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SRA Annual Conference 2021

The SRA conference is back!  Learn from experts and peers on key issues, at this one-day online event on 25 November 2021.

Social research (and much else) came to an abrupt halt in March last year. Find out how researchers have adjusted, re-worked and innovated their way through unprecedented times.

Join us on Thursday 25 November 2021 for the SRA’s first online conference, featuring:

Keynote speakers

  • Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician:  Delivering Census 2021 - and what comes next? With discussant Jill Rutter, Institute of Government
  • Sarah Castell, CEO of Involve:  The value of deliberative and participatory approaches, as exemplified by the recent Climate Assembly
  • Jane Elliott, Professor of Sociology at Exeter University:  Narrative futures and the future of narrative methods

With special guest speaker

  • Joan C. Williams, Professor of Law and Founding Director, Centre for WorkLife: The issues and challenges raised in her new book ‘Bias Interrupted: Creating inclusion for real and for good’.

In Conversation

  • Making research organisations more inclusive:  Victoria Boelman, Young Foundation, and Babita Earle, Chair of MRS Diversity & Inclusion Council, share experiences of using the government's Kickstarter scheme, and explore the range of opportunities for change
  • Making research practice more inclusive:  Marie-Claude Gervais, Versiti, and Reema Patel, Ada Lovelace Institute, suggest examples of good practice in engaging with underrepresented perspectives, how ‘research culture’ operates, and how to overcome some of the cultural challenges (chaired by Lee Chan, SRA trustee)

Research in practice - 12 sessions with applied social researchers

  • Overcoming desirability bias  ~  App-based ethnography  ~  Evaluation in a crisis  ~  Visual participatory action research  ~  Developing digital health services  ~  How scripters see survey design  ~  Peer researchers on peer research  ~  What is shared evaluation?  ~  A longitudinal study in a pandemic  ~  From school-based to home-based survey  ~  Participatory evaluation  ~  Researching the influencers

‘Research Compendium’ - Building on the success of the 2019 conference's Research Gallery, a showcase of creativity in research, with short films, cartoons, poetry and prose on display throughout the day

Meet the qual software specialists - presentations on a range of useful qualitative products and services, with:

  • QDA Services
  • Quirkos
  • MaxQDA
  • QSR International

Sessions include live audience Q&A via Zoom.  And you can meet up with colleagues old and new in networking sessions.

Conference Programme

The Conference will be hosted by CrowdComms.

25/11/2021 10:00 - 17:00
GMT Standard Time

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