Summer School 2022
14 - 16 June 2022
This year, the SGSSS Summer School returns as an in-person event at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh from 14th – 16th June.
With a wide variety of interesting and useful workshops over three days, plus opportunities to socialise and say hello to some visiting alpacas, the Summer School will be an exciting way to learn advanced skills, meet other PhD students, and be inspired by ideas and stories.
You can now see the full timetable and plan the sessions you would like to attend.
Registration will open on Monday 23rd May at midday. It will operate a little differently this year; you will first select your sessions, taking care not to double book yourself, then make payment once your sessions are confirmed. Information around payment will be sent to you after you have booked into your first session.
There is a cost of £80 for attending the Summer School, or £95 if accommodation (single ensuite bedrooms provided by Queen Margaret University) is required. If you are only interested in attending for one day, there is a day ticket available for £35.
Any queries in the meantime can be directed to email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you in June!
Research Design - *Online Only Session* - full day course
Research design is a core component of every good research paper, irrespective of is theoretical approach or type of empirical evidence (quantitative or qualitative) to be collected and analysed. Its importance derives from its features: provides a structure to the analysis, makes data collection systematic, guides readers through the logic of the research enterprise, and increases the reliability and transparency of the research endeavour.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews – full day course
This two-session workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and a range of practical tools required for conducting a systematic review. A range of approaches to evidence synthesis and systematic reviews will be considered. The workshop will consist of lectures and opportunities for participants to discuss and develop their own reviews through interactive group work and discussions.
A Primer in Systematic Reviews and Meta-regression
Traditionally researchers' literature reviews aspired to summarising the knowledge concerning a research topic. The sheer amount of studies makes this a unrealistic ideal. This brief session is meant to give a very quick overview of what systematic reviews and meta-regressions are and what they can do for social scientists.
What would an Inclusive New Normal look like in Academic Culture?
If inclusion came as a flat pack what would the instructions look like? There were many challenges to working online through covid, but this did also enable new forms of collaboration and allowed more flexible and accessible engagement for those with caring responsibilities, remotely located or coping with immune compromisation and other disabilities. For some online working provided more equitable experiences than they had previously encountered. As working habits again change, how can we keep the best of digital affordances and overcome the challenges that working in hybrid spaces may entail?
Teaching Quantitative Methods for the First Time
This workshop will discuss the challenges and strategies for those preparing to teach quantitative methods courses for the first time. The workshop will cover aspects such as book selection, to what level to pitch a course at, to how to handle classes/students that do not engage in lectures. There will be opportunities to work in groups to discuss teaching approaches and chances to ask questions that you have regarding teaching practices.
Publishing from your PhD? Insights into publishing in accounting, business & management
Publishing is our currency in academia and there is a long and steep learning curve to it, because it is not about what we know, nor about how good researchers we are, it is about how we report what we have come to know and also about who we are reporting it to. In this session, we will explore publication strategies, from persuasion strategies to applied formulas, and from co-authoring to reviewing and dealing with reviews.
Doing Online Collaborative Autoethnography During the Pandemic to Research Academic Precarity
This will be an interactive workshop that will explore the benefits of using an online collaborative autoethnographic approach to reflect on personal and shared experiences. Chang, Heewon et al (2012: 17) describe collaborative autoethnography as a ‘qualitative research method that is simultaneously collaborative, autobiographical and ethnographic’. In this workshop we will look at the practicalities of using such an approach online.
NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis
In this workshop we will look at how to make the best use of NVivo in your qualitative data analysis. We will consider which NVivo tools will be most useful for your PhD study and you will see how to set up an NVivo project. We will also cover how to code your data and where to find help when using NVivo.
Truth Claiming: avoiding 'atrocity stories' and 'poverty safaris': a facilitated discussion of how we orientate ourselves toward qualitative data using two case studies
The purpose of this workshop is to understand different ways for researchers to orientate themselves toward qualitative data and, in particular, to consider different ways of being 'truthful' to those data. The facilitators will use two extended examples from their own work (an interview study of women's experiences of GP encounters following domestic abuse and a comparative ethnography of men's experiences of the social determinants of health).