3 - Mar/2017
Welcome to the March edition of the ARK Newsletter, which gives an update on our latest activities. Find out about our teaching resources, online seminars, and more.
Did you know that ARK has developed a series of teaching resources for a range of students and settings? These are suitable for young people aged 11 years and above at school and in youth settings, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate university students.
We have developed 8 teaching datasets
based on ARK's suite of attitudinal surveys. These datasets have been designed to be used on courses teaching quantitative statistical analysis in the social sciences. Each dataset has accompanying background notes and instructions.
The datasets and documentation can be freely downloaded from the ARK website. They are also available from the UK Data Archive
, which has an extensive range of resources
relating to using survey data in teaching.
Tutorials for school and youth organisations ARK in Schools
provides Northern Ireland-specific educational materials for schools and organisations working with young people aged 11 years or over, and for young people themselves. There are 9 tutorials
, each focusing on a specific topic. The activities in each module include discussion, debates and small group work. The modules build on information and data that are freely available across the different sections within the ARK site
.National Centre for Research MethodsThe National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)
undertakes methodological research and training in the social science. ARK facilitates many of these courses in Northern Ireland, which are suitable for postgraduate students and researchers. Information on previous and forthcoming courses are available on the ARK website
Find out more
2016 KLT and YLT Survey Results Launch
ARK is holding a joint results launch event for the 2016 Kids Life and Times (KLT)
and Young Life and Times (YLT)
surveys. This is an opportunity for anyone working with, or on behalf of, children and young people to hear about key results before they are being made available to the public.
The event is held on 10 May 2017 13.30-15.30, in the Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queens University Belfast. To register for the event, please contact Eileen Gray by 3 May 2017. Email email@example.com
or phone 028 9097 5906
Seminar: Votes, People and Parties - what's next for the Assembly?
On 1 March (the eve of Northern Ireland's Assembly Elections), Dr Nicholas Whyte presented the seminar 'Votes, People and Parties - what's next for the Assembly?'. You can now view a video
of the seminar online.
Nicholas is a Visiting Professor at Ulster University, and Senior Director, Global Solutions in the Brussels office of APCO Worldwide. He runs the Northern Ireland Elections
website on ARK.
Find out more
The Health Well
is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making. We are very pleased that ARK is now a partner website of The Health Well, and so our resources will now be shared on the Health Well site.
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