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By Social Science Space | Published: May 26, 2015
The founder of the academic publisher SAGE has given the Social Science Research Council $3 million from her own pocket to advance and improve research methods in the social sciences. The endowment has been named The SAGE Fund for Research Methods. Kenneth Prewitt, a former Social Science Research Council president and now professor of public […]
By British Academy | Published: July 4, 2013
Open movements focus on the consumption of information but neglect to focus on its mode of production, writes Ziyad Marar in Debating Open Access, a new publication from the British Academy. In a world where increasing amounts of information and knowledge are available, what matters is the ability to create and attend to that which […]
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 13, 2013
Studying ourselves is something the British do exceptionally well: specialists flock here from all over the world seeking answers to fundamental questions from our unique series of cohort birth studies, and no one else has anything quite like them.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: December 4, 2012
A two-day conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences looked at the implementation of the recommendations of the Finch Review for Open Access publishing in the UK.
By SAGE | Published: October 18, 2012
A group of scholars and experts who are not traditionally associated with the social sciences were found in one location discussing the important accomplishments of social and behavioral scientists.
By SAGE | Published: June 11, 2012
Recently, the US House of Representatives passed off an amendment offered by Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would prohibit funding for the Political Science Program with the National Science Foundation. If enacted into law, this amendment would set an extraordinary and disturbing precedent in which Congress chooses which scientific disciplines should be funded and not funded within the NSF’s research portfolio.
By Ziyad Marar | Published: May 25, 2012
Across the world in the media, in policy, government discussions, and in our daily lives, there is evidence of social science at work. Whether it’s analysis of a cultural phenomenon like crime, or a major international concern such how climate change leads to changing lifestyles or inequality, social scientists help us understand cultures and behaviours.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2012
Social Science Bites is a series of interviews with leading social scientists on different aspects of the social world. The series is produced and presented by well known authors Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds...
By SAGE | Published: November 9, 2011
Originally posted to the SAGE Connection blog Last week was the ESRC’s annual festival of social science. This is the third year that SAGE has participated in a joint event with the British Academy, and forms part of our ongoing mission to champion the value and relevance of the social sciences. As Global Publishing Director […]
By SAGE | Published: December 1, 2010
A debate held in London on 16th March 2010 as part of the ESRC festival of social science. Co-hosted by SAGE and the British Academy, supported by the Times Higher Education Magazine. Researchers, government and policymakers address how social science research can strengthen its involvement in policymaking, increase its impact and combat potential public expenditure […]