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April 11, 2017

Why Social Science? is a space to talk about the unique contributions the social and behavioral sciences have made to making our society better and improving the lives of people around the world. The upcoming March for Science brings the opportunity to join with fellow scientists, researchers, and supporters from across fields, disciplines, professions, and industries to focus on Why Science—all science—is such a fundamental driver of human progress around the world.

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March 30, 2017

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for an advanced graduate student with expertise in qualitative methods to join our staff of graduate consultants for our research consulting service for Fall semester 2017.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal. Read more for details.

The ISSR Methodology Consultants are funded by support from the Graduate School.

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March 14, 2017

ISSR announces its 2017 summer program in advanced research methods - ten short courses spanning a range of methodological frontiers. 

Course offerings have been curated by ISSR Research Methodologist Dr. Jessica Pearlman, and will be taught by specialists in their fields as part of ISSR's mission to promote excellence in social science research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and beyond. These short courses are designed to support the methods and training needs of students, academics, and professionals to enhance their education and research success.

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March 7, 2017

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to introduce its 2017-18 Scholars, who represent four colleges and six departments across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition
February 27, 2017

ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook. 

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February 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part or full-time, are eligible. The first prize recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship and two second place winners receive $500 scholarships. Papers, theses, design projects, multimedia, and artwork that present research on a sustainability topic (environmental, social or economic) will be considered. Applicants must be nominated by a UMass Amherst faculty member. Projects created from spring 2016 through fall 2016 may be submitted for review.

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