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1 Graduate School for the Social Sciences Introduction to Social Science Research Jo Ferrie Interim Director of Graduate Training

2 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...

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4 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

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9 Beyond ‘impact’... More /purely theoretical Less obviously ‘high impact’, moving towards more ‘esoteric’ subject areas

10 Multi- / inter-disciplinarity What do we mean? –Multi-disciplinarity? –Inter-disciplinarity? –Trans-disciplinarity? –Discuss briefly with your neighbour...

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12 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/

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17 Vulnerability framework Overview of key elements of an emerging framework for analysis of vulnerability in coupled nature- society systems


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