Social data science courses in collaboration with methods@manchester
The Cathie Marsh Institute is running a week of social data science courses in collaboration with methods@manchester. These courses have been designed as an introduction to some of the leading free and open-source software in this exciting new field. Please see attached link
for details of the following training sessions:
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- Introduction to Python 24th February 2020
- Introduction to SQL 25th February 2020
- Introduction to QGIS 26th February 2020
- Machine Learning with Python 27th February 2020
- Social Media Data Analysis 28th February 20202
Postqualitative Methodological Approaches in Research with Children and Young People Workshop
Date: 6th March 2020; 10.30 - 16.00
Venue: Pinsent Masons Room 1, Midlands Arts Centre, Canon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
Postqualiative theorists challenge existing epistemological paradigms of scientific knowledge. In recognition of the material, the affectual and the nonhuman, they seek to move away from the privileging of discursive representation and the inherent humanism of conventional qualitative research. Instead, these approaches offer new ways to cope with issues of difference, becoming and more-than-human agencies; providing a radical challenge to what counts as method, data, analysis and dissemination. This workshop intends to explore these developments, particularly as they have been used in research with children and young people.
The day will be led by Professor Pauliina Rautio
(Education, University of Oulu) and Dr Abigail Hackett
(School of Childhood, Youth and Education, Manchester Metropolitan University).
Key themes that will be addressed throughout the day include:
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- Practical tools and methods in post-qualitative research
- Approaches to analysis
- How to manage collaborations and work within/in sectors outside academia
Transnational Disruptions: decline, renewal or change?
Date: 19th March 2020; 9.00 00 - 6.30
Venue: 9.04, LSE Fawcett House, Clement's Inn, London
The objective of the LSE History Graduate Conference 2020
(in association with the UCL Centre for Transnational History) is to examine disruptions across transnational spaces concerning global matters such as conflict, migration, diplomatic world orders, impact of international organizations, knowledge-sharing, and more. Our panels aim to investigate historical moments of decline, change and renewal and analyse how political, economic and social disruptions inform the present.
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Understanding small areas: spatial analysis of population and neighbourhood data
Date: 1st-2nd April 2020
Venue: Queens University Belfast
This 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 the UK, practical sessions are interspersed with lecture and discussions to contextualise and consolidate learning as well as introductions to powerful statistical and spatial analysis software (SPSS and ArcGIS) and the programming language R.
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Advanced participatory data gathering, using Ketso
Date : 15th May 2020
Venue: University of Manchester
Generating impact from research is more likely if participants and stakeholders are engaged in the process. In this workshop participants will explore how they can use participatory techniques in their own research through a series of practical exercises. The course will use a hands-on kit for stakeholder engagement, Ketso, to demonstrate participatory data gathering in action.
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'Researching for Society: Knowledge and Practice"
19th May 2020
Alliance Manchester Business School
Members of the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership are invited to present posters or talks at the University of Manchester School of Environment, Education and Development Postgraduate Research Conference 2020.
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Date: 8th - 9th July 2020
Venue: Lancaster University
Lancaster University’s postgraduate social science community would like to invite other PhD students to
an Intellectual Party/Summer Conference. We are tweeting @LUsummerconf #IPLancs2020.
Supported by the NWSSDTP, Lancaster University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences & Lancaster University Management School this event is a brilliant opportunity to meet and collaborate with research students from around the world, to present your work in a friendly and encouraging environment, and to meet and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff. The Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun as well !
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Unpacking Capitalism: Structures, Endurance, Reproduction
Date: 30-31 July 2020 ( Abstracts due 29 February 2020)
Venue: St. Aiden's College, Durham University
The conference invites papers from a broad range of disciplines that combine theoretical analysis with
empirical research. We encourage submissions which reflect on histories of capitalism; the legal
structures which create, perpetuate and enforce capitalism; capitalism and imperialism; sociology of
work; the creation of precariousness; and other relevant themes. The perspectives we seek to bring
together are studies of capitalist political economy, historical inquiries into development and
transformations of capitalism, and explorations of social and economic relations in capitalist societies.
For further details see here