Free Public Talk Saturday: The Scottish Referendum in Dundee

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Dr. Edzia Carvahlo

Free Public Talk Saturday: The Scottish Referendum in Dundee

Dundee, Scotland– This Saturday experts in polling, social media and focus group research present their research into the independence referendum and local opinions on Scotland’s future. The public event starts at 3 pm and will take place at D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the Tower Building of Dundee’s campus. Click here to reserve your free seat.

‘What surprised us were the similarities in how Yes and No voters talked about making up their minds,’ said Dr. Edzia Carvalho, who led the focus group study. ‘We saw Yes and No voters reporting they felt a duty to investigate the facts before making up their minds.’

Dr. Mark Shephard of Strathclyde will talk about ‘Social media and the 2014 Scottish referendum’ and Steven Hope of Ipsos MORI Edinburgh will present on ‘Public opinion polls and the referendum’. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

Doors open at 2:45 and is free to the public. To guarantee a seat, reserve your ticket at and search Scottish Referendum in Dundee.

The event is part of the public engagement research project ‘Dundee, the city that said yes: Findings from the “Referendum Stories”, conducted by Dr. Edzia Carvalho (Dundee) and Dr. Kristi Winters (GESIS) and funded by the Carnegie Foundation.

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