This aims to consider the question – how well do major media companies/news services cover science? The first report in the series is comprised of a content analysis of news reports about 165 scholarly studies in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post focused on the coverage of […]
Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]
The Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016 report assessed the current experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) academia using criteria relating to perceptions of gender equality, recruitment, job and career, caring responsibilities, training and leadership. It found that female STEMM staff were more […]
The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science was celebrated on 11 February. This aims to increase awareness of the crucial role women and girls play in science and to ensure gender equality. For more information on gender gaps in science read these useful articles from the Conversation blog.
CENTAL is coordinating a project focusing on how text messaging can be used in scientific communication. The website includes a bibliography (mainly relating to SMS in Switzerland) and publications. There are also details of another project What’s up Switzerland which researches mobile research communications via WhatsApp.
Emaps Project A project funded by the EU which commenced in 2011. It aims to use social media and mapping technology to communicate scientific information more effectively to members of the public. The partners include: Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po); University of Amsterdam; University of Dortmund and The Young Foundation. The website has technical information […]