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Category Archives: research

The PubPeer Foundation

PubPeer, which “seeks to create an online community that uses the publication of scientific results as an opening for fruitful discussion among scientists,” has established The PubPeer Foundation “to help … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

On the Run: Sociology, Journalism or What?

When I first heard of Alice Goffman’s On the Run a year or so ago, it didn’t pass my personal ‘smell test’ so I ignored it. After all, my early … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Peer Review: Make It Transparent

In 2012, I presented a paper at the Modern Language Association annual meeting that caused a small splash, especially for one line, “Blind peer review is dead. It just doesn’t … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hiroshima at 70 and Salaita at One

The most recent issue of Academe displays on its cover a Bob Dylan lyric: “I’ll Tell It and Think It and Speak It and Breathe It.” An image appears at the upper left-hand corner of … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The American Way of Punishment

This week the Chronicle of Higher Education has published a series of articles from the Chronicle Review under the above heading that explore the issue of mass incarceration in America … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Will This Actually Help Make the Case for Study Abroad—Never Mind for Scientific Inquiry or for Higher Education?

Researchers at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, are reportedly studying student brain scans in order to determine how study abroad impacts brain function. According to an article in the Chronicle … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Student Review of the Florida State University Gift Acceptance Policy: Undue Influence and Charles Koch Foundation

  Executive Summary   This report has been prepared to serve as public comment regarding the 2015 revision of Florida State University’s Gift Acceptance and Counting Policy, otherwise known as … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

How the Koch Foundation Is Spinning Their “Gifts,” Which Promote Ideological Conformity over Open Inquiry

The Campaign to Stop Fresh College Thinking The Koch Foundation gives money to encourage debate on campus. Activists want to silence that debate. by John Hardin May 26, 2015 College … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Federal Research Funding 2011-2015

The following charts are from the National Science Foundation website:   Funding by Type:   Funding by Performer:   Funding by Agency and Performer:   Funding by Agency and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gov. John Kasich Is Wrong to Denigrate Ohio Universities’ Innovation Capabilities

What follows is an op-ed by John T. McNay, chair of the department of history, philosophy and political science at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus and president of … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

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