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April 2018

Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

24 April 2018 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants will learn about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections using our online resource discovery tools, and how to register to access datasets in a number…

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May 2018

How to bring together multiple qualitative datasets: Expanding your analytic comfort zone (few places remaining)

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Room EW.10, Argyle House, The University of Edinburgh.,

Course Code EDI-02-17/18-P-R Organised by The University of Edinburgh Presenter Dr Susie Weller is a Senior Research Fellow in the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton. Dr Emma Davidson, Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh Professor Rosalind Edwards, Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences Director of Research and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton Professor Lynn Jamieson, Professor in Sociology, University of Southampton, Co-Director of The Centre for…

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Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3 May 2018 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about finding data from the UK Data Service. Participants will be given a practical overview of the tools that the service provides, particularly our Discover tool to help you to make the most of your data searches. We will discuss best approaches to searching data and how to use the search tool to narrow down search results. We will also explore…

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Interpretive Political Science

May 9 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants,

Course Code HUB-07-17/18-P-R Organised by NCRM, University of Southampton Presenter Professor Rod Rhodes, Dr John Boswell and Dr Jack Corbett Date 09/05/2018 - 11/05/2018 Venue Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants Map View in Google Maps  (SO17 1BJ) Contact Jacqui Thorp, Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator, NCRM, University of Southampton Tel: 02380 594069 Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk Description Many students in the social sciences, especially in political science, public policy and public administration who decide to undertake qualitative or interpretive research feel…

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Designing Mixed Method Evaluation Research

May 14 - May 16
Thai Theatre, London School of Economics,,

Course Code EDI-08-17/18-P-R Organised by The University of Edinburgh Presenter Dr Flora Cornish, Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science. Dr David Hendry, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science. Date 14/05/2018 - 16/05/2018 Venue Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Map View in Google Maps  (WC2A 2AE) Contact Laura Marshall L.marshall@ed.ac.uk 0131 651 3001Working Week: Monday-Wednesday Description This course aims to equip people who attend…

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Making and Measuring Impact

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The University of Edinburgh,

Course Code EDI-04-17/18-P-R Organised by The University of Edinburgh Presenter Dr Sarah Morton, Outcome Focus & Lesley Kelly, The Centre for Research on Families & Relationships Date 15/05/2018 Venue The University of Edinburgh Room 2.304, 7 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL Map View in Google Maps  (EH8 9AL) Contact Laura Marshall 0131 651 3001 L.marshall@ed.ac.uk Working Week: Monday - Wednesday Description Maximising the impact from research is now a requirement of most research funders. But how do we plan, engage and…

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Webinar: Data management basics

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

17 May 2018 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about research data management. Data management is essential to make sure that well organised, well documented, high quality and shareable research data result from your research project. This webinar provides an overview of how to manage, document, store and safeguard research data well and how to plan and implement good data management in research projects, with a view to optimising data…

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Applications of Big Data to Social Sciences

May 22 - May 24
Glamorgan Building, University of Cardiff,

Course Code HUB-08-17/18-P-R Organised by NCRM, University of Southampton Presenter Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes Date 22/05/2018 - 24/05/2018 Venue Glamorgan Building, University of Cardiff, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff Map View in Google Maps  (CF10 3WT) Contact Jacqui Thorp Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator NCRM, University of Southampton Tel: 02380594069 Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk Description Researchers are now faced with the possibility of deriving insights from digital data sources to gain understanding of the social world. Through illustrations of applied research that rely on…

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Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

22 May 2018 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The introductory session 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 context, sampling and ethics will be raised. This session is more conceptual than many of our other webinars, which are more suited…

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Understanding Small Areas: Spatial Analysis of Population and Neighbourhood Data

May 31 - June 1
University of Manchester,

Course Code MAN-08-17/18-P-R Organised by The University of Manchester Presenter Dr Alan Smith (University of Plymouth) & Dr Andy Newing (University of Leeds) Date 31/05/2018 - 01/06/2018 Venue Cathie Marsh Institute Humanities Bridgeford Street University of Manchester Map View in Google Maps  (M13 9PL) Contact Claire Spencer, 0161 275 4579, claire.spencer@manchester.ac.uk Description This two day workshop equips participants with conceptual understanding and technical skills to obtain, analyse and visualise spatial data related to populations and neighbourhoods. Using freely available data related to…

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