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Who You Need for Your Digital Journey

August 18, 2017 This is the second article in our special <b>series on the Digital Journey</b>.

Quora: Is Google Scholar Changing Academia?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

“The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research

Data is being created faster than ever before. However, as Kate Metzler explains, limited access to this big data is creating a digital divide …

Big Data

What a nerdy debate about p-values shows about science — and how to fix it

The case for, and against, redefining “statistical significance.”<p>There’s a huge debate going on in social science right now. The question is simple, and strikes near the heart of all research: What counts as solid evidence?<p>The answer matters because many disciplines are currently in the midst of a …

What Is a Paradigm Shift?

A common phrase: but what, does it mean?<p>You hear the phrase “paradigm shift” all the time, and not just in philosophy. People talk about paradigm …

Quantum Mechanics

The top 100 papers

Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.<p>The paper mountain<p>Take a trip through the most highly cited papers of all time<p>The discovery of …

This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

<i>What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” But</i> …

University of Toronto

The Future of Peer Review

Virtually all new scientific study that reaches the attention of the public has been peer-reviewed—the process through which experts are commissioned …

How do you know that what you know is true? That's epistemology

How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally?<p>These …

Digital Sociology: How digital technology contributes to sociology

<b>Noortje Marres</b> is the author of 2017 book, <i>Digital Sociology: The Reinvention of Social Research</i><i>,</i> a critical new overview and assessment of the key …

Knowledge networking in scientific practice

Technology is being incorporated more and more into our daily lives. Social media platforms allow researchers to easily connect with one another and …

Artificial Intelligence

The Problem with Being a Top Performer

The top performers in their fields—from LeBron James to Oprah Winfrey to Bill Gates—seem to have it all. Through a combination of talent, drive, and …

Luxury Lifestyle

Insights into international research collaboration

Science is a truly international affair: 43 percent of all papers published in the past five years were written by international research teams. We …

6 Things to Look for in Your Ideal PhD Supervisor

These countries have the most doctoral graduates

Education is key to economic growth.<p>And tertiary education in particular, is at the heart of the innovation that we see around us. New discoveries …

Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

In the pursuit of wisdom, executives may find themselves taking off their masks to become truly authentic and reflective leaders.<p><i>“I cannot teach</i> …

The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2017

Innovation in agriculture is vital. One key to feeding the world is releasing pressure on the use of scarce natural resources through innovation.

Writing a Good PhD Research Proposal

What is a PhD proposal?<p>A PhD proposal is a an outline of your proposed project that is designed to:<p>Define a clear question and approach to answering …

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its …

How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content.<p>The same goes for scientists, …

New Algorithm has Summarizing Documents Down to a Tee

Researchers at Salesforce have been busy developing an algorithm that proves just how well a computer can summarize documents. It’s a fantastic tool …

5 Ways to Create Virtual Learning Experiences in Your Classroom

The reason that many teachers strive for a more virtual experience instead of the traditional talking points is that the interaction makes the lesson …

Could your next peer review be done by ... a robot?

Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing.<p>It is a process whereby experts from a particular field evaluate the work done by a …

Tips for qualitative researchers seeking funding – what NOT to leave out of your grant applications

It is grant reviewing season and I’ve been reading through some very interesting applications from some accomplished qualitative researchers in the …

Sociology

The best-kept secrets to winning grants

With competition for research funding approaching an all-time high, experts reveal their top tips and tricks.<p>Anaesthesiologist and clinical …

Whose Work Most Influenced You? A Social Science Bites Retrospective, Part 3

LISTEN TO WHO INFLUENCED WHO!<br>Ask a number of influential social scientists who in turn influenced them, and you’d likely get a blue-ribbon primer on …

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

Machine Learning

How to write an effective journal article and get it published (essay)

Victoria Reyes breaks down the structure of a well-conceived scholarly piece and provides tips to help you get your research published.

Social Sciences

CVs for academic jobs: 10 irritating mistakes

<i>Dr Steve Joy</i><p>This piece also appeared on the Guardian Higher Education Network.<p>*****<p>Applications to academic jobs are notoriously convoluted, …