Facebook Shuts the Gate After the Horse Has Bolted, and Hurts Real Research in the Process
Facebook has recently announced a substantial tightening of access restrictions to the APIs of Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms it owns. While these changes may generate some positive publicity for the company, they are likely to compound the real problem, further diminishing transparency and opportunities for independent oversight.
A New ‘Accelerator’ Aims to Bring Big Science to Psychology
Psychology initiative aims to engage dozens of laboratories around the world in large-scale studies, since the “tentative, preliminary results” produced by small studies conducted in relatively isolated laboratories “just aren’t getting the job done."
Climate change, biodiversity loss, antibiotic resistance, and other global challenges pose major collective action problems: A group benefits from a certain action, but no individual has sufficient incentive to act alone.
A new survey shoots down the idea that early-career researchers aresomehow more likely to be digital natives and therefore more apt to conduct computational social science than those whose PhDs were issued more than a decade ago.
We can all recognise the ambitious researcher at the conference who is anxious to advertise their own work. It resonates with my current work on academic self-promotion via university profile pages. And I start to wonder, is a new academic habitus beginning to emerge?