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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

CMI Seminar: Neil Sheldon "We need to talk about statistics"

15:00 - 16:00 19 March 2020

The Cathie Marsh Institute welcomes Neil Sheldon who will be speaking on the topic: We need to talk about statistics Abstract forthcoming. Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. ALL WELCOME! No registration needed.

Multilevel Modelling

20 March 2020

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 linear regression models (for continuous dependent variables) including random intercept and random slope specifications, the use of..

Webinar: Investigating language spoken in the UK - what data can I use?

15:00 - 16:00 25 March 2020

his free webinar, jointly organised by Understanding Society, the UK Data Service Census team and CeLSIUS, is designed for anyone who would like to know more about sources of survey data available for investigating language spoken in the UK. In the first part of the presentation, Dr Alita Nandi, University of Essex, will talk about language..

CoDE Seminar: Apocalypse forever?: racial capitalism and the social causes and consequences of the climate crisis

12:00 - 13:00 26 March 2020

This seminar is presented by Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick. His work centres on the social and political relations of climate change, with a particular focus on the Caribbean region. In his research he considers the sociology and politics of climate change in the Caribbean, investigating what cli..

Webinar: Investigating political behaviour in the UK - what data can I use?

15:00 - 16:00 01 April 2020

This free webinar, jointly organised by the UK Data Service and Understanding Society, is designed for anyone who would like to know more about sources of survey data available for investigating political behaviour in the UK. The speakers will be Dr Jonathan Mellon, Hallsworth Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and Dr Nicole Ma..

CoDE Seminar: Blackness and Brownness at the Intersection: Critical Thoughts Concerning Race, Debility and Disability

12:00 - 13:00 30 April 2020

This seminar is presented by Viji Kuppan, PhD Student at Leeds Beckett University in the Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He will draw from previous writing presented in the book The Fire Now (Johnson et al, 2018), called, Crippin’ Blackness: Narratives of Disabled People of Colour from Slavery to Trump. Together with a forthcomin..

Introduction to Cluster Analysis

30 April 2020

Outline The course covers basic ideas and concepts in cluster analysis including hierarchical and non-hierarchical clustering methods and their application. Throughout the day, participants will have guided practicals in R using ecological data from the UK Census of population on how to choose and transform variables for cluster analysis, how..

CMI Seminar: Dr Bram Vanhoutte

15:00 - 16:00 07 May 2020

The Cathie Marsh Institute welcomes Brma Vanhoutte from teh University of Liverpool who will be speaking on the topic: TBA Abstract forthcoming. Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. ALL WELCOME! No registration needed.

Advanced participatory data gathering, using Ketso

10:00 - 16:30 15 May 2020

Generating impact from research is more likely if research participants and stakeholders are engaged in the process. Data gathering can in itself be a mutual learning experience, increasing the value to participants, as well as generating rich data. A series of practical exercises will allow participants to consider core principles of stakehol..

CoDE Seminar: Mixed-race, white (rural) space: Black (and white) mixed-race family’s experiences of managing and negotiating racialisation and racism in a predominantly white English town

12:00 - 13:00 28 May 2020

In this ethnographic thesis Chantelle Lewis explores the retrospective accounts of racialisation and racism experienced, negotiated and managed by six Black mixed-race families who live (and have lived) in the predominantly white town, Bromsgrove (West Midlands). Whilst conducting a two-year ethnography - supported by in-depth conversations wi..

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