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September 2019

SRA: Qualitative Data Analysis

25 September

This course is led by Professor Karen O'Reilly and will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. (NB: The more advanced, follow up course; 'Interpreting and Writing up your Qualitative Findings' is running the following day (26 September). The courses are also running in London on 8 and 9 October and Cardiff on 6 and 7 November. Qualitative research generates a phenomenal amount of data and it can be overwhelming at times knowing how to…

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October 2019

SRA: Designing and Moderating Focus Groups

4 October - 5 October

This course is provided by NatCen Social Research and will be held at the NatCen offices on Northampton Square in London. This two day course is designed to give participants an overview of the role and function of using focus groups as a method of data collection in qualitative research. It aims to equip participants with an understanding of design considerations as well as the skills and techniques necessary for facilitating focus groups to a high standard in applied research…

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Book launch: Balancing Power without Weapons: State Intervention into Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions

10 October at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join our Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Ashley Lenihan as she launches her new book, Balancing Power without Weapons: State Intervention into Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions. The event will be hosted by the LSE’s Centre for International Studies, from 6.30-8.00pm on Thursday 10 October in the Shaw Library on the 6th Floor of the Old Building at the London School of Economics. Ashley will be joined by panelists Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE IDEAS and former Global…

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SRA: Foundations of Evaluation

17 October

This course is led by Professor David Parsons and will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street in London. (NB: The more advanced, follow up course, 'Impact Evaluation: understanding options, choices and practice' will be held the following day (18 October) Much is expected of evaluation in the public, private and voluntary sectors and people responsible for commissioning, conducting and using evaluation are increasingly required to have a broad understanding of the evaluation types, skills and…

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November 2019

SPE Courses: An Overview of Cost-Benefit Analysis

4 November

Programme: This course provides an introductory overview of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The course begins by revisiting the foundations of CBA before moving to topics of interest to practitioners, including non-market valuation, discounting, distributional analysis, regulation and summary measures. Attendees will benefit from insights from the literature accompanied by case studies to illustrate key concepts. Drawing on their experience, Catherine and Ken will also provide insights into how CBA plays into decision making in the UK government. This course is suitable…

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2019 RSA Winter Conference, London, UK

14 November - 15 November

Turbulent Times: Rethinking Regions and Cities 14 – 15 November 2019 Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HT We live in turbulent times, but when has this not been the case? The history of regions and the ‘regional studies project’ has always had at its core concerns relating to new and increased social and spatial inequalities resulting from economic and political change. Whatever change has occurred to cause this turbulence, some people and places have taken advantage and…

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