SRA annual conference 2017: Social Research in a Sceptical Age


£65 to £130 for SRA members, £175 for non-members

The climate of suspicion towards ‘experts’ has put many researchers on the defensive. Is it enough simply to assert the value of rigorous methods, or should we be checking, sharpening and improving our tools? If ‘post-truth’ carries real meaning then the pressure is on researchers to find a positive response - such as clearly communicating our findings and why they matter; and demonstrating how high standards in design, conduct and analysis are built in to our research.

Plenary speakers:

  • John Pullinger, National Statistician: Keynote speaker
  • Will Moy, Director of Full Fact
  • Suzanne Hall, Head of Qualitative Research, Ipsos MORI
  • Professor Tim May, Deputy Director, Sheffield Methods Institute
  • Another voice with David Walker

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Workshop presentations, in parallel sessions (am and pm) will show the work of social researchers around these themes:

  • ● Involving research participants
  • ● Getting the message across
  • ● The value of narratives
  • ● Policy evaluation
  • ● Qualitative innovation
  • ● Quantitative innovation
  • ● and more…

The SRA annual conference is the only forum the UK has for bringing together social researchers from all sectors and disciplines to share knowledge and ideas, to debate our most pressing professional issues, and, of course, to meet and talk.

With thanks to: British Library, Sage, Gide, NCRM

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  • ● Not an SRA member: £175
  • ● SRA member, full-time employee: £130
  • ● SRA member, part-time employee: £110
  • ● SRA member, self-employed / independent / freelance: £65
  • ● SRA member, other (student/retired/unwaged): £65

(Promo codes are for speakers, sponsors and volunteers only. The early bird discount ended on 15 September.)

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more from the conference date. No refund if cancelled 20 days or fewer from the date.

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: December 6, 2017

British Library
British Library Knowledge Centre (previously Conference Centre)
96 Euston Road
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