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
The Foundation Phase Evaluation – an update.

March 3, 2015

Over the past three years WISERD has undertaken an independent evaluation for the Welsh Government of the Foundation Phase for three to seven year olds in Wales, and will soon be making its final conclusions and recommendations within the next few months.

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Shaping The Labour Party Conference

February 13, 2015

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the election of the first majority Labour government in 1945, the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology will be hosting a conference on the history of the Labour Party: 'Shaping the Labour Party'.

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Featured Events
23 March, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Alun Buildings, Bangor University

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the election of the first majority Labour government in 1945, the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology will be hosting a conference on the history of the Labour Party.

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