Spring is in the air here in Minnesota and we’re back with some fresh social-scientific finds :)
New and Noteworthy
Citings and Sightings
Ilana M. Horwitz wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on her research examining how teenagers’ religious upbringing shapes their educational outcomes. In particular, she focuses on how religious involvement may prevent despair and enable academic achievement in working-class adolescent boys.
Worth a Read (Sociologically Speaking)
St. Patrick’s day may have been yesterday, but this classic TSP piece from Neeraj Rajesakar, rounding-up research on how Irish people in the U.S. “became” white is always relevant.
Backstage with TSP
This week in our word meeting we’re discussing writing about quantitative findings using a report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. At TSP we’re always trying to strike a balance between reporting social science findings with enough detail to make it clear why they are notable and interesting, and making sure we don’t overwhelm our readers with lots of facts and figures. This is a goal that is important to us as it lies at the center of our mission to make social scientific findings more accessible to a broader public. It is also a never-ending process that we continue to work on perfecting so we look forward to having a board discussion this week to share more ideas for improvement. If you have any *hot tips* drop us a line at email@example.com.