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The links between poverty and shame

The links between poverty and shame Creative commons image Credit: Salmaan Taseer under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Updated 07 Apr 2014
New research is uncovering links between feelings of shame and poverty that would be familiar to Elizabethans.

We need to protect the World Service, or lose it forever

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Updated 04 Apr 2014
As the World Service moves to being funded from the licence fee, Marie Gillespie explains why she believes it's a service well worth saving.

Social scientists and social commentators are often more powerful than they like to admit

Social scientists and social commentators are often more powerful than they like to admit Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Feb 2014
The use of a comic lifestyle disease to keep a reckless Texas driver out of jail underlines the need for clear definitions in social science,...

Conducting climate science

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Introductory Level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Feb 2014
This learning journey looks at how climate science is conducted.

Child of Our Time: What do you think?

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
If you've watched Child of Our Time, or you're interested in child development, let us know your thoughts and help with our research

Find out more about child development in the early years

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Introductory Level Updated 26 Feb 2013
Download the Early Years Developmental Journal to find out more about child development in the early years, and how you can record a child’s...

Secret or sharing? Play our Privacy Game

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2012
What information are you happy to share - and what will you keep to yourself? Our privacy game gives you the chance to gamble with data - safely...

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Infants’ understanding of their social world

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Infants’ understanding of their social world Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters Level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jan 2014
Here we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world....

The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management

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The ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters Level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit introduces you to researching educational leadership and management and how undertaking research can contribute to both good practice and...

Online market research

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Masters Level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Apr 2013
How has the arrival of the internet changed the nature of marketing research? Can doing market research with online participants be as effective as...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Psychological research, obedience and ethics Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Apr 2012
In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on...

The social in social science

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Advanced Level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Jul 2011
In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we produce things, communicate, govern ourselves, understand our...

Birth of a drug

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Advanced Level Duration 4 hours Updated 13 May 2011
The search for new medicinal products is one of the major driving forces behind the development and application of new synthetic methods. This unit...