New tools developed by social scientists enable findings from different countries to be compared more reliably.
All impact case studies (information technology)
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ECHOES, a virtual learning environment developed by ESRC-funded researchers, has improved autistic children's engagement and communication, and changed teaching practice in several UK schools.
MissionMaker, a software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games, is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the Institute of Education's Masters programmes.
The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership project helped Dr Foster Intelligence to assess the best way to visualise complex health data on maps - leading to the development of the cutting-edge web application Population Health Manager.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership project improved data gathering, performance monitoring and service management for NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Redcar and Cleveland, enhancing local Quality and Outcome Frameworks.
New methodologies and pioneering survey software has helped Dorset County Council analyse school performance, improve services and save costs on data analysis.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Riding for the Disabled Association and the University of Reading developed a new IT infrastructure for the association - streamlining support, improving service and attracting sponsorship and new members.
Research using geographic information systems and geodemographics helped Camden Primary Care Trust target health campaigns, leading to significant savings.
Award-winning psychological research has underpinned the development of Electronic Financial Advice software which delivers computer-based feedback on financial decisions, leading to commercial research spinouts.