Science & Social Science

Blog posts and resources relating to the relationship between physical science and social science.

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COVID-19: Blood on Whose Hands?

Lessons will be learned from this pandemic and it is right that there should be inquiries to spell them out. It will not, however, be helpful to see this as a partisan exercise in blaming individuals for acting within the limits of what was possible in systems that others had designed for very different purposes.

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Impact Looks Different Across Disciplines So Let’s Acknowledge That

Drawing on a linguistic analysis of REF Impact statements from 2014, Andrea Bonaccorsi, highlights key differences between statements being made by scholars in STEM and SSH disciplines and suggests differences in the causality of impact between the disciplines warrant a reconsideration of how these statements are produced and judged.

5 months ago
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Resisting the Biosecurity State

These are extraordinary times, and not just because we are coming through the greatest national trauma since the Second World […]

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