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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

Webinar: Getting Data from the Internet

15:00 - 16:00 16 April 2020

We all know that the Internet is awash with data not all of which is directly available on a web page. This free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, will illustrate techniques for automating the download of files from the Internet, using APIs to download data and demonstrating how you might store the data, and finally, if the data is..

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 Bram Vanhoutte from the 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.

CMI Seminar: Prof Paul Smith "Population size estimation with covariates having missing values and measurement error"

15:00 - 16:00 14 May 2020

The Cathie Marsh Institute welcomes Paul Smith from The University of Southampton who will be speaking on the topic: Population size estimation with covariates having missing values and measurement error 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..

Webinar: Power Pivot and Dynamic Arrays in Excel

15:00 - 16:00 19 May 2020

When Excel changed to allow worksheets to have 1M rows, everyone thought ‘great’ won’t run out of space now! Then big data came along and even the 1M barrier became a potential problem again. However, for several years now many versions of Excel have included ‘Power Pivot’. Although integrated into Excel, it is a distinct processing..

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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