Tag-sponsored research studies adhere to high standards of research design and methods, including informed consent and other human investigations requirements. Research designs demonstrate the individual’s or team’s knowledge and experience with research conducted within the social sciences or equivalent. Tag funds studies that are considered credible by both the research community and those working in the field.
Findings from research studies are actionable, that is, useful in addressing social issues. Tag does not fund “thought pieces” or reviews of literature that are not directly relevant to addressing a practical issue or which do not lead to the design of an intervention.
Tag-sponsored research studies use quantitative or qualitative research methods to collect evidence, evaluate the quality of the evidence, and determine the intervention’s effectiveness. While a research study may address the circumstances of a particular country or context, Tag-sponsored research studies provide transferable ideas to other countries or contexts.
The focus of Tag Institute is social values. The range for potential topics is quite broad, relating to issues of personal, family and community life, including such broader issues that impact upon these. By contrast, social policy addresses issues such as economics, equality, political system, democracy, and human rights, whilst social action addresses issues of fairness and direct action, such as environmentalism, third-world debt, animal rights, poverty reduction. It is social values which is the focus of the Tag Institute: we seek primarily to address the everyday issues of people’s lives and the wider forces that directly impact upon them, although inevitably there is some overlap with issues of social policy and social action.
Tag acknowledges that today researchers tend not to have equal competence in both Jewish thought and social scientific disciplines. Thus, Tag seeks innovative thinkers who are open to exploring new ideas and both approaches.
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Tag Institute has a sister organisation Tag International Development which deploys unique humanitarian expertise and proven social models to create sustainable solutions for developing countries.
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Tag Institute is a Think Tank and Research Centre that promotes interdisciplinary research integrating insights from Jewish texts and practices with the methods and concepts of the social sciences to create interventions that promote the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities, and society.