Economic and Social Research Council

This collection of resources from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) gives support materials for teachers in schools, helping to provoke debate and discussions and providing useful statistics about the UK population. The materials can be used to explore aspects of mathematics, psychology and health as well as economics and other social science disciplines.

The ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research and postgraduate training on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research relevant to business, the public sector and voluntary organisations. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.

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School Briefings: Addiction

These four school briefings from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) look at the problems of smoking, alcohol and drug addiction amongst young people. Each of the four information sheets focuses on an aspect of addiction and presents the findings, concerns and recommendations of researchers. The...
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2010 to date

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Methodologies

This group of resources from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) looks at methods of conducting social research and the ethical questions to be considered. Resources explains the qualitatitive and quantitative methods used, and allows students to debate important questions about how research is conducted....
Publication date:
2010 to date

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School Briefings: Body Image

This set of four Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefings look at how body image, confidence and self-esteem are affected by advertising, social stigma and class. The briefings describe ESRC-funded research on each topic and can be used to spark discussions in the classroom about how people are...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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School Briefings: Happiness

This set of four Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefings look at happiness, what it is, how it can be measured and how it can be enhanced. They look at how happiness affects society and the economy as well as the individual. The briefings discuss research into these areas and can be used to spark...
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2000 - 2009

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