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By Paul Crowther | Published: November 20, 2015
Scientists in the UK are facing great uncertainty ahead of the Conservative government’s comprehensive spending review on November 25. Not only is funding for UK research under threat, the government is believed to be planning on culling many of the agencies that fund research in an effort to make savings.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: November 5, 2015
The Federal Register is surely not everybody’s bedtime reading. It is where the US Government formally publishes certain official documents, including advance notice of its intention to make rules that implement Executive policies. For social science researchers, one of the most important of these has long been the so-called Common Rule, introduced in 1981 and […]
By Jessica H Smith | Published: August 12, 2013
A massive qualitative research undertaking at the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service engages community researchers, lead researcher Jessica H. Smith discusses the benefits and difficulties of this approach.
By British Academy | Published: May 2, 2013
Quantitative Skills (QS) can take you far in academia and the research world, giving you the keys to unpick complex phenomena and critically evaluate other studies. These Q&As with established professors, early career researchers and PhD students reveal the importance of QS within their diverse fields.
By SAGE | Published: April 3, 2013
Last year, SAGE, the National Centre for Social Research and the Oxford Internet Institute set up a network for social media researchers with funding from the National Centre for Research Methods. The aim of the network was to bring together researchers from across disciplines and sectors who have an interest in using social media within […]
By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 3, 2013
This is not a body of work that instructs us what to think – it invites us to ask the question that an ethnographer would ask: confronted with this scene, what is going on here?
By Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson | Published: January 8, 2013
Study finds boredom is a key experience in daily life in secure care and young people deal with their boredom through the generation of risk-taking action.
By David Canter | Published: August 20, 2012
The value of Randomised Controlled Trials in very specific contexts cannot be denied, but imperialist claims for its universal applicability and its use as a bench mark for all other studies needs to be challenged.
By Social Science Space | Published: April 13, 2012
As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists, Steve Duck, Professor of Communication Studies and Daniel and Amy Starch Research Chair, University of Iowa, spoke to socialsciencespace.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: February 14, 2012
How to approach the years beyond the PhD. Some thoughts on alignment, coherence, breadth, and depth.