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  1. Graduate School for the Social SciencesIntroduction to Social Science Research Jo Ferrie Jo.Ferrie@glasgow.ac.uk Interim Director of Graduate Training

  2. Social Science Research • What is it? • What does it encompass? • What do social science researchers do? • What should they be doing?! • Have a chat with your next door neighbour...

  3. ESRC – What is social science? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kUApnFN2vGkn • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1DTRjAqC61s

  4. Beyond ‘impact’ ... • More /purely theoretical • Less obviously ‘high impact’, moving towards more ‘esoteric’ subject areas

  5. Multi- / inter-disciplinarity • What do we mean? • Multi-disciplinarity? • Inter-disciplinarity? • Trans-disciplinarity? • Discuss briefly with your neighbour...

  6. Inter-disciplinarity • Significant influence on social science research • Carried out in the ‘spaces’ between disciplines • Scope for engaging with fellow social scientists and also natural/physical scientists • Don’t be afraid to move beyond your disciplinary ‘home’ • Key contemporary challenges e.g. University of Glasgow • http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/rsio/researchstrategypolicies/researchnetworks/

  7. Vulnerability framework Overview of key elements of an emerging framework for analysis of vulnerability in coupled nature-society systems