Social Science

Facebook help a matter of timing

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

GETTING a response to a request for assistance on social media may have more to do with your request's timing than how many followers you have, research suggests.

DATA collated over seven years from the RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) study supports evidence that neighbourhood walkability (how easy it is to walk around your neighbourhood) is an important determinant of walking for transportation in Australia.

CHANGING the way information about emission reduction costs is communicated as well as sharing information about fellow Australian's policy preferences can increase public support for higher emission cuts, according to recent research.

Think less, do more for food safety

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

THINKING less may be the best way to avoid foodborne illness, new research suggests.

RESIDENTS of master-planned housing estates believe security and a sense of community are vital in maintaining their mental health, according to new research.

We have had a look back over 2014 and compiled some of the most popular Social Science stories on ScienceNetwork WA. 

TO REDUCE its car dependency, Perth should improve public rail transport and increase urban density around rail stations, according to data from 26 cities gathered over 40 years.

PEOPLE who are indecisive rather than anxious are more likely to be under-prepared for disasters, such as bushfires, according to a recent study.

RURAL citizens are more attached to their homes than urbanites, increasing their likelihood of staying during an emergency.

WHAT the autism community wants is not exactly what they get out of current research into autism, according to a comparative analysis involving international researchers.

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