Topic: Research issues

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

The COVID crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic – and requires a comparable model of inquiry. A non-traditional, ‘whole of ...
How well has data represented UK children and young people during COVID-19? It's all about their visibility, vulnerability and voice

How well has data represented UK children and young people during COVID-19? It’s all about their visibility, vulnerability and voice

The Office for Statistics Regulation’s latest report assesses how well all of the UK’s young people have been supported by ...

RESEARCH NOTES

How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

While many politicians have experienced declining levels of public trust during the pandemic, faith in science has generally held up ...
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

Key learnings from the pandemic include the need to challenge longstanding assumptions of quantitative evidence as ‘gold standard’ if we ...
Science student looking through microscope in a laboratory

How COVID-19 widened the gender research gap as women were left juggling caring and career duties

The first in a series of inequality-focused blogs by academics from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) looks ...
Blame games: how can blossoming policy-research relations survive the COVID-19 recriminations?

Blame games: how can blossoming policy-research relations survive the COVID-19 recriminations?

Amid the understandable desire to take public stock of how the pandemic was managed, Matthew Flinders asks how to ensure ...
Mental health depends on collective wellbeing. So why aren't we mapping it at an organisational level?

Mental health depends on collective wellbeing. So why aren’t we mapping it at an organisational level?

Mental health is nearly always seen as an individual issue requiring individual solutions – yet in reality, it’s as much ...
COVID-19 vaccine passport concept

Health certificates for COVID-19: what our review of research evidence implies for UK ‘vaccine passport’ policies

John Drury, co-author of the first rapid review of evidence on the behavioural effects of COVID-status certification, describes the review’s ...
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