Science news articles about 'social research'

  • University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism

    ... experts including the the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), Research Autism and Professor Simon ... health, social care, housing and further education needs. Professor Brugha is Director of Research ...
  • Is divorce bad for the parents?

    ... . In a unique study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, researchers found British adult children ... for parents according to their needs.” Comparing the UK with Italy, the researchers found the family oriented Italians care more for elderly ...
  • Maths plus 'geeky' images equals deterred students

    ... or using it in later life, shows research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Many students and undergraduates ... that are often limited to numbers and basic arithmetic. The research revealed that many of the clichéd perceptions which it identified ...
  • Businesspeople who are too sure of their abilities are less savvy entrepreneurs: New study

    ... regard for the competition and the size of the market, new research has found. Psychologists say that people who are so ‘full of themselves ... led by the University of Leicester, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, has shown that overconfidence among ...
  • Fear of crime or anxiety about a rapidly changing society?

    ... and the speed of change in society? Research, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, shows that our everyday ... said “the fear of crime is an important social indicator of any societies’ well-being. Our research suggests however ...
  • Smoking is addictive, but quitting is contagious

    ... to see how health correlates with an individual’s social network. The researchers derived information from archived, handwritten ... of National Institute on Aging’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research. “If decisions to quit cascade through ...
  • Knowing looks: Using gaze aversion to tell when children are learning

    ... -Sneddon at the University of Stirling, and funded by Economic and Social Research Council, has looked at gaze aversion ... . When observing 5-8 year-olds, the researchers found that gaze aversion is related to the complexity of the task ...
  • Synthetic Biology: funders move to address social and ethical challenges

    ... report of an independent review of social and ethical challenges associated with research into, and the application of, synthetic biology ... dialogue and engagement on the science of synthetic biology, and with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities ...
  • Lost in translation

    ... a pregnancy. A recent study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), investigated how Britain ... in struggling to understand the complexities of medical terminology. Researchers find that these misunderstandings are not solely connected to language ...
  • Web of possibilities: Researcher finds new avenues for social research online

    Why do certain songs become hits while others flop? How can individuals be encouraged to consider the public good rather than act selfishly? Why are casual relationships sometimes as important as ...
  • Engaging teachers means engaged students

    ... more involved and enthusiastic about "inclusive teaching", the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recently funded ... is that many secondary school teachers are unfamiliar with action research, and may be reluctant to become involved because it can be perceived ...
  • Late-life remarriage: Stepfamilies make caring more complex

    ... caring for an ailing spouse, according to a University of Michigan researcher who is conducting one of the first known studies to focus ... investigator at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). "It's not clear exactly how late-life ...
  • Understanding the desire for 'freshness' -- a first step towards saving water

    ... litres per day. A new Economic and Social Research Council publication, 'Behavioural Change ... Water Industry Research Ltd, looks at future water management from a social science perspective ...
  • Despite frustrations, Americans are pretty darned happy

    ... responsible for the analysis, from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR) in Ann Arbor, say the overall ... , tolerance of ethnic and social diversity and has high levels of political freedom." Researchers measured happiness ...
  • Standards in stem cell research

    ... uncertainty and the unknown, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Efforts to standardise ... the science and may close off promising areas of research. "Others argue that it is simply futile," explains Lena ...

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