Forthcoming Methods Workshops

For more information and to book a place for any of the Methods Workshops below please go to


Tuesday 29 November 2011

A talk and workshop on Timescapes – a qualitative longitudinal study

12.30 – 4.00, 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.

7 December 2011

Researching Children workshop

12.30 – 4.30, Room 2.219, University Place

This half-day workshop will consider some of the methodological and ethical issues involved when researching children. See for more information.

14 December 2011

Researching the City

12.30 – 4.00, Room 1.69/1.70, Humanities Bridgeford Street

This half-day workshop will explore a number of different methods for researching the contemporary city. Four staff will talk about their own research and the methods they have used. The emphasis will be on staff explaining why they choose to use a certain method and how it squares with the issues they research and the approaches they use. The workshop should be of interest to all graduate students either undertaking, or planning, research in cities.

18, 19 and 20 January 2012

Generalized Linear Models: a basic statistics course

Basement computer lab, Humanities Bridgeford Street building, University of Manchester

Fully booked, email to be placed on a waiting list.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

British Library social science datasets programme

A workshop by John Kaye, Lead Curator – Datasets

1.30 – 4.30pm, Room to be confirmed, University of Manchester

This workshop will introduce researchers to the British Library’s dataset programme and provide an overview of dataset activities within Social Sciences. It will show researchers current and planned services the Library is offering to connect researchers with data. It will explore the importance of high quality research data in social science disciplines and through examples it will look at where data fits in the research workflow. It will also look at some tools to carry out data analysis from Online Analysis and Visualization to Geographic Information Systems.

Friday 2 March 2012

NVivo version 9 Introductory one-day hands-on workshop

A workshop by Christina Silver, University of Surrey

9.30am – 4pm, Basement computer lab, Humanities Bridgeford Street building

This event is only open to University of Manchester staff and students and University of Liverpool and University of Lancaster PGRs.

Fully booked, email to be placed on a waiting list.

Thursday 8 March 2012 – International Women’s Day

Studying Gender Policy Change Over Time Workshop

11.00 – 3.30, Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester

This one day workshop is for those interested in researching gender policy change, and for those interested in studying policy change over time using quantitative or mixed methods. It will provide an introduction to the questions, data and methods which can be used to approach the study of gender policy change over time.

To view the programme and book a place please go to

There is no charge for this event but places are limited. If you would like to attend or for further information please contact


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