Methods North West Methods Sessions 2021-22: 2nd Call for Contributions

by | Nov 5, 2021 | News | 0 comments

In 2020-21, Methods North West (MNW), working with the regional DTPs, ran a highly popular series of short online postgraduate Methods Sessions on methodological innovations in the social sciences.

In 2021-22 MNW welcome proposed sessions on qualitative, quantitative, digital/computational, investigative, creative/arts and interdisciplinary methods, sessions on adjusting methods to the realities and challenges of research after COVID-19, sessions on writing methods for publication and sessions dealing with new methodological developments in all of the NWSSDTP’s disciplinary areas.

We are more than aware colleagues remain sorely pressed. For that reason, these sessions have been set up in ways which minimise the work those contributing them have to do in advance. The sessions which run on Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 3pm can be be presentations with q&a or have a more conversational or interactive character. Last year occasionally contributors asked attendees to read or watch something in advance. All sessions will be promoted by the methods initiatives at the DTP institutions as well as by MNW, the DTPs and other bodies where relevant.

If you would like to run a session please discuss with your Methods Lead as follows as they would normally be the person to chair your session.  Then enter the details of your proposed session on the google document here. Please advise Julia Gillen, including asking her if you would like her to chair.   NWSSDTP will be in touch to arrange the Eventbrite registration and zoom link.   

Please circulate this information to colleagues, including ECRs and advanced PhD students who you think may be willing to contribute.  If you include a personalised message of encouragement, we hope very much they will join us.

Julia Gillen Institutional Academic Lead & Methods@Lancaster (interim)

Anita Hayes, Methods@Keele

Reka Solymosi Methods@Manchester

Michael Mair Engage@Liverpool

Admos Chimhowu, Director, Methods North West

If you wish to discuss any ideas you may have please contact SALCs Associate Director for Postgraduate Research:


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