Cancelled: 30 Minute Talks on Research: Making sense of social change

The Understanding Society study

  • Tue 15 Mar 22

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Alita Nandi, Associate Director of Outreach, and Raj Patel, Associate Director of Policy

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Contact details

    Claire Hudson

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Understanding Society is the largest longitudinal study of its kind and provides crucial information for researchers and policymakers on the changes and stability of people's lives in the UK. The Study is based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. The study follows individual members of sampled households (and their descendants) over their lifecourse and collects information about different aspects of their lives, thus providing a dynamic picture of people’s lives – what is changing, what stays the same, and why. The large sample from different backgrounds allows researchers to understand the circumstances, behaviours outcomes of UK residents from different background, regions, socio-demographic characteristics and generations.

In this talk Dr Alita Nandi, Associate Director of Outreach, and Raj Patel, Associate Director of Policy, will give an overview of the key features of this survey, discuss its research possibilities and provide examples of interesting research findings based on this data that are advancing both social science and policy development in the UK.

A lecture being held in the Ivor Crewe building, University of Essex, with students listening.
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This series of talks is open to students and staff within the Faculty of Social Science and is a chance to find out about the varied and exciting areas of research that are being conducted by research staff within the University of Essex. You’re invited to register for all events, or individual talks that may interest you, and there may be a chance in some talks to ask questions at the end of the session.

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