The Campaign links to important reports about social science
The Campaign released its Business of People Report on social science, highlighting the importance of research for our society and economy
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.
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.
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 is interesting about these results is the degree to which social sciences dominate the responses from senior civil servants, says the report.
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.
The UK has multidisciplinary competencies spanning all major research disciplines, especially in the biomedical and social sciences, this study concludes.
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
The World Social Science Report 2013 issues an urgent call to action to social scientists to collaborate more effectively with each other.
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
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.
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods has written its report, 'Assessment of research methods training needs among UK academic social scientists'.