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methods@manchester workshop - Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in Practice

09:30 - 17:00 21 January 2020

This course is designed to raise your ethical awareness and enable you to think and act more ethically as you carry out research. It includes a short introductory presentation to set research ethics in context, discussions of rights and responsibilities at each stage of the research process, plus videos and exercises to embed ethical thinking..

Webinar: A Guide to Weighting in Understanding Society

15:00 - 16:00 22 January 2020

Understanding Society is a complex study with many different features and this complexity is reflected in it's weights. In this free webinar Dr Olena Kaminska, Survey Statistician for Understanding Society, will provide guidance to users on how to select an appropriate weight for their analysis. The webinar will briefly describe how the weight..

Introduction to Survival Analysis with STATA

23 January 2020

Outline This course aims to introduce participants to the theory and concept of survival analysis and provides strategies to decide for which research questions this method has benefits over alternative approaches. The course will further cover the preparation of datasets, discuss some common pitfalls and train the participants in interpretati..

Seminar: How to do Topic Modelling using R

12:00 - 13:00 27 January 2020

methods@manchester are pleased to welcome Oskar Enghoff for our latest Lunchtime Seminar: How to do Topic Modelling using R Seminar outline: Oskar will provide a basic overview of how to use R to do 'topic modelling', focusing on applications within social science research. Topic modelling is a machine learning approach to thematic coding..

CODE Seminar: Race, Class and Gender and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Does School Prepare Men for Prison?

12:00 - 13:00 30 January 2020

The potential link between educational ‘failure’ and offending is perennially debated. Research and popular discourses tend to focus on the community, cultural or family backgrounds from which the children who ‘fail’ come, and/or on provision for those ‘at risk’ of school and social exclusion. These discussions often prioritise the..

Webinar: Adding real world GIS and census data to agent-based modelling for social scientists

15:00 - 16:00 30 January 2020

Following on from the webinar on 16 January, this session focuses on how social scientists can incorporate real world data in to their computational social science experiments. In this way, social science researchers can explore whether explanations work in multiple contexts, whether an observed pattern will continue indefinitely or goes throu..

CMI Seminar: Populism and Digital Media: A Cross Country Study Combining Surveys and Web Tracking

15:00 - 16:15 06 February 2020

The Cathie Marsh Institute welcomes Sebastian Stier from GESIS who will be speaking on the topic: Populism and Digital Media: A Cross Country Study Combining Surveys and Web Tracking Abstract forthcoming. Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. ALL WELCOME! No registration needed.

Multiple Linear Regression

11 February 2020

Outline This course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and methods of multiple linear regression including model selection, nonlinear relationships, and transformations, dummy variables, interaction terms and assumption testing. The course comprises taught and practical components in about equal proportions, using the STATA software...

Logistic Regression

12 February 2020

Outline This course examines the fitting of models to predict a binary response variable from a mixture of binary and interval explanatory variables, using STATA software. The approach is illustrated using examples from a social science perspective, including cases where logistic regression models are used as a means of analysing tabular data..

CMI Seminar: Data Privacy Concerns as a Source of Resistance to Participate in Surveys Using Smart Phone Data

15:00 - 16:15 13 February 2020

The Cathie Marsh Institute welcomes Caroline Roberts from The University of Lausanne who will be speaking on the topic: Data Privacy Concerns as a Source of Resistance to Participate in Surveys Using Smart Phone Data Abstract forthcoming. Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45. ALL WELCOME! No registration needed.