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Social research in the 21st Century: what makes for evidence we can trust?’

The 2015 SRA Annual Conference on 14 December is now open for bookings – with a 10% early-bird discount on the delegate fee that applies until 31 August.

This year the SRA ask: What are the elements of research that combine to produce robust, high quality findings? Can traditional research methods survive the pressure for quicker, cheaper results? Where do innovation and creativity take us, and how do we assess research done at the cutting edge using new tools and techniques? Do the old methods for judging research quality continue to apply or do we need to develop new assessment criteria? The conference will feature the work, ideas and debates of practicing researchers from all sectors, who face these issues every day.

Keynote speaker: Paul Johnson, Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies

Plenary speakers:

  • Jane Millar, Institute of Policy Research, University of Bath: People remember stories: Research, evidence and policy
  • Leon Feinstein, Early Intervention Foundation: What counts as good evidence?
  • Christine Hine, University of Surrey: The promises and perils of opportunistic data in qualitative research
  • And a range of workshop presentations

14 December at the British Library conference centre, London

Refreshments and lunch provided, wine reception to follow

£150 delegate fee (discounts for SRA members)

The SRA annual conference is a unique event: it is the only forum the UK has 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. Every social researcher who wants to keep abreast of what is happening in our profession should be there.



14 December 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Rd
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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