No laboratory needed: The Person Project mines social science data with secure online activities (Princeton University)

Princeton University: No laboratory needed: The Person Project mines social science data with secure online activities . “Understanding the human psyche is complex, for ordinary people and scientists alike. Now, researchers at Princeton University have created a new tool for social scientists to study human psychology through a series of fun, thought-provoking activities. Launched this month, the Person Project website and smartphone app (available for both iPhone and Android) are designed to encrypt and store securely collected data from users who participate in these activities, providing an online platform for researchers to use in academic studies.”

Introducing: ImaginePhD! A career exploration tool for humanities & social science grad students (Notre Dame)

Notre Dame: Introducing: ImaginePhD! A career exploration tool for humanities & social science grad students . “We are excited to announce the launch of ImaginePhD – a free, online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences…. Developed by experts from over 50 universities as part of the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), ImaginePhD offers a unique platform that teaches PhDs about popular job sectors, search strategies, and how to transfer skills across settings.” This is a Notre Dame announcement, but the ImaginePhD site is useful for students everywhere. It’s also free.

New Search Engine Tool for Finding Social Sciences Research

A new tool hopes to allow easier access to social sciences research. “MetaBUS… is search engine containing more than a million quantitative findings across 25 years of research and 20-plus journals related to the fields of management, including human resource management and organizational behavior, and psychology, including industrial-organizational and personality. Students and faculty using metaBUS can search over 4,000 topics that are hierarchically arranged. Broader topics, such as job performance and cognitive ability contain narrower ones, such as specific task performance and job knowledge.” I mentioned

Scientific Computing: Social Sciences & Humanities Researchers Use Supercomputers to Amplify Voices of Black Women Silenced by History

What a great article from Scientific Computing: Social Sciences & Humanities Researchers Use Supercomputers to Amplify Voices of Black Women Silenced by History. “It’s axiomatic that history is written by the winners. But what if you were part of a group that was so marginalized by society that you often don’t even make it into the history books? This is the case for black women, say a group of social science and humanities researchers who are using supercomputers to shine a light in the dark corners of history to find obscure historical records that point to the presence of black women, even when the women themselves were not able to speak for themselves.”