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February 2020


February 20

20 February 2020 Social Media for PhD Researchers   NB: A workshop running at Ulster in Feb 2020 has been opened up to DTP PhD Researchers who can watch remotely.   Workshop Description   Over two hours we’ll look at how social media tools can be used confidently to develop your  professional reputation as a researcher and establish a network among other academics working in your field. The two-hour session will be followed by an hour-long clinic where you can stay…

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March 2020


March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

13 March 2020 META ANALYSIS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Friday 13th March 2020 TIMES 10am – 1pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Learn about techniques of meta-analysis for systematic reviews. DESCRIPTION OF COURSE In this session, Professors Batterham and Atkinson will introduce the basic ideas behind a meta-analysis within a systematic review. The following questions will be discussed; Is a meta-analysis appropriate? What are the underlying philosophies to random effects and fixed effects meta-analysis?…

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“Archives: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics” An Interdisciplinary Advanced Training Workshop

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

19 March “Archives: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics” An Interdisciplinary Advanced Training Workshop Northumbria University Thursday March 19th 2020 Venue Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University Reserve a place Overview Material (written, visual, audio) from public and non-public archives is increasingly being used by postgraduates across the social sciences and humanities. Finding secondary sources at the boundary of public knowledge, such as from charities and professional organisations, can expand one’s base of sources, but raise important methodological and ethical challenges. In this…

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Creative Thinking in Research

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

20 March 2020 9am – 12pm Library Skills Centre Room 1, Northumbria University Library Creative Thinking in Research Dr Catriona Ryan - Scriptor Cube    Reserve your place This workshop is based on a new approach to creative innovation in research based on Dr Catriona Ryan’s research into creative thinking. The workshop encourages PGR students and Research staff to take an unconventional approach to their research by contextualising it in a creative context using the multi-layered interpretative potential of poetic language…

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R Easter School

March 24 - March 26

24-26 March 2020 3-day beginner-level R workshop including: Importing & handling data Descriptive statistics Inferential tests Generalized linear model Tidyverse Data visualisation Workflows The emphasis is on using R to carry out analysis but will also include training in a conceptual understanding along the way. No prior knowledge of R is required. Instructors Dr Sally Street (Durham University) Prof Lisa DeBruine (University of Glasgow)   For more information and registration: https://www.dur.ac.uk/researchmethodscentre/coursesandworkshops/easterschool

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March 25

25th March 2020   RESEARCH STANDARDS AND VALUES SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATES Wednesday 25th March 2020 TIMES 1 – 4.30pm   LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the main ethical and legal aspects of conducting research, with a focus on current policy and good practice relating to ‘research integrity’. DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The session will focus on example cases and situations which raise questions about values and standards in research and why it matters…

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April 2020


April 1

1 April 2020 BASICS OF RESEARCH ETHICS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Wednesday 1st April 2020 TIMES 1.30 – 4.30pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the rationale of research ethics review and the principles which define ethical research practice DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The session features presentation material and some analysis of case studies. Main themes are: • Context & rationale of research ethics • Valid consent • Harm & risk management • Confidentiality &…

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Writing Across Boundaries

April 2 - April 3

2 April 2020 An intensive, two-day, residential workshop for social science PhD students in the third year to explore analytical and practical approaches to writing. The course offers participants an opportunity to reflect on the writing process itself as a form of social science thinking. The workshop dates for 2020 are 2nd – 3rd April. The call for applicants will open in January 2020. Please see here for details of how to apply. You may be interested in reviewing this…

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Negotiation Skills

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

6 April 2020 Negotiation Skills Delivered by Enda Young, William J Clinton Leadership Institute 10.00am-4.00pm Queen's University Belfast Summary and registration link to follow. In the meantime please email contact.nine@durham.ac.uk with any queries Places are available to NINE DTP award holders, with transport and accommodation costs covered from Cohort Development Fund

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International Political Sociology Workshop

April 20 - April 22

20 April 2020   CfP: NINE DTP Doing IPS Residential Workshop – 20th – 22nd April, 2020 – Newcastle University   What defines disciplinary boundaries in the social sciences? What makes one piece of research political science and another sociology? How do we see particular issues as international and others as national? How might we theorise the limits of the political and beyond?   International Political Sociology (IPS) unites these concerns and thinks about how we might engage in research…

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