Open Social Science

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How Three False Starts Stifle Open Social Science

Patrick Dunleavy argues that there have already been three false starts in open science: focusing only on isolated bits of the open agenda in ways that don’t connect and so are not meaningful; loading researchers with off-putting, external bureaucratic requirements; and risking reopening ‘sectarian’ divides between quantitative and qualitative social scientists.

11 months ago

Free Essay Collection Examines State of Open Data

By offering a broad overview of the open data movement’s first 10 years, the editors of a recent collection of essays hope to provide an account that helps practitioners, policy-makers, community advocates, and anyone else in the open data movement, to progress the movement over the next 10 years…

3 years ago

New Prize Awards Attempts at a More Open Social Science

A high-profile political science study on same-sex marriage views in the U.S. that was determined to be fraudulent is the latest case exposing the need for incentive structures that make academic research open, transparent, and replicable. Temina Madon shares the launch of prizes run by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences to promote more open practices.

8 years ago