Most recent features
Feature | 23 April 2013 | Academic, Press/media
The new instruments for research into second language learning (iris) database allows any language researcher to upload and download materials free of charge.
Feature | 12 April 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media
The google data analytics social science research initiative will explore how publicly accessible online data, analytical and presentational tools can answer pressing social science questions.
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 05 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Politicians will find it hard to persuade voters to trust them more because there's a big gap between the kinds of behaviour the two camps think of as unethical, according to new research.
Feature | 05 February 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer internet day.
Feature | 28 September 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Servant lives a century ago consisted of backbreaking work, long hours, low pay and often complete segregation from their superiors, says dr pamela cox, director of the esrc doctoral training centre at essex university and presenter of a new bbc seri ...
Feature | 30 July 2012 | Academic, General public, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
The great british public toilet map has been developed as part of an esrc-funded research project tackling ageing continence through theory tools and technology (tact3), automatically tracking councils' open data on public toilet facilities and displ ...
Feature | 01 March 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Professor helen margetts assesses how the internet has made a difference to collective action, participation and protest.
Feature | 26 January 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The expanding market of plastic electronics is identified as a key area of development for the uk.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 27 January 2011 | Academic, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The esrc's new web portal is launched today, thursday 27 january 2010, with straight to the point easy navigation and dynamic research content on important topics some of the new features. The new website will be the first port of call for anyone int ...
Press Release | 14 July 2010 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
Data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the economic and social research council ...
Press Release | 18 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
A fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at university college london on 20 march as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science (21-21 march).
Press Release | 15 March 2010 | Higher education, Press/media, Schools
A film created by secondary school children from sheffield is giving them a chance to have their views heard on a topic close to their hearts: the design of their school. The film also offers practical recommendations on how to get children engaged i ...
Press Release | 09 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
The event 'communicating with your baby' has been organised by professor karen pine from the university of hertfordshire. Members of her team, neil howlett and dr liz kirk, will be sharing their findings on 'baby-sign'- a form of non-verbal communica ...
Press Release | 04 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
The youth of london have an urgent message for the world about life in the capital and what the olympic games and its legacy will really mean for those living in its shadow. Generation 2012, an event which is part of the economic and social research ...
Press Release | 07 August 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Giving people a sense of being in control is an important element in health messages, according to researchers at nottingham and de montfort universities.
Most recent grants
Dr Ernestina Coast | Social Policy | 01 June 2014
Unsafe abortion is a significant preventable cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. In zambia it remains a major challenge, despite legalised abortion and a favourable policy framework. This project aims to maximise the impact of research that ha ...
Dr Mirca Madianou | Econ, Pol & Env Anthropology | 19 March 2014
This project aims to assess the uses and consequences of communication technologies in the disaster recovery from typhoon haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded with over 6000 casualties and more than 12 million people affected. The resear ...
Dr Ella Mcpherson | Media Studies | 17 March 2014
This project’s central aim is to critically understand the potential of social media for human rights ngos’ pursuit of governmental accountability. As such, the research is concerned with the methodological and reputational implications o ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Derek Mcauley | Psychology | 14 February 2014
The spread of the internet into nearly every aspect of our daily lives has stimulated the growth of a vibrant and expanding set of systems to support social interaction via a range of internet connected devices. Often collectively referred to as soci ...
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Professor Jane Raymond | Cognitive Psychology | 01 February 2014
This project will investigate how the motivational context in which visual stimuli are presented influences visual cognition. Motivational contexts are established through learning processes that allow associations between motivationally salient (rew ...
Professor Jenny Carson Aker | Economic Development | 01 February 2014
Despite massive improvements in enrollment over the past decade, over 775 million adults worldwide are unable to read and write in any language (unesco 2012). These indicators are particularly low in the landlocked countries of sub-saharan africa. In ...
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Human Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Most recent outputs
Gillian Rose | 13 January 2015 | Environmental Planning | End of Grant Report
Impact report - res-062-23-3305
Clare Saunders | 13 January 2015 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esg0116212
Andrew Hoskins | 13 January 2015 | Media Studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0078901
Susan Leekam | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Key findings esj02080x1
Cheryl Thomas | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-189-25-0315
Dirk Vom Lehn | 30 September 2014 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0055881
Hilary Nesi | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Impact report esj0109951
Monica Whitty | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esj0108631
Susan Banducci | 02 May 2014 | Political Science | Conference paper/presentation
Scholars often study isolated media effects in single country using one method at one
moment in time. We seek to generalize the research in this area by examining hundreds of
press-worthy events across dozens of countries at various points in time wi ...
Susan Banducci | 02 May 2014 | Political Science | Journal article
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