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Past events

We regularly organise methods-related events and our archive is a great way to see which topics have been covered previously.

Browse through our past events by academic year:

Past events 2016-2017

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Past events 2015-2016

Past events 2014-2015

Past events 2013-2014

  • Methods Fair 2013 - 9 October 2013
  • R, R-studio and the R-commander: tools for statistical analysis - 16 October 2013
  • Surveying migrants in Europe: an important challenge? - 22 October 2013
  • Data coding and management - 23 October 2013
  • Policy Evaluation Methods - 22-25 October 2013
  • What is UK Data Service? - 24 October 2013
  • Generalized Linear Models: a simple structure for test selection - 30 October 2013
  • Engaging Qualitative Material - 6 November & 16 October 2013
  • Understanding Models using graphics: effect displays - 6 November 2013
  • Research Ethics Workshop - 12 November 2013
  • Ethnography and Observation in Criminological Contexts - 13 November 2013
  • Categorical explanatory variables: Contrast coding, dummy codes and reference categories - 13 November 2013
  • What is Bayesian Analysis? - 14 November 2013
  • Hands-on and visual, an introduction to using Ketso in research - 20 November 2013
  • Logit models: modelling ordered and unordered categorical data - 20 November 2013
  • What is Life History and Biographical Approaches to Research? - 21 November 2013
  • What is Focus Groups? - 28 November 2013
  • Internet Ethnographies - 4 December 2013
  • What is Fixed Effects vs Multilevel Models? - 5 December 2013
  • Workshop 1: Using Latent Variables in Health Inequalities Research - 5 December 2013
  • Statistical Models - 15-17 January 2014
  • What is Path Analysis (for people who hate statistics)? - 30 January 2014
  • Modelling continuous data - 5 February 2014
  • Diagnostics and data transformation - 12 February 2014
  • What is The difference between Latent Class Analysis and Cluster Analysis? - 13 February 2014
  • Modelling ordered categorical data using the proportional-odds logit model - 19 February 2014
  • What is Mind reading with eye tracking... for less than £100!? - 20 February 2014
  • Modelling unordered categorical data using multinomial logistic regression - 26 February 2014
  • Variable selection and multi-model inference - 5 March 2014
  • What is How can agent-based modelling be used in the social sciences? - 6 March 2014
  • Internet Ethnographies - 6 March 2014
  • Missing Data - 12 March 2014
  • Qualitative Software Planning Seminar - 19 March 2014
  • NVivo v10 Introductory hands-on workshop - 20-21 March 2014
  • What is Post-structuralist discourse analysis? - 3 April 2014
  • Statistical Models - 27-29 August 2014
  • LEMMA 3 - 11-12 September 2014

Past events 2012-2013

  • Methods Fair 2012 - 10 October 2012
  • What is Social Network Analysis? - 25 October 2012
  • Internet ethnographies - 27 November 2012
  • What is Case-Control Study? - 8 November 2012
  • What is Confirmatory Factor Analysis? - 15 November 2012
  • What is good qualitative research? - 22 November 2012
  • Seminar on Rasch Modeling - 28 November 2012
  • What is Generalized Method of Moments? - 29 November 2012
  • Pathways from Social Disadvantage to Health: What can we Learn from Longitudinal Analysis? - 5 December 2012
  • What is Survey Weights? - 6 December 2012
  • Auto-photography - 10 December 2012
  • What is Systematic Reviews? - 13 December 2012
  • An Introduction to Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data - 17 January 2013
  • Seminar 2: Rasch (and/vs) Factor Analysis - 23 January 2013
  • What is Confounding? - 24 January 2013
  • Generalized Linear Models: a basic statistics course - 28-30 January 2013
  • R and the R-commander (Rcmdr): tools for statistical analysis - 6 February 2013
  • What is Power Calculation? - 7 February 2013
  • Data coding and management - 13 February 2013
  • What is Causal Inference? - 14 February 2013
  • Measures of Deprivation and Area Type - 18 February 2013
  • Generalized linear models: a system for data analysis and test selection - 20 February 2013
  • Categorical explanatory variables: Contrast coding, dummy codes and reference categories - 27 February 2013
  • What is Cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis? - 28 February 2013
  • A hands-on introduction to Agent-Based Modelling for Social Scientists: Exploring Complex and Dynamic Social Processes - 28 February - 1 March 2013
  • Logit models: modelling ordered and unordered categorical data - 6 March 2013
  • What is Meta-analysis? - 7 March 2013
  • 7th annual UK Rasch User Group Meeting - 8 March 2013
  • Variable selection: using restricted-set, multi-model presentations - 13 March 2013
  • Construction, methods and the city: Materiality, visibility and anticipation in the crafting of urban interventions - 20 March 2013
  • Siblings Day @Manchester Art Gallery - 23 March 2013
  • Researching Conflict: Methods and Ethics - 18 April 2013
  • Hands-on and visual, an introduction to using Ketso in research - 24 April 2013
  • Qualitative Software Planning Seminar - 2 May 2013
  • NVivo version 9 introductory one-day hands-on workshop - 3 May 2013
  • NOVELLA Workshop - 17 May 2013
  • Symposium and public lecture: The future of the multi-ethnic city - 29 May 2013
  • Manchester Methods Summer School - 17-21 June 2013
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA): an interdisciplinary introduction - 2 July 2013
  • Researching everyday life -  9 August 2013

Past events 2011-2012

Past events 2010-2011

  • Research methods for new immigrant groups - 10 September 2010
  • Denim workshop: interdisciplinary methods for exploring Narratives and Materiality - 13 September 2010
  • Life Journey: ethnographic methods that merge art and collaborative anthropology in pursuit of a better understanding of disease, death and dying - 16 September 2010
  • Methods Fair - 29 September 2010
  • What is participatory research? - 7 October 2010
  • A one-day workshop on the British Cohort Studies - 8 October 2010
  • What is multilevel modelling? - 14 October 2010
  • A workshop on formulating a research strategy and choosing appropriate design and statistical tools - 19 October 2010
  • What is material culture? - 21 October 2010
  • What is ethnofiction? - 28 October 2010
  • What is data matching and linkage? - 4 November 2010
  • Multilevel modelling day - 10 November 2010
  • Working with International Development Data - 11 November 2010
  • What is time series analysis? - 11 November 2010
  • A talk and workshop on Timescapes: a qualitative longitudinal study - 17 November 2010
  • What is creative interviewing? - 18 November 2010
  • What is action research? - 25 November 2010
  • An introduction to online resources for the analysis of qualitative data - 29 November and 6 December 2010
  • What is sensitive interviewing? - 2 December 2010
  • Research Computing Support for the University of Manchester - 6 December 2010
  • Ethical Concerns for Conducting Sensitive Interviews - 7 December 2010
  • What is GIS? - 9 December 2010
  • Cross-national comparisons and the European Social Survey - 19 January 2011
  • Experiments Research Network Launch Seminar - 19 January 2011
  • Introduction to Qualitative Coding Software - 26 January 2011
  • What is blog analysis? - 27 January 2011
  • What is formal logic? - 3 February 2011
  • What are bayesian methods? - 10 February 2011
  • Reflective practice online: logging, blogging and cataloguing - 15 February 2011
  • Methodological perspectives on causality from different disciplines - 16 February 2011
  • Longitudinal resources for researching ethnicity: Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study - 22 February 2011
  • What is confirmatory factor analysis? - 24 February 2011
  • Using social media tools for marketing and engagement - 1 March 2011
  • Manchester Digital Media Network (MDMN) method(s): challenges of online research - 2 March 2011
  • What is grounded theory? - 3 March 2011
  • You’re having a laugh? Using comedy for communicating your research - 8 March 2011
  • Qualitative Data Analysis Software - 24 March 2011
  • Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS (QUIC) events - 25 March 2011
  • Experiments Research Network Second Seminar - 30 March 2011
  • Are national statistics on subjective well-being valid and reliable? - 4 April 2011
  • What is archival research? - 10 March 2011
  • What is experimental design? - 17 March 2011
  • What is Visual Analytics (VA)? - 31 March 2011
  • Using Ethnographic Methods Workshop - 6 April 2011
  • What is agent-based social simulation - 7 April 2011
  • Research Ethics and the University's Research Ethics Committee - 13 April 2011
  • What is email interviewing? - 14 April 2011
  • Critical Reading for Self Critical Writing: Introduction to a Structured Approach for Reviewing Literature - 13 May 2011
  • Voters in Social and Political Context - 26 May 2011
  • Estimating and Measuring the effects of Inequality - 15 June 2011
  • Third Experiments Research Networks Seminar - 22 June 2011
  • Measurement and Modelling - 1 July 2011
  • Open Educational Resources for Research methods - 27 July 2011

Past events 2009-2010