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The White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2011, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference 2016

The fifth Annual Conference of the White Rose DTC took place on 15th June 2015 at University of Leeds. The theme of the conference was ‘Data and Methods: Innovations and Connections’.

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WRDTC Welcome Event 2016

We warmly welcome all our new social sciences PhD researchers to the WRDTC Welcome Event.

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WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference 2016

WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference 2016

The keynote speaker, Professor Mark Birkin, Director of the Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds, inspired the audience with his talk and follow up Q&A sessions. Mark spoke about “New forms of data for social research: Big opportunity or big distraction?“

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Social Sciences DTC

A DTC is a comprehensive collaborative training programme that goes beyond a traditional PhD. Here at Sheffield we have academics at the forefront of social sciences research.

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Jessica Elmore presented Exploring ESOL learners’information practices: A discussion of methods
Jessica Elmore presented Exploring ESOL learners’information practices: A discussion of methods
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