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Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

EVALUATION IMPLICATIONS OF THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

I have been doing evaluations and writing about the evaluation profession for nearly 50 years. For the last decade, I've been writing...

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

WHY CALL IT ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING'? WE NEED SOCIAL CONNECTION MORE THAN EVER

( We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues...

 
 
 
Transportation Research Board Seeks Content on Transport and COVID

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD SEEKS CONTENT ON TRANSPORT AND COVID

The impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus on the transportation system are being widely felt in all modes and economic sectors, including...

Coronavirus Crisis Putting UK Nudging to the Test

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS PUTTING UK NUDGING TO THE TEST

( The UK government's handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic has come under serious criticism, not just from citizens, but from...

 
 
 
COVID, the Census, and the Looming University Undercount

COVID, THE CENSUS, AND THE LOOMING UNIVERSITY UNDERCOUNT

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up - but many run the risk of not being...

AAPSS Awards Economist William Nordhaus 2020 Moynihan Prize

AAPSS AWARDS ECONOMIST WILLIAM NORDHAUS 2020 MOYNIHAN PRIZE

William D. Nordhaus William Nordhaus, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who was the first macroeconomist to seriously consider how...

 
 
 
Behavior Changed, Yes, But Only After COVID Was At Doorstep

BEHAVIOR CHANGED, YES, BUT ONLY AFTER COVID WAS AT DOORSTEP

( The new COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus (having about three times the transmission rate of the flu), and its spread depends...

LSE Impact: Social Science in a Time of Social Distancing

LSE IMPACT: SOCIAL SCIENCE IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

[Ed. Note: Michael Taster is the managing editor of the LSE Impact of Social Science blog and posted this opinion piece there today.] The...

 
 
 
The Best Laid Plans. Qualitative Research Design During COVID-19

THE BEST LAID PLANS. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN DURING COVID-19

“It is important to reclaim for humanity the ground that has been taken from it by various arbitrarily narrow formulations of the demands...

FREE WEBINAR, MARCH 26: “ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUPPORT ACADEMICS WITH TEXT MINING”

Date: March 26th, 2020 Time: 8 AM to 9 AM PDT

 
 
 
Tips from Behavioral Science to Flatten the Curve on COVID Anxiety

TIPS FROM BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TO FLATTEN THE CURVE ON COVID ANXIETY

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues its global spread and the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases continues to increase, anxiety related...

Impact in Action: DRIVE-ing to Improve Preschool Literacy

IMPACT IN ACTION: DRIVE-ING TO IMPROVE PRESCHOOL LITERACY

The impact story of our Southern Connecticut State University Reading Evaluation And Development of Skills Lab began several years...

 
 
 
We Should Talk About ‘Distant Socializing' Instead of ‘Social Distancing'

WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT ‘DISTANT SOCIALIZING' INSTEAD OF ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING'

Jamil Zaki is the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory. Social distancing - voluntarily limiting physical contact...

Learn From COVID-19 Myths - Don't Just Debunk Them

LEARN FROM COVID-19 MYTHS - DON'T JUST DEBUNK THEM

When encountering myths about the coronavirus, we should look at them as valuable feedback. In a February report about the spread...

 
 
 
Empty Grocery Shelves! Are Supply Chains Resilient Enough?

EMPTY GROCERY SHELVES! ARE SUPPLY CHAINS RESILIENT ENOUGH?

Toilet paper shortages , profiteering from hand sanitizer and empty shelves in grocery stores. Thanks to COVID-19, governments in most...

 
 
 
Why Are People Hoarding Toilet Paper?

WHY ARE PEOPLE HOARDING TOILET PAPER?

The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn't find a single roll. The new coronavirus...

What the AIDS Response Can Teach Us for Addressing COVID

WHAT THE AIDS RESPONSE CAN TEACH US FOR ADDRESSING COVID

HIV translation, HIV viral life cycle (Image: David S. Goodsell via the Wellcome Collection/ CC BY 4.0 ) The spread of COVID-19 poses...

 
 
 
Coronavirus UK - Why Closing Schools is a Bad Idea

CORONAVIRUS UK - WHY CLOSING SCHOOLS IS A BAD IDEA

School closures are widely seen as a quick fix for COVID-19 transmission. The UK government's resistance to this measure has provoked...

Twixt Duck and Rabbit: Psychological Biases and Bad Coronavirus Policy

TWIXT DUCK AND RABBIT: PSYCHOLOGICAL BIASES AND BAD CORONAVIRUS POLICY

Crises rarely see human decision-making operating at its best. Politicians and policymakers have to make important decisions in unfamiliar...

 
 
 



Dominic Cummings develops coronavirus symptoms - PM's adviser in self-isolation

Dominic Cummings develops coronavirus symptoms - PM's adviser in self-isolation

DOMINIC CUMMINGS is in self-isolation after developing coronavirus symptoms just a few days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was struck by the killer disease Read more ...

Prince Charles out of self-isolation after recovering from coronavirus

Prince Charles out of self-isolation after recovering from coronavirus

The Prince of Wales 71, had a 'mild' form of the illness and is with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative and is without any symptoms of the virus. Read more ...

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players have taken 70 per cent wage cut due to...

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players have taken 70 per cent wage cut due to coronavirus pandemic

Barcelona's players have accepted a 70 per cent pay cut and pledged donations to help the club's non-sport staff continue to receive their full wages. Read more ...

Prince Harry blow: How Harry was branded ‘distant memory' as Prince William...

Prince Harry blow: How Harry was branded ‘distant memory' as Prince William steps up role

PRINCE HARRY has been dealt a huge blow as the departure of him and wife Meghan Markle as senior royals comes in the middle of a worldwide crisis. Read more ...

Coronavirus in Ireland - Tokyo 2020 Olympics rescheduled to run from July...

Coronavirus in Ireland - Tokyo 2020 Olympics rescheduled to run from July 23rd to August 8th in 2021 due to Covid-19

THE Tokyo 2020 Olympics will officially take place from July 23rd until August 8th in 2021. The games became the latest major sporting event to be moved as a result of the... Read more ...

Van Gogh painting stolen as thieves take advantage of coronavirus lockdown

Van Gogh painting stolen as thieves take advantage of coronavirus lockdown

A cameraman films the glass door which was smashed during a break-in at the Singer Museum A Dutch museum says that a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in a raid... Read more ...

Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds all flights due to COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds all flights due to COVID-19 pandemic

EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Read more ...

British Boxing Board of Control suspend licence of Billy Joe Saunders for...

British Boxing Board of Control suspend licence of Billy Joe Saunders for releasing video which appeared to condone domestic violence

The British Boxing Board of Control have suspended the licence of Billy Joe Saunders after he released a video which appeared to condone domestic violence. Read more ...

Carluccio's enters administration putting 2,000 jobs at risk

Carluccio's enters administration putting 2,000 jobs at risk

A spokesman from the restaurant said it has now entered administration as coronavirus lockdown saw branches close, while they 'urgently' look for ways to save jobs Read more ...

Sport shorts: dates confirmed for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2021

Sport shorts: dates confirmed for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2021

Description The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in 2021 Credits Charly Triballeu/AFP via Getty Images Alt Text The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games... Read more ...