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

Social Statistics Seminar - 4pm, 2 February: Assessing Questionnaire Changes when Experiments are Not Possible

03 November 2020 - 01 June 2021

Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21 – February Session Assessing Questionnaire Changes when Experiments are Not Possible: Application to the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey Stephanie Eckman (RTI International) Join us at 4pm (GMT) on 2 February 2021! Registration link: http://bit.ly/socstat0221 Please register using your full name and you..

Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21

03 November 2020 - 01 June 2021

The Department of Social Statistics is pleased to invite everyone interested in quantitative social research to a series of online seminars. The events will be held once a month throughout the academic year, always at 4pm (UK time) on Tuesdays. We are glad to announce an international line-up of excellent presenters working on a variety of ex..

Coding Demonstrations: Social Network Analysis in Python

14:00 - 15:00 27 January 2021

Vast swathes of our social interactions and personal behaviours are now conducted online and/or captured digitally. Thus, computational methods for collecting, cleaning and analysing data are an increasingly important component of a social scientist’s toolkit. Social Network Analysis (SNA) offers a rich and insightful methodological approach..

Data pre-processing training series: Online workshop: Data Pre-processing Methods in Python

13:00 - 14:00 28 January 2021

Data pre-processing is a data mining technique that involves transforming raw data into an understandable format. With the increasing amount of data available for research and analysis, real-world data is often incomplete or inconsistent and thus not ready to be used directly. Multiple spreadsheets, missing values, typos, numbers shown as text..

UK Data Service Computational Social Science Drop-in

13:00 - 14:00 09 February 2021

Join our free monthly UK Data Service Data Drop-in to get or give some help on Computational Social Science projects. This event will take place on Zoom. There will be a data expert from the UK Data Service present to chair the session. Feel free to join for general advice on getting data, learning to code and much more. Stuck on a project?..

Online workshop: Using Crime Data in R – how to work with it, visualise and map it!

10 - 12 February 2021

This free three-day workshop, jointly organised by the UK Data Service, methods@manchester and the University of Leeds will introduce you to using crime data in the software package R. We provide an overview of the data available and lead you through several methods that you can use to access, analyse, and present crime data. This workshop i..

CoDE Seminar: Decolonising Political Theory: Reflecting on Teaching in a Post-structural way

14:00 - 15:30 11 February 2021

This paper reflects on Dr Sahra Taylor's recent experience redesigning the module Introduction to Political Theory. She draws on the 'art of teaching' approaches to the structure, theme, and style to the reconstruction of a 1st year introduction module. It also considers the wider argument of what it means to teach in a decolonial way, and arg..

Social Media Data Analysis

16 February 2021

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 and big data-style text analysis methods to gain insights into the meaning of the downloaded texts and to identify patterns within the data. Analysis methods will cover identifying topi..

#IdentityInData: Who Counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use

10:30 - 12:30 24 February 2021

The UK Data Service is proud to announce #DataImpact2021, featuring a keynote by poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE. #DataImpact2021 will explore #IdentityInData – Who Counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use • How do definitions of self and identity in data evolve? • How can discourses of self and id..

#IdentityInData: Who Counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use

10:30 - 12:30 24 February 2021

The UK Data Service is proud to announce #DataImpact2021, featuring a keynote by poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE. #DataImpact2021 will explore #IdentityInData – Who Counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and use • How do definitions of self and identity in data evolve? • How can discourses of self and id..

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