Global award for our latest research publication

  • Date

    Thu 13 Jun 19

Copies of Trusted Data-Driven Social Science

Our latest publication showcasing research excellence at Essex has picked up a coveted international award from the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE).

Trusted Data-Driven Social Science has received gold in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2019 with the judges praising its “colourful visuals and strong images” which “made this piece stand out above the rest.”

How we won gold 

It was one of 119 gold awards handed out in 100 categories recognising excellence in communications, marketing, advancement and alumni relations in education. There were almost 3,000 nominations from over 600 institutions across 20 countries. 

Announcing our win, the judges said: “The colorful visuals and strong images made this piece stand out above the rest. 

“The content is well written, consistent in style, and featured in a digestible way that was enhanced by the images. 

“The crisp, factual call-outs throughout the publication provided a variety of opportunities to interact with the content whether they were skimming or reading cover to cover.”

Promoting confidence in our research 

Trusted Data-Driven Social Science tells the story of how Essex developed its international reputation for research excellence in quantitative and computational social science. It features profiles of leading academics, details how our research is changing policy and practice, and explains how we ensure our students develop the skills they need to evaluate evidence, analyse data and design research.

Professor John Preston, Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “Trusted Data-Driven Social Science emphasises the confidence that the academic community, government and business have in our social science research ecosystem.  

“It presents a wide range of our research achievements including a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for social science, the Regius Professorship of Political Science and curating the largest collection of digital data in social science and humanities data in the UK.   

“We are honoured to have received the gold award in this category and pleased that our work to promote our challenging research has been recognised.” 

Trusted Data-Driven Social Science was written and produced by our Communications team and designed by Print Essex