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July 2019

SRA: Questionnaire Design and Testing – London

2 July

This course is led by Dr Pamela Campanelli and will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street in London. Rubbish in, rubbish out – have you ever discovered too late that your questions did not deliver useful or useable data? Learn the art of writing effective questions and combining them into a meaningful questionnaire. Drawing on both experience and research findings from questionnaire design experiments, this course is full of practical advice. For further details click here

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Public Criminologies: Communities, Conflict and Justice

2 July at 8:00 am - 5 July at 5:00 pm

The 2019 BSC Annual Conference will be held at the University of Lincoln 2nd-5th July 2019. Registration: https://store.lincoln.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences/british-society-of-criminology-conference/british-society-of-criminology-conference The conference will explore the potential prospects for Criminology to ‘bridge the gap’ between academic criminology and public discourse. It will engage with important questions about the role and value of Criminology during a time of conflict and divergence, and hopes to provide meaningful reflections on the political realities of community, conflict and justice. The conference seeks to examine how criminologists can…

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Social Policy Association Annual Conference: Securing the Future: the Challenge for Social Policy

8 July - 10 July
Durham University

At a time when uncertainty and social inequalities are seemingly endemic, nationally and internationally, the challenge facing the academic community in social policy is to develop clear thinking and better understanding of these seemingly intractable problems; whilst at the same time, beginning to develop proactive programmes for progressive change. In the context of the continuing, and potentially unresolved, Brexit saga, and where the policies associated with austerity will continue to impact on communities for years to come, active and committed…

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Leisure Studies Association Conference: Changing Lives through Leisure

9 July - 11 July
Albertay University

Abertay University, 9-11th July 2019 The diverse nature of leisure has the potential to change lives.  Increasing societal concerns around funding of leisure amidst a period of socio-political instability and individuals’ mental health, for example, have led to questions about how contemporary leisure can positively affect individuals’ lives and indeed whole communities. This conference focuses on how leisure changes lives through research, education and practice and some of the challenges associated with this.  Within the conference programme researchers will be…

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BSG Conference 2019

10 July - 12 July
Liverpool University

Our Conference theme aligns to that aspiration: Resilience and Living Well in Local Communities . It builds on the BSG 2018 conference theme: ageing in an unequal world, focusing in on local communities. Research into ageing is a priority for the University of Liverpool and it has a multi-disciplinary approach to ageing from social gerontology, psychology, engineering, health research through to basic science. We will bring this multidisciplinary approach to the 2019 conference. The conference will harness the skills of…

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SRA: Introduction to Grounded Theory – London

15 July

This course is designed for those wanting to understand and to apply the grounded theory approach to the collection and analysis of qualitative data. It will provide a step-by-step guide to those new to the field. Because grounded theory is essentially an inductive approach the course is most suitable for those who have not yet begun, or are in the early stages of, data collection. However, those with previously-collected data will also find the course useful for application at the…

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SRA: Survey Sampling and Introduction to Weighting – London

17 July

“One way to ruin an otherwise well-conceived survey is to use a convenience sample rather than one which is based on a probability design” (Ferber et al, 1980). Do you have the right sampling design for your study? This course introduces participants to what survey sampling is, why it is important, and how it is implemented. It focuses on the practical aspects as well as some of the mathematics. For further details click here

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