Location: Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, CF10 3WT Dates:
This conference is the final event in our RDI on “Training Quantitative Social Sciences Teachers”, where we will present shared ideas and materials developed throughout the course of the workshop series (see here for details of our workshops) on the following themes:
Key Note: 'UK: No Country for Old Quants?" Professor Donald Treiman (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UCLA)
A panel discussion chaired by Professor John MacInnes with our international speakers:
Sample materials of masters classes are available on the day from our resource packs, video and poster displays.
A full programme for the conference is available here.
This conference is free to attend. To register please email email@example.com. Places are limited so early registration is advisable.
For further information on the conference please contact the WISERD hub team using the following details:
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 79338
For further information about ESRC QM Teaching please vsist: www.quantitativemethods.ac.uk/
The ONS’s Measuring National Well-being programme and developments by the Welsh Government are exemplars in going ‘beyond GDP’. However, measuring things differently is not enough: new measures will have to be used in government, business and everyday life.
In recent years there has been an increase in the use of both experimental and realist methods in UK social research. This event is a debate between two prominent realist social researchers on the appropriateness and value of experimental methods.
This event will aim to cover both the conceptual and empirical approaches to measuring well-being.
The nature of local democracy and the role of local government are changing. Having set a summer deadline for a map on local government reform, the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews AM, will open the event and present the Welsh Government’s long term vision for local councils in Wales.