Methods@manchester forthcoming workshops

 To book a place for any of the Methods Workshops below please go to

Friday 7 October 2011

 Deciphering ‘Voice’ from ‘Words’: Interpreting Translation Practices in the Field

1.00 – 2.30pm, Room G35/36, Arthur Lewis Building

A workshop organised by Lisa Ficklin and Briony Jones. More details will be available soon.

Friday 28 October 2011

Critical Reading for Self Critical Writing: Introduction to a Structured Approach for Reviewing Literature

methods@manchester has organised a repeat of this popular workshop by Professor Mike Wallace and Professor Alison Wray. If you would like to attend the workshop please email by Friday 5 August with a short explanation of why the workshop will be useful for you, your department and the name of your Supervisor / Line Manager. We will confirm who has a place by the end of August and will then ask participants to fill in the online booking form. See for more information. Please note that this workshop is only open to Manchester/Liverpool/Lancaster PGRs and to University of Manchester staff.

Monday 31 October 2011

Understanding the Research Excellence Framework

1.00 – 2.30pm, Room to be confirmed, University of Manchester

Dame Professor Janet Finch, University of Manchester and Chair of the main REF panel C, will provide an outline of the REF assessment framework and the outcomes of the most recent consultation exercise. Following her presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


National resources workshops

Wednesday 19 October 2011, 9.30 – 5.00

National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study: Introductory workshop

Room 2.16/2.17 (Boardroom), Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester

A one-day workshop by Peter Shepherd to introduce two internationally-renowned birth cohort studies. See for more information.

Tuesday 29 November 2011, 12.30 – 4.00

A talk and workshop on Timescapes – a qualitative longitudinal study

Room G.030/031, 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. See for more information.


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