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 management basics: Ethical and legal issues in data sharing

10:00 - 11:30 22 October 2021

Data management is essential to make sure that well-organised, well-documented, high quality and shareable research data result from our research projects. The introductory workshops on Data Management Basics are intended for researchers and anyone who wants to learn about research data management. The first session ‘Introduction to data man..

2021 Research Methods e-Festival

25 - 29 October 2021

NCRM is delighted to bring you the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival in collaboration with methods@manchester. Held on 25-29 October 2021, the event will be a celebration of research methods with an interdisciplinary social science flavour. There will be more than 80 sessions run over five days, with more than 130 speakers offering diverse pers..

Depositing your data with ReShare

11:00 - 12:30 04 November 2021

This is a workshop designed to give participants a virtual tour of ReShare, where you will learn everything you need to know in order to archive data using our self-deposit repository. The session will cover how to deposit data using a self-deposit repository like ReShare; how to describe a data collection well (i.e. what metadata and documen..

Consent issues in data sharing

10:00 - 11:30 05 November 2021

How much do you know about the role of informed consent in data sharing and reuse, ethically and legally? This free 90-minute online workshop will explain the difference between types of consent and how as a researcher you can consider data archiving and future reuse in the consent process, considering one-off and process consent. This sessio..

How to become a computational social scientist

10:00 - 11:30 09 November 2021

Scientific research and teaching are increasingly influenced by computational tools, methods and paradigms. This free workshop is an introduction to computational social science. It offers attendees a chance to understand and discuss what computational social science is, what it is good for, how to become a computational social scientist, and..

CaDiR | Innovation Club Showcase

15:00 - 16:30 10 November 2021

Digital Futures Innovation Clubs help to build communities of practice around key digital research technologies and provide a forum for researchers to share their knowledge, experience and practical skills in these areas. Club activity aligns closely with Digital Futures theme communities, particularly in the six capability themes of Data Scie..

Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis

12 November - 10 December 2021

Longitudinal data is essential in a number of research fields as it enables analysts to concurrently understand aggregate and individual level change in time, the occurrence of events and improves our understanding of causality in the social sciences. In this course you will learn both how to clean longitudinal data as well as the main stati..

Getting started with secondary analysis

10:00 - 11:30 15 November 2021

Participants will learn about the key issues to consider when using secondary data analysis as a method. This introductory workshop will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of con..

Data in the spotlight: Census and population studies

10:00 - 11:30 18 November 2021

Do you want to know more about the best resource for population studies in the UK? Do you want to understand how the UK census works and how to access the data within it? This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the UK Census, the data held by the UK Data Service, and how to use the web interfaces to access the data. There wi..

Data in the spotlight: International time series databanks

10:00 - 11:30 08 December 2021

Have an interest in climate science, economy, trade, demographics, health or international development? Want to know about and how to access data from the IMF, World Bank, IEA, UN or OECD? This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the international time series data held by the UK Data Service, we’ll look at the range of soci..