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The IRB at the DNC: Interviewing is (usually) no laughing matter

A friend of mine had flown in for just 24 hours of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), so I was showing him the highlights: no, not the Convention floor nor even the Huffington Post spa (yes, you heard that right). Instead, we were wandering around the other media circus – mega TV screens near the [...]

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Will Academic Digital Publishing Make You Perish?

I just got back from our annual American Sociological Association Conference, and the Twitter feed (#ASA2012) was particularly snarky.  As I read expletive-filled tweets from (tenured) faculty and sarcastic tweets from graduate students, I was both bemused and intrigued. Some simply contained nerdy references, such as one thread about The Game of Thrones, which I [...]

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