Research

New NSF Social Science Agenda

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Agency calls for a broad rethinking of priorities over the next decade -- both in areas to be studied and major infrastructure projects to support.

A Deal with the Devil?

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Why did the U. of Alabama at Huntsville team up with convicted con artist to produce a "revolutionary" new teaching tool that turned out not to have a market?

Egg on Its Interface

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Criticism from librarians prompts JSTOR to promise changes to its recently redesigned database portal.

Times Change in Higher Ed Coverage

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New York Times now treats research universities as news commentators, not news makers, say Illinois researchers.

Long Road to Open Access

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Effort by leading research universities to rethink the economics of scholarly journals has an underwhelming first year, and experts caution against expectations of quick change.

Research Deals Under Microscope

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Review of contracts between big oil companies and universities finds too much corporate control over scholarship, but colleges fervently dispute findings.

Spooky Side of Research

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At Franklin & Marshall, student and professor investigate the weird world of ghost hunters.

Higher Ed Research Roundup

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INDIANAPOLIS -- As much as they have been a favorite subject for (and in some cases target of) politicians and policy makers for the last two years, for-profit colleges have been comparatively little studied by researchers in higher education, and little discussed at the yearly gathering of such scholars.

Social Sciences and Human Decency

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NEW ORLEANS -- A researcher doing fieldwork in the southwestern U.S. happened upon something close to the anthropological Holy Grail: a small group of Native Americans who had never been exhaustively studied.

New Measures of Scholarly Impact

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Data analytics are changing the ways to judge the influence of papers and journals.

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