Forthcoming Methods@manchester events

These workshops are free to attend but booking is required as places are limited. For further details and booking forms, go to: http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/nationalresources/

A one-day workshop on the British Cohort Studies, Friday 8 October 2010, 9.30 – 5.00. Room 2.016/17, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester

A one-day workshop to introduce three internationally-renowned birth cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.

Go to Our Changing Lives gateway to see how the cohort studies have been used to explore how our careers, health, well being and personal relationships are forged from childhood, through working life to retirement.

A talk and workshop on Timescapes – a qualitative longitudinal study, Wednesday 17 November 2010, 12.30 – 4.00. Room G30/31, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester

Timescapes is an ESRC-funded qualitative longitudinal study which explores how personal and family relationships develop and change over time. Its focus is on relationships with significant others: parents, grandparents, siblings, children, partners, friends and lovers, using the method of ‘walking alongside’ people to document their changing relationships.

In depth interviews, oral narratives, photographs and other visual documents are being collected for the Timescapes archive. The archive offers exciting possibilities for re-using data for research through time and across the generations.

An introduction to online resources for the analysis of qualitative data, Monday 29 November 2010, 10.30 – 4.30. Room 1.69/1.70, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester

Graham Gibbs, University of Huddersfield

This workshop will discuss resources aimed at helping researchers find their way around the range of different software packages for qualitative analysis.

Graham Gibbs directs the REQUALLO project at the University of Huddersfield and is an E-Learning Consultant to QUIC – The CAQDAS networking project at the University of Surrey.

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