Spring 2024 Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting
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by National Science Foundation
9h ago
The advisory committee for the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations and oversight to the directorate concerning support for research, education and human resources. The meeting is open, and members of the public are welcome to attend as observers. DRAFT: Spring 2024 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda (All times ET) Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (NSF Room E2030 and Zoom) 10 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Previous AC Meeting Summary, Preview of Agenda Dr ..read more
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Keeping Qualitative Research Weird!
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by Hans Hansen, Sara Elias, Anna Stevenson, Anne Smith, Benjamin N.B. Alexander, and Marcos Barros
9h ago
In this article, co-authors Hans Hansen, Sara Elias, Anna Stevenson, Anne D. Smith, Benjamin Nathan Alexander, and Marcos Barros reflect on the inspiration behind their research article, “Resisting the Objectification of Qualitative Research: The Unsilencing of Context, Researchers, and Noninterview Data,“ found in Organizational Research Methods. This working title for our four-year collaboration about qualitative research is a riff on the Austin, Texas mantra (“Keeping Austin Weird”), calling on the city to retain its unique character even as it welcomed increasing popularity. In that s ..read more
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Public Interest Attorney Bryan Stevenson to Receive 2024 Moynihan Prize
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by American Academy of Political and Social Science
9h ago
Public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, will receive the 2024 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Founded in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative, or EJI, is a nonprofit that provides legal representation to people who have been denied a fair trial, wrongly convicted, or unfairly sentenced. Through EJI, Stevenson — the Aronson Family Professor of Criminal Justice at the New York University School of Law — has argued several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ..read more
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Digital Scholarly Records are Facing New Risks
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by Martin Eve
3d ago
We have become used to the digital availability of the scholarly record. Almost all academic journals are now electronically accessible and their availability on the web is taken for granted. We also know that the entire epistemological endeavor of research depends upon the continued availability of scholarship. As Anthony Grafton puts it in his history of the footnote, “the culturally contingent and eminently fallible footnote offers the only guarantee we have that statements about the past derive from identifiable sources. And that is the only ground we have to trust them.” Yet, if we can’t ..read more
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Sometimes, We Do Need a Narcissist
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by Feray Adigüzel, Karynne Turner, and Jatinder S. Sidhu
3d ago
Karynne Turner, Feray Adigüzel, and Jatinder S Sidhu reflect on their research article, “Chief executive officer narcissism, corporate inertia, and securities analysts’ stock recommendations,” published in Strategic Organization. Their reflection can be found below the paper’s abstract. The narcissism of chief executive officers is attracting much research interest because of its potential effects on the strategic decisions, financial performance, and competitive standing of firms. This article addresses a significant gap in the literature by analyzing the effect of chief executive offic ..read more
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Webinar – Trust in Science: Understanding the Trends and Implications for Science Communication
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by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
4d ago
Recent survey data show declines in trust in science that mirror earlier trends for other institutions, including journalism and government. New research is shedding additional light on those patterns and illuminating some of the mechanisms that underlie the aggregated trends. In this webinar, moderated by Meriette DiChristina of Boston University and presented as part of the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication, researchers consider the differences between credibility, confidence, and trust; describe new empirical findings; and discuss the implications for ..read more
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Universities Should Reimagine Governance Along Co-Operative Lines
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by Michelle Stack and Caroline Shenaz Hossein
4d ago
It doesn’t take much to see that today’s higher education system needs a restart. Colleges and universities across Canada face varying degrees of financial crisis and interference in research by corporations and governments. At the same time, students are experiencing growing inequitable access to higher education. That’s the bad news. The good news is there are proven alternative education models, but it requires moving from the current fixation on rankings to co-operation. Post-secondary institutions spend too much effort boosting their university rankings, despite studie ..read more
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From Collision to Collaboration: Bridging University and Industry Relationships
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by Will Harvey and Paul Spee
1w ago
In this article, Will Harvey and Paul Spee reflect on the importance of collaboration between industry and universities. This topic was the catalyst for their research article, “Walking the tightrope of academic and practitioner expectations in field research,” found in Management Learning. Collaborations between industry and universities are essential for tackling large and small challenges and for generating economic growth. Yet, many collaborations are stifled by a transactional approach to the relationship. Stereotypes of academics being stuck in their ivory towers and industrialists being ..read more
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Biden Administration Releases ‘Blueprint’ For Using Social and Behavioral Science in Policy
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by Social Science Space
1w ago
On Wednesday, U.S. President Joseph Biden’s administration laid down a marker buttressing the use of social and behavioral science in crafting policies for the federal government by releasing a 102-page Blueprint for the Use of Social and Behavioral Science to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking. “This blueprint,” explained Steve M. Newell  and Kei Koizumi, two executives of the federal Office for Science and Technology Policy, “recommends actions for agencies across the federal government to effectively leverage social and behavioral science in improving policymaking to deliver better ou ..read more
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Analyzing the Impact: Social Media and Mental Health 
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by Joe Sweeney
1w ago
Sage, the parent of Social Science Space, has curated a selection of free-to-access social and behavioral science resources that promote understanding about the current issues surrounding mental health. Let’s delve into the research to learn more about the profound effects that social media has on our well-being.  In recent times, our reliance on social media has grown significantly. Today, it serves as a crucial means for communicating with our friends, our loved ones, and our communities.  The impact of this increased online connectivity is difficult to decipher. On the one hand, w ..read more
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