Social Science

We need more mainstream social science, not less.
International Debate
September 4, 2013

We need more mainstream social science, not less.

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Oh the humanities: Oxford graduates do well, but what about the rest?
Career
August 28, 2013

Oh the humanities: Oxford graduates do well, but what about the rest?

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How Scholars Can Be Strategic Communicators
International Debate
August 26, 2013

How Scholars Can Be Strategic Communicators

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The Psychology of the “Psychology Isn’t a Science” Argument
International Debate
August 23, 2013

The Psychology of the “Psychology Isn’t a Science” Argument

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The Humanities as Human Relations

The Humanities as Human Relations

Do the Humanities not have an intellectual basis as legitimate and rigorous as that of the natural and social sciences? And are not the Humanities in fact an essential part of higher education? Try considering the Humanities as a form of Human Relations.

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‘Reasonable Suspicion’ That Race Matters in the Immigration Debate

‘Reasonable Suspicion’ That Race Matters in the Immigration Debate

In the furor over immigration reform in the U.S., many taking a tougher line cite the law, not the evident ethnicity of the immigrants, for their stance. But that ethnicity matters, new research suggests.

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Why Social Science Research Matters

Why Social Science Research Matters

Michael Lubell, accomplished professor of physics, explains why the social sciences are critical to the advance of science and technology, and explains why we need to protect the social sciences from political attempts to de-fund them.

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A Guide for These Uncertain Times

A Guide for These Uncertain Times

The language of science doesn’t always lend itself to making persuasive arguments. There’s the theory of evolution. The overwhelming consensus on climate change. And the uncertainty, of, well, just about everything.

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The Sociologist, the Consultant, the University and the Real World

The Sociologist, the Consultant, the University and the Real World

In the context of consulting projects there may be very little room for the sociological imagination, the questioning of common sense, and, least of all, challenges to the status quo.

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Why Social Science Education is as Important as STEM…

Why Social Science Education is as Important as STEM…

A recent Ipsos-Mori survey reveals the crucial role that social science has to play in modern democracy, a role which is frequently sabotaged.

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Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Increase Firearm Homicides?

Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Increase Firearm Homicides?

At least two empirical papers have found that Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws like the one in Florida are associated with an average increase rather than a decrease in firearm homicides.

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Defensive Political Science Responds Defensively to an Attack

Defensive Political Science Responds Defensively to an Attack

I have studied racial profiling, and I can assure you that this work is not about the claim “that people are racially biased.” I can also assure you that, whatever it is we have learned, it’s not true that “everyone knows” it.

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