Methods Sessions 2020

Methods North West will be running a series of short online Methods Sessions between July – December 2020, delivered by experts in their fields. To attend a session, please register via the relevant Eventbrite link below and you will be provided with the Zoom details to join.

Archive of Previous Methods Sessions


Thursday 12th November, 2-3pm

Machine learning in the Social Sciences – Francisco Rowe, University of Liverpool

This session will provide an intuitive introduction to machine learning for social scientists focusing on key concepts and regression and classification approaches. It will provide an on-hands practical experience using R computational notebooks and reproducible examples.

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Thursday 19th November, 2-3pm

Using Freedom of Information Requests in Research – David Whyte, University of Liverpool

This session aims to provide participants with an understanding of the uses and applications of data obtained by Freedom of Information requests, and to develop an ability to analyse, write up and disseminate data obtained in this way. It will also provide an overview of the limitations of this data source, and offer a series of practical methods to overcome those limitations.

Eventbrite Booking Link


Thursday 17th December, 2-3pm

Doing discourse: from hermeneutics to narrative identities – Naveed Sheikh, Keele University 

Abstract Pending

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