SSRP Workshop: Research Methods for Sustainability
Social science meets natural science, and something in-between
Date: 5th June 2019
Location: Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
Keynote Address – Prof: Sigrid Stagl, Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics of the Economic University of Vienna
Methods from Afar session
Indra Widiarto – Econometrics: Data Envelopment Analysis as an Alternative Methodology in Measuring Attainment of Poverty and Environmental SDGs
Domhnall Finch – Analogue Modelling: Modelling dispersal of greater horseshoe bats Rhinopholus ferrumequinum from their roosts: a novel approach to connectivity modelling in social animals
Martin Todd – Climate Modelling: Application to climate resilience studies
Evan Killick – Ethnographic methods: Integrated Landscapes of Conservation: A Collaborative, Multi-sited and Synchronous Research Methodology for Co-designing Sustainable Futures
Methods in the Field session
Alan Stewart – Ecological Field Methods: Biodiversity research methods and their application to coupled conservation-health in Papua New Guinea
Rachael Durrant – Multi-Criteria Mapping: Are we talking livestock or large herbivores? Reflections on the challenges of inter- and trans-disciplinary research for tackling the SDGs
Jo Middleton – Focus Groups, Interviews, Field Observations: Rapid assessment of community health service needs with parallel treatment of urgent cases: a method to integrate medical provision into rainforest conservation
Dina Zayed – Participatory Approaches, Discourse Analysis and Others: Context-Driven: Multi-Tiered Approaches to Climate Adaptation Research
Methods at Multiple Scales session
Alex Antonarakis – Remote Sensing: Use in interdisciplinary projects on global debt impact and on deforestation in Ecuador
Steve Orchard – Household Surveys, Focus Groups, and Qualitative Interviews: Research methods for studying livelihoods, governance and land use change
Mika Peck – Ecological Field Methods: Methods for acquiring field biodiversity data from coral reefs to tropical forests: The soundscape approach and its links to social processes
Philippa Groome – Transdisciplinary Approaches and Thematic Analysis: Examining gender equality in UK Infrastructure
Methods across Boundaries session
Collins Iwuji – Epidemiology: Methods for epidemiological studies and their linkage with assessing resilience
Joshua Hutton – Research Evaluation: How can team science be better evaluated?
Katy Petherick – Public Engagement Tools: Making sustainability research relevant
Breakout Group discussions included:
- How can the methods presented at this workshop be used to analyse SDG trade-offs and synergies?
- What is the added value of combining or otherwise modifying the methods presented today?
- What should the SSRP do to support new projects on methodology for sustainability research?