ARK Research Updates

Below is a listing of all the ARK Research Updates dating from 1999, all of which are available in PDF format. Many of the Research Updates have been presented as seminars and where possible these seminars have been recorded onto video and can be viewed within your web browser here.image of Research Updates

However, if you require hard copy versions of these documents, please contact us by phone (+44 (0) 2871 675441) or send email us.

All work that refers to an ARK Research Update should acknowledge it using the appropriate bibliographic citation. For example:

Robinson, Gillian and Devine, Paula, 2017, Bonfires, flags, identity and cultural traditions, ARK Research Update 119, Belfast: ARK < >

There are over 100 ARK Research Updates available in PDF form for download. You can the search facility below with keywords, a year or month or a name to help find the ARK Research Updates you are interested in.

Total number of items - 154


19th Jun 2017
Raise the Age? Childrens attitudes towards the minimum age of criminal responsibility
Siobhan McAlister, Nicola Carr, Clare Dwyer and Katrina Lloyd
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16th Jun 2017
Attitudes to abortion in Northern Ireland
Professor Ann Marie Gray (Ulster University).

ARK - Launch of 2016 NI Life & Times Survey Public attitudes to abortion

Public attitudes to abortion

This seminar took place in NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, on Friday 16 June at 11am.

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08th May 2017
Racism and intolerance towards minority ethnic groups in Northern Ireland
by Lucy Michael
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14th Apr 2017
Taking Stock. Attitudes to community relations and a shared future.
by Dirk Schubotz
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06th Dec 2016
A tale of two cities? Community relations in Northern Ireland
Dr Máire Braniff, INCORE Director, Ulster University

ARK Seminar Series 2016/17

In this seminar, Dr Máire Braniff, INCORE Director, Ulster University, will draw on data from the 2015 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey. She will illustrate that far from increased synergy between the traditionally dualistic identities, Northern Ireland is characterised by continued social distancing which remains pronounced.

The venue: NICVA, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast on Tuesday 6 December, at 11am

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25th Nov 2016
The impact of caring
by Paula Devine and Ann Marie Gray
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07th Sep 2016
Public Attitudes to Data Sharing
Gillian Robinson and Helen Dolk, with response by Roy McClelland

ARK Seminar Series 2016/17

In this joint ARK and Administrative Data Research Centre NI seminar, the findings of the 2015 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey on Public Attitudes to Data Sharing in Northern Ireland will be presented by Professor Gillian Robinson and Professor Helen Dolk with a response from Professor Roy McClelland. 

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11th May 2016
A Question of Sport
Dirk Schubotz, Katrina Lloyd and Martina McKnight
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16th Dec 2015
Mixed Messages:Community Relations in 2014
Duncan Morrow

ARK Seminar Series: 2015/16

In this seminar Duncan Morrow comments on the state of Community Relations in 2014 using evidence from the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.

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09th Dec 2015
Public attitudes towards LGB equality
Nicola Carr, Paula Devine, Siobhan McAlister and Gail Neil
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