Questions related to Social Science
What are the emerging research areas and trends within the fields of agricultural extension and agricultural social sciences?
I am interested to understand the most recent advancements in research, innovative methodologies, and pressing challenges that researchers are currently exploring in this fields. Your insights will greatly contribute to my understanding of the evolving landscape of agricultural extension research.
One of my review articles has been selected by IJSSRR. They asked me for an APC, which is 40 euro. I am pretty confused about their reputations by checking their website details.
Should I proceed to publish with them?
Website link: https://ijssrr.com/journal
What is the best Quantitative Research Methods textbook for Social Sciences Phd and MS Level students?
I am in the process of finalizing my individual grant proposal.
I really need your recommendation and your suggestions.
I have a question regarding my research, which will include interviews with experts and scientists. To ensure methodological reliability, I need at least two intercoders to participate in data analysis.
Could you advise how I can include these people in the project as intercoders?
Could these be the scientists who signed the LoI to collaborate on the project?
What is the correct way to describe this thing?
I will be grateful to you for any recommendations and advice.
We are assessing content for originality, as lecturers reading assignments or as reviewers or editors assessing papers. What are the tools you use to detect AI content, which is the new challenge on originality?
I recently found https://contentdetector.ai/ works decently with undergrad student frauds, yet I really am curious whether there are other tools or procedures you recommend.
Good day, please i wish to request for any or list of free APC journals in Management of Social Science. it must not be SCOPUS or Thompson Reuters. Your kind response will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Hello everyone. I am a novice researcher trying to do an experimental research study in business/social sciences field. I'd be really grateful if somebody could answer my questions.
Seeking insights into the forefront of agricultural extension research, this question aims to explore the novel methodologies that have recently emerged in the field.
While it is common practice in the health field to use validated descriptors available in thesauri or glossaries, in other fields it is apparent that researchers use the terms they feel are most appropriate. By ignoring accepted terminology, their work may fall off the radar of database searches. An example of this is the choice of keywords that are not associated with validated descriptors. As a direct consequence, literature reviews in some areas, particularly in the social sciences, may produce results with increasing levels of error. I believe that this issue should be the subject of further reflection and debate.
I'm curious about interpretivism in research and whether it primarily centers on studying individuals or if it can be extended to include groups as valid research subjects.
Specifically, I want to compare two different actor groups, assuming that each group shares similar worldviews internally but differs from one another.
Do you think interpretivism can effectively be applied to study groups, or is it only suited for understanding individual perspectives?
If you have any additional literature or resources on this topic, please feel free to share them with me! I'm eager to expand my knowledge.
My name is Sabina Augunas, and I hold a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Currently, I am a fellowship at TIB -Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library, and I am preparing a grant proposal to participate in a competition for an individual postdoctoral grant. My research topic revolves around examining researchers' perspectives on predatory conferences.
Within this study, I plan to employ mixed methods, including conducting interviews with respondents. In the "Researchers in Germany and abroad with whom you have agreed to cooperate on this project" section of the grant proposal, I am seeking researchers who have experience with mixed methods and conducting research in the field of social sciences. If you possess such expertise, I would greatly appreciate your support and collaboration with this project, as it would significantly enhance my chances of obtaining the individual grant.
Below is a brief project description:
Scientific conferences have been an integral tool for scientific communication and knowledge dissemination among researchers for decades. In the modern world, where research evaluation, audit culture, and internationalization of science have become key factors, attending conferences and presentations has become a necessary component for achieving scientific goals in all areas of science. However, despite many scholars exploring available resources, there has been insufficient attention to predatory conferences. There is a lack of knowledge not only about the motivations of researchers to attend such conferences but also about the criteria that define a conference as predatory, as well as about the quantity of such conferences. Of particular concern is the statement that the number of predatory conferences may exceed an acceptable norm. If true, targeted efforts are needed to fill this gap.
The project aims to address the following research questions: What motivates participation in predatory conferences, and what are the long-term consequences for researchers? It is important to distinguish between legitimate and predatory conferences. To achieve these goals, qualitative and quantitative analytical tools will be utilized, including the Delphi method. Expert groups will be formed, taking into account scientific discipline, gender, career stages, and geographical regions, in order to broaden the scope of research. The study will involve comparing predatory and legitimate academic conferences, considering criteria such as peer-review processes, speaker quality, funding sources, publication opportunities, and reputation. The motivation and reasons for researchers participating in predatory conferences, as well as the role of organizers in this process, will be examined. Strategies and ethical principles will be developed during the research to assist researchers in avoiding predatory conferences and safeguarding their scientific interests. The impact of predatory conferences on the academic community, factors contributing to their proliferation, and ethical considerations will also be assessed. Ultimately, the project will enhance understanding of the differences between predatory and legitimate conferences, draw attention to the risks, and help researchers make informed decisions when choosing conferences and managing their careers.
I am looking forward to your feedback and the possibility of collaboration.
Dr. Sabina Augunas
Although reiterated mantra of many studies about the monopolisation of decision-making by catholic clergy when having a closer look, it seems that the complex chain of ecclesia-forming interdependences and interactions each time allows consideration that are including opinions of larger community and even of dissidents from official teaching. As it could be proved by some discourses on reinterpretation of existing teaching, e. g. clergy celibacy or ordination of women.
Unethical business practices operate in different countries to varying degrees and participate in economic processes.
For many entities, market participants, business partners and consumers, they generate additional costs.
They can also be a source of gray economy growth, including avoiding paying taxes.
Thus, there are social costs for individual entities and financial for the entire economy.
On the capital markets, one of unethical business practices is, for example, insider trading, ie the use of confidential information by decision-makers with access to confidential information used to conduct transactions to purchase or sell financial instruments, including securities or other securities or other capital markets.
In individual countries, there are various instruments to combat the use of unethical business practices, the shadow economy, etc.
The effectiveness of individual normative solutions, the scale of restrictions applied, and the business mentality of market participants, entrepreneurs and businessmen are different.
Another mentality is related to the level of awareness regarding corporate social responsibility.
In individual countries, social campaigns are carried out suggesting the legitimacy of developing concepts based on corporate social responsibility.
In view of the above, please answer the following question: Is unethical business practices a negative external effect of non-ideal market structures or imperfection of the social market economy?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
l would like to publish in a Social science journal am interested in health issues. Kindly assist with a list of journals and the publication fees if available.
This question is dedicated only to sharing important research of OTHER RESEARCHERS (not our own) about complex systems, self-organization, emergence, self-repair, self-assembly, and other exiting phenomena observed in Complex Systems.
Please keep in own mind that each research has to promote complex systems and help others to understand them in the context of any scientific filed. We can educate each other in this way.
Experiments, simulations, and theoretical results are equally important.
Links to videos and animations will help everyone to understand the given phenomenon under study quickly and efficiently.
What are the most serious problems of civilization development that should be solved as soon as possible? What are the global problems for which research should be developed and solutions to these problems resolved in 2019 and in subsequent years?
One of such research problems, which should not be postponed for an indefinite future, is the need to develop environment-friendly sustainable economic development in order to slow down the adverse process of global warming.
With the warming of the Earth's climate, the risk of more dramatic climate cataclysms, including tsunamis, increases.
Tsunami may be a derivative of the global warming problem. Global warming generates an increase in climate disasters, including more cases of tsunamis.
But not only is the risk of more violent and more dramatic tsunamis rising. Also in recent years, there has been more other types of climate and natural climate catatics, such as droughts, rainstorms, tornadoes and weather anomalies.
At present, it should no longer be asked whether global warming generates an increase in natural disasters only what rate of growth will be recorded in the future? So many data, research centers confirms the progressing process of global warming, that the problem is unquestionable.
More and more data points to the growing risk of climate change, unfavorable for human and life on the Earth, increase of climate disasters, climatic and weather anomalies, which are the result of global warming, rising average annual temperature near the Earth's surface.
Now we should just ask: How can these adverse processes be counteracted? What ecological technologies, renewable energy sources, how to help natural environments, how to rebuild them, such as afforestation, to build natural ecosystems absorbing greenhouse gases?
How to develop ecological business ventures? How to create financing systems for this type of pro-ecological projects? How to dispel international cooperation in this matter? What actions should be taken to move towards the development of a new ecological green economy?
How to develop environmentally sustainable economic development to slow down the unfavorable warming of the Earth's climate?
Please reply. I invite you to the discussion
In my view, research is not mere applications of sophisticated methods or tool but it is use of simpler method/tool for addressing the complex question. Many times we couldn't see the rationale of choosing a particular method/ giving priority over other available options. In last 30-40 years we are flooded with research papers but hardly contributed to the discipline in social sciences. Is things going in right direction? Or do we research mechanically for paper count?
Hello Dear colleagues!
I'm interested in the political economy of human capital.
Please can someone help me with a database containing data by country on school and academic orientation by field (social sciences, technical sciences)?
Thanks in advance
I paid for the open access fee of my paper, and yet you block me from posting a Public text.
Panter-Brick C, Eggerman, M (2018). The field of Medical Anthropology in Social Science & Medicine.
Social Science & Medicine 196: 233-239.
Artificial intelligence are spread over several fiels of science. E.g. social sciences. What are these fields of science where are uncommon apply the artificial intelligence?
21 items 👉🏼 4 sub-constructs 👉🏼 1 construct
33 items 👉🏼 4 sub-constructs 👉🏼 1 construct
so there are three levels:
lower order 👉🏼 medium order 👉🏼 higher order
The results are significant. But tell me, can we squeeze these 21 and 33 items into above 2 constructs, respectively?
Would like to connect if you have explored using quantitative methods for intersectionality analysis.
Henry Mintzberg did his Ph.D thesis studying 10 executives. He wrote a book about ten different role of a successful manager. Frederic Taylor invented the scientific management theory By observing the work in the factory!
Adam Smith studies the pin's factory and wrote a book about the Wealth of Nations...
What are the basis for good theory? Is it a statistical rigorous approach? Or is it à in depth understanding of the reality? How can we write a good theory which is a statement of causality! A Good theory help us to understand or predict the future
It would be nice to get reading succestions addressing the topic why modelling societies and their dynamic developments may fail. What are the challenges and pitfalls when one attempts to create models that aim to forecast the future developments. Economic literature, system dynamic approaches, predictive social science may address these issues with modelling. I'm looking for good entry points to these discussion.
In 2016, Elsevier bought the SSRN . Does this outright acquisition make publications in SSRN have acquire the scholarly rigor associated with Elsevier publication? Especially when elsevier is seen to have openly identify with SSRN publications.
Please, what are your thoughts on this?
I need a list of affordable journals in the social sciences which are Scopus Indexed.
Thank you very much.
Look for differences between these two sciences and give a personal opinion on whether or not the union of both is positive.
The similarity analysis feature in discourses, is an analytical tool of the IRAMUTEQ software. As a result, a tree diagram is generated which can be configured as a Venn diagram. However, the groups of words by similarity starting from a dominant word to the child words, using the co-occurrence principle. In discourse analysis, the semantic domains are checked and the derived words follow the same principle. In this case, in what aspects does IRAMUTEQ's similarity analysis differ from semantic domains in discourse analysis?
Epistemologically, scientific realism is (say, mainly) based on the idea that we generate theoretical entities to understand, describe, and discover a structure in the reality; these entities are unobservable, yet they are real, they exist independently from our research and our mind. In other words, these entities are not merely instruments to discover reality; they are real (see Alexander Wendt, for example among others). However, for critical realism (e.g., Roy Bhaskar) this point is not clear for me: Do theoretical entities we generate to understand the "structured reality" have their ontological-real existence independently from our mind? are they real, not merely instruments to understand reality?
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Although the preprints submissions can be interesting to check the repercussions, criticisms and suggestions pointed out, I think that a not very good choice of platform can have limited results. Among the platforms researched, I observed that OSF, Scielo and Elsevier preprints offer a reasonable structure for preprints submissions and analysis. In this sense, I kindly ask for suggestions on which platform may be the most indicated for a preprint submission in the field of social sciences.
With the emergence of chatGPT, educators are panicking about cheating and assessment. But what do the students have to say? As they say, students who are going to cheat, are already doing so. What about the rest? What are they thinking and exploring? As a teacher or a social science researcher, if you could ask high school students about chatGPT and AI, what would you want to know?
I'm developing a study on male prostitution, but I'm finding it difficult to get interviews. Most of the guys I came in contact with are willing to do interviews as long as I pay for their time. They claim that while they spend some of their time talking to me, they could be earning money with a client. One of them said that researchers commonly appropriate their stories, receive the title of master and doctor, while they do not gain anything. I felt that their arguments are valid and that, in fact, it would be fair pay (not for the interview but for the time) however, this attitude may run into an ethical issue.
So, I would like to ask you about this impasse, how do you see payment for the time of interviews, in this specific case?
I am developing a questionnaire for social science. The preliminary questionnaire has 35 items with 6 domains. However, one of the domains was optional ( 5 items), where only those who had been involved in an accident before needed to answer that questions. Unfortunately, my answer option for answering the questionnaire did not include not applicable.
When I run the EFA, parallel analysis suggests 5 factors. But this optional domain loads closely with another item with different instructions/ other domains.
So my question is, can I remove this one domain ( 5 items) from the EFA analysis and run the remaining 30 items for EFA. Then, re-include this optional domain when I run for CFA. Can I use expert judgment /based on the importance of that optional domain to the questionnaire to retain it as it is?
( I try to rerun the 35 items and 6 domain/factor ( including the optional domain) using CFA, and the result indicated good convergent and discriminant validity)
I wonder if this method is permissible or how I should go about it? Thanks
First I would like to apologize for my limitations writing in English.
I am developing a doctoral thesis in geography whose theme led me to read about the BODY. So, I would like to know the opinion of colleagues regarding two questions:
- Is it possible to think of the body as a geographical analysis scale as legitimate as the others commonly used?
- In this context, what are the limits and potential of thinking of the body as space and object of study in geography?
** I accept indications of references on this topic. Thanks in advance.
What test is appropriate for a data set with 10 continuous dependent variables and one dichotomous independent variable? Is it possible to perform 10 separate independent t-tests or some sort of ANOVA (MANOVA)? The sample size is 1022.
Dear science group,
I would like to ask you, what experience do you have with journal "Open Journal of Social Sciences" ISSN Print: 2327-5952 ISSN Online: 2327-5960
There are to many predatory journals.
Thanks for your time,
I would love to hear about any materials you have found helpful and have inspired you to suggest to graduate students, doctoral students, researchers, and academicians to read for understanding or for refreshing their knowledge on research methodology and emerging research methods in social science (or management in specific but not necessary). These can be anything, for example, new books, classic books, and journal articles.
I hope the answers will help to create a comprehensive list of suggested readings on Research Methodology and Research Methods that would be helpful to anyone interested. Thank you!!
Does anyone know any papers/books from social science that discuss the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methods?
I'm interested in the intersection of mathematics and social sciences, and I'm looking for expert opinions on ethical content in mathematical history.
Biosocial studies encompass a set of approaches constituted by the space of knowledge generated by the interaction between biology and sociology. This space takes us back to the beginnings of social studies where biology and social sciences walked side by side. At present, these studies are being revitalised. For this reason, we want to contribute at Societies to strengthening this discipline and its research. When we conceive of biosocial research, we automatically think of medicine. However, the relationship between genetics and society, epigenetics, social evolution, the environment and the social, etc. can also be present in this field of study. In short, biosocial study is a diverse and plural set of approaches of great interest and relevance for today's world. In this Topic, we want to bring together the best international biosocial research. For this reason, we hope to feature the work of social scientists interested and concerned with the environment, health, diseases, biology, disability, old age, climate and energies in their relation to society. All these approaches also need a broad methodological perspective, so the issue is open to theoretical and empirical (quantitative and qualitative) work. We believe that studies of a conceptual nature with future hypotheses would also be of great interest. This issue aims to advance biosocial studies from a broad and diversified approach. Biosocial study helps us to better understand the surrounding reality. This is apparnt is we consider, for a moment, the numerous studies on SARS-CoV-2, or the possibilities that the social sciences offer to biomedicine or the science of care. On the other hand, we would like this issue to help biologists understand that the social sciences can help and complement their research. All in all, this is an exciting and thought-provoking Topic.
Do you notice any cases of censorship in social sciences in the world today? What is censored? Who are the censors? Is there a big field of phenomena which cannot be discussed today? What are the concequences of what we (social scholars) do not discuss?
I have seen many applications of ecological niche models, especially within the context of spatial epidemiology and vector-borne diseases. I was wondering can such models find an application in other domains (i.e., social science problems with point occurrence data e.g., crimes, or in disasters even) beyond geographies of species?
Can anyone help me to find a discussion paper in social science discipline?
I need to know the stricture of a Discussion Article.
The scenario is as follows:
- Imagine a phenomenon was studied by others;
- They concluded that there is correlation between the increase in that phenomenon and the increase in its outcomes;
- After reading these studies, can I hypothesize that if the phenomenon will prevail/ increase, the outcomes will also prevail/increase as well?
- Will my hypothesis be valid or is it incorrect to draw future conclusions on past ones?
- P.S. Sorry not to reveal what I am hypothisizing because, once revealed, it will lose its magic :)
Although this is not a new theme, the phenomena of "memory manipulation" and "politics of memory" always seem current to us. Even though they are different terms, they are close from a semantic point of view. Memory policies resort to manipulating memory using conditioning actions that, in some aspects, recall Skinner's reinforcement schemes. Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes have adopted this strategy in the iconography of classrooms and the contents of school textbooks. Thus, we can point to the school as a space where the propaganda of non-democratic political regimes intensified their politics of memory? Can the same phenomenon also be observed in democratic regimes?
I am PhD candidate in environmental sociology and currently waiting for the viva voce examination that will be expected in December 2022. I just would like to know, what is a good or minimum h-index for Scopus that we can say is a baseline for PhD graduates to be eligible to apply for senior lecturer/ academician post in university?
I have data from European Social Survey (24 countries) and want to model a cross level interaction. Can I do this with a simple random intercept (fixed slope) model? Or do I have to model a more complex random slope model? And if so, are 24 countries sufficient?
I am not explicit interested in explain the different slopes on Level 2 due to the cross level interaction. If its possible I would do that, but I think I need more countries right?
But i definetely want to show, that trust in institutions (Level 1 variable) depends on the level of corruption (level 2 variable) in a country. Can I do this with random intercept fixed slope model?
1) Improve humans' quality of life?
2) Preserve the Earth and its Biodiversity in any given condition?
2) Understanding and explaining Nature and the Universe around us?
3) Support local/regional sociopolitical interests?
4) There is no specific purpose...?
5) Other (please specify)
PS: if you supply literature and/or links to other discussions, please add your opinion also.
In my opinion, technologies for processing large data sets in Big Data database systems and other information technologies, information processing services on the Internet or data obtained from the Internet, including social media portals. The Internet of Things will continue to grow dynamically, support systems for enterprise management processes, computerized data processing, Business Intelligence, etc. In addition, other technologies typical for the current fourth technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0.
In view of the above, the current questions is:
What technologies have accelerated their development due to the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic?
What information technologies will develop intensively?
Please, answer, comments,
I invite you to the discussion,
Have a nice day, Stay healthy! Best wishes,
I have been testing the assumptions of Pearson's correlation and there are some weak linear relationships, but sometimes the R2 values are very small eg 0.002. Given that my research is being conducted in the messy world of social science, is this an acceptable value? If not, what is an acceptable value to assume linearity?
Memory policies promote places, monuments and even objects as memorial records of a past that should be remembered and celebrated as registers of a culture and identity. Through activities framed in pedagogies of memory, schools insert in their didactic activities the visit to places of memory. But is the pedagogy of memory dependent on memory policies established in educational policies or encouraged by national educational strategies? Can we say that memory policies pave the way to the establishment of memory pedagogy in school activities?
It is the trending topic for a publisher this week.
I want to learn the opinion of Academia members. Is it due to environmental factors or personal over-ambition?
Why does anyone commit fraud?