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:
- ‘An evaluation of online GIS-based landscape and visual impact assessment tools and their potential for enhancing public participation: the example of wind farm planning in Wales‘ Berry R, Higgs G, 2010 (WISERD/RRS 001)
- ‘An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales‘ Davies R, et al., 2011 (WISERD/RRS 002)
- ‘The 2009 European Social Fund Leavers Survey‘ Davies R, et al., 2011 (WISERD/RRS 003)
- ‘Welsh Speakers and Welsh Language Provision in the Public Sector‘ Mann R, 2011 (WISERD/RRS 004)
- ‘Safeguarding children and young people in local communities: A WISERD Local Knowledge in Context project‘ Holland S, Tannock S, Evans R, 2011 (WISERD/RSS 005)
- ‘The Social Participation and Identity Project in Wales‘ Miles A, 2012 (WISERD/RRS 007)
- ‘An Evaluation of the Women’s Turnaround Service in North Wales‘ Feilzer M et.al, 2012 (WISERD/RRS 008)
- ‘Public Sentiments Towards Immigration in Wales‘ Mann R, Tommis Y, 2012 (WISERD/RRS 009)