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How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next. In theory, statistics should help settle arguments.

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms that have opened up in western liberal democracies. Shortly before the November presidential election, a study in the US discovered that 68% of Trump supporters distrusted the economic data published by the federal government. In the UK, a research project by Cambridge University and YouGov looking at conspiracy theories discovered that 55% of the population believes that the government “is hiding the truth about the number of immigrants living here”. Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system. Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the internet or even made a mobile phone call, published fewer than 10 papers after his groundbreaking work, which identified the mechanism by which subatomic material acquires mass, was published in 1964. Open Access - SPARC.

Research provides the foundation of modern society.

Open Access - SPARC

Research leads to breakthroughs, and communicating the results of research is what allows us to turn breakthroughs into better lives—to provide new treatments for disease, to implement solutions for challenges like global warming, and to build entire industries around what were once just ideas. However, our current system for communicating research is crippled by a centuries old model that hasn’t been updated to take advantage of 21st century technology: Governments provide most of the funding for research—hundreds of billions of dollars annually—and public institutions employ a large portion of all researchers.Researchers publish their findings without the expectation of compensation. Journal : Research for all. Aims and scope Engagement with research goes further than participation in it.

Journal : Research for all

Engaged individuals and communities initiate research, advise, challenge or collaborate with researchers. Their involvement is always active and they have a crucial influence on the conduct of the research – on its design or methods, products, dissemination or use. Ποίηση στο facebook, Ποίηση, Διαδίκτυο, facebook, Βενετία Αποστολίδου'


Τεχνολογικό Πολιτιστικό Πάρκο Λαυρίου. News - Events of the KnowlnG Project Meetings.

Τεχνολογικό Πολιτιστικό Πάρκο Λαυρίου

Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise (Hardback) About the Book Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research.

Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise (Hardback)

However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet little time has been invested in the region’s fragmented scientific institutions; institutions that should provide opportunities for individuals to step out on the global stage.

Knowledge Production in the Arab World investigates research practices in the Arab world, using multiple case studies from the region with particular focus on Lebanon and Jordan. It depicts the Janus-like face of Arab research, poised between the negative and the positive and faced with two potentially opposing strands; local relevance alongside its internationalization. Science for Society: How? Opening remarks by Hans Clevers, President KNAW Audio Hans Clevers Introduction by Symposium Chair Frank den Hollander, Professor at the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University.

Science for Society: How?

« La microéconomie ne valide pas le droit du travail tel qu’il s’est édifié dans les pays démocratiques » LE MONDE ECONOMIE | • Mis à jour le | Par Jean Vercherand (Economiste et historien) Par Jean Vercherand, économiste et historien Il est une réforme sans concurrence en matière de création d’emplois depuis quarante ans, plébiscitée par les salariés et dont les employeurs se sont accommodés : les 35 heures !

« La microéconomie ne valide pas le droit du travail tel qu’il s’est édifié dans les pays démocratiques »

Pourtant, aujourd’hui, ses partisans sont sur la défensive tandis que se multiplient, comme dans le projet de « loi travail », les surenchères pour allonger la durée du travail. Veille éditoriale.

Open science

Sciences_en_Marche-synthese-enquete-DUs-2015.pdf. Construire une géographie de la science. Construire une géographie de la science Dossier: la science, l'espace et les cartes On pourrait être tenté, tout comme les héros d’Un tout petit monde de David Lodge, de réduire l’espace mondial de la science à un ensemble de lieux interchangeables entre lesquels circulent sans cesse des chercheurs, finalement peu attentifs au Changement de décor.

Construire une géographie de la science

Learnersourcing Personalized Hints. Learnersourcing Personalized Hints A blog post-style explanation of my recent paper on learnersourcing hints in hardware and software design classes.

Learnersourcing Personalized Hints

I’ll be presenting this work at CSCW next month. I was once a very tired, time-constrained teaching assistant. Every semester, I helped two to three hundred MIT undergraduates assemble transistors into functioning computer processors. Next door, another two to three hundred MIT undergraduates were each creating software to meet their professor’s specifications. Problems With Sociology Education in Turkey on Its 100th Anniversary. Abstract Although sociology education began a century ago in Turkey, sociology is considered a scientific discipline rather than a profession in which graduates can earn money. The primary aim of this article is to identify the essence of this problem in sociology education based on students’ and sociologists’ views. To achieve the study objectives, a phenomenological study based on standpoint theory was designed and conducted with 25 students and 20 working sociologists.

The findings reveal that sociology education is quite far removed from being considered a professional education. Theoretical courses without field studies are not in accordance with the requirements of both the public and private sectors. Progress on gender equality in public research slow and uneven across Europe - Press Release - Research & Innovation. The European Commission has today published a report on gender equality in public research, showing the variety of policies across 31 European countries. Significant progress has been made concerning gender balance in decision-making bodies in 18 countries. However, overall progress is slow and often piecemeal. Some of the key findings of the report: About half of the countries surveyed have put in place initiatives supporting the individual careers of female researchers.


Outils et Tinderbox. Jeremy Rifkin - Empathie/prospective/énergie. Autour de Berthelot. À classer. "style" Chine : A Jetpak created by rigas_en_asty. Cuisine. Performativity in Business Education, Management Consulting and Entrepreneurial Finance. “Capitalizing on Performativity: Performing on Capitalization” is the titled of the forthcoming PERFORMABUSINESS symposium, to be held in Paris, 16-17 October 2014. The purpose? Une campagne sous l’influence des réseaux sociaux. A l’heure des réseaux sociaux, la campagne se déroule aussi sur internet ! La gestion marchande, arme de destruction massive de l’Université En tant qu’enseignant chercheur, il me semble que l’évolution de mes conditions de travail est révélatrice de la profondeur de la crise de société et de l’inanité des politiques actuellement en vigueur dans l’enseignement supérieur.

Je ne vous parlerai ni de mon salaire ni de mes obligations, mais de l’évolution des principes administratifs et de la gente étudiante et des enjeux politiques, économiques et sociaux auxquels une politique d’éducation est aujourd’hui confrontée. Global arenas of knowledge - News and events. This project explores the dynamics of organised knowledge production on a world scale. The aim of the research is to help build a more democratic, multicentred, model of knowledge. It is informed by Southern Theory (Connell, 2007), a critical analysis of the way the rich countries of the Global North, notably the US, UK, and some member states of the EU, dominate and replicate a certain world view of what constitutes useful and valid knowledge. Implicit in this is a dynamic process of assimilation: knowledge development in the countries of the Global South is presented with the same production and accumulation processes that exclude and select ideas and practices for the world view of the metropole.

The Global Arenas of Knowledge project equally is concerned to understand the breadth and depth of authentic theory building and contributions to organised knowledge that occur outside the metropoles of the Global North. Le corps de la science. Civil Society, the Third Sector and Social Enterprise: Governance and Democracy (Hardback) Fred Eboko. Repenser l’action publique en Afrique. Rapport de l’UNESCO sur la science. AUB - 2015 - AUB President, trustee, and alumni awarded by TAKREEM. AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri has been awarded the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award at TAKREEM’s 6th Award Ceremony on Saturday, November 14. Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Société.

STS et développement

Priorités de recherche Méditerranée ARP PARME. Students and unions criticise wage hikes for vice-chancellors. Students and unions have spoken out against reports that wages for university vice-chancellors at top research universities have risen on average by 8.1%, with some receiving salaries of more than £400,000. The news of pay rises at the top comes in the wake of recent university staff strikes over poor wages and pensions. Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences by Wiebke Keim, Ercüment Çelik, Christian Ersche and Veronika Wöhrer. How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang. In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang.

This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics. [1] The title of the chapter, “Why drug dealers still live with their moms”, was based on the finding that the income distribution within gangs was extremely skewed in favor of those at the top, while the rank-and-file street sellers earned even less than employees in legitimate low-skilled activities, let’s say at McDonald’s. They calculated 3.30 dollars as the hourly rate, that is, well below a living wage (that’s why they still live with their moms). [2] With a constant supply of new low-level drug sellers entering the market and ready to be exploited, drug lords can become increasingly rich without needing to distribute their wealth towards the bottom.

Academia as a Dual Labour Market. 9th ACO Conference, Exploring European and National Funding Opportunities, November 26th 2014, Badia Fiesolana, MWP Common Room. Partners. La science, la cité. 7 juil. 2014. Compendium of Evidence on Innovation Policy.

IFRIS - recherche, innovation, société

#GLOBAL WARMING. Philosophie des sciences. Technosciences, un nouveau régime ? - La vie des idées. Recensé : B. Bensaude-Vincent, Les vertiges de la technoscience. Évaluation-indicateurs. Drôle : des femmes scientifiques parodient le clip sexiste de l’Union européenne. Riches à pleurer. Des Ebooks gratuits. Sarkozy : ce n'est plus du mensonge, c'est carrément du roman. Revue d'anthropologie des connaissances. Objets-frontière.

Perturbateurs endocriniens. Polémique autour de la conseillère scientifique en chef de Bruxelles. Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?