SRA North and Midlands Group Free Evening Seminar: Challenges and Innovations in Social Research


Ed Ferrari, Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, will describe some of the Centre's work, using recent projects to illuminate key methodological challenges in social research.  A wide range of methods - social surveys, econometric modelling/cost-benefit analysis, qualitative and ethnographic methods, and spatial analysis of big data - will be discussed, in projects covering:

  • Planning and housing policy within devolved city regions
  • Transport and access to labour markets for low income households
  • Policy evaluation

Press the 'Register' button for more information and to book your free place at this Sheffield-based event.

The presentation will conclude with some personal observations about the role of universities in social research. After the seminar, there will be time to meet and network with Ed and fellow researchers based in the North and Midlands region.

Ed Ferrari’s research interests include the analysis of housing markets, mobility in the social rented sector, the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to housing research, strategic planning, and the use of secondary datasets for policy research.

CRESR is a leading policy research centre which seeks to understand the impact of social and economic disadvantage on places and people, and assess critically the policies and interventions targeted at these issues.

This is the second in a newly launched series of seminars organised by the SRA North and Midlands Group.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served at the event.


Price: £0.00

Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 6:30 pm

Date: September 27, 2017

15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
S1 2BX
United Kingdom
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