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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

An event in University Place Manchester


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:

Next courses and events

SHORT COURSES: Multiple Linear Regression

17 January 2019

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..

SHORT COURSES: Logistic Regression

18 January 2019

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..

SHORT COURSES: Measurement with the Rasch Model

24 - 25 January 2019

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.

16:00 - 18:30 30 January 2019

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..

CoDE Seminar: The Teaching and Learning of Britishness and Fundamental British Values

12:00 - 13:00 31 January 2019

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..

SHORT COURSES: Introduction to Cluster Analysis

01 February 2019

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..

Understanding small areas: spatial analysis of population and neighbourhood data

07 - 08 February 2019

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..

Behavioural and Social Science Research in Extreme and Adventurous Settings

08:30 - 17:00 15 February 2019

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..

SHORT COURSES: Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis

21 February 2019

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...

SHORT COURSES: Longitudinal Data Analysis

22 February 2019

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..