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Police turn to universities for help with their enquiries

Police turn to universities for help with their enquiries | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

College of Policing pushes research agenda with grants for joint projects

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The ESRC is a major funding partner in the What Works Network, which aims to provide robust research evidence to guide decision-making on £200bn of public spending.  More information is available at our website including a video from the launch of the centres in March 2013. 

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Political parties are in need of friends

Political parties are in need of friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour’s problem is that many of the voters lost in 2010 have now moved on to UKIP (propelled more by immigration than Europe), rather than being won back.
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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Archbishop Welby highlights ESRC-funded work in Lords debate

Archbishop Welby highlights ESRC-funded work in Lords debate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used a House of Lords debate to highlight Coventry University’s ESRC-funded research into the role played by religious groups in preventing violent conflict.

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Article refers to the 'Faith-based conflict prevention and early warning scoping project', funded by the ESRC.

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How Calling Cancer a 'Fight' or 'Battle' Can Harm Patients

How Calling Cancer a 'Fight' or 'Battle' Can Harm Patients | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using hostile, warlike metaphors to describe cancer may make patients less likely to take steps toward certain treatments, new research suggests.

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The research cited in the article was carried out by the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS).

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Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker

Some of Britain’s traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed.

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The research cited in the article was carried out by a joint team including the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University.

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Why is everyone so busy?

Why is everyone so busy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around "three hours a day" - and probably only by choice.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research

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Leadership from Washington on Climate Change

The United States took a further step forward yesterday in its action against climate change as another state outlined plans to use carbon pricing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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The author of the article, Bob Ward, is policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal

Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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BBC Radio Lancashire - Googles most popular search terms 2014

Radio programme inlcuding interview regarding googles most popular search terms for 2014..

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Programme interviews Dr Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), based at Lancaster University, about Googles most popular search terms of 2014.

Interview starts at 02:51:15 and concludes at 02:54:40

Programme originally aired 16/12/2014

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The danger of ideology-based newspaper coverage of climate change

A warning against the publication of columns promoting climate change denial.

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Artilce written by Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director a the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

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Young, British and Self-Harming: Why Are So Many Kids Hospitalising Themselves?

Young, British and Self-Harming: Why Are So Many Kids Hospitalising Themselves? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government has yet another shameful mental health problem on its hands.

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Article cites the ESRC study 'How mental illness loses out in the NHS' published by the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy Group 

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Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs

Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large majority” of those hit by the welfare clampdown had failed to find a job or been able to move to a cheaper house

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

Benefits cap getting 'more to work' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people to find work, new research has suggested.

Studies for the Department for Work and Pensions found those affected by the cap were 41% more likely to get a job than people who were unaffected.


Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the benefits cap was "changing attitudes and behaviour".


But the Institute for Fiscal Studies said savings from the cap were "small".

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Article features analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Maternity burden on small business overstated

Maternity burden on small business overstated | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff.

 

The review, led by Middlesex University Professor of Organizational Psychology Suzan Lewis, suggests that effective maternity protection has a positive effect rather than negative on SMEs and can have a range of positive productivity related outcomes for firms, as well as wider social benefits.

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Article quotes Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) Research Associate Dr Bianca Stumbitz. CEEDR is funded by the ESRC.

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Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us

For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
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Article by Profession Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC-funded Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change.

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Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change

Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The world’s population could reach almost 10bn by 2050; most of those people will live in cities.  To accommodate an additional 3bn people, we’ll need to build the equivalent of one new city that can support a million people every five days between now and 2050.
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The article reports on research from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy.

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The battle of the scientists

The battle of the scientists | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Are Europeans becoming more hostile to science and technology?

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The article cites Science Europe, an association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO). The ESRC was one of seven founding members of Science Europe in 2011.

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Plummeting oil price stirs troubled waters

A barrel of Brent crude is worth little more than half what it was six months ago and economists such as Professor Brian Ashcroft are saying that this has ruined the economics of independence.

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The article cites reports for the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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North East universities heralded for world leading research quality

It's official - research at Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham and Sunderland has been rated as world leading by experts
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The article cites the design of health-related websites, at Northumbria University, which was funded by the ESRC.

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After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pretending that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam simply plays into the radicals' hands: it is time to discuss religious reform

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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The persistent appeal of grammar schools

The persistent appeal of grammar schools | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What's behind the undying fascination with grammar schools? Four decades after almost all of them disappeared in England, there are still appeals for their return.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding

The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Iain Duncan Smith’s call for ‘behavioural change’ revives an old party trope of sneering at the lower orders

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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2014: the highs and lows in public services

2014: the highs and lows in public services | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The raised profile of mental health, Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View for the NHS and the drive to empower city regions have all been positive, but we still face cuts ‘on a colossal scale’

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work

BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Beneifits cap getting more to work.

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Programme cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

Starts at 01:02:38 and concludes at 01:02:58

Programme first aired 15/12/2014


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Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples 

Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers analysed conversations of today and compared them with those of the 1990s, to reveal how our food and drink preferences have changed and found we would rather have a bottle of bubbly.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax

Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Even 10 years ago companies were contributing around £20bn more to the UK exchequer than they are now
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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