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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

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:

Postgraduate conference July 2016

The Institute is pleased to be hosting the PopFest 2016: The 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference. 

Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perspectives Conference

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is pleased to announce its two-day international conference which will bring together researchers, practitioners in government and voluntary sectors and postgraduate students to discuss migration and families in Europe. 

Next courses and events

NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis (CPD accredited)

22 March 2018

This course will show participants how to use statistical analysis software, in this instance SPSS. In the course, participants will be introduced to the SPSS environment as well as useful key concepts (such as cases, variables, values, and levels of measurement) to perform basic descriptive data analysis. A key component of the course involve..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 10 April 2018

Dr Nikolas Mittag, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) 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 poin..

Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis (CPD accredited)

12 April 2018

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...

Longitudinal Data Analysis (CPD accredited)

13 April 2018

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..

Webinar: Best practice in governance of data for research: Licensing and accessing

15:30 - 16:30 18 April 2018

In this webinar, we will introduce best practices surrounding licensing and governance models for providing research access to data assets. Run by experienced data practitioners, the focus in on practical and efficient ways to get data assets for research through the pipeline from data creator to user. We address a variety of data sources fro..

Webinar: Introduction to the Understanding Society/BHPS Harmonised data

15:00 - 16:00 19 April 2018

This free webinar is for anyone with an interest in understanding and using the recently released harmonised Understanding Society and BHPS data which now covers 25 years of longitudinal data. This is a joint webinar between the UK Data Service and Understanding Society/The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) presented by Debora..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 24 April 2018

Alan Smith OBE, Data Visualisation Editor at the Financial Times 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 (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quan..

CoDE Seminar- Brett St Louis

13:00 - 14:00 24 April 2018

Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series. Brett St Louis is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Title: Post-millennial local whiteness: Reviving racialism and the expropriation of race Abstract: In the midst of various early 21st century events, including the ‘death of multiculturalism’,..

methods@manchester seminar: Object Interviews and Elicitations: getting people to talk about things.

13:00 - 14:00 24 April 2018

This talk explores the possibilities of object interviews as a method for carrying out research into material culture, as well as a method adopted more widely as part of the repertoire of creative methods in the social sciences. The talk will use examples of how it has been adopted to explore: different ways in which objects interviews have be..

Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service

15:00 - 16:00 24 April 2018

The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants will learn about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections us..