Description This two-day summer school considers the practice, methods, ethics and politics of ethnography. Ethnographic fieldwork can be mentally or physically challenging and exhilarating in equal measure, as well as throwing up dilemmas that even the best methods textbooks cannot predict or provide solutions to. This summer school is the f..
A two-day foundation course delivered by the Royal Statistical Society in partnership with methods@manchester Course Outline The purpose of this course is to help participants understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis and..
Getting Reflective: Psychology as a Force for Good in Education We are delighted to announce three excellent keynote speakers who are experts in the field: Prof John Raven (Eye on Society); Dr Alice Jones Bartoli (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London); and Prof Pamela Qualter (The Manchester Institute of Education, The U..
During the worst political crisis in Hong Kong’s history, anti-government protesters have staged massive sit-ins at the city’s airport. This talk examines the tactics and promotional materials used by the protesters to make their case, and compares them with those of the colonial authorities during an earlier crisis – the 1967 disturbanc..
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Stephanie Barrientos: Gender and Work The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their l..
A two-day foundation course delivered by the Royal Statistical Society in partnership with methods@manchester Course Outline The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression model..
A one-day foundation course delivered by the Royal Statistical Society in partnership with methods@manchester Course Outline As spatial datasets get larger and more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysi..
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Rhys Jenkins, University of East Anglia to discuss "How China Is Reshaping the Global Economy" China’s growing economic involvement in Africa and Latin America have been a source of controversy and debate. Although there are parallels between China’s involvement in..
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Raquel Rolnik: Urban warfare - housing under the empire of finance In cities across the world the story is the same - housing is in crisis and increasingly available only to the wealthy. Models of home ownership that originated in the US and UK are now exported across..
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Paul Vallely, Global Development Institute to discuss "Is philanthropy good for international development?" This talk will shine a spotlight on how today’s super-rich are silently, often secretly, shaping our world. Giving has, variously, been a matter of honour, alm..
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