Presentation on theme: "Graduate School for the Social Sciences Introduction to Social Science Research Jo Ferrie Interim Director of Graduate Training."— Presentation transcript:
Graduate School for the Social Sciences Introduction to Social Science Research Jo Ferrie Interim Director of Graduate Training
Social Science Research What is it? What does it encompass? What do social science researchers do? What should they be doing?! Have a chat with your next door neighbour...
ESRC – What is social science? d&v=kUApnFN2vGknhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedde d&v=kUApnFN2vGkn d&v=1DTRjAqC61shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedde d&v=1DTRjAqC61s
Beyond ‘impact’... More /purely theoretical Less obviously ‘high impact’, moving towards more ‘esoteric’ subject areas
Multi- / inter-disciplinarity What do we mean? –Multi-disciplinarity? –Inter-disciplinarity? –Trans-disciplinarity? –Discuss briefly with your neighbour...
Inter-disciplinarity Significant influence on social science research Carried out in the ‘spaces’ between disciplines Scope for engaging with fellow social scientists and also natural/physical scientists Don’t be afraid to move beyond your disciplinary ‘home’ Key contemporary challenges e.g. University of Glasgow –http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/rsio/researchstrategypolicies/resear chnetworks/http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/rsio/researchstrategypolicies/resear chnetworks/
Vulnerability framework Overview of key elements of an emerging framework for analysis of vulnerability in coupled nature- society systems