1 - Jan/2016
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2016. ARK was established in 2000 to open up access to social and political information on Northern Ireland.
An analysis of our web statistics for 2015 reveal that our resources attracted 4.8 million page views from 1.3 million visits and averaged 58,000 distinct visitors per month.
We are pleased to see the ongoing interest and trust 2016 will be another productive year where we work with many of you to add to the evidence base that informs this region going forward.
Expressions of interest invited for our 2016 surveys of young people.
ARK is now inviting Expressions of interest
for the 2016 survey of 16 year olds
(Young Life and Times) and the 2016 survey of 10/11 year olds (Kids' Life and
Times). Fieldwork for both surveys will take place in the autumn of 2016.
If you would like to discuss how to fund or commission some questions, please get in
touch with a member of the ARK team. The costs for the inclusion of
questions are normally calculated on a modular basis, however specifics can be
negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) has received a new award from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. This award will allow us to continue our work with the National Archives of Ireland records on CAIN
. The plan is to select and digitise circa 750 Irish government records for the years 1981, 1982,1983, 1984 and 1985.
Previously secret records relating to 1986 will be available online from 28 January 2016 at the PRONI records on CAIN web site. Over 230 documents have been added to the CAIN website as part of ongoing work between Ulster University and the Public Record Office (PRONI). This material provides an insight into developments following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement (AIA) on 15 November 1985.
Figuring it Out: Looking behind the Social Statistics in Northern Ireland
2015 Survey fieldwork completed - Thank you!
The 2015 fieldwork for our three attitudinal surveys -the 2015 NILT, YLT and KLT surveys is now complete. Thank you to the over 7000 people who participated including the 16-year olds and P7 children and their schools. All the Survey results will be available in Spring 2016.
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