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[liberationtech] Social Research in the Digital Age

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Oct 11 08:47:54 PDT 2012


‘SOCIAL RESEARCH IN THE DIGITAL AGE’

We are pleased to invite you to the Social Research Association's annual
conference on Monday 10 December 2012 at the British Library in London.

The digital revolution increasingly affects how we do social research.  It
brings fresh opportunities and challenges in every area, from new data
collection tools and methods to innovations in the way that findings are
analysed, presented and shared. This year’s SRA annual conference brings it
all together, with perspectives from across the academic, non-profit and
commercial research sectors.

A wide range of topics will be covered in plenary and workshop sessions,
including data visualisation, video ethnography, online longitudinal
panels, analysing visual data, using social media, digital inclusion, and
maximising the impact of research.

* Plenary speakers:  Dr Grant Blank (University of Oxford), Vanessa Cuthill
(ESRC), Nick Leon (Naked Eye Research), lan Smith (ONS Data Visualisation
Centre).
* Confirmed panellists: Richard Bartholomew (GSR), Michelle Harrison,
(TNS-BMRB), Karl Wilding (NCVO).
* Confirmed workshop speakers include:  Vicki Belt (CES), Lisa Calderwood
(IoE), Andrew Charlesworth (ONS), Helen Lomax (Open University), Jerry
Latter (Ipsos Mori), Peter Lynn (ISER), Rob Procter (University of
Manchester), Liam Reynolds (Shelter), Nicki Senior (University of
Manchester), Heather Wardle (NatCen Social Research).

To find out more, please visit the SRA website:  www.the-sra.org.uk/events

Thanks to sponsors GIDE, and Taylor & Francis, we have been able to keep
delegate rates low: members from £65 to £125, non-members £160.  The day
will include lunch and tea/coffee, plus a free early evening drinks
reception – all in the British Library’s state-of-the-art conference centre.

Come and join us on 10 December to stay informed about the latest
developments in your area of social research, and meet up with colleagues
at this lively and friendly event.

With best regards,

The SRA Events Group
www.the-sra.org.uk
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