Room LMB/020


Room LMB/020
University of York Law & Management Building, Campus East, Freboys Lane, YO10 5GD


25 Oct 2019


9:30 am - 1:45 pm

Writing Your Research for Publication in the Social Sciences

This training event has been organised by the Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) Pathway, however students and doctoral researchers from all Pathways are welcome.

This half-day seminar is designed to help students in the social sciences think about translating their research into an academic publication.

Students should gain:

  • Insights into peer-reviewed and graduate student publishing
  • An understanding of the peer-review process of scholarly journals for publishing your research papers
  • Insights into selecting a suitable journal
  • Consideration of presenting own research to a wider academic audience through publication
  • Insight into participating in the running and organisation of student-led journals including the challenges, successes and sustainability issues.

Seminar plan




Welcome from Caroline Casey and Katie Smith


JECRHSS Katie Smith (including Q&A)


Comfort break


Professor Daniel Muzio
Publishing in scholarly academic journals/ peer-review process/ choosing a journal/ Editor’s expectations


Workshop facilitated by Professor Daniel Muzio & Dr Louise Tracey
Small groups working with sample papers and reviewers’ comments




Michael Walker
Hillary Place Papers


Whole group discussion – review of the day and next steps

Seminar Speakers

Professor Daniel Muzio

Professor of Management, The York Management School

Daniel Muzio is a Professor of Management. He joined York in 2018 from the University of Newcastle, having previously worked at the Universities of: Manchester, Leeds and Lancaster. He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, Cass Business School and Luiss Guido Carli in Rome. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Management Studies and a founding editor for the Journal of Professions and Organization.
Daniel's research interests include the organisation and management of Professional Services Firms, the sociology of the professions, organizational and professional wrongdoing and diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity.

Michael Walker

Doctoral Researcher

Mick taught in the secondary phase of education for around seventeen years before working as an advisory teacher then as a local authority inspector. He moved on to work for national government agencies including the National Curriculum Council where he was involved in developing the national curriculum. Before retiring Mick was Executive Director of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency during which time he held responsibility for monitoring general qualification and vocational awarding bodies and from 2008 held accountability for national curriculum assessments.
Summary of research project:
The status of teachers’ assessments in high stakes qualifications and tests does not attract the same levels of confidence as externally set and marked components. The increased use of assessments as accountability measures in the compulsory phase of education in England has resulted in a level of mistrust in some quarters over the reliability of teacher-based assessments. This has also been linked to concerns about the lack of expertise in assessment theory and practice within the teaching profession. This study aims to gain a deeper understanding of issues around trust in teacher assessment and the development of a strategy to provide more public and professional confidence in teacher assessment outcomes.

Dr Louise Tracey

WRDTP Director, Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) Pathway

Louise joined the Department of Education in 2016 having previously worked for eight years at the Institution for Effective Education, also at the University of York. Prior to that she was a researcher at the University of Nottingham and at the University of Liverpool.
Louise's research interests focus on early years education, literacy and research methods. She conducts large scale evaluations of programmes in schools, primarily using randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Recent projects have included an evaluation of the SPOKEs programme designed for the parents of struggling readers in Year 1, Home or care? A comparison of educational experiences and outcomes for maltreated children and an evaluation of the Success for All programme.

This event has been organised by the Education, Childhood and Youth Pathway but is open to all doctoral researchers across all WRDTP interdisciplinary pathways. We recommend this event in particular for those students in their 3rd year of PhD study however you are welcome to attend if you are an MA Social Research Student, or in year’s 1 & 2 of PhD study.

There are 25 places available at this event.

Please note, students are responsible for arranging transport to and from Pathway Training events. The WRDTP cannot reimburse students for any travel or subsistence costs incurred by attending this event.

Event organiser contacts

Caroline Casey

Education, Childhood and Youth Doctoral Researcher


Katie Smith

Education, Childhood and Youth Doctoral Researcher