WEBINAR: Anonymisation theory and practice
28th September 2017
In this webinar, organised by NCRM and hosted by the UK Data Service, we will discuss the ideas and principles that underpin the concept of anonymisation. The speaker will demystify the term and other related concepts and argue for a holistic, functional approach to the topic. He will then go on to describe a practical system to the anonymisation called the “Anonymisation Decision-making Framework”.
For more information and to book your free place https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=7468
Spatial Interaction Modelling
19-20th October 2017
Cathie Marsh Institute, University of Manchester
This hands on course is designed to equip participants with the skills to build, calibrate and apply spatial interaction models suitable for addressing a broad range of research questions. We don’t assume any prior knowledge of spatial interaction modelling and begin by building a SIM for modelling consumer flows between home and retail stores. This intuitively straightforward example is used to understand the model structure, key theoretical assumptions and the model building and calibration process. We work with this model to understand model disaggregation and we also use this example to highlight one of the major commercial applications of the SIM.
For more information and to book https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=7260
Social sciences and the ‘omics revolution
6th November 2017
Kanaris Suite, The Manchester Museum
This full afternoon seminar includes talks on:
Interdisciplinary research and omics data: what can social scientists contribute? Professor James Nazroo, University of Manchester
How can epigenetics enhance social science research?: Professor Gillian Bentley, University of Durham
Can social science ignore molecular genetics? Professor Melinda Mills, University of Oxford
For more information and to book your free place https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=7406
Creative Approaches to Qualitative Researching
13th -14th November 2017
The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd Campus
This intermediate level course offers a hands-on introduction to creative approaches to doing qualitative research. The various stages of research will be covered, from data collection and analysis through to writing with qualitative data. We begin by introducing what we mean by doing qualitative research creatively, before moving on to consider some of the key practical and ethical issues in using creative methods. Participants will be given a hands-on introduction to a range of creative qualitative methods, including visual, mobile and material methods, amongst others. The course will also cover key principles in qualitative data analysis, and how these can be put into practice. Finally, we discuss practical and intellectual strategies for writing with qualitative data, and consider how it is possible to theorise, or write conceptually, with such data. The course includes several practical workshop exercises involving creating and analysing qualitative data, where participants will have the opportunity to work with their own data.
Applications to attend this course are made via: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=7280