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.
- 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.
SpeakersAQM Director, University of Sheffield
Before moving to Sheffield, Andy was a lecturer at the University of Bristol, where he also completed his undergraduate degree (in Geography) and PhD (in Advanced Quantitative Methods). His current substantive research focuses on mental health from a life course perspective, but also spans a diverse range of other subject areas, including geography, political science, social epidemiology and economics. Methodologically, Andy’s interests are in the development and application of multilevel models, with work focusing on age-period-cohort analysis and fixed and random effects models.
- AQUALM Director, University of Leeds
Dr Ana Manzano is an associate professor in public policy (University of Leeds. UK). Her areas of expertise are realist evaluation, advanced qualitative methods, and their application in mixed-methods studies. She has published widely in the area of realist evaluation quality and reporting standards. She is passionate about the relationship between methods, evidence and programme evaluation.
- Associate Professor of International Health, University of Leeds
As a medical doctor and interdisciplinary social scientist, I have over 30 years of experience in global health. My expertise lies in health policy, health systems, and workforce capacity strengthening in Africa, South Asia, and the Western Pacific region.
- Teaching Fellow in International Health
My public health experience began as an intern at the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas. I have since joined the University of Leeds as an interdisciplinary teacher and researcher focusing on complex health issues using an intersectional and systems lens. I have worked in the School of Politics and the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds.
- Professor, University of Leeds
Dr Malleson is a Professor of Spatial Science and a member of the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP). His primary research interest is in developing spatial computer models of social phenomena with a particular focus on crime simulation and models of urban areas.
- Research Associate, Newcastle University
Natalie is a National Institute of Health Research ARC NENC Fellow in the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle, working on a range of projects related to inequalities in health. She is a social epidemiologist with a background in human geography and a keen interest in the role of place and geography on health outcomes and inequalities. She has expertise in health inequalities, the social determinants of health, contextual effects research, mental health and ethnic inequalities in health.
- Professor of Sexualities & Sexual Health, Sheffield Hallam University
My background lies in education, sociology and health. My research and teaching concerns health, wellbeing and education, with specific interest in sexualities, sexual health and gender, relationships and sexualities education, young people and qualitative research methodologies. This work is informed by theories of power, sex and the body.
- Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
I am a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I am also one of the Postgraduate Research Tutors for Sport and Physical Activity within the Health Research Institute. With approximately 15 years’ experience of teaching in higher education, I teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate sport and exercise science modules, with a particular focus in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and research methods. My research focuses on understanding individual differences in how people optimise their stress, coping and well-being in different occupations.
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.
- 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)