Some approaches to translation are more true to the aims of the text than others.
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Translation involves more than just transferring words from one language to another. Better translations of study materials can improve both the diversity of study participants and research results.
A new study found that youth were providing extreme or untruthful responses to CDC surveys on LGBQ student health.
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Potential inaccuracies in CDC high school surveys may have created an exaggerated perception that LGBQ youth engage in risky behaviors, new research shows.
Could this be what politicians have in mind when they invoke the “hardworking family”?
A survey of nearly 900 politicians in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada reveals that they systematically overestimate their electorate’s conservatism on a range of issues.
Psychology is in crisis and this new revelation only adds to the problem.
Some parents decided to continue home-schooling their kids even after public schools resumed in-person classes.
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Federal, state and local efforts to help students recover learning they missed or lost during the pandemic are underway. But those projects don’t include the youngest students.
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Nature’s recent efforts to redefine the ethical responsibilities of scientists leave a lot to be desired.
The Julian Sreet Inn, Shelter for the Homeless, in San Jose, Calif., designed by Christopher Alexander.
Architect Christopher Alexander’s work will continue to be important not only for designing buildings but also in light of contemporary debates about how data always comes from specific settings.
“Alfie”, a moral choice machine, is pictured in front of an important question during a press conference in Germany.
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Inclusivity and diversity also need to be at the level of identifying values and defining frameworks of what counts as ethical AI in the first place.
A section of Quarry Road informal settlement in Durban after severe flooding in April 2019 where research was undertaken by local scientists.
Climate change science dominated by knowledge produced in the global North cannot address the particular challenges faced by those living in the global South.
People lose faith in science when it takes a political side.
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Hopefully, Joe Biden’s presidency will mark the end of using cherry-picked science to suit a political agenda. As Trump’s successor, however, he’s placed in a difficult position.
Money doesn’t grow in flasks – scientists have to find funds outside the lab.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
It’s good for scientists to work in glass laboratories.
Science isn’t cold, hard facts uncovered by emotionless robots. Acknowledging how and where values play a role promotes a more realistic view and can advance science’s reputation for reliability.
Culturally biased psychology research and the advice based on it ends up in textbooks. But it’s not appropriate for everyone.
Most psychology research that forms the basis of parenting advice might not apply to you. So, how do you know whether to trust it?
People seem to think industry-funded research belongs in the garbage.
Scientists need funding to do their work. But a new study finds turning to industry partners taints perceptions of university research, and including other kinds of partners doesn’t really help.
Proper nutrition is critical to combatting the costly and deadly epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Food, drug and other companies often sponsor research in the hope it might produce results favourable to their products. How can we ensure such research remains independent?