The Cathie Marsh Institute organises various events throughout the year. From seminars and conferences to workshops and short courses, our events reflect our research themes.
We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis.
Courses from our centres
As well as those events listed here, we also run seminars, courses and workshops at:
- The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis
- National Centre for Research Methods
- Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity
- UK Data Service Events
Next courses and events
This course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and methods of multiple linear regression including model selection, nonlinear relationships and transformations, dummy variables, interaction terms and assumption testing. The course comprises taught and practical components in about equal proportions. The course is designed for users o..
This course examines the fitting of models to predict a binary response variable from a mixture of binary and interval explanatory variables. The approach is illustrated using examples from a social science perspective, including cases where logistic regression models are used as a means of analysing tabular data where one of the dimensions o..
This two-day course aims to introduce participants to measurement theory and the Rasch model for construction and validation of measures. It covers the basic theory behind measurement, from an Item Response Theory perspective, focusing on the assumptions of the Rasch models, in particular. The Rasch model provides the means to create measures..
GDI Lecture Series with Drs Faul & Tchilingirian: power and multi-stakeholder partnerships: the structuring of spaces between fields.
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series and the The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis are pleased to present Moira V. Faul, Université de Genève, Switzerland and Jordan Tchilingirian, University of Bath, to explore power and multi-stakeholder partnerships: the structuring of spaces between fields. The Global Development Le..
Teaching Britishness and ‘Fundamental British Values’ is a policy requirement increasingly placed on educational institutions yet the literature shows Britishness is fluid, evolving and often difficult to define for White British and ethnic minority youth, as well as for teachers. This raises theoretical and pedagogical concerns about how..
The course covers cluster analysis concepts and methods in SPSS. It is aimed at those with an interest in developing practical skills to implement clustering techniques and those with an interest in area typologies and classifications. Participants will develop an understanding of clustering methods and procedures in SPSS. By the end of the c..
This two day workshop equips participants with conceptual understanding and technical skills to obtain, analyse and visualise spatial data related to populations and neighbourhoods. Using freely available data related to the UK, a series of guided workshops enable participants to: obtain census and survey data related to geographic areas visu..
Are you doing social or behavioural science research on the experiences of people who choose extreme and challenging environments? Do you have experience of (or are you planning) activities in high-risk settings? Are you responsible for the well-being of people sent to difficult and challenging places? If so, we invite you to join us on 15th..
The course covers basic concepts in longitudinal design and analysis. The morning session focuses on the strengths and methodological difficulties of the longitudinal approach such as defining longitudinal populations and target samples; levels and dimensions of change; age, period and cohort effects. There will be one small group discussion...
The course covers two of the most useful ways of analysing longitudinal data. In the morning we cover growth curve analysis within a multilevel modelling framework. The theoretical ideas are embellished with practical work using data from the National Child Development Study. After lunch, basic concepts in survival analysis and event history a..