Computer screen pop-ups may slow down your work more than you think, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
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The Government's Skills for Life initiative has not significantly improved literacy or the economic performance of participating companies, despite what policymakers believe.
Children as young as 12 have a strong sense of their personal futures and can reflect thoughtfully on what life might hold for them, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by Professor Paul Croll of Reading University and Professor Gaynor Attwood of the University of the West of England.
Being seen as either well behaved or naughty at school is never entirely in the hands of the individual child, this study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council shows.
Young people working on conservation projects are often coerced into "grunt" activities like digging holes or picking up litter and gain little from environmental volunteering, according to research at the University of Exeter.
High-growth and innovation are essential if the UK wants to successfully surface from the recession. Research has an important role to play in successfully introducing new improved services, products, processes and business models to support the business 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.
Those students with only a vocational background are still less likely to get to university than those with A levels, despite the fact that government policy advocates vocational education as an alternative route to higher education.
Knowledgeable, innovative, skilful, fun-loving, caring, supportive, task and pupil centred - it's official - the most effective teachers are in a class of their own. They stimulate a pupil's imagination, challenge their views, encourage them to do great things and motivate them through tailored teaching practices to ensure that every pupil feels a sense of achievement and valued as part of the class community.
The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that there may be hidden costs.
Should commercial providers of direct-to-consumer genetic tests have to back up their advertising claims and should they be subject to international market controls?
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), today (21 May 2009) announces significant changes to how it supports postgraduate training in the social sciences.
"Personal genome testing at its current state is a waste of time and money", argues one of tonight's (Thursday 14 May 2009) speakers at a public, question-time style event to debate the gathering, trading and communicating of personal genetic data.
The way that mothers talk to their children when they are young has a lasting effect on children's social skills, according to a research study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
A new joint Economic and Social Research Council and Technology Strategy Board publication highlights the need to focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of buildings in Britain that will still be standing in 2050.
Over the past decade the growth in Business Schools has created a global market for well trained staff, who are already in short supply.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act becomes law in April 2009. It promises groundbreaking legislation on assisted reproduction and embryo research, but was its development really a landmark in national scientific decision-making?
The ESRC Genomics Network (EGN) will be marking the ESRC's Festival of Social Science (6-15 March 2009), with a UK wide calendar of activities for young people and adults.
Assumptions that the United Kingdom will be able to remain a globally competitive, high-wage economy provided it has a sufficiently skilled workforce will be challenged at a seminar organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's forthcoming Festival of Social Science (6-15 March).
Social science plays an important part in all our lives. It shows that science is not just test tubes and technology but involves people and society too.
In response to the recent international benchmarking review of UK economics, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is announcing a major new initiative in applied macroeconomics.