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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

Cathie Marsh Institute to hold annual Research Showcase event

21 June 2017

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) is a centre of excellence in quantitative social science. Our first annual Research Showcase event, ‘Putting Social and Political Research into Action’ will highlight the wide range of impact and social engagement activities that have been generated through Institute research.

The showcase will take place on Friday, 7 July 2017 and booking is essential.

The first part of the showcase will focus on our two main strands of research into social inequality and citizen participation. James Nazroo will talk about the difficulties in achieving meaningful impact for research into inequalities and Stephen Ashe and Wendy Olsen will highlight how CMI research has and is being used in addressing problems of ethnic and gender inequality in the UK. Ed Fieldhouse, Chris Prosser and Rob Ford will then reveal how the data from the British Election Study (BES) and the BBC election results service helped to provide key insights into the 2017 General Election.

The second half of the showcase shifts the focus to CMI’s impact in advancing social science methods training and data capacity building in the UK. Jackie Carter and Vanessa Higgins will demonstrate how CMI hosted programmes such as Q-Step and the UK Data service (UKDS) are advancing data literacy and analytical research skills, within and beyond academe.

Finally, Mark Elliot will round off the day by explaining how the UK Anonymisation Network is allowing the commercial, public and academic sectors to make to make more principled decisions about data sharing and protection and thereby to leverage valuable new sources of information to inform social and economic policy and business decision making.

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