why social science

Cassandra R. Davis, UNC Public Policy Professor, Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Cassandra R. Davis, Research Assistant Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Public Policy, who writes about her research on the impact of natural disasters on students’ education. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

APA’s Office of International Affairs Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Amanda Clinton, Senior Director of the Office of International Affairs at the American Psychological Association, who writes about how collaboration between professionals and across disciplines can lead to breakthroughs for our most complex problems. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Rush Holt Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Rush Holt, CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, who writes about how social science creates systems for understanding the world around us. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

NC State Psychologists Answer “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Jeni L. Burnette, & Sarah L. Desmarais psychologists at North Carolina State University, who write about how messaging public health epidemics like addiction and obesity as “diseases” can change how people feel about these conditions and affect whether people seek to get treatment. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Adam Seth Levine of Researh4impact Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Adam Seth Levine, Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and President of research4impact, who writes about how research4impact connects social scientists with community leaders to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Arthur Lupia Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, who writes about the breadth of impacts the social sciences have on our lives. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

AAPSS Answers “Why Social Science?

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Tom Kecskemethy, Executive Director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), who writes about how social science can guide us toward practical solutions to social problems. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Communication Researchers Answer “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from communication researchers Leanne Knobloch of the University of Illinois and Steven R. Wilson of the University of South Florida, who write about how social science has helped us better meet the needs of U.S. servicemen and women. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Development Scholar Joseph Assan Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Joseph Assan, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy of Sustainable Development at Brandeis University, who writes about how insights from the social sciences can help to address sub-Saharan Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Congressman Paul Tonko Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Congressman Paul Tonko, of New York’s 20th Congressional District, who writes about the role social science can play in helping to address climate change. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Anthropologist Lee Hoffer Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Lee Hoffer, Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, who writes about how participatory research involving people suffering from substance use disorders can give us new perspectives on addiction. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

The Research-to-Policy Collaboration Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Taylor Scott and Max Crowley of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC), who write about how the RPC is connecting social scientists and government officials to enhance the use of research in policymaking. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Linguist Claudia Brugman Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Claudia Brugman, Research Scientist and Technical Director for Language in Social Systems at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language, who writes about how the social sciences help make our nation more secure. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

Disaster Researchers Brandi Gilbert and Nnenia Campbell Answer “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Brandi Gilbert of the Urban Institute and Nnenia Campbell of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who write about what social science research related to children and older adults has taught us about building community resilience and enhancing recovery after disasters. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

SSRC’s Alondra Nelson Answers “Why Social Science?”

The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Alondra Nelson, President of the Social Science Research Council, who highlights SSRC’s recently published report, To Secure Knowledge: Social Science Partnerships for the Common Good. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

CJRA’s Peter Wood Answers “Why Social Science?”

This latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Peter Wood, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University and chair of the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA), who writes about how the Alliance is helping to bring research on crime and criminal justice issues to policymakers and the media. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

New from “Why Social Science?”: Misinformation and “Ban-the-Box” Policies

Recent Why Social Science? guests posts have addressed how social science can identify strategies to stop the spread of misinformation and how social science research has challenged the conventional wisdom surrounding “ban-the-box” policies. Read the post on misinformation from Melanie C. Green, Associate Professor of Communication at the University at Buffalo here, and the post on “ban-the-box” from Olugbenga Ajilore, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Toledo here. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

The Lab @ DC Answers “Why Social Science?”

This latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from David Yokum, Director of the The Lab @ DC, who writes about how cities are using insights from the social sciences to test and improve policies and inform decisions. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

The American Statistical Association Answers “Why Social Science?”

This month’s Why Social Science? guest post comes from Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical Association, who writes about how social scientists use federally collected data to provide the public with intelligence and insight to make smart decisions. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

The Council on Social Work Education and The Society for Social Work and Research Answer “Why Social Science?”

This month’s Why Social Science? guest post comes from Darla Spence Coffey, President & CEO of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and James Herbert Williams, Past President of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), who kick of Social Work Month by writing about the contributions social work research has made to enhancing human well-being. Read it here and subscribe. Back to this issue’s table of contents.

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