Campaign for Social Science

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Three Countries, Three Methods to Preserve Social Science

A recent panel drew social science advocates from three countries – Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States – to the same stage to discuss preserving the disciplines’ sometimes tenuous hold on support from policymakers

5 years ago
Business of People report cover

Campaign Does Have a Public View of Public’s Science

A critique of the recent pre-general election ‘Business of People’ report has lead the chair of the organization behind the report, Britain’s Campaign for Social Science, to respond to arguments that social scientists should not be asking for increases in government spending on science and research.

5 years ago

Is Doctor Who a Sociologist?

Doctor Who’s sobriquet implies he’s earned a doctorate in something. The Doctor’s not telling what he might have studied, but his actions and attitudes make a strong case for one discipline …

6 years ago
Tim Harford

Listen: ‘Thou Shalt Commit a Social Science’

At the kick off of the Campaign for Social Science’s lobbying effort before the 2015 UK general elections, journalist Tim Harford gives a real-life example of how social science both steps on and then enhances a compelling public policy narrative.

6 years ago

UK Social Science Readies its Case Before 2015 Elections

A major new effort to present social science’s best evidence-based case for value and impact to British policymakers has been unveiled. In an interview with Social Science Space, the project’s chair discusses how backers hope it influences the public conversation before next year’s general election.

6 years ago

UK backs Social Science, the World benefits

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.

7 years ago