We in universities have to keep our eyes on the prize: Discovering and disseminating new knowledge, training and educating people to save the world before it's literally too late. To get this done, we are going to have to walk and chew gum. But not just any random gum.
The Three C’s for picking your research topic
Graduate students making exciting discoveries in the library. As scholars, how do we decide what to work on? If you have a job and a boss and they assign you to a project, setting your agenda is relatively straightforward. But if you are a graduate student or academic researcher, with control over your time and…
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American Sociological Association section memberships, 2002-2022
Inequality is increasingly at the core of the ASA.
Journal peer review times, crowdsourced edition (with your help)
How many times have you asked a friend, colleague, mentor, or random social media crowd how long it took to get reviews from a particular journal? Lets expand and deepen that circle a little.
2021 content creation report
One of us spent their time shredding up cardboard, eating green leaves, and pooping in a box -- and the other one just sat around. Somehow, content was created.
Why I’m leaving the American Sociological Association
Maybe people declining to fund ASA's dysfunction with their membership dues -- while taking our efforts to develop and promote sociology outside the association -- is the best we can do.
Sociologists: Don’t embargo your dissertation
Are you in this to advance knowledge? If so, don't embargo your dissertation.
What the editors of 6000 journals tell us about gender, international diversity, open access, and research transparency
The results show overwhelming US and European dominance, not surprisingly. And male dominance, which is more extreme among editors in chief, across all disciplines.
If you won't make the effort to promote your research, how can you expect others to?
Policy implications are discussed (often to poor effect, in sociology journals)
What's wrong with the way sociology journals do "policy implications." With data, examples, and recommendations.