Reports on Social Science

The Campaign links to important reports about social science

Health of People Report

April 4, 2017

Business of People Report

February 25, 2015

The Campaign released its Business of People Report on social science, highlighting the importance of research for our society and economy

What do social science graduates do?

February 1, 2015

Levels of employment are higher among social science graduates than those from other areas of academia, says a report from the Campaign for Social Science.

Anti-Microbial Resistance: Setting the Social Science Agenda

July 16, 2014

A key role for social science is in the development and evaluation of strategies for behavioural change in this field. Attempts to change behaviour in relation, for example, to prescribing, antibiotic use, reduction of infection transmission and pharmaceutical innovation could be based on a number of approaches.

Research Excellence Framework – social science

April 21, 2014

The Research Excellence Framework has assessed social science at British universities. It says the exercise was "an extremely encouraging indication of the resilience and strength in depth of the social sciences."

What does Whitehall want from academics?

April 21, 2014

What is interesting about these results is the degree to which social sciences dominate the responses from senior civil servants, says the report.

The Impact of the Social Sciences (35Mb)

January 16, 2014

Based on a three-year research project studying the impact of 360 UK-based academics on business, government and civil society sectors, this study undertakes the most thorough analysis yet of how academic research in the social sciences achieves public policy impacts, contributes to economic prosperity, and informs public understanding of policy issues as well as economic and social changes.

International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2013

December 23, 2013

The UK has multidisciplinary competencies spanning all major research disciplines, especially in the biomedical and social sciences, this study concludes.

Vital Questions: The Contribution of European Social Science

December 9, 2013

European scholars, as leading members of the worldwide community of social scientists, are asking and answering questions which are vital for the wellbeing of European society

World Social Science Report 2013

November 22, 2013

The World Social Science Report 2013 issues an urgent call to action to social scientists to collaborate more effectively with each other.

The Census and social science

March 13, 2013

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report, The Census and social science: Government and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Responses to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2012–13

Study of the Contribution of Social Scientists to Government Policy and Practice

October 19, 2012

Study of the Contribution of Social Scientists to Government Policy and Practice

International Comparative Performance Of The UK Research Base

December 1, 2011

UK research is high-quality and efficient, a government report concludes, with a strong and increasing emphasis in social sciences, business and humanities and other areas.

Assessment of research methods training needs among UK academic social scientists

May 21, 2011

ESRC National Centre for Research Methods has written its report, 'Assessment of research methods training needs among UK academic social scientists'.