Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

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Information on research conducted as part of the WISERD Localities theme can be found below.


The Global Countryside: Rural Change and Development in Globalization (Global-Rural)

This five year project aims to develop understanding of how globalization processes have an impact in reshaping rural economics, societies and culture, and how rural communities respond to these changes and challenges. Read more >>>


Local Knowledge in Context programme

This suite of four qualitative fieldwork projects focused on detailed and ethnographic explorations of locality, place, and the articulation of local knowledges. Read more >>




Knowing Localities research programme

This research programme used a range of methodological approaches to examine the imagined and material post-devolution experiences of stakeholders and communities across three localities in Wales. The main research programme produced six spin-off mini-projects.



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WISERD Language, Culture and Identity Group

 This network looks to advance language research in Wales by brings together researchers and organisations working in this field. Read More >>


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Latest News
New support for dementia research in Wales

20th April 2017

WISERD welcomes the news that Cardiff has been chosen as one of the locations for the UK’s largest dementia research initiative. Social scientists at WISERD, based at Cardiff University, are already focusing on finding strategies to live well with dementia.


WISERD presents research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni event

6th April 2017

Last Friday evening, Dr Ceryn Evans presented her research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni’s 15th event at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Public Uni is an event organised by Cardiff University and aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to communicate their research in engaging, bite-sized ‘chunks’ to a ‘lay audience’. Each presenter has just 10 minutes to talk about their research, using only props or pictures to help them.


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