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    Introducing: Professor Tim May

    Introducing: Professor Tim May

    The Sheffield Methods Institute has a new Deputy Director, we spoke to him to find out more.

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    Percieved diversity in neighbourhoods

    People who think they live in diverse neighbourhoods are less likely to be accepting of minority ethnic groups, according to an international research project by Aneta Piekut.

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    Q-Step Scholarship Scheme

    We're offering 5 bursaries of £10,000 for current social science unergraduates applying for Postgraduate Taught course on our Q-Step Scholarship Scheme.

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    Dr Todd Hartman announced as Statistical Ambassador

    SMI Director of Learning and Teaching, Dr Todd Hartman has been announced as a Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Ambassador. The prestigious role recognises Todd’s commitment to promoting the teaching and wider understanding of the use of statistics.

  • AB

    Greatest F1 driver of all time

    Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest Formula One driver of all time, according to quantitative research by SMI's Dr Andy Bell.

    Using statistical analysis to work out who the sport’s most accomplished competitor is – looking at who is the best driver because of their talent, rather than because they have a good car.

  • AB

    Urban protest research

    New research recently published by SMI’s Andrew Bell challenges conventional thinking that urbanisation is related to more instances of protest.

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    Using the Arts in Teaching and Research Conference

    Hosted jointly with the BSA Sociology of the Arts Study Group we are pleased to announce 'Using the Arts in Teaching and Research Conference'.

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    Study identifies racial bias in US court sentencing decisions

    Research published today Dr Todd Hartman from the SMI uses an experimental quantitative methods to show racial bias in US criminal sentencing.

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    Alasdair Rae announced as new Director of Sheffield Q-Step centre

    We're so pleased to announce that Dr Alasdair Rae is joining the SMI as Director of the Sheffield Q-Step centre

  • Big data lecture

    Public Lecture - Data, Decisions & Society

    Data, Decisions and Society: How Streaming Data and Real-Time Analytics Are Changing the Way We Live

    The University is delighted to welcome Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman to give a public lecture about data in today’s digital society.

  • HK data viz

    Helen Kennedy Data Visualization seminar

    Leading scholar in data visualizations, Helen Kennedy will present findings from her 'Seeing Data' research project, which explored the factors that affect engagement with data visualizations. 

  • DWP Data Science Hub networking event

    The SMI is pleased to welcome to The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to showcase it's Data Science Hub to The University of Sheffield's data analysts interested in improving policy.

  • Data in  the media

    Making Sense of Data in the Media

    In collaboration with FutureLearn our leading experts have created an online course to learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data.


    The course is a great introduction to quantitative social science it's free!

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    Improving students' statistical learning

    Developed Adam Whitworth from the Department of Geography with support from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the SMI, this new web-based learning tool will help student across the Faculty to refine their statistical skills.

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    Quantitative Research in Education Conference

    Following successful joint conferences with Journalism and Town and Regional Planning, we are now pleased to annouce our latest collaboration with the School of Education.

    We're hosting Quantitative Research in Education Conference with the School of Education and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) on 7th October.