Just launched, a searchable international database of systematic reviews of research about the social impacts of COVID-19. which is being updated monthly by The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), a UK academic collaboration which aims assess evidence from around the world to inform UK policymakers. The scope of the Living Map will be social sciences research evidence on COVID-19, including (but […]
Shocking results from the Access & Participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in UK Postgraduate Research – Policy Briefing UK CGE The proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students enrolled in UK H.E. in 2018/19 dropped from 24.81% at undergraduate level to 18.07% at postgraduate research level (excluding enrolments where ethnicity is unknown). Between 2016/17 […]
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A new book published by UCL Press, looks at big data collected by customer-facing organisations – such as store loyalty card transactions, smart travel tickets, or smart energy meter readings – and how they can and are changing Social Science research. Download the PDF for free at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/consumer-data-research
The EPRS produces research documents to inform MEPs preparing for votes in the European Parliament. These research papers are made available to the public and can be found on Think Tank Documents produced include; At a glance – 2 pages long, meant to inform MEPs before plenaries. Contain links to other sources. Briefings – up to […]
SocArXiv , being developed in association with Center for Open Science and an international research body of advisors will provide free open access to social science research papers . A temporary home allows researchers to search and browse the pre prints which have already been loaded.
How can UK universities improve the teaching of quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences?
This is the topic of a major new report just published by the British Academy. It calls for a greater emphasis upon developing skills more extensively and earlier in courses. Case studies of innovative courses from overseas are provided.
Now offered in English, this great resource with articles and guidance is from the Norwegian Research Ethics committee. It has an introduction for the social sciences which is suitable for students Articles and guidance on key topics such as the use of human subjects, applying for funding, data protection, academic citation and correcting bias. Some […]
The Economic and Social Research Council are funding three data centres – the Consumer Data Research Centre https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/ the Urban Big Data Centre at University of Glasgow Business and Local Government Data Research Centre at the University of Essex. Please feel free to explore them and use them in your research.
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New publication from the European Commission. Download the full text in PDF from the website. Provides descriptions and examples of key EU research programmes in these fields. Each entry include details of partners, description and outcome.
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A new free open access journal from Brill and a number of research institutes based in the Netherlands seeks to highlight research based on data. All articles focus upon methods and associated datasets are stored in DANS Materials are in English and Dutch. The first issue has content on socio-economic history.