This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Writing Across Boundaries: An opportunity for researchers to reflect on the process and anxiety of academic writing. Discussion about the Writing Across Boundaries initiative, which is aimed at supporting early career researchers who are seeking to engage more effectively with the practical and intellectual issues involved in social science writing. Link

2. Basing university subject rankings on reputation metrics disadvantages departments outside global cities. Jonathan Albright focuses his analysis on the QS World University Rankings by Subject. By removing the highly subjective score for employer reputation, the results change substantially, especially for universities outside global cities. Interesting post about the subjectivity of some rankings. Link

3. The Scientific Method: User Guide. Interesting post about the importance of the Scientific Method for non researchers. Link

4. Book Review: The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes. The goal of this book is not only to provide a wide-ranging and varied understanding of how social movements arise and persist, but also engender unanswered questions, pointing to new theoretical strands and fields of research. Link