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Introduction to Social Science for Conservation

This online training takes place over three consecutive mornings.  It will be a small training group with a maximum of 15 people.  The training is done live, led by Rebecca Jefferson, and will involve presentations and small group discussions with your fellow participants.  It will be as interactive as possible to give you the best opportunities to learn and engage with the materials. 


The sessions will cover:

Day 1: What is social science and why is it important to conservation?  This session will provide an overview of the disciplines of social sciences and the ways in which it can be applied to conservation and the types of impact it can have.


Day 2: Methods and techniques for conducting social science.  We will cover the typical methods social scientists use in their research, and discuss qualitative and quantitative techniques


Day 3: Barriers and enablers for integrating social sciences into conservation.  Here we will explore the challenges which can be faced by individuals trying to integrate social sciences into their work, organisation and sector.  You will be supported to produce an action plan to help you gain the most from attending the training.


Dates and prices for the next course will be announced soon.


Details for joining will be sent prior to the meeting by email. 


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