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

If you have any ideas about training sessions or seminars you would like to see in future, please let us know at

Upcoming events

methods@manchester lunchtime seminar: How to do Topic Modelling using R

12:00 - 13:00 26 November 2019

methods@manchester are pleased to welcome Oskar Enghoff for our latest Lunchtime Seminar: How to do Topic Modelling using R Oskar will provide a basic overview of how to use R to do 'topic modelling', focusing on applications within social science research. Topic modelling is a machine learning approach to thematic coding of text data, where..

methods@manchester workshop - Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in Practice

09:30 - 17:00 21 January 2020

This course is designed to raise your ethical awareness and enable you to think and act more ethically as you carry out research. It includes a short introductory presentation to set research ethics in context, discussions of rights and responsibilities at each stage of the research process, plus videos and exercises to embed ethical thinking..

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Important booking information


Bookings for our events will now be done through Eventbrite. All reminders and updates about your booking will be sent via Eventbrite so please ensure that you read these messages. It is recommended that you use the ‘Add to calendar’ function as a reminder of your booking. If you need to cancel or amend your booking, do this via ‘My Tickets’ on the site.

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.