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
Introduction to Quantum GIS: Improve your environment and health mapping with this workshop on Open Source GIS Software

November 25, 2014

The “GIS for Public Health” 1 day workshop introduces a Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool for use in public health research.

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WISERD Affiliated Book Published

November 11, 2014

A WISERD affiliated book entitled 'Page and Place: On-going Compositions of Plot', authored by Jon Anderson (Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University) has been published by Rodopi.

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