Ian Sample’s account of Nosek et al’s reproducability studies misrepresents the quality and value of social psychological research and misleadingly uncritically reports Ioannidis’ Stanford-stamped claims that the unreproducability is ‘devastating’ for social psychology.
The Academy of Social Sciences deeply regrets the death of Lord Claus Moser, one of the most eminent social scientists of the later 20th century, combining the highest academic attainment with public service and untiring advocacy of the benefits of social research and investigation.
The Campaign for Social Science is seeking three new members to serve on its advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor James Wilsdon.
The Campaign has published a series of videos of social scientists talking about the importance of research. The speakers include:
Professor Andy Ross, Professor Sue Scott, Professor Neil Ward, Professor Pat Thane, and Dr Simon Bastow.
The Academy and its Campaign for Social Science launched the latest booklet in its ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ series today.
The Academy’s policy team will be responding to the ONS consultation on the content of the 2021 Census. The fate of the topics listed below is uncertain, in most cases pending investigation into administrative sources or because the move to primarily-online collection reduces their operational value. If you’ve a view on their inclusion, perceive a… Read more »
The Campaign has published its Spring 2015 newsletter. This carries details of its series of roadshows, which are organised to promote its Business of People report and its work more generally, as well as providing a forum for discussing social science.
The Campaign is continuing its work to tell policy-makers about the importance of social science. It has invited the new Conservative Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, to a meeting to talk about social science and government. His predecessors in office, Greg Clark MP and David Willetts, have attended Campaign meetings or events,… Read more »
The Campaign has published its annual report for 2014 and early 2015, with details of all our recent activities. It features a forward by its Chair, Professor James Wilsdon, who talks about its most important contribution.
The Campaign has published a range of media about the Business of People Report, including a report on a speech by Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, at its launch.
The Campaign has published its Autumn 2014 newsletter. This carries details of the forthcoming launch of our major report on the social sciences, The Business of People. It also gives information about our annual lecture, website and fundraising work.
With just a month until we submit our pre-election report for publication, ‘The Business of People: The significance of UK social science over the next decade’ has entered a critical phase
In 2015, the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will commission a number of new methodological research projects to a value of £5 million. The commissioned projects will become formal parts of a geographically distributed Centre and will play a key role in achieving NCRM’s strategic objectives. NCRM is now undertaking a consultation of… Read more »
In partnership with the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the Campaign for Social Science hosted an expert seminar to inform its upcoming pre-election report.
The Campaign’s forthcoming report on the shape and size of social science in the UK during the next five years – due out in February – is taking shape.
The Campaign for Social Science has launched an online ‘Policy Monitor’ searchable index of official consultations on a wide range of issues of importance to our society.
The Campaign is writing to social scientists in universities and research centres to ask for their support for our work. The Campaign asks that researchers sign up for our e-bulletin to keep in touch with our work.
The Campaign has published its latest newsletter with the latest details of our work, including our forthcoming report on the social sciences, and developments in our work online
The major Campaign report on the social sciences has taken an important step forward with the second meeting of the working group which is guiding its production.
Leading social science academics and practitioners have met as a working group to plan out a major new Campaign report on the social sciences, to be released ahead of the general election
The Campaign has issued our Spring 2014 newsletter, with details of our authoritative report on how social science can help tackle the challenges facing our society, and an event to celebrate our first three years
Over the course of the Health of People project the Campaign brought together high-level stakeholders to discuss key issues around research, evidence and health. Introduction The Campaign for Social Science project ‘The Health of People’ aims to bring about a step change in the use of social sciences for population health. It is led by… Read more »
The Campaign has published its annual report for 2013, with details of all our activities during the year. In his report, our Chair, Professor James Wilsdon, says: “In the past twelve months, it has gone from strength to strength.”
The Campaign has issued our latest newsletter. This issue has details of a promise by the Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, Liam Byrne MP, to “restore the dignity of social science” within government, made at our Board meeting.
The Campaign for Social Science is looking for people who can talk about how social science has helped them in their lives or careers. These interviews will be added to our website, as evidence of the positive influence social science has on our society.
The Campaign for Social Science is offering a new free service in which we will publicise public events with a social science theme on our website. Organisers can let us know about their events and we will put them on our events page.
The Campaign is publishing the latest in its booklet series, ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ today, on the theme of mental wellbeing. The booklet will be launched by the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP
The Campaign for Social Science is contacting social scientists in UK universities to ask them for support. The Campaign Chair, Professor James Wilsdon, says “the more that social scientists engage in our activities, the stronger our voice becomes.”
The Campaign has published it latest newsletter, with details of David Willetts’ recent speech at our annual lecture, and our report on social science graduate employment rates, as well as other information about our work.
Get the latest news from the Campaign for Social Science by signing up for our e-bulletin.Go to the registration page for more information – we ask only for your name and email address.
The Campaign has had a letter published in The Times debunking the myth of a job crisis among social science graduates.
The Campaign has launched an official Facebook page as part of its remit to make contact with as many social science supporters as possible.
The Campaign has launched a series of videos that show the importance of social science both for individual lives and for our society as a whole.
The Campaign for Social Science has appointed Professor James Wilsdon, an expert in science policy, to be its new Chair from 1 September 2013.
The Campaign has issued our latest newsletter. The Summer 2013 edition covers our Making the Case event, the start of our work with schools, and our latest supporters. The newsletters are published four times a year and have the latest news about our work
The Campaign is expanding its work by beginning promoting the social sciences to schools. A Campaign staff member will talk about career prospects for social science graduates to students from two leading north London schools on June 18.
The Campaign would like to speak to male social science graduates working in the Third Sector
The Health of People report was led by an interdisciplinary working group of experts: Susan Michie FAcSS(Chair), Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London Gwyn Bevan, Professor of Policy Analysis and Director of the MSc in Public Management and Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science… Read more »
The Campaign has issued its latest newsletter. The spring 2013 edition covers issues including the latest roadshow, the latest Making the Case booklet, an introduction to our new staff member, our new communications strategy, changes to our Board, and our latest supporters.
The issue of the reinstatement of the post of Government Chief Social Scientist is much higher on the agenda of policy-makers now, the Campaign’s Director, Stephen Anderson, has said.
Social scientists have felt undervalued and unappreciated, but the campaign organised on their behalf was changing that, a roadshow at London Metropolitan University on 20 February heard.
The Campaign for Social Science aims to raise the profile of social science in the public, media and Parliament. On this site you can learn more about our aims.
The Campaign has issued its latest newsletter. The December 2012 edition has details of its latest Making the Case booklet, its work to help American academies set up a similar organisation in the US, and its latest supporters. The newsletter will be issued bi-monthly in 2013, with the next edition coming out in February.
The newly-created Campaign for Social Science has just reached its first fundraising milestone of £50,000. This is a significant step towards the Campaign’s target of raising £300,000 over the next five years. The Campaign, launched in January 2011 at the House of Lords, was established to address concerns about the lack of awareness amongst politicians and the… Read more »