Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Slipping into simplicity

By Pete Barbrook-Johnson and Alex Penn This blogpost was originally published on CECAN We and our colleagues often talk a good game when it comes to complexity. We want to understand nuance and context, and we know things are messier than we realise. Yet, we still struggle to grapple with complex issues and can feel frustrated […]


How to evaluate complex research impact

By Peter Barbrook-Johnson This blogpost was originally published on Fast Track Impact We know research impact unfolds in complex and unpredictable ways, so how on earth do we learn from and evaluate it? In this blog, I will take a look at some of the approaches we have been developing and using in CECAN – […]


The Web is 30 at Surrey Sociology: A Grand and Glorious Trajectory

By Ranjana Das (with contributions from Kate Burningham, Jane Fielding, Nigel Fielding, Nigel Gilbert, Christine Hine, Paul Hodkinson and colleagues)   As the Worldwide Web turned 30 this month, I delved into the history of Surrey Sociology’s sustained engagement with it, extending more broadly into research on technologies and society. Colleagues sent in information about […]


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