News Archive

New edition of Research Policy and Planning is out now

Research Policy and Planning 33(1), the journal of SSRG in LARIA, is out now. It features an insightful article from authors who offer an analysis of findings from a series of ‘community of practice’ meetings which brought together academics, social …

GDPR IS COMING

Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …

MRS Roadshows

The MRS team are on the road again in 2018, presenting at Roadshow events around the UK. These informal events are a great way to find out what is planned for MRS and the sector in 2018, hear the latest …

Making Research Count – upcoming workshops

A series of free workshops on Learning Disability Research, for 2018

17 April 2018 Peter McGill, Tizard Centre – Interventions for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

12 June 2018 Jon Symonds, Bristol University – Fathers with learning disabilities…

Upcoming Courses

22nd February: Multilevel Modelling

This one-day course begins with a description of some examples where multilevel models are useful in statistical analysis and some examples of multilevel populations. We then cover the basic theory of multilevel models including random intercept …

Answering Social Science Questions With Social Media Data

Where: Wellcome Institute in London

When: 8th March 2018 09:30 – 17:00

Cost: £115 for general delegates (or £95 for SRA members).

Speakers from a range of backgrounds will talk about their experiences of using social media in their research, …

LARIA Annual Conference 2018 – Book now

Shaping the place – the role of local area intelligence
Tues 22 – Wed 23 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

The LARIA Annual Conference programme is now available and registration is open. This year the conference is taking place …

SRA Training Courses

SRA has added two new courses to their Training Course Programme for 2018.

Details are below along with a list of courses taking place in the coming 3 months in Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Nottingham.

NEW COURSE – 12 …

Is internal migration slowing down?

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Venue: Parish Hall, London School of Economics

A meeting to celebrate the publication of ‘Internal Migration in the Developed World: Are we becoming less mobile?’, convened jointly by the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) and …

Report: cut through the public sector data jungle

CACI & LARIA have teamed up to produce this useful guide; aimed at helping you select and blend the right data sets to create a more enriched picture of your local community.

LARIA members have told us that they want …

Research, Policy and Planning: Our Journal

​As newsletter readers will know, the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) and LARIA are now merged. LARIA members may not be aware that SSRG has been publishing a peer review journal – Research Policy and Planning – for the past …

A Critical Friend

Are you new to research and evaluation or have been asked to oversee a study as an additional part of a broader role?

Or perhaps you are a Programme Manager charged with coordinating a peer research study with volunteers?

If …

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health

The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health.

 

The certificate is aimed at …

Short courses

The University of Manchester – Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research offers training in research methods and quantitative data analysis and is aimed at academics and applied researchers in the public and private sectors.

They run introductory, intermediate to advanced …

Research, Policy and Planning: LARIA’s newly acquired journal

As newsletter readers will know, the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) and LARIA are now merged. LARIA members may not be aware that SSRG has been publishing a peer review journal – Research Policy and Planning – for the past …