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

Data documentation

11:00 - 12:30 01 June 2023

Data documentation is essential to make sure that well-organised and well-documented research data can be produced from our research projects. This free introductory workshop on data documentation is intended for researchers and anyone who wants to learn how to best document research data. This workshop provides an overview of different types..

Social Statistics Seminar Series: Seminar 7 - Rhys Christopher Jones on "Weapons of Statistical Instruction"

17:00 - 18:00 06 June 2023

Abstract: We are living in an increasingly data-centric world, where it is essential for everyone to have a statistical awareness and build upon their statistical senses. The need for statistics has never been greater. With rapidly changing times, and a world saturated with data and interesting variables, we need new ways and new ideas to help..

Consent issues in data sharing

10:00 - 11:30 08 June 2023

Does your research involve human participants? This means your research will require ethical approval. Do you know the different types of consent, for example consent for research participation and consent for data protection? How much do you know about the role of informed consent in data sharing and reuse, ethically and legally? Do you plan..

Conversations on urban ageing and inclusivity in Manchester's rave scene

15:00 - 16:00 14 June 2023

An in-person seminar from Helen Holmes which will explore ageing and inclusivity in Manchester's rave scene. For more information please visit the Eventbrite page:

How to anonymise qualitative and quantitative data

11:00 - 12:30 15 June 2023

The past few years has involved a huge change in expectations for researchers in how they manage and share participants information. There are new legal obligations, such as the new GDPR regulations, as well as a greater emphasis in sharing data after the completion of a research project. The process of anonymisation is an essential part to p..

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