SRA Annual Conference  2019

‘Blurring boundaries and crossing frontiers in social research'

10 December, London

There’s a lot to learn from research taking place across boundaries and at new frontiers – of methods, roles, disciplines and more. How is UK social research being enhanced by these boundary and border crossings?

Join us at the UK's only forum 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 and talk.


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Main Speakers

Sir Adrian Smith (keynote), Director of the Alan Turing Institute: 'What the new frontiers of data science and AI may mean for social research'

Pamela Cox (plenary), Social historian at Essex University, author and presenter of the BBC2 series 'Shopgirls' and 'Servants': 'What makes for a successful interdisciplinary research project'

Lorraine Whitmarsh (plenary), Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations: 'Why working beyond traditional research boundaries is crucial in tackling climate change'


Workshop presentations

Find out what's new in these breakout sessions, with presentations selected from 50 entries:

  • Realist and real world evaluation
  • Research in sensitive settings
  • Moving online
  • 6 degrees of participation
  • Innovations in disability research
  • The time dimension


Extra breakout sessions in small groups for in-depth learning:

  • Using creative methods in qualitative data collection
  • A taster in narrative inquiry: Exploring the power of stories
  • What are complex systems evaluations?
  • Escaping the echo chamber


Choose one when registering (if it's over-subscribed we'll make a random selection and let you know).


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