MI Events

Future Events

Autumn and Spring Term Ethics Workshops

Dates to be arranged (watch this space)

Workshop One: Issues of Informed Consent

Workshop Two: Researching Children and Young People

Workshop Three: NHS Local Research Ethics Committees


Past Events 

Methods@Plymouth 2007.  A Two Day Event of Seminars and Workshops of Practitioner Led Research. April 19th and 20th :  Robbins Conference Centre

This is the second annual event in which researchers from inside and outside the university talk about their experience of conducting research. A range of  methodological problems and solutions will be presented.  This year we will welcome W Paul Vogt, of the University of Illinois, as our Keynote Speaker.  Paul is a leading survey researcher, in the US, with many years experience of academic, public sector and evaluation research.  Additionally there will be  a presentation from Qualidata, at the University of Essex ESDS led by the UK Data Archive (UKDA). The service provides access and support for a range of social science qualitative datasets, promoting and facilitating increased and more effective use of data in research, learning and teaching.

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Download presentations from the event:
Karen Bowler: Soft Systems of Interdisciplinary Knowledge

Julie Evans, College of St. Mark and St. John: Researching Children and Childhood

Liam French, College of St. Mark and St. John: Social Science and the Internet

Zoë James and Rebekah Southern: Engaging Gypsies and Travellers: Researching need in Devon

Kirsty Magnier and Matthew Sharples: Using observation to research how students in the environmental and natural sciences learn through fieldwork

Donna Poade: Sampling and Response: the experience of conducting an online student survey

John Southall, Qualidata, University of Essex: Qualidata and encouraging the growth and use of archived qualitative research

Jason Truscott: Capturing the Student Experience: What are the options?

Paul Vogt, University of Illinois: What’s wrong with how its done  in the US. Reflections on contemporary methodology and methods

Martyn Warren: Qualitative Research and the Internet

Malcolm Williams: Can’t Count Won’t Count? Results from the ESRC Student Survey

Mini Methods Festival and launch of Methodological Innovations online

26-27 April 2006

The mini methods festival is an opportunity for social researchers to discuss different methodological innovations and methods.

Workshop Topics Include

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Postgraduate Poster Competition

Students are encouraged to submit a poster display on their methods and methodological experiences, both good and bad!