Innovative research at the Sheffield Methods Institute
Research is central to the Sheffield Methods Institute, and robust methods, both qualitative and quantitative, are the cornerstone of that research.
Perceiving diversity in our neighbourhoods
People who think they live in diverse areas are less likely to be accepting of minority ethnic groups, research by Dr Aneta Piekut and Prof Gill Valentine says.
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Behind the stage door: Exclusion in the creative sector
The UK’s cultural industries have high levels of inequality and are unrepresentative of the UK’s population, according to a social mobility analysis of the sector.
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What house prices can tell us about religious integration
Connections in house price changes across neighbourhoods have been used for the first time to identify the level of religious integration in Glasgow.
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The greatest F1 driver of all time?
Dr Andy Bell used 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 the best car.
New statistical modelling
Mass shootings and support for gun control
Research by Dr Todd Hartman found that people living near a mass shooting in the United States of America are more likely to support stricter gun controls.
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