Spring into Methods: Using Practice-Based Methods for Addressing Climate Crisis

CCA Glasgow 350 Sauchiehall Streer Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom 350 Sauchiehall Streer, Glasgow
Attendance: 13 / 25

The 2-day doctoral training programme will examine the value of practice-based research methods in addressing socio-economic and cultural challenges associated with climate crisis. As academia…

Spring into Methods: Green Freeport Hackathon Challenge

University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness 1, Inverness Campus Inverness, Highlands IV2 5NA United Kingdom University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness 1, Inverness Campus Inverness, Highlands, Inverness, United Kingdom
Attendance: 2 / 30

Aim: to develop co-created community projects securing local socio-economic benefits from major infrastructure development, specifically, the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport. The Green Freeport…

Spring into Methods: Working with Objects

1445 Argyle Street Glasgow G3 8AW United Kingdom 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Attendance: 10 / 20

This two-day training session will introduce doctoral students to the principles of object-based research as practiced across a range of fields in the Arts, Humanities,…

Student-led Symposium 2024 – Beyond the Buzzwords: Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing

Stirling Court Hotel Airthrey Road, Stirling, United Kingdom
Attendance: 36 / 65

This years’ Student-Led Symposium will take place at the University of Stirling on the 17th May. The theme is interdisciplinarity and wellbeing from the PGR perspective. It will provide an opportunity to learn about interdisciplinary research in practice and wellbeing during your degree, plus time to socialise and connect with your social science community.

Summer School 2024: An Introduction to Demographic Analysis and Debate

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

The course considers key social debates that flow from demographic change such as overpopulation, fertility decline, rural population sustainability and population ageing. You will learn about the demographic data and methods and theory that underpin such debates with hands-on opportunities to undertake analysis using real demographic data.

Summer School 2024: After Atrocity: Justice, Memory and Representation

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

This workshop looks at the aftermath of a mass atrocity, a temporal moment when the killings are over and questions of justice and remembrance come to the fore. Through comparative studies of historical and contemporary mass atrocities, the workshop will create opportunities to interrogate notions of transitional justice and impunity.

Summer School 2024: Queer Data Production

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

This workshop focuses on the production of data via surveys, helping participants design survey questions in an inclusive, transparent and reflexive manner.

Summer School 2024: Hands-On Qualitative Research

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

This training session, using a variety of data sources including interviews with Donald Trump, a US defender of the political right, and a speech from Jeremy Hunt, explores different ways of coding qualitative data.

Summer School 2024: Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

The workshop will teach the art of spotting a natural experiment and undertaking robust analysis to provide evidence for causal associations between social variables. You'll be introduced to the statistical models that are used to analyse natural experiments and have hands on opportunity to fit a difference in difference model and an interrupted time series model.

Summer School 2024: Archive, Coloniality, and Negative Methodologies

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

This workshop will consider how museums, galleries, and universities curate and exhibit their colonial acquisitions and ethnological collections. We will also discuss alternative archives that use 3D imaging, storyworlding, and architectural technologies to rethink conventional archives and bring to the surface marginalised and concealed histories.

Summer School 2024: Web-scraping for Social Scientists

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

There is an unprecedented amount of information on the internet that could usefully be harvested in order to build social science research datasets. This half-day course will showcase suitable techniques for web scraping.

Summer School 2024: Making a game with your research: Using Twine to share your findings

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

A good way to share your research (or teach it!) is to make an interactive game based around them. This session uses 'Twine', a free tool for telling interactive, non-linear stories and publishing them on the web, to both demonstrate how to make such a story, as well as teaching participants the basics of the tool so that they can make their own.

Summer School 2024: Quiz Night

Dundee University Students' Union Airlie Place, Dundee

After an exciting day of learning new things and meeting your fellow PhD students, why not come and win some prizes at our legendary SGSSS Summer School Quiz Night?

Summer School 2024: Latent Class Analysis

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

Many theoretical concepts in the social sciences cannot be easily observed directly. This workshop will introduce latent class analysis, and you will learn how to undertake and interpret analyses using this method.

Summer School 2024: Research with Young People and ‘Vulnerable’ Groups

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Old Hawkhill, Dundee

This session will explore the ethical and methodological considerations for research with young people, especially those who might be considered ‘vulnerable’. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on how these topics might apply to their own research.