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By Social Science Bites | Published: April 4, 2016
Michael Burawoy is a practitioner of what we might call 'extreme ethnography.' In this Social Science Bites podcast, Burawoy tells interviewer Dave Edmonds about his various experiences on factory floors, and some of the specific lessons he learned and the broader points -- often unexpected -- that emerged from the synthesis of his experiences.
By Suzanne Bouffard | Published: July 8, 2015
Call it the 'paradox of equality': Women are expected to lean in but it turns out there are barriers that are invisible until you smack your head on one. Who should be tasked with taking the tilt out of leaning in?
By LSE Impact | Published: October 13, 2013
Due to the confusion over what counts as evidence, mental health research has largely failed to make a significant impact on workplace wellbeing and employment relations practices. Elizabeth Cotton argues that in order to make a positive difference, academic research will have to involve new technologies and communication strategies aimed at helping people to improve their mental health at work.
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 31, 2012
There is still a great deal of inequality between the sexes in the workplace. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Paul Seabright combines insights from economics and evolutionary theory to shed light on why this might be so.