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

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Upcoming events

Documents as data

09:30 - 16:30 02 June 2021

This online course will explain when and why to use documents as data for research, and how to gather and analyse documentary data. We will discuss how to find different kinds of documents, such as personal, official, and historical documents, mainstream print-media documents, virtual and self-published documents. We will consider how to ass..

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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.