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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

An event in University Place Manchester

Events

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.

Short courses

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:

Advances in Data Science Conference 2018

Monday 21-Tuesday 22 May 2018, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Registration is open for Advances in Data Science 2018, an international two-day conference which will explore recent developments in data science and discuss data science's potential to support societal well being. Jointly organised by The University of Manchester's Data Science Institute and the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, Advances in Data Science 2018 is set to build upon the success of the 2017 conference which took place last May.

With our expert speakers confirmed, the exciting line up includes leading data scientists from industry and academia from across the world.

Next courses and events

Social Media for Data Analysis (CPD accredited)

28 May 2018

This course describes how to use free Windows software Mozdeh to gather tweets and to download comments on YouTube videos. The course will also describe simple methods to gain insights into the meaning of the downloaded texts and to identify patterns within the data. You will learn to use the free Mozdeh Windows software to: Gather tweets fro..

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Grouped functional time series forecasting method for multiple sub-populations

15:00 - 16:30 29 May 2018

Associate Professor Han Lin Shang, Associate Professor of Statistics, Australian National University Abstract: Age-specific mortality rates are often disaggregated by different attributes, such as sex, state, ethnic group, education and socioeconomic status. Forecasting age-specific mortality rates at the national and sub-national levels play..

Understanding small areas: spatial analysis of population and neighbourhood data

31 May - 01 June 2018

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 practicals enable participants to: obtain census and survey data related to geographic areas vis..

NVivo Training Workshop

04 - 05 June 2018

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course. Participa..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 05 June 2018

Dr Suzy Moat, University of Warwick Abstract: Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. All welcome. No registration necessary. The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative me..

Webinar: Key data: Data about countries

15:00 - 16:00 06 June 2018

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the international time series data available from the UK Data Service. Your host Richard Wiseman will give an overview of the diverse topics that are contained within these datasets, which include the open data produced by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 12 June 2018

Dr Beata Nowok, Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland Abstract: Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. All welcome. No registration necessary. The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application o..

CoDE seminar with Professor Les Back and Dr Shamser Sinha

14:00 - 15:00 12 June 2018

Join us for this event from CoDE and the Manchester Urban Institute Migrant City Shamser Sinha and Les Back will read some extracts from their forthcoming book Migrant City and talk about the issues raised by writing it. The book is the story of contemporary London from the perspective of 30 adult migrants who come from a wide variety..

Webinar: Guided walk through ReShare

15:00 - 16:00 12 June 2018

Are you an ESRC grant holder, whose grant has ended and is required to submit your research data into the ReShare repository? Are you a researcher interested in depositing data into ReShare to make them available for reuse, or as evidence for a published paper? Are you just curious to explore how publishing in ReShare happens in practice? Joi..

Introduction to Data Analysis 1 (CPD accredited)

14 June 2018

This course provides an introduction to the theory and methods of quantitative data analysis, focusing on the social survey. It has an emphasis on hands-on learning, with a series of practical sessions using the statistical software package SPSS to explore data from the British Social Attitudes survey. The course will: Introduce participants..

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