About

The Social Research Association (SRA) promotes excellence in social research. 

We’re the membership organisation for social researchers in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Our training, events and guidance enable social researchers and users of social research to conduct their work to high methodological and ethical standards.  

We have over 1200 members from across the social research field in universities, government, research agencies large and small, charities, and individual consultancies,

What is social research?

Social research helps us to understand public opinion, attitudes and behaviour. It uses tried and tested methods that give reliable findings. It provides evidence that government, public bodies, charities and other organisations need to develop policies and make decisions. 

Read the latest issue of our methods journal: Social Research Practice.

Thinking about a career in social research? Read our guidance and search job vacancies.

Thorny issue? Maybe our ethics guide can help you.