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OkCupid’s Unblushing Analyst of Attraction

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Christian Rudder, president of the online dating service OkCupid, says websites like his should conduct more research, not less, on users’ habits.


As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

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Scientists can now analyze the personal data on millions of people without their knowledge, and some want to bring ethical guidelines to such studies.


Study on Parental Longevity Is Short on Causation

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Maybe parents who send their children to college will live longer, but a recent study did not prove it.


Social Science Palooza IV

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Most social science confirms the blindingly obvious. Here are eight examples where it doesn’t.


Writing a Mixed Methods Report in Social Work Research

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This article briefly chronicles the development of mixed methods research and its use in social work. We then move onto a discussion of terms and designs, reasons for (and for not) using mixed methods. Drawing upon exemplars, we address how to write up a mixed methods study when (1) the sample is single; single for   …Continue Reading