WISERD Research Reports are short and accessible summaries of research completed by WISERD researchers, linked academics and associate members. The Research Reports series aims to disseminate the results of research projects to both academic and non-academic audiences. They provide straightforward, non-technical and critical overviews of research projects, findings and highlights.
Reports include those based on primary research, policy evaluation, and the analysis of secondary data. Reports drawing on interim or mid-project findings are also welcome. In some cases, reports are based on existing versions of reports that have been produced for external sponsors.
The reports are primarily web-based publications, but are available in paper format on request.
Guidelines For Contributors
Reports should provide readers with a straightforward and critical appraisal of the research and its findings. They should usually be of around 3000 words in length, and would normally consist of the following sections:
Front Page: Title of report, abstract around 150 words, details of project or grant award;
Background: This may include, for example, coverage of previous literature; theoretical position or hypotheses;
Objectives: Summary of the aims and objectives of the research;
Methods: Discussion of the methods used, referencing any use of innovative methods or specific techniques;
Results: Presentation and discussion of one or more research findings, including research highlights. This should form the mainstay of the paper;
Conclusions: Concluding paragraph(s);
Outputs: Conferences papers and other publications based on the research may be listed here;
References: List of references cited in the report.
Direct enquiries regarding submission can be made to Robin Mann via email.
The following have been relseased as part of the WISERD Research Report publication series:
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.