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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

BSG Conference 2019

10 July – 12 July

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,… Read more »

Leisure Studies Association Conference: Changing Lives through Leisure

9 July – 11 July

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… Read more »

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

8 July – 10 July

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,… Read more »

Public Criminologies: Communities, Conflict and Justice

2 July – 5 July

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

‘Transforming hospitality’: The 28th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference

21 May – 24 May

 21st May 2019 – 24th May 2019  University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS  Conference themes: Applied hospitality management Critical and cultural studies of hospitality Learning, teaching and assessment in hospitality management education Urban hospitality Hospitality and wellness  Keynote speakers: Kate Nicholls – Chief Executive, UKHospitality Professor… Read more »

BAFA 2019 Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses

8 April – 10 April

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference in Birmingham. The conference aims to provide a showcase for innovative research and teaching in accounting and finance. Find out more: http://bafa.ac.uk/events/upcoming-events/bafa-annual-conference-with-doctoral-masterclasses-2019.html

Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference 2019

7 April – 9 April

7 – 9 April 2019 Perth, Scotland UK The 2019 Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society takes place in Perth Concert Hall. It starts Sunday evening at the Royal George Hotel with a Welcome Reception followed by two days of academic sessions and concluding with the traditional Annual Gala Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening.… Read more »

Economic History Society Annual Conference 2019

5 April – 7 April

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at Queen’s University Belfast, 5 – 7 April 2019.  Registration, sessions, and meetings will all be located on campus.  The Saturday reception and dinner will be in the Titanic Museum.  Note that the registration fee includes the Saturday reception and a tour of the Titanic Museum, but not the Saturday dinner which… Read more »

Understanding Statistical Concepts and Basic Tests with Dr Pamela Campanelli

25 March

Choosing an appropriate statistical procedures and understanding basic statistics are an essential part of a survey researcher’s skill set. This course is about understanding the statistics behind the software packages. No software packages are used. Instead there are 6 workshops over the day so each stage can be practiced. This course is informal and designed… Read more »

Depth Interviewing Skills

21 March – 22 March

2 day training course This course is led by NatCen and takes place at their offices on Northampton Square in London. This two-day course gives participants an understanding of, and experience in using, the skills and techniques involved in conducting qualitative interviews to a high standard. It will be delivered via a combination of taught… Read more »

Project Management in Research and Evaluation

21 March

This practical course  led by Professor David Parsons provides an intensive introduction to how to rise to these challenges using tried and tested methods. It is aimed at participants from all sectors, those new to project management in research and evaluation, and those who may have some experience but are looking to widen their knowledge… Read more »

English in Education – Curriculum and Assessment

12 March

This one-day event provides a forum for researchers, teacher-educators and teachers to discuss our current English curriculum and the ways in which the subject is assessed in school and Further/Higher Education contexts. Debates around the divergence of the curriculum from contemporary forms of communication, the concepts of ‘quality’ inherent in the curriculum and the privileging… Read more »

Behavioural Science & Public Health Network – Annual Conference: Health, well-being & behavioural science; Building successful partnerships

27 February

27th February 2019 Conference Aston, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET Following the launch of the national strategy ‘Improving People’s Health: Applying behavioural and social sciences to improve population health and wellbeing in England’ the theme of this conference is building successful partnerships to enhance health & wellbeing through the application of behavioural science. The conference… Read more »