New revelations about the influential ‘Being Sane in Insane Places’ experiment by David Rosenhan provide a valuable lesson for other social scientists. You never know what you will find once you begin fact-checking sources against available documentation.22 hours ago
In The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)Logics of Academic Survival, Abel Polese helps to demystify many of the inner workings of academia for […]2 weeks ago
Earlier this week the Carnegie Corporation of New York named the 2020 class of 27 Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each fellow will receive $200,000 to go toward scholarly research over the next two years in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. The anticipated result of each award is a book or major study.3 weeks ago
“We felt it’s important to dissociate the specific paper from making policy recommendations, because this is taking things to a different level. Now, if you ask my opinion about whether it does have policy recommendations or implications separate from the study, I think what it says is that this is a very common infection, and very often it is asymptomatic, so it goes below the radar screen. “3 weeks ago
A new report from the British Academy offers a reassuring message to the humanities and social science community: Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the United Kingdom are as resilient to economic upheaval as other graduates and are just as likely to remain employed as STEM graduates during downturns.4 weeks ago
Even amid a pandemic academics have an ongoing need and desire for professional development, and the American Educational Research Association has responded by offering a virtual academy. The Virtual Research Learning Series offers nine four-hour courses, the first starting on May 19 and the ninth in mid-September.4 weeks ago
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has named 38 scholars, representing 20 U.S. institutions and 11 international institutions and programs, to its 2020-21 class of fellows.1 month ago
Academics are not immune to the follies that often accompany their first interfaces with using Zoom.
Here performative social scientist Kip Jones offers a light piece with a serious message that the typical managerial methods will one way or the other find their way into working virtually.
Mark Easterby-Smith, a pioneer in the creation of research methodology for management studies and co-author of the foundational text of that field, died on April 15 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 72.1 month ago
Under the threat of coronavirus, many universities took early initiative to empty their campuses and transition to online classroom spaces. […]1 month ago
This post will explore some of the tools and platforms that can help with a key stage of the online research process: creating your survey or experiment. Specifically, we’ll be looking at options for running online experiments, with a slight focus on the more complex platforms – those designed to collect reaction time data (e.g., cognitive tasks), or to deliver complex experimental paradigms with a range of response types. We’ll examine the pros and cons of Qualtrics, Gorilla, Inquisit Web, as well as the good old DIY approach.1 month ago
Roger Matthews, one a group of influential British criminologists who challenged both the dominant rightist “administrative” conception of law and order and what they viewed an idealistic perspective of crime from the left, has died from the effects of the coronavirus.2 months ago