How can it possibly be the case that universities, supposedly founded to serve the public good, are at the same time making, legitimising and reproducing significant inequalities?
The book has moved on from its predecessors in recognising the diversity of the policy and practice settings in which evidence is sought and gets applied: not just in evaluating effectiveness, but also in framing issues for action, engaging with audiences and developing options.
What proportion of content required to support university teaching is actually available open access? And not only available, but properly licensed with explicit permission to support teaching efforts?
Transcribing an interview yourself would help you understand the data better, picking up on insights and patterns.
Do female-identified scholars have academic authority? For while critics suggest that they certainly do, there also exists a long tradition of minimizing women’s academic work.
In re-engineering humanity, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger explore how the rise of new technologies and datafication grounded in machinic rationality risk conditioning humans to become more machinic-like in turn.
As a result of Brexit, research policy in the UK is being asked to perform an increasingly large array of functions and will likely undergo significant changes.
The way in which research impacts and influences policy and society is often thought to be a rational, ordered and linear process.
The stated Aim of the teaching excellence framework (TEF) is to encourage excellence in teaching in higher education and to provide information for students to make improved decisions about the courses they take at university.
Social researchers need to increasingly engage with code and coding in order to understand contemporary society.
Well-meaning interventions can unintentionally raise unrealistic expectations, fuel inequalities, strengthen patrimonialism, and commodify social relations.
Ideas can be so deep-rooted that they guide policy decisions implicitly.
Scientists’ perceived warmth is on par with that of retail workers, bus drivers, and construction workers and far below that of highly trusted figures, such as doctors, nurses, and teachers. Herein lies a dilemma for scientists, as the opportunities for demonstrating warmth collide with research practices that are not public facing.
This book is highly recommended for practitioners and scholars who work to provide learning opportunities to refugees, and it may also be a useful read for policymakers to consider opening up more learning spaces for refugees and asylum seekers.
Rescuing the social sciences – defending it on the one hand from often spurious charges of low standards, and addressing the valid critiques of Indigenous and feminist scholars, on the other – has become the work of a growing number of social scientists.
We wanted to test a theory that people could develop something like a Spidey Sense for manipulation, and can spot fake or misleading content by teasing out manipulation strategies.