Training and Events
First Summer School of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
|University of Southampton, School of Social Sciences|
Deputy Director: Dr Sue Heath
04/07/2005 - 08/07/2005
University of Southampton
Administrator: Becky Clarke:
|The first NCRM Summer School, on the theme of â€˜Data Generation, Complexity and Synthesisâ€™, will be held 4th-8th July 2005 at the University of Southampton. The Summer School is targeted at researchers and postgraduate students linked to the NCRMâ€™s Hub and six Nodes. It is designed to foster collegiate support between NCRM-linked researchers and to encourage interaction across both methodological and disciplinary boundaries. |
A team of leading methodologists will address various facets of the summer school theme, including the challenges posed by e-social science and new forms of multimedia technology, and the need to develop models which account for complexity within the social world. An exploration of the interface between qualitative and quantitative approaches to data generation will provide a cross-cutting theme for the weekâ€™s programme.
The programme will consist of plenary sessions designed to appeal to researchers from a range of methodological backgrounds, a choice of follow-up workshops providing space for students to focus on topics of more specialist interest, a choice of hands-on workshops (one on multimedia ethnography, the other providing an introduction to ML-WIN and WINBUGS statistical software), and a panel session focusing on issues of career development.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Places are free for participants of the Hub and Nodes.
Online Data Collection , Data Collection (other), Data Quality and Data Management (other), Research Ethics, Multimodality, Multi-dimensionality, Hypermedia ethnography, Research synthesis
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