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.
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.
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.
Thursday 17th December, 2-3pm
Doing discourse: from hermeneutics to narrative identities – Naveed Sheikh, Keele University