methods@manchester is launched

Article dated: 16 September 2010

methods@manchester is a web resource which brings together The University of Manchester’s internationally acclaimed expertise on social research methods.

Visit to watch video clips of experts talking about specific methods.Examples include: Martin Everett’s leading work on Social Network Analysis, Wes Sharrock on Ethnomethodology, Nick Shryane on Structural Equation Modelling and Ian Plewis on Multilevel modelling.

You can also listen to a wide range of introductory methodological talks, whilst viewing associated PowerPoint presentations – for example Penny Harvey explains why and how anthropologists conduct ethnography and Vanessa May explains the rationale behind narrative analysis.

September marks the start of the programme of events for the autumn semester, with seminars and short courses taking place. On September 29 the Methods Fair includes methods-related presentations throughout the day (speakers include Martin Everett on social networks; Carol Smart on in-depth interviews; Nick Shryane on structural equation modelling); a display of posters by researchers and PhD students; stalls giving information on training opportunities, online resources, short courses and much more.