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The American Statistical Association Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThis 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.

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Posted in Issue 7 (April 3), Update, Volume 37 (2018)

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

why-social-scienceThis 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.

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Posted in Issue 5 (March 6), Update, Volume 37 (2018)

COSSA Kicks Off the Second Year of “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceTo commemorate the beginning of a new year of Why Social Science?, Wendy Naus, COSSA Executive Director, shared some of the many ways the social and behavioral sciences inform the work of policymakers and other government officials. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 3 (February 6), Update, Volume 37 (2018)

COSSA Board Chair Felice J. Levine Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceOur last Why Social Science? guest post of 2017 was contributed by Felice J. Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association and Chair of COSSA’s Board of Directors, who reflected on the inaugural year of Why Social Science? Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 1 (January 9), Update, Volume 37 (2018)

Linguist Evan Bradley Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThis week’s guest post comes from linguist Evan Bradley, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State Brandywine, who writes about how linguistics research can enhance our understanding of how society functions and ways to improve it. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 24 (December 12), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

SRCD Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThis week’s Why Social Science? guest post comes from Martha Zaslow, Director for Policy and Communications at the Society for Research and Child Development, who writes about ways the social sciences can tell us how to “grow the roots” of STEM learning in children. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 23 (November 28), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

The American Sociological Association Answers “Why Social Science?

why-social-scienceThis week’s Why Social Science? guest post comes from Jean Shin, Director of Minority and Student Affairs at the American Sociological Association, who writes about how insights from the social sciences both demonstrates the importance of diversity and help us identify ways build a more inclusive society. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 22 (November 14), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

COSSA, SAGE Host Why Social Science? Congressional Briefing

COSSA and SAGE Publishing hosted a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, October 4 on Social Science Solutions for Health, Public Safety, Computing, and Other National Priorities. The event featured authors of past Why Social Science? blog posts, including Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Peter Harsha of the Computing Research Association, Nancy La Vigne of The Urban Institute, and William Riley of the National Institutes of Health. Panelists discussed the importance of social science applications to preventing cyberattacks, how social science can help identify the causes of health disparities, and how behavioral reinforcement or “nudges” can be incorporated into federal policy. A complete recording of the event is available on COSSA’s website.

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Posted in Issue 19 (October 3), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

SAGE Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThis week’s Why Social Science guest post comes from Sara Miller McCune, Founder and Executive Chair of SAGE Publishing, who writes about how her personal and professional experiences have been shaped by research in the social sciences. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 19 (October 3), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

Tomorrow: Social Science Solutions for Health, Public Safety, Computing, and Other National Priorities

COSSA and SAGE Publishing will host a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, October 4 on Social Science Solutions for Health, Public Safety, Computing, and Other National Priorities. The event will feature authors of past Why Social Science? blog posts, including Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL); Andrew Bernat, Computing Research Association; Nancy La Vigne, The Urban Institute; and William Riley, National Institutes of Health. The briefing will take place at noon in room 2075 of the Rayburn House Office Building. RSVPs are still being accepted here. For those unable to attend in person, the briefing will be livestreamed on COSSA’s Facebook page.

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Posted in Issue 19 (October 3), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

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