methods@manchester workshops 2012

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


Tuesday 7 February 2012

British Library social science datasets programme

A workshop by John Kaye, Lead Curator – Datasets

1.30 – 4.30pm, Room 0.1.6, Dover Street Building, 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.

Thursday 1 March 2012

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

A comparative overview of various software packages which assist in the analysis of qualitative (textual or multimedia) data and/or facilitate the analysis of mixed methods projects.

10.30am – 3.00pm, Room 2.40, Manchester Business School, Booth Street West

A NCRM-funded event jointly organised by methods@manchester and Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS (QUIC)

Speaker: Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!


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.

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


Innovative approaches to methodological challenges facing ageing cohort studies

Workshop 3: Methodological challenges associated with Non-Response and Missing Data in ageing populations

Friday 3rd February 2012, 11:00 – 4:30pm

Institute for Social & Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

The workshop brings together researchers and experts from different cohort and longitudinal studies with a common interest in dealing with the complexities of non-response and missing data. The workshop includes demonstrations using new software (Stata 12), as well as presentations from major ageing cohort studies.

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The Impact Agenda – an ESRC-funded seminar series

Seminar 5: New Frontiers of Impact

Wednesday 22 February 2012, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Manchester Business School

Lead: Ian Miles, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School

This seminar series adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to examine and clarify the concept of ‘impact’ in the context of academic research in the humanities and social science. The aim is to identify the processes that influence impact and explore mechanisms that maximise it.

“New frontiers of impact” gives us considerable leeway for exploring how different types of knowledge creation and application may shape the impact agenda, including examination of how these knowledge processes and outcomes may be appropriated and further shaped and developed by users (and co-producers) of different sorts.

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