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When do you need Ethics Approval in Humanities research?

Sorry if this sounds clueless - I actually am. I'm in a historical, literary field so I've never had to worry about doing any ethics approval things because I've never had to deal with real, living ...
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Do you reveal purpose of questionnaire to respondents?

I recently received an invitation to answer a questionnaire from a student in the social sciences. The results will be used as part of the research for a Master's thesis. The invitation describes the ...
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How to transition from biology (evolutionary/computational) to governance/policy? [closed]

I have a BSc in nature conservation with an initial major in social science and policy (focused on biodiversity and conservation). I felt unsure about whether to continue in social science or biology, ...
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Submit to journal and poster session at conference simultaneously in social science

In social science are you allowed to submit to a journal and conference (poster session) at the same time? The conference I'm looking at does not indicate that you can't post your results elsewhere, ...
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Can I submit to a high school journal and "real" journal at the same time?

I'm a high school student that did some research in Social Science. My research is novel enough that I think that I have a chance of getting published in a "real" journal with an impact ...
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Lead Authorship Conflict

I’m working on a paper with two colleagues. It all started out with a broad idea that they had. They were coming to me, asking me to do the data analysis (survey data). At the beginning I had the lead ...
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Advice with finding and contacting participants for studying crime (interview-based research with ex-offenders) [closed]

I'd like to conduct a study on street gangs in the 1960s-1980s as part of my PG dissertation. Ideally, I'd like to conduct this as an interview-based study (like an oral history/criminology project) ...
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Proper Format for In-text Topic (Analysis) Tags for Interview Quotes

I am editing a dissertation in the social sciences using the author-date format of Chicago/Turabian. The author was asked by his mentor after his defense to add topic tags to the quotes that came from ...
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masters thesis supervisor hands-on importance?

TLDR: how important is having a hands-on supervisor for my masters thesis? I recently started a one-year MA in sociology at a large uni in Europe (after having attended a SLAC for undergrad). My ...
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Is it possible to preregister non-experiment studies?

I am a PhD student in social science and a professor and I are planning to run a survey in South Asia. It is not an experiment. However, we were thinking of pre-registering in case it would give us ...
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When do I start looking for post Ph.D jobs?

I know I made a decent number of posts, but this particular will actually be the last one I'm going to make for a while. For those who didn't see, I'm a fourth year Ph.D student in an Experimental ...
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What kind of hypothesis should I state in an application requesting public health data?

I work in a quantitative social science where it is not common to formally state hypotheses in papers or presentations. I am applying for access to public health data, and the applications ask for ...
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What are my options post PHD as a blissfully ignorant, neurodivergent candidate about to graduate with few marketable skills?

I entered academia despite my suboptimal "stats" (GPA, research experience, etc.) because I was allured by the idea of focusing on a research project. Even my Master's advisor noted how I ...
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Does sociology recognise document analysis as a method?

I have found, that some Slavic sociologies (namely Czech and Russian) recognize "document analysis" as a research method,(1)(2)(3)(4) but I was not able to determine, whether such a term or ...
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Citing the preface of a book written by a different author in ASA

As the title says, I'm trying to cite the preface of a book. The book is a new edition, and the preface was written by a different author. How do I cite that in ASA style? The closest I can think of ...
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Changing demographics data that was responded incorrectly in a survey to be published

We have a research paper that we want to get published in a journal. The paper is some simple statistical analysis of a survey we made. One of the questions in the demographics section is "What ...
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Best practices to manage the workflow with your thesis committee (Ph.D.)?

I am doing my Ph.D. in the Social Sciences and I am reflecting on how to optimize the workflow with my thesis committee (three advisors) in the implementation of feedback on chapters or papers. I ...
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Studies about how to improve human civilizations' ability to anticipate and react to incoming hurdles to long term survival?

In which field of academia should one search for studies about how to improve human civilizations' ability to anticipate and react to incoming hurdles to long term survival? BACKGROUND Many problems ...
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Should social sciences paper always have policy recommendations?

I am an early career researcher and my interests are in education, gender and economic development. I have some research ideas that mainly explore some interesting patterns of behavior at the family ...
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Advice for strengthening PhD applications

I'm a recent social sciences master's graduate based in the UK, and I'm interested in making PhD applications next year. I would like to take the year I have available to gain some kind of experience, ...
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How to summarily indicate that cited references fail to address a topic

Academic citations are generally added because they explicitly support a statement. Occasionally however, it may be needed to cite references in support of a claim that they do not address a statement ...
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Advice on choosing a pre-print server (Social Sciences)

I have submitted an article to a journal for peer review. The journal allows the manuscript to be submitted to a non-commercial pre-print server at any time. I am new to publishing, and am wondering ...
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How do Journals find reviewers and their contact information?

I recently received an email asking to review for a reputable journal (I recognize the journal, and the person listed as Associate Editor is listed as an associate editor on the journal's editorial ...
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What is the meaning of the term: "scholarly or critical paper"?

I have come across this term at many places in graduate admissions, and I do not understand it. For example, here, they want a writing sample that is "a recent scholarly or critical paper, 15 to ...
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Part time research assistant - post bacc?

I would like to know if I can be a research assistant, part time, after college. I'm thinking about getting into academia, but I want to work first and make some money. I'm in STEM, but want some ...
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How do you frame hypothesis where independent variable is categorical and dependent variable is continuous in social science? [closed]

A question on academic writing in social science research. How do you frame hypothesis where independent variable is categorical and dependent variable is continuous? In my specific case, i am ...
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Resubmitting a Manuscript to the Same Journal after Being Plainly Rejected

I am a Ph.D. student in the field of social science --sports marketing and public relations. Lately, I have submitted a manuscript to a reputable journal X in my field, my choice was hinged on two ...
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How to organize a journal article with unexpected findings [closed]

I'm struggling with how to present a research article. The research questions were along the lines of "Does the difference between X and Y predict Z?" It turns out that the difference ...
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Is there any possibility to change Undergrad track from Film and Media Studies to Communication department that is focused on more computational? [closed]

I want to pursue my master's in Communication that is more analytical and research-oriented and based on computational methods. Film and media recognize the area of the internet, social media, ...
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Recommendation letter for a professional program and choosing a professor

I am applying to a professional program for a Master of Social Work. The only requirements for the program are that the person have a degree from a related discipline (not necessarily a bachelor of ...
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How to conduct research project using R programming language [closed]

I am a student of Energy policy and International relations, I have earned a certificate in R basics with the purpose of conducting research/analysis in formulating the policies for the energy ...
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Non- Conference Panel Presentation?

I'm part of a panel presentation for some undergrad students who are part of a multi-institutional summer scholarship program. The panel is about paths through grad school in our field (I'm a PhD ...
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How to assess prominence in non-STEM research

I'm interested in how I could assess prominence of specific scholars outside the STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) fields. As a scholar in the humanities or social sciences, how do you gauge the ...
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What day rate should I set for consulting work?

I am a final year social sciences PhD student in the UK. A professor reached out to me and asked if I am interested in a three-day consultant work for their project and if so, what my day rate is. I ...
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What indicate an author belongs to a specific school?

In the question What is the status of Freudian publications in psychological journals?, one user says: I think your first challenge would be in labeling a paper as "Freudian" or not. There ...
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I have publications in one area but I want to focus on another one for my PhD? Could it go wrong?

My previous published research has focused on teachers' psychological characteristics (e.g., motivation). However, for my PhD, I want to change my focus to student learning. Thus, although the broader ...
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How do academics in the Social Sciences use "mental maps" and why should college-bound students study them? [closed]

I teach secondary school Social Studies. As you may know, public school teachers must teach to state standards. My state's standards for Social Studies includes many references to the importance and ...
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Asking questions/sending note to the three authors of a paper in economics, three personalized letters?

A famous paper has three coauthors. I wrote a note regarding that paper and want to get some feedback from them. Shall I send the note and my questions in one email to the three authors together (with ...
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Consulting gigs for quantitative sociologist [closed]

I am a university professor (quantitative sociology) and I am interested in finding consulting gigs, especially for the summer since I'm on 9-month, but possibly year round if just for a few hours/...
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Is Computational Social Science better as a degree or as a field of research for various disciplines to collaborate in? [closed]

I'd like to go to grad school, but I've been dragging my feet on it for so long (I'm three years out of college, with a Bachelors in Computer Science) because the sound of traditional CS research ...
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Do German professors in a Master’s program respond to students who email them interested in their research work?

I’m currently receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from am American university and have no clue how the process for applying to Master’s programs in Germany works. I’m not sure if it’s okay to ...
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What should I do if I am asked to review a paper that should have been reviewed by an ethics committee, but was not?

What should I do if I am asked to review a paper that should have been reviewed by an ethics committee, but was not? Assuming the paper is missing the statement that it was reviewed, and the paper ...
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Doing a PhD in sociology as a computer scientist – is it possible?

I am a PhD student in CS. I am also interested in the humanities and I would like to pursue a PhD in sociology. I know the traditional way is to repeat the cycle starting from undergrad studies but ...
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Generic name for "manager" in social science theorizing [closed]

Please bear with me as I try to explain what I'm looking for; my question concerns getting help to find the right words to describe it. Also, if there's a more appropriate Stack Exchange site for a ...
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How do I find a collaborator for a social science research project if I'm not in school?

For context: I know exactly the topic and have an idea for the methods. I have done background research and seen what similar research has been done (and how). I have an associate’s degree. I live in ...
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Social science/humanities PhD in UK: Take partially funded PhD, or work for a year and reapply for full funding?

First, I am aware that there are already several posts about self-funding a PhD. I'm posting this question, however, for the following reasons: Many threads are mostly about US schools, whereas the ...
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plagiarism and transcription of audio recordings

Does it count as plagiarism if a student pays a professional transcription service to transcribe an audio recording of a social science interview/focus group for the appendix of their written ...
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What are the implications for academia, if the average IQ is and keeps falling? [closed]

I read a dossier in a newspaper about the falling of the IQ. For decades the IQ was increasing, known as the Flynn-Effect. My question here is not, if the IQ is really falling, make up your own mind ...
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PUBLICATION IN IJBSS IN 2012 [closed]

our publication in IJBSS was printed with all the names of the scholars but in the online version, two names were missing for a year or two, now they have included it in the online version, it this ...
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I want to pursue studying in Social Science. What to do in summers? [closed]

I am currently a second-year computer-science student. However, I am interested in pursuing social science after I am done with my bachelor's degree. To be more specific, I am interested in the fields ...
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