Our Favourite Social Science Blogs

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2008 logoWelcome to Our Favourite Social Science blogs.

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 7th –16th March, Intute: Social Sciences is featuring a series of articles by our subject editors presenting their favourite blogs.

With over 70 million blogs worldwide this new breed of online commentating has taken the Internet by storm and has the potential to be a significant source of information, debate and research material for social scientists.

Whether it is online sources of political gossip, an insight into the latest economic issues or how psychological research may tell you more about what you are thinking and why, let the editors at Intute: Social Sciences guide you through the Social Science blogosphere – or at least the parts of it, that we like the most.

With thousands of blogs being published by academics and many more that may be of interest to the scholarly community, this won’t be a comprehensive overview of them all, but we hope it will perk your interest in exploring further.

Each day during the Festival we shall be publishing a couple of articles looking at key blogs in a range of subjects.

Here’s what we’ve got coming up:

Friday 7th of March: Sociology
Monday 10th of March: Psychology and Law
Tuesday 11th of March: Elections and Statistics / Data
Wednesday 12th of March: Economics and Business / Management
Thursday 13th of March: International Relations and Europe
Friday 14th of March: Politics / Government and Round-up of the week

You can contribute to this event by leaving a comment on any of the articles, perhaps letting us know about your favourite blogs in a particular subject or by helping expand our catalogue of academic blogs by filling in our suggest a site form.

If you would like to send some feedback about the ESRC Festival, then why not fill in their online survey.

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