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
Job Opportunity: Research Officer

August 12, 2014

WISERD is seeking to recruit a Research Officer at Bangor University to conduct research on the project ‘Community participation in Wales, in place, and over time’, which will examine continuity and change in participation in civil society organisations at the local level.

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WISERD, Wales DTC & Learned Society of Wales Award PhD Student Prizes

July 31, 2014

As part of the WISERD 2014 Annual Conference, WISERD, in collaboration with the Wales DTC and the Learned Society of Wales awarded prizes to PhD students entering poster and essay competitions.

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ESRC-Funded PhD Studentship in Social Sciences: Fuel Poverty in Wales

July 24, 2014

Applications are being sought for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full time PhD Studentship which will undertake analysis on linked administrative data on fuel poverty and/or energy efficiency in Wales

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