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Methods Fair 2011

You can now book your place at this year’s Methods@manchester Methods Fair, which will take place from 09.30-17.30 on October 5th 2011 in the Roscoe Building. Details below, and on the methods website at: (more information will be added over the summer, so keep an eye on the site…)

Methods Fair 2011 (Roscoe Building, University of Manchester)

In collaboration with University of Lancaster and University of Liverpool
Find out about the range of social science research methods being used at Manchester.

Booking form

You do not need to attend for the full day and can just attend the sessions that are relevant to you.


10.00 The obligations and opportunities of post-graduate research 
Professor James Thompson, Associate Dean for External Relations will offer some reflections on the challenges and opportunities which PhD students face when conducting empirical research, including obligations and responsibilities to those being researched as well as opportunities for taking research out to the wider society.

10.45 An introduction to Ketso 
Ketso is a hands-on kit for creative group-work. Its creator, Joanne Tippett, will briefly introduce this and ask participants to use the boards in the Roscoe Foyer to provide their views and feed-back during the day.

  • A display of posters by PhD students and researchers
  • An opportunity to ask the experts about particular research methods
  • Free tea, coffee and lunch
  • An opportunity to meet colleagues and network

4.00 – 5.30 Nora Groce, UCL – Applying Research to Real World Problems
Professor Groce will outline research that uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to address complex issues in global health and international development at levels ranging from improving outreach programmes for vulnerable populations. She will argue that researchers should start with a good question and then make use of a range of methodologies that can most appropriately help to answer the problem being considered.

5.30 Drinks reception

If you would like to contribute a poster to showcase your research and to explain your methodology to others please sign up here

We can produce an A1 sized laminated poster for you free of charge (normal cost £21) and have provided some tips for producing your poster.



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