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SBS Resources
Social and Behavioral Sciences Resources

The following documents and links to ongoing projects detail the benefits of social and behavioral science (SBS) research as part of AERA’s efforts to protect federal investment in SBS.

NSF's Merit Review Process
National Science Foundation, June 2014

Why the Federal Government Funds Social and Behavioral Sciences Research

Association of American Universities, October 3, 2013 

Bringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral & Economic Research Addresses National Challenges (PDF)
National Science Foundation

Exploring What Makes Us Human: Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (PDF)
National Science Foundation, March 2014

Social and Behavioral Sciences in Action
National Research Council, November 12, 2013

Interorganizational Letter to Chairman Lamar Smith, House Science, Space and Technology Committee (PDF)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, October 16, 2013

Remarks to the Consortium of Social Science Associations (PDF)
Senator Elizabeth Warren, November 4, 2013 

AERA Offers Definition of Scientifically Based Research
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