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 the five Universities that make up the St David’s Day Group in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.

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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
Welsh Government publish WISERD report on poverty

April 17, 2014

Download WISERD report for Welsh Government by Rhys Davies and Huw Lloyd Williams.

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Professor Chris Taylor leads on evaluation of Welsh Government pilot

April 17, 2014

A new research project, evaluating the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots, is underway with Professor Chris Taylor as lead researcher.

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WISERD News Magazine

April 17, 2014

The latest edition of WISERD News is now available online featuring all the latest updates on research projects, events, successful funding bids, innovative programmes and collaborations.

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Featured Events
29 April, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

This seminar will explore the effects of the recession in Wales on worklessness, unemployment and inequality experienced in deindustrialised areas

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03 July, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
MedRus Conference Centre, Aberystwyth University

Join Wales' largest social science conference! WISERD's fifth annual conference will take place on 3rd & 4th July 2014 at Aberystwyth University.

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