Phenikaa University
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    "Cultural additivity" and how the values and norms of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism co-exist, interact, and influence Vietnamese society: A Bayesian analysis of long-standing folktales, using R and Stan
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Manh-Tung Ho, Viet-Phuong La, Dam Van Nhue, Bui Quang Khiem, Nghiem Phu Kien Cuong, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong Kong T. Nguyen, Viet-Ha T. Nguyen, Hiep-Hung Pham, and Nancy K. Napier
    Every year, the Vietnamese people reportedly burned about 50,000 tons of joss papers, which took the form of not only bank notes, but iPhones, cars, clothes, even housekeepers, in hope of pleasing the dead. The practice was mistakenly attributed to traditional Buddhist teachings but originated in fact from China, which most Vietnamese were not aware of. In other aspects of life, there were many similar examples of Vietnamese so ready and comfortable with adding new norms, values, and beliefs, ev…Read more
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    Policy Response, Social Media and Science Journalism for the Sustainability of the Public Health System Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Vietnam Lessons
    with La Viet Phuong, Pham Thanh Hang, Nguyen Minh Hoang, Nguyen Phuc Khanh Linh, Vuong Thu Trang, Nguyen To Hong Kong, Tran Trung, Khuc Van Quy, Ho Manh Tung, and Quan-Hoang Vuong
    Sustainability 12 2931. 2020.
    Vietnam, with a geographical proximity and a high volume of trade with China, was the first country to record an outbreak of the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2. While the country was expected to have a high risk of transmission, as of April 4, 2020—in comparison to attempts to contain the disease around the world—responses from Vietnam are being seen as prompt and effective in protecting the interests of its citizen…Read more
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    Bài điểm thông tin khoa học về các tác động của COVID-19 tới thế giới xuất bản học thuật. Đăng trên EASE Vietnam SciComm System ngày 18-03-2020. Sau đó được website của Trung tâm ISR, Phenikaa University đăng lại ngày 25-03-2020.
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    Cultural evolution in Vietnam’s early 20th century: a Bayesian networks analysis of Franco-Chinese house designs
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Khiem Bui, Viet-Phuong La, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong-Kong T. Nguyen, Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, Kien-Cuong P. Nghiem, and Manh-Tung Ho
    The study of cultural evolution has taken on an increasingly interdisciplinary and diverse approach in explicating phenomena of cultural transmission and adoptions. Inspired by this computational movement, this study uses Bayesian networks analysis, combining both the frequentist and the Hamiltonian Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) approach, to investigate the highly representative elements in the cultural evolution of a Vietnamese city’s architecture in the early 20th century. With a focus on th…Read more
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    An open database of productivity in Vietnam's social sciences and humanities for public use
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Viet-Phuong La, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong K. T. Nguyen, Viet-Ha T. Nguyen, Hiep-Hung Pham, and Manh-Tung Ho
    Scientific Data (Nature) 5 (180188): 1-15. 2018.
    This study presents a description of an open database on scientific output of Vietnamese researchers in social sciences and humanities, one that corrects for the shortcomings in current research publication databases such as data duplication, slow update, and a substantial cost of doing science. Here, using scientists’ self-reports, open online sources and cross-checking with Scopus database, we introduce a manual system and its semi-automated version of the database on the profiles of 657 Vietn…Read more
  •  220
    On how religions could accidentally incite lies and violence: Folktales as a cultural transmitter
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Ho Manh Tung, Nguyen To Hong Kong, La Viet Phuong, Vuong Thu Trang, Vu Thi Hanh, and Nguyen Minh Hoang
    This research employs the Bayesian network modeling approach, and the Markov chain Monte Carlo technique, to learn about the role of lies and violence in teachings of major religions, using a unique dataset extracted from long-standing Vietnamese folktales. The results indicate that, although lying and violent acts augur negative consequences for those who commit them, their associations with core religious values diverge in the final outcome for the folktale characters. Lying that serves a reli…Read more
  •  169
    Một vài suy nghĩ về khả năng đóng góp của h-index trong đo lường công trạng khoa học, đặc biệt là khoa học xã hội và nhân văn, ở bối cảnh Việt Nam hiện nay.
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    Since Circular 34 from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam required the head of the national project to have project results published in ISI/Scopus journals in 2014, the field of economics has been dominating the number of nationally-funded projects in social sciences and humanities. However, there has been no scientometric study that focuses on the difference in productivity among fields in Vietnam. Thus, harnessing the power of the SSHPA database, a comprehensive dataset of 1,56…Read more
  •  160
    STEM education and outcomes in Vietnam: Views from the social gap and gender issues
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Pham Thanh Hang, Tran Trung, Vuong Thu Trang, Nguyen Manh Cuong, Nguyen Phuc Khanh Linh, and La Viet Phuong
    United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 4 Quality Education has highlighted major challenges for all nations to ensure inclusive and equitable quality access to education, facilities for children, and young adults. The SDG4 is even more important for developing nations as receiving proper education or vocational training, especially in science and technology, means a foundational step in improving other aspects of their citizens’ lives. However, the extant scientific literature about STEM …Read more
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    Multi-faceted insights of entrepreneurship facing a fast-growing economy: A literature review
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Viet Phuong La, Thu Trang Vuong, Phuong Hanh Hoang, Manh Tung Ho, and Hong Kong To Nguyen
    Open Economics 3 (1): 25-41. 2020.
    This study explores entrepreneurship research in Vietnam, a lower-middle-income country in Southeast Asia that has witnessed rapid economic growth since the 1990s but has nonetheless been absent in the relevant Western-centric literature. Using an exclusively developed software, the study presents a structured dataset on entrepreneurship research in Vietnam from 2008 to 2018, highlighting: low research output, low creativity level, inattention to entrepreneurship theories, and instead, a focus o…Read more
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    How scientific research changes the Vietnamese higher education landscape: Evidence from social sciences and humanities between 2008 and 2019
    with Thi-Huyen-Trang Nguyen, Trung Tran, The-Tung Dau, Thi-Song-Ha Nguyen, and Thanh-Hung Nguyen
    F1000Research 9 (152): 1-11. 2020.
    Background: In the context of globalization, Vietnamese universities, whose primary function is teaching, there is a need to improve research performance. Methods: Based on SSHPA data, an exclusive database of Vietnamese social sciences and humanities researchers’ productivity, between 2008 and 2019 period, this study analyzes the research output of Vietnamese universities in the field of social sciences and humanities. Results: Vietnamese universities have been steadily producing a high volum…Read more
  •  139
    Improving Bayesian statistics understanding in the age of Big Data with the bayesvl R package
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Viet-Phuong La, Minh-Hoang Nguyen, Manh-Tung Ho, and Peter Mantello
    Software Impacts 4 (1): 100016. 2020.
    The exponential growth of social data both in volume and complexity has increasingly exposed many of the shortcomings of the conventional frequentist approach to statistics. The scientific community has called for careful usage of the approach and its inference. Meanwhile, the alternative method, Bayesian statistics, still faces considerable barriers toward a more widespread application. The bayesvl R package is an open program, designed for implementing Bayesian modeling and analysis using the …Read more
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    Some 14 months after the official publication of our joint study on ‘cultural additivity’ [1], a question has become larger, and left unanswered. The title of this short piece reflects that question, that is, “is it possible for us to investigate a hypothetical relationship between the working of mindsponge process and the cultural additivity phenomenon?”.
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    Scrambling for higher metrics in the Journal Impact Factor bubble period: a real-world problem in science management and its implications
    with Tran Trung, Hoang Khanh Linh, La Viet Phuong, and Quan-Hoang Vuong
    Problems and Perspectives in Management 18 (1): 48-56. 2020.
    Universities and funders in many countries have been using Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as an indicator for research and grant assessment despite its controversial nature as a statistical representation of scientific quality. This study investigates how the changes of JIF over the years can affect its role in research evaluation and science management by using JIF data from annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to illustrate the changes. The descriptive statistics find out an increase in the medi…Read more
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    This essay seeks to introduce a philosophy of science communication: Total SciComm or all out science communication. The concept is inspired by the Dutch total football, in which, every player can play at any role. Similarly, in Total Scicomm, the scientific community employs every medium to communicate scientific ideas and engages all scientist in the process. この論文は、科学のコミュニケーションの哲学を紹介することを目指している:Total SciComm (トータルサイコム) またはすべての科学のコミュニケーション。 このコンセプトは、あらゆるプレーヤーがあらゆる役割を果たすことができるオランダ全土のフットボールに触発されて…Read more
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    Entrepreneurial Finance: Insights from English Language Training Market in Vietnam
    with Thanh-Hang Pham, Thu-Trang Vuong, Manh-Cuong Nguyen, and Quan-Hoang Vuong
    Journal of Risk and Financial Management 13 (5): 96. 2020.
    Entrepreneurship plays an indispensable role in the economic development and poverty reduction of emerging economies like Vietnam. The rapid development of technologies during the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) has a significant impact on business in every field, especially in the innovation-focused area of entrepreneurship. However, the topic of entrepreneurial activities with technology applications in Vietnam is under-researched. In addition, the body of literature regarding entr…Read more
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    The indirect costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically extended work absenteeism and possible loss of productivity, are discussed focusing on the research community and its publishing. We suggest that the community should learn strategic and innovative decision-making as well as crisis management from business management to think ahead, especially about working effectively and being productive in times of crisis. The main challenges are: 1) communicating scientific and credible information ab…Read more
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    To walk on the Penrose stairs of science
    Behavioural and Social Sciences Community. 2019.
    How we have learnt to overcome our shortcomings, face our fears, and grow as competent researchers in the harsh academic world. Published in Behavioural and Social Sciences at Nature Research.
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    And not just look; one needs to know where to look as well. In this case: look upwards, on the second floor of the old townhouses, which has not been replaced by showcasing pavilions or modern glass doors. Some houses have been repainted, but the architecture – the form of the story, the shapes, and construction of the balconies, the decorating sculptures – still exudes a century-old familiarity. So it turns out that Phố Phái, though no longer intact, is still present here.
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    The essay discusses the meaning of 'A story of a bird named Bìm Bịp', Vietnamese traditional folklore. Through contradiction between a bandit and a monk, the meaning of lies, violence, and enlightenment is being told.
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    On how religions could accidentally incite lies and violence: folktales as a cultural transmitter
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Manh-Tung Ho, Hong-Kong T. Nguyen, Thu-Trang Vuong, Trung Tran, Khanh-Linh Hoang, Thi-Hanh Vu, Phuong-Hanh Hoang, Minh-Hoang Nguyen, and Viet-Phuong La
    Palgrave Communications 6 (1): 82. 2020.
    Folklore has a critical role as a cultural transmitter, all the while being a socially accepted medium for the expressions of culturally contradicting wishes and conducts. In this study of Vietnamese folktales, through the use of Bayesian multilevel modeling and the Markov chain Monte Carlo technique, we offer empirical evidence for how the interplay between religious teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and deviant behaviors (lying and violence) could affect a folktale’s outcome. The …Read more
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    Còn khoảng 3 tuần là tới thời gian đóng dữ liệu ISI Web of Science về hoạt động bình duyệt khoa học, qua hệ thống Publons. Hiện nay cũng là thời điểm kết thúc năm học, và có thể đánh giá hoạt động khoa học...
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    Earth Hour in Vietnam: a perspective from the electricity industry
    with Quan-Hoang Vuong, Viet-Phuong La, and Thu-Trang Vuong
    Nature: Behavioural and Social Sciences 2020 (4): 1-9. 2020.
    Earth Hour is one of the most popular environmental events in Vietnam. However, looking at the rise in electricity consumption in the country, it is impossible to feel its impact.
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    How Digital Natives Learn and Thrive in the Digital Age: Evidence from an Emerging Economy
    with Trung Tran, Thanh-Hang Pham, Minh-Hoang Nguyen, Khanh-Linh P. Nguyen, Thu-Trang Vuong, Thanh-Huyen T. Nguyen, Thanh-Dung Nguyen, Thi-Linh Nguyen, Quy Khuc, Viet-Phuong La, and Quan-Hoang Vuong
    Sustainability 12 (9): 3819. 2020.
    As a generation of ‘digital natives,’ secondary students who were born from 2002 to 2010 have various approaches to acquiring digital knowledge. Digital literacy and resilience are crucial for them to navigate the digital world as much as the real world; however, these remain under-researched subjects, especially in developing countries. In Vietnam, the education system has put considerable effort into teaching students these skills to promote quality education as part of the United Nations-defi…Read more
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    Kể từ năm 2015, ngày 11 tháng 2 hàng năm đã chính thức được Đại hội đồng Liên hiệp quốc công nhận là Ngày Quốc tế Phụ nữ trong Khoa học. Sự kiện này được UNESCO và UN Women kết hợp cùng với các cơ quan đối tác tổ chức trên toàn thế giới nhằm khuyến khích sự tham gia của phái nữ trong khoa học.
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    Vài suy nghĩ về h-index trong cuộc chuyến biến đo lường công trạng khoa học ở Việt Nam. Bài viết đăng trên tạp chí Kinh tế và Dự báo, Vol. 52, No. 32, Serial 714, tr. 38-40, Hà Nội, tháng 11-2019.
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    Tác giả Vương Quân Hoàng (Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Xã hội Liên ngành ISR, trường Đại học Phenikaa) vừa có bài viết quan điểm trên tạp chí Nature về việc làm thế nào để việc rút bài báo khoa học trở nên minh bạch hơn, mang lại lợi ích cho bản thân nhà khoa học bị rút bài cũng như cộng đồng khoa học.
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    COVID-19 bùng phát lần 2 đang gây lo lắng ở Việt Nam. Ảnh hưởng tiêu cực của dịch bệnh có thể cảm nhận được rất rõ trong công việc. Ngoài cản trở và đình trệ với sản xuất, công việc biên tập bình duyệt cũng bị tồn đọng, dẫn đến chờ đợi kéo dài. Tỷ lệ từ chối cũng có khuynh hướng tăng vọt.
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    The emerging business of science in Vietnam
    with Manh-Tung Ho, Khanh-Linh Hoang, and Minh-Hoang Nguyen
    In Quan-Hoang Vuong & Trung Tran (eds.), The Vietnamese Social Sciences at a Fork in the Road, De Gruyter. pp. 163-177. 2019.
    Manh-Tung Ho, Khanh-Linh Hoang, Minh-Hoang Nguyen, Manh-Toan Ho (2019). Chapter 8. The emerging business of science in Vietnam. In Quan-Hoang Vuong, Trung Tran (Eds.), The Vietnamese Social Sciences at a Fork in the Road (pp. 163–177). Warsaw, Poland: De Gruyter. DOI:10.2478/9783110686081-013. Online ISBN: 9783110686081 © 2019 Sciendo / De Gruyter
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    Xuân, Hạ, Thu, Đông... rồi lại Xuân
    Kinh Tế Và Dự Báo 1 (July): 1-10. 2021.
    Chặng đường vượt qua khủng hoảng đại dịch Covid-19 còn rất nhiều chông gai và cuốn “Kinh tế Việt Nam: Thăng trầm và Đột phá” là một thước phim lịch sử quý giá, vẫn còn nguyên giá trị giúp chúng ta có thể vững tâm tin tưởng vào chu kỳ thế tục, Xuân, Hạ, Thu, Đông… rồi lại Xuân.