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  • SMI one year on

    The SMI one year on - anniversary celebration

    In celebration of our first year since our launch we're hosting a drinks reception mark how far we've come and look to the future to where we're going.

  • New Frontiers

    New Frontiers in Teaching Quantitative Social Sciences Conference

    In celebration of the SMI's first anniversary we are hosting a half day conference bringing together the leading experts in teaching Quantitative methods to the next generation of social scientists.

    The conference will be followed by a drinks reception in celebration of the SMI's first year of achievements.

  • MASH

    Summer workshops with MASH

    The Sheffield Methods Institute is offering a series of summer statistics workshops with Maths and Statistics Help (MASH).

  • Quants crime poster

    Quantitative Analysis of Crime Conference

    The SMI is bringing together cutting edge research in quantitative crime analysis in a one-day conference in collaboration with the Centre of Criminological Research (CCR) and the Department of Town and Regional Planning (TRP).

  • Mark Taylor

    Arts funding in #GE2015

    Sociologist and data expert, Mark Taylor looks at the arts funding in the manifestos in #GE2015

  • Charles Pattie

    Personality versus policy

    SMI's electoral geogrpahy expert, Charles Pattie looks at data to determine whether it's leaders personality or party policy that influences voters.

  • Charles Pattie

    The great undecided

    Charles Pattie takes a look at the data behind the undecided voters and predicts how they'll be thinking coming 7th May.

  • Todd Hartman

    Data reveals the real marginal seats

    Political psychologist and polling expert, Todd Hartman looks at how data has revealed the marginal seats in this year's election.

  • Charles Pattie

    SNP support bucks the political trend

    Political parties can no longer rely on steady partisanship to guarantee voters as people's loyalty to political parties dwindles. With the exception of the SNP - who are bucking this trend with ever growing popularity.

    SMI's Charles Pattie explains why the party is only just starting for the SNP.

  • Migrants in the city

    Migrants in the City : New Dynamics of Migation in Urban Settings

    Migrants in the City: New Dynamics of Migation in Urban Settings

    The SMI along with its co-organisers; Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research Group and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) is hosting its first international and interdisciplinary conference on 12th  & 13th October in Culter's Hall, Sheffield.

  • Dr Grossman

    Emily Grossman talks statistics in media

    Broadcaster, Dr Emily Grossman, from Sky 1's Ducks Quacks Don't Echo, will be talking about statistics in the media in a joint seminar with The Department of Journalism Studies.

  • Gwilym Pryce

    Tale of two recoveries

    SMI Director Gwilym Pryce writes about the recovery of the housing market in Glasgow for the Glasgow Solictors Property Centre (GSPC).

  • Charles Pattie

    Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat in the general election?

    Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat in the general election?

    SMI's Professor Charles Pattie looks into the history behind Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam seat and what the future holds according to the data.

  • G Galster

    George Galster comes to the SMI

    Professor George Galster talks crime in the neighbourhood

    Professor George Galster returns to The University of Sheffield to present a seminar jointly hosted between the SMI and the Department of Town and Regional Planning.

    As part of the Social and Business Statistic Network (SBSN) series of events George will be presenting his research : Neighborhood Context and Criminal Behaviors of the Disadvantaged: Evidence from a Copenhagen Natural Experiment on Thursday 25 June 10.30am - 12.00pm at the SMI Teaching Room (TBC)

  • Charles Pattie

    Leadership Q&A

    Forget Cameron Vs Miliband, the debates could be more important for smaller parties

    SMI Director of BA in Quantitative Social Sciences, Professor Charles Pattie writes in The Conversation his take on last week's televised leadership Q&A. By examining the data from the 2010 TV debates Charles determines that it's the smaller parties that will gain from the TV exposure.