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  • Todd Hartman

    British voters don’t care and Americans hate each other

    British voters don’t care and Americans hate each other

    SMI Director of Learning and Teaching, Dr Todd Hartman writes in The Conversation about the comparisons between the US and UK's attitudes towards elections, and how data has delivered key insights.

  • Gwilym Pryce

    Poverty in Suburbia

    SMI in the news - Poverty is moving to the suburbs

    SMI Director Gwilym Pryce writes in The Conversation about the growing trend of surban poverty, based on research from the AQMeN research centre.

    The research from a recently released briefing paper will inform policy makers about the shift in suburban poverty, to influence where budgets are divided geographically.

  • Social & Business Statistics

    Social & Business Statistics Network

    The Sheffield Methods Institute launches Social & Business Statistics Network

    The Sheffield Methods Institute launches the Social & Business Statistics (SBS) Network to promote innovation, interdisciplinary working and professional development for those interested or working with quantitative data.

  • ESRC FEstival

    ESRC Festival

    SMI leads with interactive workshop in real time polling for ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

    The Sheffield Methods Institute, along with the Faculty of Social Sciences Outreach team took part in the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences holding an interactive workshop for college students using surveys and interpreting data, introducing quantitative methods to them in an engaging and entertaining way.

  • SMI Launch

    Launching The Sheffield Methods Instiute

    Sheffield Methods Institute launched to improve numeracy skills in Social Sciences

    The University of Sheffield has launched a world-class institute to tackle a major shortage of social science graduates with the numerical skills the UK job market is demanding. The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is a specialist centre for research methods training, particularly quantitative methods.