Methods@manchester annual Methods Fair

Wednesday 5 October 2011, 9.30 – 5.30
Roscoe Building, University of Manchester

An essential event for researchers, PhD students and supervisors.

In collaboration with University of Lancaster and University of Liverpool

Booking form
You do not need to attend for the full day and can just attend the sessions that are relevant to you.

Find out about the range of research methods being used across the social sciences.

10.00 The obligations and opportunities of post-graduate research
Professor James Thompson, Associate Dean for External Relations will offer some reflections on the challenges and opportunities which PhD students face when conducting empirical research, including obligations and responsibilities to those being researched as well as opportunities for taking research out to the wider society.

10.45 An introduction to Ketso
Ketso is a hands-on kit for creative group-work. Its creator, Joanne Tippett, will briefly introduce this and ask participants to use the boards in the Roscoe Foyer to provide their views and feed-back during the day.

  • A display of posters by PhD students and researchers
  • An opportunity to ask the experts about particular research methods
  • Free tea, coffee and lunch
  • An opportunity to meet colleagues and network

4.00 – 5.30 Nora Groce, UCL – Applying Research to Real World Problems
Professor Groce will outline research that uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to address complex issues in global health and international development at levels ranging from improving outreach programmes for vulnerable populations. She will argue that researchers should start with a good question and then make use of a range of methodologies that can most appropriately help to answer the problem being considered.

5.30 Drinks reception

If you would like to contribute a poster please sign up here

We can produce an A1 sized laminated poster for you free of charge and have provided some tips for producing your poster.


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