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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...

These two Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) opinion pieces were written to provoke discussion about social science issues. They were written by ESRC-funded researchers for the Debating Matters competition on the subjects of ageing and carbon emissions. They raise questions about received opinions, giving...

Careers

These Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) careers guides give simple definitions of social science subjects, with ideas about possible careers and examples of ESRC-funded research.

The guides available here are:
* Economics
* Psychology

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...

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