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 (ESRC).
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Science is not all about people in white lab coats blowing things up. Social science research gives a different picture. Social Science can answer questions on large issues facing society such as understanding factors affecting voting behaviour, how labour markets work and how effective schools are in educating our children.
New research, presented at a major international conference in London, demonstrates how inequality in education, skills and incomes reduces opportunity and undermines social cohesion. In education, for example, the social and ability mix of the school has a major impact on how well a child performs.
Progress towards teaching children to have positive attitudes towards disabled people has been slow and 'patchy', according to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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).
Swine flu, terrorist attacks and extreme weather have all been the subject of government preparedness exercises, but few people know what is involved in planning for emergencies.
Those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the UK may be those who have contributed least to the problem, according to climate change experts.
Who counts as a 'migrant'? Who are the people behind the statistics? The Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford is holding an exhibition from 20 - 21 March at Oxford Town Hall Gallery.
With Sheffield's successful bid to be considered as one of the host cities for the 2018 World Cup, Sheffield University and Sheffield United Football Club are inviting the public to join the giants of the football world and social scientists to discuss the state of the game.
In June 2007, the east coast city of Hull was devastated by flooding which claimed the life of one man and displaced thousands of families from their homes.