SRA Events

Annual Conference - 6 December 2016:
'Making the links: New directions for social researchers'

Bookings now open - early bird discounts until 31 August – click here

SRA Scotland free seminar: Social marketing and tobacco control research

Fiona Dobbie from The Institute for Social Marketing (ISM), will talk about their varied research in three key areas:

  • ● Development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions
  • ● Impact of public policy on health and social welfare
  • ● Impact of commercial marketing on health and behaviour

She will focus specifically on their work in tobacco control.

Press the 'Register' button for more information and to book your free place

Price: £0.00

Date: September 12, 2016

Available Spaces: 40

SRA Cymru free evening seminar - Childhood obesity: perceptions among parents/grandparents in Wales

Beaufort Research will present a summary of the qualitative research they have done among parents in relation to children aged 0-5 being overweight.

Public Health Wales will then outline how they’re using the findings for their ‘10 Steps to a Healthy Weight’ campaign

Refreshments will be available from 4:30pm, the presentation will start at 5pm followed by a Q&A.

Price: £0.00

Date: September 13, 2016

Available Spaces: 35

Free Seminar, London - Visual & participatory research methods in the digital age

We are delighted that USA-based Dr Janet Salmons will deliver this free morning seminar alongside her October training courses.

Qualitative interviews using arts-based methods (visual approaches, scenario-based role plays or simulations) can be conducted online, or face-to-face with mobile devices to capture the interactions with participants. In this seminar we will explore ways for researchers to use free or inexpensive digital tools and media, photographs and graphics to elicit participants’ responses and generate rich data.

Price: £0.00

Date: October 4, 2016

Available Spaces: 0

SRA Scotland free seminar - Visual & participatory research methods in the digital age

We are delighted that USA-based Dr Janet Salmons will deliver this free morning seminar alongside her October training courses.

Qualitative interviews using arts-based methods (visual approaches, scenario-based role plays or simulations) can be conducted online, or face-to-face with mobile devices to capture the interactions with participants. In this seminar we will explore ways for researchers to use free or inexpensive digital tools and media, photographs and graphics to elicit participants’ responses and generate rich data.

Price: £0.00

Date: October 7, 2016

Available Spaces: 19

SRA Ireland free seminar - Visual & participatory research methods in the digital age

We are delighted that USA-based Dr Janet Salmons will deliver this free morning seminar alongside her October training courses.

Qualitative interviews using arts-based methods (visual approaches, scenario-based role plays or simulations) can be conducted online, or face-to-face with mobile devices to capture the interactions with participants. In this seminar we will explore ways for researchers to use free or inexpensive digital tools and media, photographs and graphics to elicit participants’ responses and generate rich data.

Price: £0.00

Date: October 11, 2016

Available Spaces: 37

#NSMNSS / SRA event: An introduction to tools for social media research

£115 for non-members, £95 for SRA members

Following the success of March’s #SoMeEthics conference, the SRA and #NSMNSS are teaming up with 8 expert speakers to present a one-day session on tools for social media research.

The event aims to introduce, in a practical way, some of the things that are possible with social media research. It is aimed at social researchers who want to find out more about what this new methodology can offer, or social media researchers interested in seeing what other tools/techniques are out there.

Our speakers will introduce a mix of (mostly) free-to-use tools, demonstrating with real examples how they can be used in the analysis of a range of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and Flickr. They will cover both quantitative and qualitative social media analysis techniques, including the analysis of both text and image data, network analysis, geographical analysis, and more.

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Price: £95.00

Date: October 11, 2016

Available Spaces: 80

SRA annual conference 2016: Making the links: New directions for social researchers

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

Now more than ever, social researchers need to build strong connections outside our industry. Traditional boundaries between research methods have softened as researchers and funders recognise the value of combining approaches. Hard and fast divisions between academics, practitioners and policy researchers are blurring. Researchers are increasingly collaborating with professionals in other fields.  And new opportunities arise as technology redraws the limits on data collecting, data sharing and research dissemination. What challenges does this new landscape bring?

Plenary speakers:

  • ● Sharon Witherspoon, Director of Policy at the Academy of Social Science: Keynote speaker
  • ● Gareth Morrell, Head of Research at Madano
  • ● Siobhan Campbell, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, Head of Central Research Team at Department of Transport
  • ● Tony McEnery, Director of Research at ESRC; Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University
  • ● Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

Please see the conference flyer pdf file

Price: £65.00

Date: December 6, 2016

Available Spaces: 112


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