Social Science Blog

Improving Management of Social Media

Social science offers sophisticated methods for governments to better understand social media. Social scientists are using established research techniques to improve meaningful collection of social data via social media. Researcher Jason Leavy argues that social scientists …

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Les Mason’s Social Issues Campaign

Aside from doing corporate work Les Mason also managed social campaigns for the Salvation Army in the 1980s, such as this one, which raises awareness about poverty. Les Mason is an interesting figure in design …

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Driven by Social Justice

“Research in the humanities, arts and social sciences is often driven by philosophies of social justice and public benefit, which don’t always sit comfortably with commercialisation. It thrives on an impressive degree of unpaid knowledge …

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Health and Social Inclusion

In a previous post, I explained how social science helps local governments implement public health planning and programs. This time, I’ll provide some specific examples about how social science addresses issues of social inclusion for vulnerable and …

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How do Humans Perceive Extinction?

“How do humans perceive extinction? And how do we manage or mismanage resources as a result? What kinds of interventions are taken on behalf of something—a way of life, a language, an ecosystem—said to be …

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