Sociaalwetenschappelijke inzichten beschikbaar maken voor moderne democratieën.

Social Science Works is a social enterprise using social scientific knowledge to improve civil society. We offer services based on social research that create value for agents in the public, the academic and the non-profit sectors.

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Wij werken samen met overheden en maatschappelijke organisaties in de toepassing van sociaalwetenschappelijke inzichten bij de ontwikkeling van innovatieve projecten.

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Second Opinions

Wij beoordelen bestaand sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek voor overheden, maatschappelijke organisaties en journalisten.

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Wij helpen academische sociale wetenschappers om hun onderzoek te delen en toe te passen, en helpen gebruikers om het juist te interpreteren.

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Science Watch

Ongoing commentary and publications on the quality and relevance of the academic social sciences

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The SSW Blog


Progressive Neoliberalism & the Pull of Populism

In the wake of the turbulent US election, social theorist Nancy Fraser wrote that the progressive neoliberal politics of the establishment served as a major factor in ensuring the success of Donald Trump in ascending to the presidency. In her article, ‘The End of Progressive Neoliberalism,’(1) Fraser described the way that politicians like Hillary Clinton, and […]


What We Can & Can’t Measure in a Brexit Deal

We are delighted to launch our first Second Opinion report! Written with the support of Expat Citizens’ Rights in the EU (ECREU), our paper What We Can & Can’t Measure in a Brexit Deal aims to give a second opinion to the report released by a group of UK-based scholars at UK in a Changing Europe […]


The Limits Of Survey Data: What Questionnaires Can’t Tell Us

All research methodologies have their limitations, as many authors have pointed before (see for example Visser, Krosnick and Lavrakas, 2000). From the generalisabilty of data to the nitty-gritty of bias and question wording, every method has its flaws. In fact, the in-fighting between methodological approaches is one of social science’s worst kept secrets: the hostility […]

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