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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:

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

CoDE Seminar- Emma Jackson

13:00 - 14:00 20 February 2018

Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series. Emma Jackson is an urban sociologist and ethnographer at Goldsmiths University of London. Emma will be speaking on 'The choreography of everyday multiculture; Bowling together?'. Bowling has been used as both a bellwether and a metaphor for society. Most famously, a decline in..

Multilevel Modelling

22 February 2018

This one-day course begins with a description of some examples where multilevel models are useful in statistical analysis and some examples of multilevel populations. We then cover the basic theory of multilevel models including random intercept and random slope specifications, the use of contextual variables in multilevel analysis and modelli..

Applied GIS and network analysis for social science applications

01 - 02 March 2018

This two-day course uses a series of accessible hands-on practical activities and short lectures to introduce participants to sophisticated spatial data analysis tools within a GIS. On day 1 we work with vector data (points, lines, polygons) to apply a range of spatial analytic and visualisation techniques used for applied research within th..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 06 March 2018

This seminar will take place on 6 March 2018 (strike action allowing) Dr Anne McMunn, University College, London Abstract: Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. All welcome. No registration necessary. The Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisc..

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

15:00 - 16:00 08 March 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..

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series - Pending on Strike Action outcome

15:00 - 16:30 13 March 2018

Dr Ricardo Silva, University College, London 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 quanti..

Structural Equation Modelling Using Mplus

14 - 16 March 2018

Structural Equation Models (SEM) amalgamate regression analysis, path/mediation analysis and factor analysis, allowing for more richly detailed statistical models to be specified and compared to data than by using these techniques individually. Historically, SEM models were confined to the analysis of continuous observed data, limiting their u..

Webinar: Introduction to the Understanding Society BHPS Harmonised data

15:00 - 16:00 15 March 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 a joint webinar between the UK Data Service and Understanding Society/ISER presented by Deborah Wiltshire and Laura Fumagalli who will give an int..

CoDE Seminar- Sivamohan Valluvan

13:00 - 14:00 20 March 2018

Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series. Valluvan joined Warwick Sociology as an Assistant Professor in 2018, having previously worked at the University of Manchester. He will be discussing 'The Ideological Cacophony of New Nationalism'. * This is a free event and open to all- no registration required.

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..