Jury Verdicts and Jury Research Methodology Lectures – Now available for download from ‘The Legal Profession’ Subject Series SSRN eLibrary

For anyone wishing to know how the jury system works in western democracies in general, and in the United Kingdom in particular, this lecture note series will provide ample introduction to how juries both work and reason. The lectures outline legal empirical approaches to the study of juries and jury decision-making behaviour for laymen including undergraduate students…

When Journalism and Statistics Collide: Time to Stock Up with the Royal Statistical Society’s ‘Statistics for Journalists’ Training Course.

In a digital age where social media provides everyone with their own potential megaphone to buttress their cherished pet theories with ‘alternative facts’, one strategy remains open to help journalists sift truth from falsehood – namely, the intelligent use of official statistics and peer reviewed research to prevent the ever propagation of  ‘fake news’. Whether communicating about polls, surveys, scientific research, risks to the…

Lecture Series Study Guide: Contemporary Issues in the Psycho-Social Sciences – To appear in the Law Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching SSRN eLibrary, June 16, 2017.

For anyone interested in understanding contemporary issues in media and society there will be a study guide shortly available for download in the SSRN eLibrary. The study guide is originally based on a lecture series examining how the theoretical and applied lenses of psychology and law can help us to gain practical understanding of society and the world…

Our case-study of Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Iconic Marketing Formula’ Reaches No.1 on SSRN eLibrary for Tiffany & Co. Brand-Marketing Reports

Originally posted on Michelle B. Cowley PGDipStat BA DPhil – RSS Fellow:
We live in a modern age of digital marketing and free-style new media communication never undreamt of by our marketing predecessors, but unparalleled in both immediacy and controllability by our contemporaries. In a recent recession, where familiar and new age companies struggled for their corporate survival and…

SSRN Top 10% Author Ranking World-Wide

We are delighted to announce that our publication download rank for our researcher Michelle B. Cowley on the Social Science Research Network has now officially risen to the Top 10% of social science authors world-wide. The Social Science Research Network is an industry-standard library database where academic and applied industry-research can be uploaded and disseminated throughout a…

Coverage of our RSS Letter to the Times

Pre-release access to official statistics by government ministers has recently come under scrutiny. To prepare for press briefings and responses about what these statistics might mean for the economy and government policy performance, government ministers are given access to official statistics 24-hours before they are released publicly. A list of statisticians and academics of the Royal Statistical Society have written a letter recommending a ban on ministers…

IN PRESS with Lambert Academic Publishing – Forthcoming book May/June 2017. ‘Hypothesis Testing: How We Foresee Falsification in Competitive Games’

IN PRESS with Lambert Academic Publishing  – Forthcoming book May/June 2017. IN PRESS Title – ‘Hypothesis Testing: How We Foresee Falsification in Competitive Games’ by Michelle Cowley. We are delighted to announce that a book examining human behaviour in contexts relevant to a core branch of statistics, namely formal epistemology, is about to be released by Lambert Academic Publishing.…