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Category: Science/Sociology

When two worlds collide: Aid Agencies, Academia and Reflective Practitioners

Terry Gibson - Education, Global Events, Science/Sociology

Over a year on from the safeguarding and abuse scandals that rocked Oxfam, Save the Children, Medecins sans Frontieres and revealed challenges across the whole Aid Agency sector, and despite their intention in an open letter of  ‘continuing to deliver vital aid but also changing fundamentally.’ the UK International development committee finds too little has

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Brexit and the ‘Real World Impact’ Debate: Reflections on the Role of Social Sciences

Professor Alex De Ruyter - Policy, Science/Sociology

Since becoming Director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University in 2017, the UK’s first ever research centre devoted to the study of all things Brexit, I have found it challenging to keep my academic hat of “objective aloofness” on. After all, Brexit strikes to the heart of the future trajectory of

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Applying the Sociological Imagination: A Toolkit For Tomorrow’s Graduates

Professor Nick Fox - Science/Sociology

In April 2018, at the British Sociological Association conference, a group of UK sociologists launched a curriculum in ‘applied sociology’. They want to tool up new sociology graduates to use their degrees to improve workplaces, organisations and communities, ensuring the undergraduate curriculum has an applied component. Professor Nick Fox, co-convenor of BSA-SoA, explains.

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Does social science ‘research with impact’ actually make any impact in the real world?

Simon Linacre - Science/Sociology

‘Real world impact’ is an increasingly significant part of the research process. But immature and improper definition of the term is leading to misrepresentation. We need to refresh the debate, argues Simon Linacre, Emerald’s Head of Business, Management and Economics Journals.

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