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.
Tag: open science
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.
Citizen Scholar: new book under contract
That's the name of the book I'm writing, now under contract at Columbia University Press.
If you won't make the effort to promote your research, how can you expect others to?
Data analysis shows Journal Impact Factors in sociology are pretty worthless
You absolutely should not just skim the CV and assume the AJS article is or will be more influential based on the journal title alone.
Sociologist, scientist? Toward transparency, accountability, and a sharing culture
Whether or not sociology is science, we should have transparency, accountability, and a sharing culture in our work. This makes our work better, and also maybe increases our legitimacy in public.
Where preprints fit in, COVID-19 edition
I recorded a 16-minute talk on the scientific process, science communication, and how preprints fit in to the information ecosystem around COVID-19. It's called, "How we know: COVID-19, preprints, and the information ecosystem." The video is on YouTube here, also embedded below, and the slides, with references, are up here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWi4Q5rZiO0 Happy to have your…
COVID-19 code, data, codebooks, figures
Every day for who knows how long I've tinkered with COVID-19 data and made graphs using Stata. Now I've condensed my tools down to several elements, updated daily, which I'm sharing: A program that assembles the COVID death and case data, by date, at the county, state, and country level. To this I have added…
The blog’s decade
Blogging is dead. Long live the blog! At 268,000, visits to this blog are now down 37% from the peak year of 2015. At the same time, this year I had the fewest number of new posts, just 39. On the other hand, this year I had 25 million impressions on Twitter. Whatever that means.…
ASA’s letter against the public interest and our values
ASA speaks out against open access again.