Category Archives: Research

Curiosity-Driven Study: A Paradigm Revisited

Research has undergone tremendous changes over the years, as technology grows more sophisticated and definitions of what research continues to evolve. Despite the number of paradigms being developed to address different needs and wants, curiosity has been surprisingly overlooked in recent years. This … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary Complex Systems Research

Report from an NSF Workshop in May 2017. This workshop brought together a diverse group of experts in complementary areas of complex systems and was preceded by a series of weekly webinars(see references W1 to W6). The overarching goal of the activity … Continue reading

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Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship compiles the outstanding expertise of leading researchers in the fi eld of innovation and entrepreneurship. Such a project inevitably goes back to Schumpeter, and we adopt the motivation of his entrepreneur as our starting point. … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Science: Sociotechnical Epistemology in the e-Research Paradigm

Recent years have seen a surge in online collaboration between experts and amateurs on scientific research. In this article, we analyse the epistemological implications of these crowdsourced projects, with a focus on Zooniverse, the world’s largest citizen science web portal. … Continue reading

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UNESCO – Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World

Never before has inequality been so high on the agenda of policy-makers worldwide, or such a hot topic for social science research. More journal articles are being published on the topic of inequality and social justice today than ever before. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Ethnography

Asking the right questions is critical to design thinking. A cornerstone of the design thinking approach involves ethnographic research, spending time observing and interacting with people in their everyday lives. The generating of ethnographic information about customers relies on a … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic … Continue reading

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Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as social media, blogs, and user-generated video streaming sites have emerged as an outlet for citizens … Continue reading

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Human Rights Podcast – exploring new perspectives

There has never been a more important time to talk about human rights! And talk about it is what I plan to do, not in a lecture hall, not at a conference with other academics, but in a podcast series. … Continue reading

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Peering at Open Peer Review

Peer review is an essential part of the modern scientific process. Sending manuscripts for others to scrutinize is such a widespread practice in academia that its importance cannot be overstated. Since the late eighteenth century, when the Philosophical Transactions of … Continue reading

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