend to accept as permanent?
The Impact of Social Sciences blog emerged from a three-year research project devoted to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the complexity of academic impact. To not let any impact-relevant knowledge dissolve away, Jane Tinkler takes a look back at the outputs, outcomes and connections made throughout the research process.
As it is released in North America, a book on the impact of social science in Britain suggests guidance for raising the disciplines’ profiles in the U.S. and beyond.
A live-streamed panel discussion this week will officially launch a new effort to demonstrate the pocketbook benefits of social science in Britain and beyond.
“The social scientists we could do business with were those who grounded their ideas through field studies, cultural probes and social data”.
We are swimming in ‘big data’ and despite their performances as advocates of data freedom, policymakers don’t seem to bear any responsibility for educating the public on how to read it.