It's become fashionable to suggest that generational designations are arbitrary or a 'myth.' But social scientists can pinpoint generational and cultural changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.
Populist movements are on the rise. Their supporters distrust the establishment, elites, authority and official sources. The post-truth world is a post-expert world.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
How do we and should we work with the first generation "digital native" doctoral researchers?
Yes, Big Brother is almost definitely watching. Here, five tips for researchers on keeping you and your sources safe.
Funding for research in Australia could soon depend on how much researchers engage with others who could benefit from and help out with the work.
How can African research universities be more responsive to African countries' needs? And how can these universities work together to leverage funding for research informed by African realities?
Despite the claims of populist politicians, academics and experts can drive positive social change.
Hidden in the detail of the latest higher education reform package, there are talks of creating teaching-only universities.
Any field that collects and analyzes data relies on statistical techniques to make sense of it all. Modern, more accurate methods should supplant the old ways... but in many cases, they haven't yet.
Electrical brain stimulation is used to treat a range of conditions, from depression to epilepsy. But how confident can we be that it works?
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
A recent survey about sexual assault on university campuses was criticised as being unethical. So what is the right way to go about conducting such research?
South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
Algorithms can have enormous consequences on people's lives, yet a federal law prevents us from studying whether they may be biased, unfair or discriminatory.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
A new code of conduct for researchers has been developed by the San peoples of southern Africa.
A new study brings fresh insights into understanding the nature and extent of South Africa's systemic risks within the country's financial sector.
We asked three experts for their takes.
Previous studies have shown that people possess gaydar, the ability to discern who's gay and who isn't. But this research falls prey to an error that, when corrected, leads to the opposite conclusion.