SRA Events

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

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: 6

#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.

Full Programme  pdf file

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Price: £95.00

Date: October 11, 2016

Available Spaces: 21

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

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

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, network and talk.

This year we focus on collaboration, and the need for researchers to build strong connections within and 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: 77


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