Institute for Research in the Social Sciences https://iriss.stanford.edu/news en Trust erodes over time online https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/trust-erodes-over-time-online <p>The recently published paper &quot;On the Sharing Economy&quot; by Karen Cook, IRiSS Director, and Paolo Parigi, IRiSS Faculty Fellow, explains the relationships formed through the sharing economy and how levels of trust vary differently in the online world. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/sharing-trust-online-031815.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/trust-erodes-over-time-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:22:54 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2079 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Corruption: Who Plays? Who Pays https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/corruption-who-plays-who-pays <p>CSS Affiliate, Justin Grimmer, will participate in a symposium to explore corruption in politics through big data and journalism as part of Stanford&rsquo;s new computational journalism program. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/hamilton-computational-journalism-031315.html" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/corruption-who-plays-who-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:27:21 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2077 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Tinkerers and planners https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/tinkerers-and-planners <p>CSS Affiliate Paulo Blikstein explains what behaviors lead to student success in computer programming classes. <a href="https://ed.stanford.edu/news/stanford-study-shows-success-different-learning-styles-computer-science-class" rel="nofollow">Read more</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/tinkerers-and-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:23:33 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2075 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Redrawing district boundaries https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/redrawing-district-boundaries <p>A Supreme Court ruling will decide whether only elected state lawmakers, not voters or an independent citizens commission, may draw the boundaries of districts for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more in<a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-ln-supreme-court-ruling-could-impact-congressional-districts-in-california-20150301-story.html" rel="nofollow"> this LA Times article. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/redrawing-district-boundaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:54:26 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2073 at https://iriss.stanford.edu How to change global warming's image https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/how-change-global-warmings-image <p>CPI and REP affiliate, Robb Willer, explains how finding the right words and language might be the key to changing the political opinions on climate change. Read more in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/opinion/sunday/is-the-environment-a-moral-cause.html?smid=fb-share" rel="nofollow">this New York Times article. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/how-change-global-warmings-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:48:22 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2071 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Improving Innovation https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/improving-innovation <p>A patent troll is a person or company that buys patents &ndash; without planning to produce the product &ndash; and then enforces those patents in order to collect licensing fees. These trolls may actually help innovation, according to research from IRiSS Faculty Affiliate, Steve Haber, and IRiSS Graduate Student Advisory Council Leader, Seth Werfel.<a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/february/haber-patent-trolls-022315.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/improving-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:47:18 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2069 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Rethinking college https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rethinking-college <p>IRiSS Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Stevens, talks about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23137" rel="nofollow">Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education</a></em>, and why the 4 year, residential model for college education may not be the best option, in <a href="https://ed.stanford.edu/news/disrupting-college-experience-qa-stanford-professor-mitchell-stevens-and-michael-kirst" rel="nofollow">this interview</a> with the Stanford Report.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rethinking-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:57:09 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2067 at https://iriss.stanford.edu More charitable men https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/more-charitable-men <p>Lindsay Owens, Research Affiliate of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, is featured in<a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/february/men-charitable-giving-020915.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> this Stanford Report article</a> suggesting that men are more inclined to donate money to charities or volunteer time if they believe their self-interest is aligned with that cause.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/more-charitable-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:55:49 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2059 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Human subject pools for community colleges https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/human-subject-pools-community-colleges <p>Patricia Gibbs Stayte, Chair of the Sociology Department at Foothill College (which partners with Stanford as part of the Research Experience Program) published an article on the benefits of sociology students, particularly those at community colleges, participating in human subject pools. <a href="http://tso.sagepub.com/content/43/1/27" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/human-subject-pools-community-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:25:02 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2057 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Climate change and politics https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/climate-change-and-politics <p>A poll directed by IRiSS affiliate, Jon Krosnick, finds that Americans are less inclined to vote for candidates who question or deny the science behind climate change.<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/politics/most-americans-support-government-action-on-climate-change-poll-finds.html?_r=0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/climate-change-and-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:50:11 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2055 at https://iriss.stanford.edu