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Thatcher death tweets examined in world’s first cross-platform academic research project into social media images

Thatcher death tweets examined in world’s first cross-platform academic research project into social media images | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pictures shared on Twitter around the death and funeral of Margaret Thatcher will be examined as part of the world’s first academic research project studying the explosion of images now shared across different social media platforms and apps.

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The article discuses 'Picturing the Social' research funded by the ESRC.

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Dr. Pamela Cox on her new documentary and book 'Shopgirls'

Dr. Pamela Cox on her new documentary and book 'Shopgirls' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

'Whose London' looks at shop work, Dr Pamela Cox discusses her new documentary and book 'Shopgirls'

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ESRC funded researcher Dr Pamela Cox talks about her new book and documentary 'Shopgirls'

Interview starts at 1:36:33 and concludes at 1:46:50

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The next generation may vote differently, just ask the Scots

The next generation may vote differently, just ask the Scots | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There seems to be a contradiction in the media reports about young people and their voting intentions in the Scottish referendum. 

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This article cites research from the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) which receives funding by the ESRC.

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Double delight for best-selling novelist and ageing champion in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Double delight for best-selling novelist and ageing champion in Queen’s Birthday Honours | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Alan Walker from the Department of Sociological Studies was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the prestigious honours list.

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Professor Alan Walker is Director of the New Dynamics of Ageing which is part funded by the ESRC.

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New grant awarded for the National Centre for Research Methods

New grant awarded for the National Centre for Research Methods | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) team at the University of Southampton announces that it has been awarded a 6.25M grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The new award will commence, for a period of 5 years, in October 2014.

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The National Centre for Research Methods is funded by the ESRC.

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Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make

Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Rawnsley: Behind the scenes, Labour's Treasury team has begun to identify how it would squeeze spending to balance the books if the party were to win power
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The article names the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) as a respected independent body. The IFS receives some funding from the ESRC, for independent research and analysis.

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Brits make love 2,500 times a MINUTE (and that includes sleeping time)

Brits make love 2,500 times a MINUTE (and that includes sleeping time) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The figure was released by University of Cambridge mathematician David Spiegelhalter, who adjusted the number to include sleeping time.
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The article mentions the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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Arthur Laffer: still ahead of the curve, the man with a simple tax plan

Arthur Laffer: still ahead of the curve, the man with a simple tax plan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Controversial though it was, Thatcher's successors left the top rate at 40p
until 2010, when the Labour Government introduced a new 50p rate on all
income above £150,000. The Coalition has since reduced this to 45p but
Laffer argues the Government should abolish it altogether.
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The article quotes figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs

Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Britain’s ethnic minorities experience barriers to social mobility and employment even though they are better qualified, in many cases, than their white counterparts.
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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Universities urged to lower comprehensive pupil entry points

Universities urged to lower comprehensive pupil entry points | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Comprehensive school pupils should be allowed into universities on the back of lower GCSE and A-level grades than students from grammars and fee-paying private schools, according to new research, writes Richard Adams for the Guardian.

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The discussion is based on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Arthur Laffer: still ahead of the curve, the man with a simple tax plan

Arthur Laffer: still ahead of the curve, the man with a simple tax plan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Arthur Laffer advised Reagan and Thatcher to cut taxes to raise revenues. He explains why that remains true
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The discussion quotes figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Pro-Union campaign warned to keep it positive

Pro-Union campaign warned to keep it positive | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

PRO-UK campaigners have been warned not to "undermine Scotland" by veterans of the fight to keep Quebec in Canada.

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The article quotes the Michael Keating of the ESRC-funded Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Middle class families braced for inheritance tax time bomb

Middle class families braced for inheritance tax time bomb | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Rising house prices and the recovering economy are set to force tens of thousands more people above the death tax threshold
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The article quotes Stuart Adam from the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Deprivation Britain: Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study

Deprivation Britain: Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of impoverished households has more than doubled in the 30 years since Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the largest study of deprivation ever conducted in the UK has concluded.

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The article cites research from the Poverty and Social Exclusion project which is funded by the ESRC

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Policing crowds without force

Policing crowds without force | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

ESRC Impact Prize Winner, Dr Clifford Stott, discusses public disorder.

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Interview with ESRC funded Dr Clifford Stott, regarding his research on Policing crowds without force

Interview starts at 1:10:30 and concludes at 1:16:05

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House prices rise to ten times average salary

House prices rise to ten times average salary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show the massive gulf between average house prices and salaries across the UK

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This article cites the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Destitute Britain: UK Has Poorest People in Western Europe, Study Claims

Destitute Britain: UK Has Poorest People in Western Europe, Study Claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The poorest fifth of the UK are the poorest in Western Europe.

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

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Film explores huge social shifts in the Indian Himalayas

Film explores huge social shifts in the Indian Himalayas | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxford social geographer Dr Jane Dyson took filmmaker Ross Harrison to a village 2500m high in the Indian Himalayans to chart some of the significant social changes taking place. 

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This article cites research from the School of Geography and the Environment which receives funding from the ESRC.


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How much oil and gas does Scotland have?

How much oil and gas does Scotland have? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How much oil and gas does Scotland have?
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The article features are warning from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Today's fathers spend seven times as much time with their children than they did 40 years ago - when it was roughly five minutes a day

Today's fathers spend seven times as much time with their children than they did 40 years ago - when it was roughly five minutes a day | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Forty years ago, men spent on average around five minutes a day with their offspring. Today, working fathers' quality time has increased to 35 minutes a day.
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The article mentions research to be presented at the ESRC Research Methods Festival.

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More grieving families face hated death taxes

More grieving families face hated death taxes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
DEMANDS to scrap inheritance tax were fuelled yesterday after figures showed that the number of families hit by the hated levy will surge by more than a third this year.
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The article quotes figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Myths and misconceptions: understanding public opinion on migration

Myths and misconceptions: understanding public opinion on migration | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The public’s anti-migration attitudes are, therefore, rooted in national misconceptions. These attitudes are often based on faulty “common sense” arguments."

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The post references a study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Football: Government owed millions from stars

Ahead of tonight’s clash with Italy, STEVEN WALKER examines how the England squad have managed to avoid the taxman
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The discussions builds on projections from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Personalising education

Personalising education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sian Harris looks at the changing face of information resources and tools for higher-education students.

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The article mentions new Q-Step centres, which are co-funded by the ESRC.

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Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study

Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ethnic minorities in Britain continue to face social barriers even when they are better qualified than their white peers, according to a study from the University of Manchester.

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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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