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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

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Resources and reserves in the development of vulnerability over the life course. A conceptual proposal - Dr Stephane Cullati

15:00 - 16:15 18 December 2018

Speaker: Dr Stephane Cullati, University of Geneva 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 fo..

HSRC Seminar - Just “Amazon” It: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Ongoing Disruption in U.S. Primary Care Delivery

12:00 - 13:30 10 January 2019

Disruptive forces have descended on the U.S. primary care delivery system in the past decade, transforming not only the way we think about primary care services but also how and where those services get delivered. The same is also happening in the U.K. health system. Retail thinking rooted in creating more efficient and accessible forms of..

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..

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..

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..

CoDE Seminar: Neighbours – more than just good friends? Understanding the neighbour as a contemporary socio-spatial relationship

12:00 - 13:00 28 February 2019

As Bulmer noted in his opening to his book of Abrahams’ 1970s work on neighbours, ‘everyone […] has neighbours. Social relations between neighbours are a significant form of social exchange’ (1986:1). The research conducted by Abrahams (posthumously written up by Bulmer) showed the neighbourhood relation as one saturated with altruism..