A Practical Introduction to Facet Methodology (bookings closed)



Organised by:

The University of Manchester


Jennifer Mason, Vanessa May, Petra Nordqvist, Robert Meckin


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Claire Spencer, claire.spencer@manchester.ac.uk


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University of Manchester
Oxford Road


Facet Methodology is an approach developed by a team of colleagues at the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, University of Manchester.  It is a creative approach to mixing methods and ‘playing with epistemologies’, with the aim of creating insights into our social world. The morning sessions in this face to face workshop will introduce some of the key elements in the approach, and offer examples of how the approach has been used in research. In the afternoon, participants and tutors will work in small groups to consider whether and how a Facet Methodology approach might be useful in participants’ own projects.

This workshop is aimed at researchers at various career stages, from PhD students onwards. Participants will be working on their own projects. To this end, we ask potential participants to register their interest via email to claire.spencer@manchester.ac.uk. Please title your message ‘Facet Methodology application’ and include a short outline of a few sentences explaining what kind of project you are working on and at what stage this project is (planning, data collection, data analysis). If your application is successful you will be sent a link for payment and then your place will be confirmed, This will be on a first come first served basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note this is an in person course only and it is not possible to join remotely. The course will run from 10:30-4:00, lunch and refreshments will be provided.


The fee per teaching day is: • £35 per day for students • £75 per day for staff working for academic institutions, Research Councils and other recognised research institutions, registered charity organisations and the public sector • £250 per day for all other participants If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.


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