SRA Events

Call for speakers: 'Answering social science questions with social media data'

An SRA/NSMNSS joint conference on 8 March 2018
Wellcome Collection, London NW1 2BE
For full details see the NSMNSS blogspot

Free seminar: When and where is participatory action research useful?

In 2016, Local Trust commissioned the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) to look at how community groups are working with health agencies to improve health and wellbeing in their local areas.  In this seminar Katie Turner (Senior Researcher, IVAR) and Louise Forshaw (Big Local Wargrave) discuss the use of participatory methods in this project, what the researchers and the community groups did, and what was learnt.

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Price: £0.00

Date: November 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Independent Researchers: SRA members think-tank (London)

The SRA represents around 100 independent researchers. We are holding a series of invitation-only free events for these members, to find out about the professional issues they face and what more we can do to help.

The event will be led by Helen Kara, independent researcher and SRA trustee, and co-hosted by Graham Farrant, SRA chief executive. It will be highly participatory, and small scale, with no more than 40 people.

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Price: £0.00

Date: November 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

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

See the Conference flyer pdf file

All about the Workshop presentations pdf file

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Price: £65.00

Date: December 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 36

Wales Social Research Awards Event

The Wales Social Research Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding research that has been undertaken by social science researchers in Wales.

For more information visit:

Sponsored by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM.

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Price: £0.00

Date: December 7, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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You can also download reports, papers and presentations from past events.