Economic & Social Research Council

The Economic & Social Research Council, (ESRC) was founded in 1965. ESRC is funded by the UK Department of Trade & Industry. The mission of the ESRC is to provide information about social science and to advance the field of all matters relating to social science. ESRC provides training seminars, publications and the latest news about social science and related matters effecting the discipline.

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Help in reading foreign languages

Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Research improves social care training in Cornwall

With reports of abuse in care settings rising, it has never been more vital that staff are trained to provide the highest standards of care to vulnerable people. In Cornwall there were instances where vulnerable adults had ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Trained NHS therapists can help insomniacs

Insomnia sufferers in England could have greater access to successful treatment, thanks to a training programme developed as part of trials of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), funded by the Economic and Social ...

Aug 17, 2012
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Obese kids as bright as thinner peers

Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, ...

Jul 13, 2012
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