Tag - social scientists

Environmental Protection Agency staff claims Trump administration is changing their mission

The Environmental Protection Agency made news recently for excluding reporters from a “summit” meeting on chemical contamination in drinking water. Episodes like this are symptoms of a larger problem: an ongoing, broad-scale takeover of the agency by industries it regulates. We are social scientists with [...]

Stanford students put newfound research skills to work on behalf of an organization that tutors schoolchildren

This year, Jennifer Pan, an assistant professor of communication, transformed her classroom of undergraduates in Communication Research Methods into a kind of “pop-up” social science research firm working for a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one tutoring to middle-school children. Instead of posing hypothetical problems for [...]