Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

Welcome

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography, political science and many more.

The Institute was established in 2008 and is based within five Universities in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea; working in partnership with other Universities UK wide.

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Research Areas

WISERD’s research programme encompasses a broad range of activities, from basic science to applied research projects.  WISERD’s research is primarily focused on the Welsh economy and society, but in an essentially comparative context, across the UK and internationally.

The Institute carries out research around the following themes:

Health and Wellbeing
Education
Environment
Labour Markets
Innovations in Research Methods
Identity

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WISERD Dataportal

The WISERD Dataportal is a web-based software application which will enhance a researcher’s ability to discover socio-economic research data, with the aim of encouraging collaborative research and re-use of existing data.

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WISERD Education

WISERD Education has the potential to change the landscape of education research in Wales and will put Wales at the forefront of research capacity building developments in the UK and beyond.

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Knowledge Exchange

WISERD is committed to a programme of knowledge exchange and transfer which aims to improve communication, engagement, and collaboration between researchers and research users from the academic, policy, public, private, charitable and third sectors.

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WISERD Blog

Keep up-to-date and read about the latest project developments with WISERD Blogs, including the WISERD DataPortal.

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Latest News
WISERD Education asks pupils: If someone gave you £1 million today, what would you do with it?

September 23, 2014

A new study by WISERD Education reveals 'Quarter of young people say they would give away £1 million'.

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WISERD Job Opportunities at Cardiff University

August 19, 2014

Following major grant successes, Cardiff University is making a substantial investment in social science research and we welcome applications from exciting and dynamic researchers interested in working on cutting edge research projects within a leading Russell Group institution.

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Featured Events
09 October, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

This seminar will explore the effects of the recession on the housing market and in particular, on homelessness.

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13 November, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

This seminar will focus on debating and assessing the effectiveness of Welsh Government policy responses to the recession.

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