John Carr Design Suite - C29
Portobello Centre, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET


18 Jan 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Advanced Methods Showcase

The ESRC White Rose DTP is delighted to invite you to an Advanced Methods Showcase, hosted and chaired by Ana Manzano and 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 2022/2023 and students who completed their Master in Social Sciences Research in the September 2022 who are now transitioning to their PhD study on a 1+3 Scholarship.

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 Sheffield. 

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 - 10:50
Intro to AQM
Andy Bell (University of Sheffield)
10:50 - 11:10
Intro to AQualM
Ana Manzano (University of Leeds)
11:10 - 11:40
Recruitment in Qualitative Research: Challenges and Strategies
Bethany Robertson (University of Leeds)
11:40 - 12:10
Structural Equation Modelling
Calum Webb (University of Sheffield)
12:10 - 13:10
13:10 - 13:40
Reflexivity in theory and practice
Jon Dean (Sheffield Hallam University)
13:40 - 14:40
Quantitative Intersectional Analysis
Dan Holman (University of Sheffield)
14:40 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion: the boundary between qualitative and quantitative: when they do and don’t work
16:15 -
Coaches depart (Leeds and York)