Social Science Space

Oh the humanities: Oxford graduates do well, but what about the rest?

A study of 11,000 alumni from the University of Oxford has shown that humanities graduates went on to work in the UK’s major growth sectors. The Oxford study can’t tell us much about the fate of graduates at other universities around the UK. But it does prompt a closer look at the stigma surrounding humanities subjects in the UK.

7 years ago
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Risk Management Approach Could Motivate Climate Change Action

Is it possible that modern society’s bitter political divisions over belief in anthropogenic climate change is distracting decision-makers from the far more practical matter of confronting the risk that it presents, directly or indirectly, to businesses and the economy?

8 years ago
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Mid Staffordshire: A true test for accountability

Guest post from Roger Kline, Visiting Fellow at Middlesex University and co-director of Patients First, a whistleblowers network. The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry report could be a watershed moment for the NHS.

8 years ago
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Open Access publishing: A Personal View

We are personally skeptical about many of the major premises of Open Access Publishing, and we are certain that many of the potential implications have not been thought through. The Finch Report pays remarkably little heed to the detailed arrangements that may need to be put in place.

8 years ago
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Academic Blogging

Technology has the potential to share knowledge both further and faster. The 2012 THE Knowledge Exchange / Transfer Initiative of the Year was recently won by LSE for a series of academic blogs, and the managing editors share their thoughts with us about the state, impact, and future of academic blogging

8 years ago
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My Social Science Career: Special Edition with Milena Zic-Fuchs

An open letter was published online calling for social science and humanities research to be integrated into the new European Framework. Professor Milena Zic-Fuchs spoke to socialsciencespace about the reasons for the open letter and the reaction that it has received.

8 years ago
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My Social Science Career: Interview with Steve Duck

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.

8 years ago
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My Social Science Career: Interview with Linda Putnam

As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists, Linda Putnam, Chair of the Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke to socialsciencespace about her career.

9 years ago
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