A new issue of Canadian Social Science is out. Dr Seldon, I presume: Data from social networks are making social science more scientific. Jessica Love on the allure of the counterintuitive: It’s not enough for social science to inform — it must surprise. A look at social science’s dangerously low profile, and how to fix it. Candace Smith on Laud Humphreys’ Tearoom Trade: The best and worst of sociology? From Pacific Standard, we aren’t the world: Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics — and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture. Declan Jordan reviews What’s the Use of Economics? Teaching the Dismal Science after the Crisis, ed. Diane Coyle. Finally, economists acknowledge that they're biased. Overly honest social science: Jen Tarr on the value of acknowledging bias, subjectivity and the messiness of research.

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