SRA Annual Conference Workshop Programme 07.12.10

SRA Annual Conference December 7th British Library, London WC1

Making a difference Social Research in an Era of Austerity

Workshop Programme

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1. Behaviour Change and Action Learning

Pathways through Participation: investing in research leading to action

Véronique Jochum (NCVO) and Diane Warburton (Involve) Institute for volunteering Research

Cost-effective behaviour change – harnessing peer-to-peer communication to get the most out of government campaigns

Michael Thompson (Research Director, Opinion Leader) and Natalie Taylor (Research Manager) GfK NOP Social Research

2. Using existing data

Enhancing customer insight: Birmingham’s Newly Migrant Communities

Jayne Francis (M·E·L Research Ltd)

Making use of high quality archived data – quantitative and qualitative

Louise Corti (National Data Archive)

3. The Big Society and User Led Research

Getting the best out of service user led research.

Norman Urquia

(Roehampton University)

Researching Multiple Exclusion Homelessness using ex-service user peer researchers

Graham Bowpitt, Reader in Social Policy, Nottingham Trent University (

Peter Dwyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of Salford (

Eva Sundin, Reader in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University (

Mark Weinstein, Senior Lecturer in Social Science Research Methods, Nottingham Trent University (

4. Lessons from National Surveys

The Application of Alternative Modes of Data Collection in UK Government Social Surveys

Peter Betts (Office for National Statistics)

Selling sex on the doorstep development activities to maximise response on the

National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle

Andrew Phelps, Research Director, National Centre for Social Research, 35 Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0AX. Tel: 020 7549 7131 email:

Soazig Nicholson, Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research, 35 Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0AX. Tel: 020 7549 7016 email:

5. Measuring Outcomes

Measuring Outcomes for Public Service Users in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Jenny Clark, Joy Dobb, David Kane , and Karl Wilding (NCVO) Alison Spence (ONS


Innovative Methods for the study of social change, social return on investments; the use of process data and other approaches.

Ann Netten and Julien Forder (PSSRU), Peter Burge and Dimitris Potoglou( RAND Europe), Rob Sheldon and Beryl Wall (ACCENT)

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