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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

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:

Next courses and events

SHORT COURSES: Introduction to Data Analysis 1

15 May 2019

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 particip..

Advanced participatory data gathering, using Ketso

16 May 2019

The course is aimed at researchers who wish to involve stakeholders or community members in their research, and who wish to gain skills in effective stakeholder engagement and participatory data gathering. It is suitable for those considering a wide spectrum of participatory approaches, from a stakeholder-led enquiry, to a mixed methods approa..

SHORT COURSES: Introduction to Data Analysis 2

16 May 2019

This course provides an introduction to the theory and methods of quantitative data analysis. The focus is on methods for analysing relationships between variables, including Chi-square tests, correlation and linear regression. The course will examine relationships between variables covering: The concept of statistical significance..

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Hate crime and hate speech around Brexit - Prof. Matthew L Williams

15:00 - 16:15 21 May 2019

Speaker: Prof. Matthew L Williams, Cardiff University Abstract: An abstract will be available closer to the date of the seminar 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..

CoDE Seminar: The Pains and Reach of Racism and Economic Adversity In Young Londoners’ Lives: Sketching The Contours

12:00 - 23 May 2019

This paper sketches an analytical framework to conceptualise the way racial power and socio-economic precarity impacts the everyday lives of young minority ethnic Londoners. Using life histories, photo-elicitation and vignettes, it aims to elucidate the pains of racism and economic marginalisation using and extending the notions of measurement..

SHORT COURSES: Social Media for Data Analysis

24 May 2019

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 tweet..

NVivo Training Workshop

03 - 04 June 2019

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: Modelling international migration: State of the art, and new research frontiers - Prof Jakub Bijak

15:00 - 16:30 04 June 2019

Speaker: Prof Jakub Bijak, Professor of Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton Abstract: An abstract will be available closer to the date of the seminar 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..

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Citizen competence in direct democracy - Dr Céline Colombo

15:00 - 16:15 11 June 2019

Speaker: Dr Céline Colombo, University of Zurich Abstract: An abstract will be available closer to the date of the seminar. Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. Everyone is welcome. No registration is needed. The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provi..

SHORT COURSES: Design of experiments and analysing experimental data

17 June 2019

This course is designed for those interested in the design, conduct, and analysis of experiments in the social sciences. The course will examine how to design experiments, carry them out, and analyse the experimental data. Positioned in the context of online market research, the course will also cover the use of experiments in market research...