Events

11th - 13 September 2013:  Randomised controlled trials in the social sciences, Durham

Keynote speaker: Professor Larry Hedgeson.

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18th June 2013:  HEA Social Sciences workshop and seminar series, Liverpool

Re-energising undergraduate research methods pedagogy in education

This seminar will provide a space for dialogue on research and good practice in undergraduate research methods pedagogy within Education. Work on students’ conception of research and the use of experiential learning will be shared. Papers that address issues related to undergraduate educational research methods pedagogy are invited.

At the seminar, Professor Stephen Gorard will give a presentation on the achievements of the ESRC project Phase I on QM for Undergraduate Teaching.

Further information and booking details may be found on the HEA website.

16th January 2013: Networking Event, Bangor

Are you a methods trainer or a PhD student planning to be a methods trainer? Do your students find ‘quantitative’ social science hard to follow? Are they put off by numbers?

This networking event will be held in Bangor University from 10:00 -.3.30

Please register your interest by replying now to:

Stephen Gorard s.gorard@bham.ac.uk or

Nadia Siddiqui NXS828@bham.ac.uk

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26th November 2012: Networking Event, Cardiff     

Venue: Glamorgan Committee rooms 1 and 2.
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Contact

Stephen Gorard: s.gorard@bham.ac.uk
Nadia Siddiqui NXS828@bham.ac.uk

6th November 2012: Qualitative software planning seminar 

Choosing the right software for your qualitative or mixed methods analysis

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

Some researchers choose the package that is already in situ and make good use of it. But if you have a choice about what to purchase for your research project, you may be in some uncertainty about how to proceed. You may have basic understanding about what a CAQDAS package will do, but differences between what each package offers are subtle, but significantly different.

The CAQDAS Networking Project website provides a range of materials that highlight important considerations in the decision-making process. However, this seminar builds on this information, discussing the issues to a more advanced level. The range of products are described and compared, their methodological benefits and weaknesses appraised, practical utility and illustrated using data from a range of research studies.

Venue: University of Birmingham, Michael Tippet Meeting Room in Staff House 
Time: 9 - 2

This free event is open to all. To find out more and book a place please visit the CAQDAS Networking project event page.

12 October 2012: Networking Event, Leicester 

This networking event will take place at the University of Leicester from 10.30-15:30.

www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/index.php/qmteachers/oxford-qm-teachers-project.html

 

Contact

To register, please contact Nadia Siddiqui NXS828@bham.ac.uk

4 October 2012: Networking Event, Manchester 

Are you a methods trainer or a PhD student planning to be a methods trainer? Do your students find ‘quantitative’ social science hard to follow? Are they put off by numbers?

The third networking event will be held at the University of Manchester in the Harold Hankins Conference Suite, 10th Floor, Harold Hankins Building. From 10-15.30.

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Contact

To register, please contact Nadia Siddiqui NXS828@bham.ac.uk

27 September 2012: Networking Event, Warwick 

Are you, or are you planning to be, a methods trainer in the social sciences? Do your students find ‘quantitative’ social science hard to follow? Are they put off by numbers?

This is an invitation to anyone interested in widening and improving the use of ‘quantitative’ data by undergraduates in their social science degrees.

This second networking event will take place from 10-3:30 in the University of Warwick, Westwood Teaching WT 0.05.

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24 - 26 September 2012: Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences, Seventh Annual Conference 2012

The conference is an annual opportunity for all those interested in RCTs in the Social Sciences to meet to discuss trials.

The conference will start with a workshop jointly organised by Professor Carole Torgerson and Professor Stephen Gorard, University of Birmingham, as part of the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative Wave 5 Project on Training in Quantitative Methods and the main conference will run on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 2012

Registration forms and Call for Abstracts for contributed presentations and posters will be sent out in due course.

Keynote speaker: Michael Blastland, Writer and Broadcaster.

Conference organisers: Professor David Torgerson and Dr Catherine Hewitt, University of York and Professor Carole Torgerson, University of Durham

If you require any further information, please contact Sally Baker sally.baker@york.ac.uk or telephone 01904 321726

Contact Details

Stephen Gorard
Email: s.gorard@bham.ac.uk

13 July 2012: Networking Event, Birmingham 

Are you, or are you planning to be, a methods trainer in the social sciences? Do your students find ‘quantitative’ social science hard to follow? Are they put off by numbers?

This is an invitation to anyone interested in widening and improving the use of ‘quantitative’ data by undergraduates in their social science degrees.

This first networking event will take place from 10-3:30 in the School of Education, University of Birmingham.

Download further details and the registration form (Word 2003 document)