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Altmetrics in Humanities and Social Sciences

Altmetrics in Humanities and Social Sciences

institutional ​ ​pressure​ ​to​ ​track​ ​research​ ​“impact,”​ ​has​ ​encouraged​ ​scholars​ ​and​ ​administrators​ ​in the ​ ​humanities​ ​and​ ​social​ ​sciences​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​their​ ​attention​ ​to​ ​metrics​ ​that​ ​promise​ ​to​ ​help​ ​in​ ​the assessment ​ ​of​ ​research​ ​outputs.​ ​However,​ ​significant​ ​concerns​ ​have​ ​been​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​recent years ​ ​about​ ​the​ ​value​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​metrics​ ​in​ ​such​ ​assessment.​ ​For​ ​instance,​ ​the​ ​journal​ ​impact factor ​ ​—​ ​as​ ​its​ ​name​ ​would​ ​suggest​ ​—​ ​only​ ​measures​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​a​ ​publication​ ​as​ ​a​ ​whole, not ​ ​the​ ​significance​ ​of​ ​any​ ​individual​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​work​ ​that​ ​it​ ​contains.​ ​Similarly,​ ​citation​ ​metrics such ​ ​as​ ​the​ ​h-index,​ ​while​ ​author​ ​specific,​ ​only​ ​reveal​ ​a​ ​single​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​a​ ​scholar’s work ​ ​may​ ​have,​ ​failing​ ​to​ ​account​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ways​ ​that​ ​an​ ​article​ ​moves​ ​through​ ​digital​ ​scholarly networks ​ ​today.​ ​Moreover,​ ​citation​ ​metrics’​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​journal-based​ ​citations​ ​make​ ​them particularly ​ ​inapplicable​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fields​ ​within​ ​the​ ​humanities​ ​and​ ​social​ ​sciences​ ​that​ ​do​ ​not​ ​rely on ​ ​peer-reviewed​ ​articles​ ​as​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​form​ ​of​ ​scholarly​ ​communication.​ ​(On​ ​the​ ​shortcomings of ​ ​and​ ​potential​ ​damage​ ​done​ ​by​ ​traditional​ ​bibliometrics​ ​in​ ​the​ ​assessment​ ​of​ ​scholarship,​ ​see Burrows, 2016; de Rijcke and Rushforth, 2015; Gruber, 2014; Haustein and Larivière, 2015. On the ​ ​specific​ ​problems​ ​with​ ​using​ ​such​ ​biblometrics​ ​in​ ​humanities​ ​and​ ​social​ ​sciences,​ ​see Archambault ​ ​et​ ​al.,​ ​2006;​ ​Nederhof,​ ​2006;​ ​Nederhof​ ​et​ ​al.,​ ​1989;​ ​Pontille​ ​and​ ​Torny,​ ​2010.) As ​ ​a​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​limitations​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​bibliometrics,​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​alternative​ ​metrics​ ​systems for ​ ​measuring​ ​research​ ​impact​ ​have​ ​recently​ ​gained​ ​popularity,​ ​especially​ ​in​ ​science,
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Attitudes Toward Humanities and Social Sciences and Their Relationship 

With English Competence

Attitudes Toward Humanities and Social Sciences and Their Relationship With English Competence

Humanities and social sciences differ from the group of natural science in terms of their inputs and outputs. Humanities and social sciences study human phenomena and social interactions while natural sciences study natural objects/processes (Huang & Chang, 2008). The first group of disciplines sometimes use statistical procedures borrowed from natural sciences. In this way; they become more reliable, objective and valid. Jones, Champman and Woods (1972) stated that natural sciences can be classified as ''hard science'', whereas humanities and social sciences are in fact ''soft sciences''.
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Research In Vietnam: The Experience Of The Humanities And Social Sciences

Research In Vietnam: The Experience Of The Humanities And Social Sciences

The second is that, though details of the expenditure patterns by the Ministry of Science and Technology are not readily accessible, the flow of public research funds in Vietnam has almost certainly favoured the natural and applied sciences. To an extent, this pattern is inevitable, given Vietnam’s need for scientific knowledge to underpin its rapid economic development. The funding advantage given to these scholars has, however, enabled them to achieve a high proportion of all peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and hence to dominate avenues of access to research funds routinely being made available competitively through the National Fund for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), a research funding agency which became operational in 2008. Obtaining funds for research from NAFOSTED requires evidence of prior success in achieving peer-reviewed publications in international journals. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences have been at a relative disadvantage in this regard.
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Mapping the humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia

Mapping the humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia

Dobson’s commissioned report, Mapping the Humanities and Social Sciences: Analysis of University Statistics 2002–2011, examined baseline data on undergraduate and postgraduate students (enrolments, load and completions) by: course level and attendance type, citizenship status, gender, state, and institution. Two main data sources were used to produce the analysis: the publicly available uCube system, and customised tables from (the then) Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) higher education statistics collections. 5 Dobson’s full report commences with a discussion of the availability of the data, the nature of the data used, and the kind of legitimate conclusions that might be drawn from it. He points out that the variability of reporting from universities and other education providers is an important factor to consider when interpreting figures—while six-digit FoEs exist, many universities code courses at the broadest level, often because large Bachelor’s programmes are generalist degrees and not able to be tightly defined.
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Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences

the latest PFF phases, the National Science Foundation (NSF, phase three in the sci- ences and mathematics) and The Atlantic Philanthropies (AP, phase four in the humanities and the social sciences), have supported a three-year independent assess- ment of all phases of PFF. In addition, a great deal of information is available from other sources: electronic and other commu- nications between Anne Pruitt-Logan and Jerry Gaff and PFF participants from many programs; visits by these authors to several PFF clusters; reports of the several summer working conferences involving teams from participating clusters; presentations by PFF participants at scores of professional meetings; and annual reports submitted by grantees. All of this information points to the conclusion that PFF has proven to be an effective approach to matching the purposes of doctoral education to the needs of hir- ing institutions. Most importantly, PFF responds to the professional aspira- tions of doctoral students, for whom PFF was conceptualized.
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CANADIAN COLLEGE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

CANADIAN COLLEGE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

A major strength of college-based research in the social sciences and humanities sector is the availability and mobilization of thousands of undergraduate students whose participation in college research produces highly skilled graduates and greatly increased knowledge transfer to employers. “Innovation literacy skills” have been identified as key to future prosperity in a recent study by Philip Toner, Workforce Skills and Innovation: An Overview of Major Themes in the Literature. (OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, January, 2011). Toner’s findings indicate that the predominant form of innovation in firms and organizations is incremental, with a central role for the workforce in the generation, adaptation and diffusion of technical and organizational change. Postsecondary educators must therefore develop skills in their graduates that will support and
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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

NTU International Summer School in China 2014 College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, NTU The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) is one of the anchor colleges of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Home to nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, HASS represents the dynamic interface between several major disciplines in three distinct schools, namely, (a) the School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore’s only professional art school to offer degree programmes in art, design and interactive digital media; (b) the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a growing community of scholars with special strengths in research on Asia; and (c) the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Asia’s top school in mass communication.
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Indicators of the Internationalization of the Social Sciences and Humanities

Indicators of the Internationalization of the Social Sciences and Humanities

As emphasized in the introduction to this paper, the indicators listed here are by construction insufficient to fully grasp all of the multiple and complex layers of the internationalization of the social sciences and humanities. More exhaustive and systematic inventories would have to pay closer attention to, for example, scientific migrations, the national and international structures of scientific labor markets, and the diffusion of paradigms, theories, and methods. Any such inventory would, however, have to accept that some dimensions of internationalization processes in the SSH remain by nature intangible: the incremental circulation of knowledge in international conferences, the socialization of scientists in such international settings, the emergence and disappearance of informal transnational networks, the diffusion of ideas in routine transnational correspondence, etc., are all dynamics that leave little objective traces for the observer.
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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Fourthly, the Industrial Revolution 4.0, especially the Internet communication, poses challenges for information security for individuals and the whole social community system; especially national economic and political security. The contingent of intellectuals is an important intellectual resource for socio-economic development for each nation as well as international community. They play a great role in creating spiritual and cultural values, bringing about important achievements in science and technology, social sciences and humanities, contributing to promoting social progress. Especially in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0, science and technology are developing like a storm, the digital age and the Internet connecting everything with artificial intelligence, the role of the intellectual team is becoming increasingly be more important than ever. The role of intellectual hierarchy in different country with variety of political regimes, civilization levels and culture diversities. This topic in the situation of Vietnam is still a gap in the literature review. This study is devoted to clarify the important role of intellectual hierarchy in the successfulness of social security, economic development and environmental protection.
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Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Also Dutch archaeology adheres to a national regulation, which rules that all digital documentation from archaeological research projects needs to be deposited for long-term preservation. Similar contractual deposit rules are found in Norway and the United Kingdom. In Norway NSD on mandate from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) archives data from research projects from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Medical and Health Research and the Natural Sciences whereas in the UK the UK Data Archive receive data funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and data which fall under the remit of the relevant National Archives’ Operational Selection Policy (OSP30) 4 . The GESIS Data Archive’s acquisition policy is basically thematic focused. The objective is to build a broad collection of data of general relevance to Social Sciences research. Thus, while there are certain thematic areas in which the Data Archive has built particularly comprehensive holdings (see Table 2), the collection policy does not per se limit the thematic focus of data to certain areas.
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The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Online Review

The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Online Review

In spring semester of 2012, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at Humboldt State University (HSU) performed a pilot study of online evaluations (Bruce, 2013)..[r]

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Canadian collaboration networks: A comparative analysis of the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities

Canadian collaboration networks: A comparative analysis of the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities

A basic dichotomy is generally made between publication practices in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) on the one hand and social sciences and humanities (SSH) on the other. However, while researchers in the NSE share some common practices with researchers in SSH, the spectrum of practices is broader in the latter. Drawing on data from the CD-ROM versions of the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index from 1980 to 2002, this paper compares collaboration patterns in the SSH to those in the NSE. We show that, contrary to a widely held belief, researchers in the social sciences and the humanities do not form a homogeneous category. In fact, collaborative activities of researchers in the social sciences are more comparable to those of researchers in the NSE than in the humanities. Also, we see that language and geographical proximity influences the choice of collaborators in the SSH, but also in the NSE. This empirical analysis, which sheds a new light on the collaborative activities of researchers in the NSE compared to those in the SSH, may have policy implications as granting councils in these fields have a tendency to imitate programs developed for the NSE, without always taking into account the specificity of the humanities.
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European Journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities

European Journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities

While the first Framework Programmes contained hardly any provisions for the social sciences and humanities, the Fourth Framework Programme (1994–98) included a full-fledged SSH research program, and continued throughout subsequent Programmes. Merely one to two percent of the total funding went to the social sciences and humanities, but the size of these programs was considerable. Between 1994 and 2006 some 580 SSH projects were funded. Each one of them ran for approximately three years, had an average of ten partners, and could include well over a hundred individual participants. With an estimated output between five to ten thousand books and 20,000 to 32,000 journal articles, European funding and output had become quite significant (Heilbron 2014b). Since every Framework Programme project had to include researchers from several European countries, they functioned not only as tools for allocating funds, but also as an incentive for furthering transnational collaboration. In a fairly short period of time a transitional field of research in the social and human sciences emerged, which was made possible through European funding schemes, and was structured by a growing number of European programmes, organisations and networks. With the launch of the European Research Council in 2007, European research funds increased further still.
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Sources of Sabbatical Funding for Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Sources of Sabbatical Funding for Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Web: http://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/ ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships – This program provides funding for advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.
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Different Types of Humanities and Social Sciences Degree Programs

Different Types of Humanities and Social Sciences Degree Programs

UDEM Degree Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences are the only Bachelor of Arts Programs in Mexico and Latin American that combining creation, analysis, research, history and editing, in a truly high level of professionalism. The flexible and personalized model of the programs offers students the option to choose 12 elective courses within a wide variety of available options so as to enhance and direct their possibilities of employment and intellectual development.

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Thesis Thoughts for Postgraduate Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

Thesis Thoughts for Postgraduate Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hello, people, and welcome to this new resource for research students in humanities and social sciences, which we’re calling Thesis Thoughts Online. The purpose of this resource is to help you think about some of the considerations involved in writing a thesis; to suggest strategies that other people have found useful; and to point you at other really useful resources elsewhere. Many of these have been created by my colleagues at other, mostly Australian universities – people who do the same sort of work that I do, namely, talking to students about how they want to approach their academic work, and how they might solve some of the problems they encounter. In particular, I’d like to alert you to resources that you may not have thought of consulting if English is your first language, because these resources have been designed primarily for students with English as an Additional Language. But this is why they’re so useful, whatever your background, because the people who write them have expertise in linguistics, so they can describe the language of a research thesis in quite specific terms, rather than just saying vaguely that your writing should be clear. And they’re used to thinking about the differences between traditions of learning and writing in different academic cultures, so they’ll focus on particular features of the writing that might seem so natural to your supervisors that they’d just “go without saying”. So as you look through this resource you’ll find a lot of places where I suggest that you go and read material on a website at Monash, or The University of Queensland, or the University of South Australia, or someplace else; and I’d really urge you to go there and have a look. For copyright reasons, I can’t reproduce everybody else’s stuff here, but on their websites you’ll find good, extended explanations and examples of many things that can help you at every stage of the writing process. The homepages of those websites are listed all together in the section called “References”.
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Developing the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Developing the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Abstract. The Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities (GRISSH) is a service that collects, documents, stores and, where possible, provides access to peer-reviewed publications in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) by Greek publishers. It also provides long-term preservation for the digital and print files of the publications. The GRISSH was conceived by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the documentation and access platform is developed by the organization itself (OpenABEKT). The GRISSH is, in essence, a collaborative project that advances with the assistance and active participation of the publishing and scholarly community in Greece. It is intended as an essential reference service for the research and publishing community in Greece and abroad. The present contribution presents the goals, objectives and key benefits of the project; the evaluation criteria for the selection of content; the specifications for the development of the index; the methodology of documentation; the emerging collaborations with stakeholders. It also, present how the GRISSH project is aligned with the national and international agendas in view of a coordinated development and e-infrastructure that will support the sectors of academia, research and academic publishing.
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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences grooms the students for a professional and disciplined life by providing them with a broad understanding of the traditions that operate in a wide range of humanistic and social science disciplines; by achieving in them an ability to apply the subject knowledge they gather in class and field to solving problems and carrying out academic tasks in the contemporary world; and by improving their capacity for independent and critical thinking, logical analysis, effective communication, and well-informed participation in teamwork. Hence, the Bachelor of Arts degree programme integrates classroom work, field trips, independent readings and writings with hands-on research, and project work.
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Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Sciences and Humanities

All four of the subject areas encompassed by the secondary program in social sciences and humanities – family studies, general social science, philosophy, and world religions – are con- cerned with how students view themselves, their families, their communities, and society as they seek to find meaning in the world around them. Through practical experiences, discus- sions, debates, research, study and reflection, and other vehicles for developing critical and creative thinking skills, social science and humanities courses help students become self- motivated problem-solvers equipped with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to face their changing world with confidence.
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Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area provides opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to become active citizens in a rapidly changing world. During the course of the Lower School Humanities and Social Sciences Program, students will develop an understanding of how and why individuals and groups live together and interact with their environment. This will involve developing a respect for our cultural heritage, a commitment to social justice, the democratic process and ecological sustainability.
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