New BESS edition released
The October 2023 double issue of BESS® explores the self-governing practices found in Indigenous societies, the growing ‘trust divide’ between our elected politicians and the electorate, the practical applications of positive deviance and the Second Track, and the new forms of political, economic and decision-making frameworks required to tackle global challenges. #socialscience
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"For example, Reviewer A [...] agrees with you to the extent of saying that the Earth is not a rectangle."
In this paper the authors imagine that great works from the history of non- #SocialScience were submitted for #PeerReview in behavioral science journals. They then present editor letters written in the style of today's behavioral science reviewers.
Gaining a younger sibling increases behavioral problems for first- and second-born children. Having older siblings has beneficial effects on sociobehavioral development.
Study showed that 79 % of foster families shared meals together most days of the week, while biological and kin families had fewer shared meals
New study: Analysis of 150k suicides showed that among males of all ages and young and middle-aged females, alcohol intoxication was associated with increased risk of suicide by firearm – an extremely lethal method that accounts for a majority of suicides in the US.
If you were creating a semester-long economic geography seminar on austerity and wanted to spend a week framing inequality as a concept, an outcome, and for some people/groups, an actual goal/necessity/social good* ... what would you want people to read?
I have Stiglitz ... in general I appreciate his framing, but he really pulls his punches, policy side, and I'd love something that dreams more boldly.
*I died a bit, typing this
Amanhã estarei falando no ERECOM 2023 sobre o uso de Software Livre nas Ciências Sociais. Apareçam para trocar uma ideia:
Public behaviors with the potential to harm others (e.g., being loud, fighting, taking up space) are considered less appropriate than they were five decades ago.
Societies become increasingly fragile over their lifetime. Research found several mechanisms could drive such ageing effects, but candidates include mechanisms that are still at work today such as environmental degradation and growing inequity.
A study in Political Research Quarterly found that partisan biases, fueled by Trump's false 2020 election fraud claims, significantly impact U.S. voters' confidence in elections, overriding objective measures of election administration quality
Study finds that degrees from the most selective liberal arts colleges yield a long-term return on investment that’s comparable to degrees from comprehensive, top-tier research universities.
A new book out on Routledge, edited by Dunn & Edensor, "addresses a significant gap in knowledge in relation to perspectives from the arts, humanities, and social sciences." Lots of familiar names among the authors, and it's Open Access.
Study shows gender differences across different latent classes within each travel mode. Men tend to love cars, avoid trains, and hate BTM, while women prefer cycling, embrace train travel, and embrace BTM
Did you miss our policy forum celebrating 50 years of the British Society for #Population Studies and all things #demography at this year's #ESRCFestival of #SocialScience? Want to watch it again or access the slides?
You can now view it on YouTube or read our event write-up 🍿📰
Teachers rated suspending or expelling students as the least effective way of addressing violence against educators, despite the popularity of “zero tolerance” policies in many school districts. Nationwide survey of 4,471 pre-K to 12th grade teachers.
Fantastic day with the #iClimate crew from @AarhusUni at their annual meeting . A genuinely interdisciplinary #Climate group with talks covering #Energy grids and how to account for #Renewables in #IAMs, how to encourage more people in #FlyingLess plus #palaeoclimate the state of #Arctic #SeaIce + #methane #aerosols #biodiversity and the #Economics of #climateadaptation
No scientific evidence that Homo naledi buried their dead and produced rock art
A meta-analysis of 83 neuroimaging studies found that prior adversity was associated with greater amygdala reactivity and diminished prefrontal cortex reactivity across a wide range of task domains.
the dynamics of software adoption are fascinating. Nix/NixOS, for example, has been around for a couple decades, but it feels like it only 'arrived' and started hitting critical mass a few years ago. Anyone know of social scientists studying this sort of thing in the OSS context? Network dynamics, models of adoption, etc.... is this a case for the conceptual toolkit of epidemiology? #nixos #opensource #socialscience #epidemiology
Pet ownership and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study finds that pet ownership was not reliably associated with well-being.
Hello! I made social.coop my new Fediverse home. I already followed some folks here, looking forward to get to know others!
My name is Gabriel and I am from Costa Rica. I currently live in Spain.
I write #software for a living and for fun. I have other interests, such as #plants and #ecology, playing #music, reading #philosophy and #socialscience, and practicing #permaculture, #agroforestry, and #simpleliving.
Swedish adolescent mental health is the worst in the EU, and educational policies may be the source of this increasing trend
More people not having children due to climate breakdown fears, finds research
A systematic review finds that climate change and other environmental and resource concerns are influencing reproductive decisions. People are choosing to have either fewer children or none at all.
Despite often being viewed through the lense of conflicts, the topic of #polarisation in #Ukraine has received little attention in #socialscience. Watch Tymofii Brik shed light on the issue in his online lecture series (part of our series with @HumboldtUni): https://www.zois-berlin.de/mediathek/zois-lecture-series-ukraine/long-term-trends-of-polarisation-in-ukraine
Kids aged 9-10 who drink caffeinated soft drinks daily tend to try alcohol at a younger age and may have different brain activity than those who drink them less often, according to a study of more than 2,000 children.
@thekitmalone Hard agree! This is the bad, evil social science ala Vault Tech in the apocalyptic Fallout Universe (some of those practices appear to get a little closer to our reality every day).
For those that don't know - and I know @thekitmalone is aware from her work - these are push polls (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_poll). They suck up time and attention on an attempt to influence, damaging the advocacy work of those that truly care.
Research finds that gay fathers outperformed heterosexual parents in terms of parenting styles and couple relationship satisfaction
Research finds that one in 20 women in the U.S., or over 5.9 million women, experienced a pregnancy from either rape, sexual coercion, or both during their lifetimes. In rape victims, 28% experienced a sexually transmitted disease, 66% injuries, and 80% were fearful or concerned for their safety.
Researchs finds that women living in neighborhoods with stressors such as vacant lots, derelict buildings and other signs of disorder had significantly higher levels of testosterone – nearly 40 percent higher by the third trimester of pregnancy – than women living in well-ordered neighborhoods.
When being asked a trick math question the majority of people will answer intuitively with the wrong answer. Hints will then get more people to answer correctively. However, even when directly told the correct answer a significant amount of people will still keep the intuitive but incorrect answer.
Reducing loneliness: A study finds in-person interactions most strongly predicted reduced loneliness. And negative interactions were actually associated with higher loneliness. So, the solution to high loneliness may be to increase in-person interactions and reduce negative social experiences.
Chairperson of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies (71100)
Pratt Institute: School of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science and Cultural Studies
@Sociology #CulturalStudies #SocialScience
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Pratt Institute seeks exceptional applicants for the position of Chairperson ... oversees the curriculum, staff, and day-to-day operations of the department of 18 full-time and 60 part-time faculty.
We are hiring!
Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies (71102)
Department of Social Science & Cultural Studies
Pratt Institute: School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Social Science & Cultural Studies seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor.
@Sociology #CulturalStudies #SocialScience #STS
And FT & PT faculty at Pratt are Unionized (UFCT Local 1460)!
‼️ If you are planning to join us in London or watch online, don't forget to register to get your ticket / joining link!
The digitization of books on Google Books has significantly boosted the demand for physical versions of the books. This shows that free digital distribution of creative works doesn't necessarily cannibalize demand for physical versions, but can boost physical sales by enabling consumer discovery.
Increased oversight of police reduces police misconduct without increasing crime. These findings conflict with narratives that greater oversight of police leads to increases in crime by constraining police.
Danielle Sumy shows how combining geospatial techniques with social science not only provides insights into people's experience and behavior during earthquakes, but also benefits the science related to earthquake parameters that help decision-making:
Homes that are close to bus rapid transit (BRT) stations increase more in value than homes further away. This is consistent with claims that BRT is a desirable amenity that adds value and inconsistent with NIMBY claims that BRT reduces home values by causing noise and displacing cars.
Looking for a challenging two-year master program in Amsterdam, the Netherlands? Consider Social Sciences for a Digital Society: a small scale, interdisciplinary and mixed methods program with computational social science training at @vuamsterdam
#socialscience #master #digitalsociety #bigdata #mixedmethods #CSS
The Social Media Collective (SMC), a research group at Microsoft Research Labs, is hiring a social sciences post-doc. As the SMC website states:
This is an ideal opportunity for a new Ph.D. to conduct original research that brings empirical and critical perspectives to bear on a variety of complex sociotechnical issues. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to devise their own research agendas. We are especially interested in candidates whose work can speak to one of these themes:
- the intersectional dimensions of identity as they are entangled with sociotechnical systems, including: race, caste, and indigeneity; gender and sexual identities; socioeconomic status and class
- how institutions, organizations, networks, and infrastructures (across sectors and domains) configure and are configured by sociotechnical systems
- notions of cooperation, mutual aid, and community engagement and their relationships to the design and governance of responsible technologies
- political economies and emerging organizational forms in digital labor, community, government, non-profit, creator economy, and private-sector contexts
- the politics and public responsibilities of algorithms, generative AI, machine learning, platforms, metrics, and other manifestations of computational cultures
Details on how to apply are available at the SMC website.
My ERC project’s, Social Inequalities in the Risk and Aftermath of Miscarriage, recruitment has started! We are looking for a researcher interested in miscarriage/sexual and reproductive health to work on quantitative analysis of survey and administrative data. Application DL 13 Nov 2023. 3-year position with a possible extension until 31 Dec 2028. More info: https://heinivaisanen.com/2023/10/16/soc-misc-recruiting-for-a-researcher-position/
Une belle demi-journée de discussions en perspective! J'aurais le plaisir de servir comme discutante pour la présentation de Prof Julie de Dardel, lauréate SNSF Starting Grant, sur "La décroissance carcérale : une recherche engagée".
#géographie #sciencessociales #socialscience #research #décroissancecarcérale #prisons
Hey there! I’m a student currently struggling with the differences between ontology, epistemology and methodology. I’ve read articles, book chapters, etc. but something’s still bugging me.
The question I have right now is:
Can some ontology assumptions be out of reach of epistemology? (i.e., can assumptions about what we think there is out there to know be out of reach of the way we may acquire it?)
Beneath every application of #causalInference to #ML lies a ridiculously hard #socialScience problem https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2023/10/02/beneath-every-application-of-causal-inference-to-ml-lies-a-ridiculously-hard-social-science-problem/
For the NWO #OpenScience Fund I've submitted an application to increase #data and #methods #transparency in #SocialScience research. The full proposal is available at https://osf.io/v3rtc and a summary is below.
Thanks to Lucía Gómez Teijeiro, Dominik Meier and Ji Ma from the RPR Transparency consortium for helping to develop the application. I'm very excited about these plans. By 29 November 2023 we should know the result. I'll keep you posted here.
Finished a draft of Citizen Scholar, a book that offers a career model for social scientists based on "reciprocity and openness, reflexivity and accountability. It changes our research workflow and our interventions as citizens, and enables them to better reinforce each other." 1/2
#academia #socialscience #gradschool
"Social scientists appear to underestimate the amount of support and lifetime usage in their fields for open science practices" - Joel Ferguson et al. in Nature Communications.
🚨 Job alert 🚨
Exciting #PhD opportunity in #Cologne! Become a Doctoral Researcher in Reproducible Research 📊 with Team Transparent Social Analytics. Dive into #ReproducibleResearch in #DataScience & #SocialScience with #rstats and #jupyter 🚀
I've got a substack now at angolathree.substack.com - Sociological Infatuation. The intro post is up for all to read here: https://angolathree.substack.com/p/welcome-to-sociological-infatuation
And the first main post, a historical "vibes" look at theorist Talcott Parsons, is here: https://angolathree.substack.com/p/historical-vibes-talcott-parsons
Dear Science and Other Stories by Prof Katherine McKittrick @demonicground is one of the most brain-stretching contemporary academic works I've read in aeons.
It's a page-turner. Both form and method, it's exquisite.
'Drawing on black studies, studies of race, cultural geography, and black feminism...she positions black storytelling and stories as strategies of invention and collaboration.'
🚨Out in PoPS🚨
Can crowds help identify #misinformation at scale? YES! In this #review we overview a range of scientific studies of using the "wisdom of crowds" to help social media platforms meet the misinformation challenge. We show that seemingly contradictory findings in the literature about crowd performance can be explained simply by different papers using analytic approaches. When analyzed in the same wall, all evidence suggests that crowd ratings are highly correlated with expert ratings. We discuss the various limits and challenges of crowdsourced news evaluation, but conclude that crowd ratings are one important part of the anti-misinformation toolkit
Crowd ratings=useful signals!
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is there any reliable way to search specifically for a literature review?
Like suppose I don't want to become an expert on the psychology of moral learning, but I *do* want to have a sense of the general literature and positions in that literature. I find myself on Google Scholar sorting through hundreds of articles, and it feels extremely inefficient. Is there a better way?
My colleagues in RTI's Center for #Education #Evaluation and #Research are searching for candidates with strong #quant methods and interest in conducting grant-funded evaluations. Very open to #remote workers.
Happy to chat with folks who are interested!
First position (typically PhD and 6+ years, $110k+): https://careers.rti.org/jobs/10760?src=JB-10203
Second position (typically PhD and 10+ years, $160k+): https://careers.rti.org/jobs/10761?lang=en-us
The notion that models of social reality must be as parsimonious as possible reflects more of the provincialism imposed by modern academic/disciplinary division of labor than a genuine concern that this is the best strategy for understanding the social world.
The volume "presents an invited collection and concerted journey seeking to develop novel, and updated, epistemological and empirical frameworks for understanding socially engaged public art practices".
This is big. 110 new faculty members to be recruited at Johns Hopkins to create a new institute to 'bring together world-class experts in #AI, #MachineLearning, applied #Mathematics, computer #Engineering, and #CompSci.
I hope some are #SocialScience oriented and some with a focus on #Education. I fear it's unlikely because most such investments tend to be siloed to the 'sciences' despite the obvious connections of AI to world we live and learn in.
Good news for a Friday.
Found out a team I’m co-leading won a small research grant. We’ll be looking at “constructive discussion” in relation to contentious public issues (like wealth inequality, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban development). It’s a quick, exploratory project so won’t answer everything or solve the worlds problems (yet 🙂), but should be fun and useful!
En lärare som älskar #religion, #historia, #samhällskunskap, #gaming, #läsning, #musik och #film. Född och uppvuxen i #Piteå men bor sedan 2001 i #Sundsvall med mina 2 barn. Lutar åt vänster i politiken. Luleå Hockey FTW! ❤️💛🖤 #luleåhockey
A teacher that loves #religion, #history, #socialscience, #gaming, #reading, #music and #movies. Born and raised in #Piteå now living in #Sundsvall since 2001 with my two children. Left leaning politically. Luleå Hockey FTW! ❤️💛🖤 #luleåhockey
The emergence of Finnish book and reading culture in the 1700s. (2011). Finland: Finnish Literature Society / SKS. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_emergence_of_Finnish_book_and_readin/n11wEAAAQBAJ #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks #Reading #History #Europe #SocialScience #Anthropology #Culture #Finland #Finnish #Literature #C18th #18thCentury @bookstodon
Sijs, N. v. d. (2009). Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops: The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages. Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Cookies_Coleslaw_and_Stoops/qIsDdUSYJMIC #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks #Reading #History #Histodon #Histodons #Europe #English #Language #Languages #Dutch #Netherlands #Dialects #US #USA #Etymology #Linguistics #SocialScience @bookstodon @histodon @histodons @linguistics
Fibula, Fabula, Fact: The Viking Age in Finland. (2014). Finland: Finnish Literature Society / SKS. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Fibula_Fabula_Fact/8c5kEAAAQBAJ #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks #Reading #Viking #Vikings #Finland #Literature #Europe #History #Histodon #Histodons #Language #Languages #Writing #Linguistics #Archaeology #Archaeodons #Antiquity #Etymology #Philology #SocialScience @bookstodon @histodon @histodons @linguistics @archaeodons @antiquidons
More to lose, less to say!
New study (N = 896) suggests that white-collar workers may remain silent in the face of abusive supervision practices because they’re more concerned about losing their status and privileges relative to blue-collar workers.
@davidho if scientists understandably feel unqualified to tackle the messiness of #socialscience needed to drive #behaviourchange, I wish they dedicated themselves to *any* #climatetech BUT #carbonremoval #CDR, because it's 100% accelerating & encouraging MORE emissions. There are plenty of other areas like #CircularEconomy, #energytransition #smargrid #EV #retrofit where talents can/should be used...https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/30/government-gambles-on-carbon-capture-and-storage-tech-despite-scientists-doubts
I dig into the recently published "Name-based demographic inference and the unequal distribution of misrecognition", by Lockhard, King, and Munsch.
As the paper highlights, what seem like reasonable overall error rates of name-based demographic inference tools quickly degrade into unacceptable (and unpublicized) error rates when looking at intersections of demographics.
Future Impacts Of Climate-Induced Compound Disasters On Volcano Hazard Assessment
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-022-01542-y <-- shared paper
[Understanding how volcano activity may change over time is particularly important as climate change continues to have direct and indirect effects on how volcanoes behave.]
#GIS #spatial #mapping #climatechange #change #management #future #events #planning #monitoring #engineeringgeology #riskhazard #risk #hazard #geologichazards #naturalhazards #spatialanalysis #volcano #vulcanism #volcanichazard #naturaldisaster #model #modeling #mitigation #planning #preparedness #compoundhazards #socialscience #humanimpact #impacts #economics #publicsafety
📰 Out now - the 12th issue of our newsletter #ChangingPopulations to browse over lunch 🍜☕️🥪
If you don't care about social media companies newly charging exorbitant fees for API usage for #disinformation research, maybe you'll care about this other kind of social science research. Consider all the quantified cultural heritage we are losing when only VC-backed LLM factories can access internet history. Dirthatted wankclownery. #DigitalHumanities #Reddit #PushShift #Culture #Sociology #internetculture #socialscience
Datasci.social is a server for researchers & practitioners in human-centric data science, broadly defined, like network science, computational social science, geospatial data science:
Our survey on friendships, sexual and romantic relationships closes soon (5/31)!
If you're 18+ in the US (& especially if you're #asexual / #aromantic / #queer),
my collaborators (Canton Winer at UCI and Hannah Tessler at Yale) and I would love to include your perspective in our study.
I am looking for a #postdoc to work with my team on a NOAA-funded project on Science Communication Research on Flood Warnings for Local Community Segments. Please share with your networks! https://www.uvm.edu/ciroh/node/22
Cambridge University Press, publisher of Social Science History, waives open access fees for journal articles by scholars in 107 low- & middle-income countries. The editors welcome your submissions! https://afp.com/en/news/1312/cambridge-open-access-fees-waived-low-and-middle-income-countries-202304100050211
@sociology @politicalscience @economics @geography @anthropology #history #histodons #OA #openaccess #LDCs #SocialScience
Anyone 18+ in the USA can participate.
The journal Social Science History announces a new series, Advances in Data & Methods. We invite research articles & review essays that propose new or recently articulated sources and/or methodological techniques for use in social science history. More info: https://ssha.org/journal/
@sociology @politicalscience @geography @econhist @economics @anthropology #history #histodons #SocialScience #methods #archives #archive #BigData #GIS #LIDAR #qualitative #quantitative #data #dataviz #DataScience
The Center for Open Science is hosting a webinar on @FORRT on Wednesday, July 12, at 11am ET. Come learn about the various ways this group is advancing pedagogical reform towards the integration of open science principles into the prototypical courses across STEM, social-sciences, and the humanities, including diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
@ericachenoweth I don't understand why that number is so low, when you compare to #tippingpoint studies by #DamonCentola for example at 25%. From sheer observation of being alive for half a century, I tend to go towards the higher number indeed (+ I will always have a positive bias towards #modelling) #socialscience #socialchange #revolution #activism https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/damon-centola-tipping-point-large-scale-social-change
People often support and justify social systems, even when those systems disadvantage them. But why?
In this new review article, we address this question using a social identity model of system attitudes (SIMSA).
Open access: https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2022.2046422
“Similar to right-wing authoritarianism, left-wing authoritarianism entails hostility towards ‘different’ others, a willingness to wield in-group authority to coerce behaviour, cognitive rigidity, aggression and punitiveness towards out-groups, a focus on status hierarchies and moral absolutism.”
Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous teens have different #socialmedia experiences – both positive and negative – than their white peers. These differences are overlooked when research only focuses on white teens. 🤳 (New research from U. C. Irvine and Wellesley) https://theconversation.com/research-on-teen-social-media-use-has-a-racial-bias-studies-of-white-kids-are-widely-taken-to-be-universal-197676 #BlackMastodon #SocialScience
Can anyone suggest research on taxonomies for #data, as it pertains to #journalists or #SocialScience researchers? I'm particularly interested in taxonomies about how the data is accessed, e.g. by FOIA vs. bulk public data vs. a public API, bit would take pointers to taxonomies for data sets/sources more broadly.