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We must rescue social science research from obscurity

We must rescue social science research from obscurity

“Never in the history of human scholarship has so much been written by so many to the benefit of so few.” Spoken by one of my co-authors at an academic conference in the social sciences, that Churchillian inversion drew spontaneous applause from an audience of around 400. Academic publishing is now a game in which high […] … learn more→

Why doubt is a scientific virtue worth supporting

On May 28, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed the First Act. Among other things, the legislation would cut some $50-million in funds to the National Science Foundation for research in the social sciences. Elected officials might have more than one reason to oppose NSF support for the social sciences. First, social […] … learn more→