We organise regular talks, workshops and other methods-related events throughout the academic year.

Take a look at our upcoming courses, find out about our Summer School, and browse past events. 

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Upcoming events

Using data analytics in equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education (with R)

13:00 - 14:30 12 January 2022

To sign up to this event, click here: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is a key value of higher education institutions. The University of Manchester, like many other universities must take active steps to provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors irrespective of their a..

Creative Fieldwork Online

13:00 - 15:00 20 January 2022

To sign up, click here: The Covid19 pandemic has brought about many unforeseen challenges for research in the social sciences, as we needed to move fieldwork online. However, doing research remotely, does not need to be impersonal, different or problematic; indeed, it can be a positive, proactive ch..

Working with collage as research method: insights into theory and practice

09:00 - 17:00 17 February 2022

To sign up, click here: Part of the Creative stream with methods@manchester, this session introduces collage as an arts-based research method. This session introduces collage as an arts-based research method. This particular type of collage allows materials to be placed and moved as thinking develops..

Data Visualisation With R

21 - 22 February 2022

This course is spread over two days, you must be able to attend both days. Day 1: Monday 21st February 9am -12.30pm Day 2 : Tuesday 22nd February 9am-12.30pm Data visualisation is a key statistical tool for effective communication and to understand aspects of data and models. The statistical language R is used widely for data analysis and..

Adapting Cultural Probes For Use Online

10:00 - 13:00 08 March 2022

For this event, you must register your attendance through Eventbrite: As part of the Creative stream with methods@manchester, get an insight into the cultural probe method. Louise Couceiro will begin by offering a brief explanation of the cultural pro..

Doing sensory methods: Sensations and everyday elicitations

09:30 - 13:00 27 April 2022

Part of the Creative stream organised by methods@manchester, this event offers a practical introduction and develops a critical consideration of sensory methods. Sensory methods can include a broad range of research strategies. The aim is to explore sensory approaches to research methods, including combining such approaches in conventional and..

Reflective Bookmaking – observing and reflecting on experiences through making simple reflective books

10:00 - 17:00 09 May 2022

When in the midst of an experience connected to your research, it can be hard to find a good way to keep track of and reflect on it, both in general and in the context of your research project. ‘Normal’ note-taking often doesn’t do conference attendances or museum visits justice, while video or audio recording often collects an overwhelm..

Fiction and social research

10:00 - 12 May 2022

This online workshop is aimed at researchers who are interested in using and/or creating fictional texts in their work. Participants will explore different ways in which researchers have used fictional texts for data collection, as analytic method and to share findings, particularly focussing on work in the social sciences. We will examine som..

Exploring the use of civic hackathons as co-learning spaces for peer research

16:00 - 19:00 26 May 2022

"This online seminar explores the use of civic hackathon events as co-learning spaces to support peer research projects. It builds on work we are currently doing in our role as Learning Partner for the Youth Endowment Fund’s Peer Action Collective. In this project we used a hackathon to co-produce the first prototype framework for a developm..

Enhanced Interviewing

13:00 - 16:00 14 June 2022

This half-day session will focus on what enhanced interviews are, why they are needed in the social sciences and an introduction to how to conduct them. By the end of this session, participants will have explored the need for enhanced interviewing techniques and become familiar with some tools used to enhance interviews in the social sciences...

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Important booking information


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Waiting list

If you are on the waiting list for a place and one becomes available you will receive an email from Eventbrite. You will be given 1 day to respond and complete your registration on Eventbrite, if you have not responded within that time you will be taken off the list and the invitation will pass to the next person. Preference will be given to NorthWest DTC PhD students and this will be determined by email address, so please use your official address.


We have had an increasing problem with non-attendance. As a result anyone who does not attend and has not cancelled their place before the course starts will not be permitted to attend any further methods@manchester events for that academic year.