Social Sciences

Helping journalists use data for investigative reporting

Stanford University scholars are launching a data-driven initiative to help journalists find stories at a lower cost, to support local newsrooms explore public interest issues and fight against misinformation.

How violent protest can backfire

When a protest group with strong public support turns violent, people may perceive them as less reasonable. In turn, this leads people to identify with them less, and ultimately become less supportive, according to a new study by Stanford sociologist Robb Willer.

Student interns with military in Hawaii

Coterminal student Rachel Hirshman, BS ’18, MS ’19, spent the summer in Hawaii helping plan and execute military exercises, an opportunity supported by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Gender diversity is linked to research diversity

Gender diversity in science comes down to more than just who is on the team. The research approaches and types of questions the field addresses also shift – and lead to better science.

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How Medicare can save $4.6 billion a year

Stanford economist Liran Einav used to think of health care — and all the money that goes into it — in the simplest of terms: visit a doctor or hospital, get treated, go home. But that was before he learned about a little-studied segment of the U.S. health market, called "post-acute" care.

Invigorating student life in India

Through the Graduate School of Business SEED program, co-term Julia Daniel spent the summer interning at an engineering college in India where she developed programs designed to improve teaching and student engagement.