PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Research https://www.chronicle.com/section/Research/9/ 2018-09-18T21:39:38-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Hurricane Trump Bears Down on Science https://www.chronicle.com/article/Hurricane-Trump-Bears-Down-on/244518 2018-09-13T19:43:00-04:00 Saying research on Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico is bogus, the president makes a pointed challenge to higher-ed standards and values. By Jack Stripling After Trump’s Criticism, George Washington U. Stands By Study of Puerto Rico Death Toll https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Trump-s-Criticism/244512 2018-09-13T14:37:00-04:00 The university said the research reflected “the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date.” The president had said it was designed to make him “look as bad as possible.” By Claire Hansen In Sociologists’ #MeToo Moment, Does Their Response Heed the Lessons of Social Science? https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Sociologists-MeToo/244479 2018-09-10T16:44:32-04:00 One prominent sexual-assault researcher says clear, evidence-based policies are needed but have yet to be created. By Marc Parry Scholars Describe an ‘Incalculable Loss’ as a Museum in Brazil Goes Up in Flames https://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Describe-an/244462 2018-09-06T21:02:00-04:00 A few researchers rushed into the burning building to haul out artifacts before the growing inferno forced them out. By Katherine Mangan Do Chief Diversity Officers Help Diversify a University’s Faculty? This Study Found No Evidence https://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Chief-Diversity-Officers/244460 2018-09-06T16:32:00-04:00 Researchers detected no real increase in faculty diversity at universities that had hired diversity officials. But, as one author of the study explains, it’s complicated. By Claire Hansen Why a Federal Rule Change Has Some Scholars Worried They’ll Be Priced Out of Their Own Research https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Federal-Rule-Change-Has/244344 2018-08-23T14:12:00-04:00 Institutional review boards, which act as checks on research that involves human subjects, don’t come free. And now the cost might be passed on to researchers. By Joshua Hatch Researchers, Posing as Students, Quizzed Campus Officials About Sexual Assault. How Did They Do? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Posing-as/244270 2018-08-14T18:14:00-04:00 Most of the administrators who responded correctly answered basic questions. But a few didn’t, and many didn’t even pick up the phone. By Sarah Brown How a Decades-Old Experiment Sparked a War Over the Future of Psychology https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Decades-Old-Experiment/244256 2018-08-13T16:00:00-04:00 The Stanford Prison Experiment lasted just six days, and it took place 47 years ago. But it has shaped our fundamental understanding of human nature. Now many in the field are wondering: Should it have? By Megan Zahneis Here’s How Colleges Can Get More Involved in Elections — and Not Just in the Midterms https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-Colleges-Can-Get/244219 2018-08-09T00:04:00-04:00 A new report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University offers recommendations on teaching civic engagement in a time of political discord. By Claire Hansen What Does This Professor Know About Conspiracy Theorists That We Don’t? https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Does-This-Professor-Know/244163 2018-08-06T20:21:00-04:00 When outlandish stories about powerful people enter the mainstream, Joseph Uscinski’s phone rings off the hook. The political scientist discusses why so many people believe those tales — and how to communicate with those true believers. By Steve Kolowich What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Would-Happen-If-the-Earth/244109 2018-07-31T18:09:00-04:00 For one, our planet would immediately shrink in both mass and radius. Gravity would weaken. Oh, and there’s the blueberry geysers. By Claire Hansen and Andy Thomason Is Climbing the Carnegie Research Rankings Worth the Price Tag? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Climbing-the-Carnegie/244048 2018-07-29T18:30:00-04:00 So you want to join the elite ranks of Research 1 universities? Make sure that your aspirations match your institutional mission, and that you understand the long-term costs. By Eric Kelderman Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons https://www.chronicle.com/article/RepublicansDemocrats-Both/244055 2018-07-26T16:50:00-04:00 Sixty-one percent of Americans think higher education is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll. By Emma Pettit The New Happiness Studies https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Happiness-Studies/244014 2018-07-25T13:55:01-04:00 Psychology has dominated the field for decades. But a three-year, $5.1-million project showcases interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, empirical research, with an emphasis on philosophy and an openness toward religion. By Alexander C. Kafka Rap Is Art. So Why Do Some Academics Still Feel as if They Have to Defend It? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Rap-Is-Art-So-Why-Do-Some/243989 2018-07-23T14:10:00-04:00 After a college administrator said rap was not real music, scholars of the genre step up to defend their work. By Teghan Simonton Field Sites Are Harassment Hell. Here’s How to Improve Them. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Field-Sites-Are-Harassment/243914 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 A research field station in remote northern Alaska codifies and enforces acceptable behavior. By Nell Gluckman Medieval Scholars Call for Transparency and Anti-Racism at Conference https://www.chronicle.com/article/Medieval-Scholars-Call-for/243919 2018-07-12T22:03:00-04:00 A letter raising concerns about proposed sessions that were rejected for the International Congress on Medieval Studies has drawn hundreds of signatures. By Nell Gluckman Yes, Northeastern U. Has Done Research for ICE. No, It’s Not About Border Patrol. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-Northeastern-U-Has-Done/243835 2018-07-03T18:36:00-04:00 The university says its work is meant to help prevent a weapon of mass destruction from coming into the United States. Critics say that no institution should have any contract with the agency. By Nell Gluckman Documents Raise New Concerns About a University Psychiatrist’s Study on Children https://www.chronicle.com/article/Documents-Raise-New-Concerns/243825 2018-07-03T04:00:00-04:00 A prominent University of Illinois at Chicago professor enrolled her young sons as healthy control subjects in a troubled study that earned a rare rebuke from a federal grantmaker. By Jodi S. Cohen (ProPublica Illinois) Universities Are Hotbeds of Scholarship on Mass Incarceration. But Are They Doing Enough to Fix the Problem? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-Are-Hotbeds-of/243775 2018-06-27T18:00:00-04:00 In the aftermath of Harvard’s controversial decision to reject an ex-inmate for a graduate program, Elizabeth Hinton is pushing the university to confront that question. By Marc Parry