Clarendon Building SR (1.06)
103 Clarendon Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9DF


17 Jan 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Advanced Methods Showcase 2024

The ESRC White Rose DTP is delighted to invite you to an Advanced Methods Showcase, hosted and chaired by Dr Ana Manzano and Dr Andy Bell. The provisional schedule for the day can be found at the bottom of this webpage, underneath the ‘Book your place’ button.

The aim of this training event is to provide doctoral researchers with an introduction to a range of advanced quantitative and qualitative methods and analytical techniques that are commonly used in social science.  It will give participants the opportunity to identify methods relevant to their own research. Most of the techniques discussed here are then examined in depth at training workshops later in the academic year, so by attending this session you can determine which further sessions to attend.

This Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods training is compulsory for ESRC funded PhD research students who have just embarked on their first year of PhD study i.e.:

Students who are starting their PhD study on a +3 Scholarship in academic year 2023/2024 and students who completed their Master in Social Sciences Research in September 2023 who are now transitioning to their PhD study on a 1+3 Scholarship (first year of PhD).

All non-ESRC funded students from the WRDTP partner institutions are also welcome to attend this training.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about a number of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the social science
  • Learn about future quantitative and qualitative methods training run by the DTP
  • Learn about the resources available on the DTP VIRE for understanding and learning quantitative and qualitative methods.

This training session will be delivered face-to-face at the University of Leeds. 

This session will be recorded and uploaded to the VIRE after the event.

Hourly Schedule

Provisional schedule

10:00 - 10:30
Arrival refreshments and registration
10:30 - 10:40
Intro to AQM
Dr Andy Bell (University of Sheffield)
10:40 - 10:50
Intro to AQualM
Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds)
10:50 - 11:20
Interpretative phenomenological analysis
Dr James Rumbold (Sheffield Hallam University)
11:20 - 11:50
Agent Based Models
Professor Nick Malleson (University of Leeds)
11:50 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Researching contested topics and destabilising sexual silences
Professor Julia Hirst (Sheffield Hallam University)
13:30 - 14:00
Structural Equation Models
Dr Natalie Bennett (University of Newcastle)
14:00 - 14:30
Applying Mixed Methods in Global Health Research
Dr Bassey Ebenso, University of Leeds
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Methods Debate: Intersectionality in practice
Dr Francis Poitier, University of Leeds
Coaches depart (Sheffield and York)