Leverhulme Lecture - Quantitative Ethnography: Human Science in the Age of Big Data

13:00 - 14:00 28 February 2024

The Digital Technologies, Communication & Education (DTCE) and Education & Psychology (EP) research and scholarship groups in Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) will be co-hosting Professor David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of a Leverhulme International Professorship visit. David’s research on merging s..

SEED Inaugural Lectures

16:30 - 18:30 28 February 2024

On Wednesday 28 February, join the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester for inaugural lectures from Steven Courtney, Professor of Sociology of Education Leadership and Deljana Iossifova, Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, from 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Our inaugural lectures provide an opportunity..

Leverhulme Workshop - Epistemic Network Analysis

10:00 - 12:30 29 February 2024

This hands-on workshop introduces participants to the principles of Quantitative Ethnography (QE), an approach to analysing Big Data that goes beyond the old dichotomy of qualitative and quantitative methods and simple mixtures of methods. The workshop led by Prof Shaffer focuses on Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA), a tool for modelling comp..

DTCE Seminar: Understanding Learning in the World of AI

10:00 - 12:00 01 March 2024

ChatGPT and other new advances in AI have the potential to change work, education, and even what it means to “think” in the first place. In this workshop, Prof Shaffer looks at what AI is (and isn’t), its impact on what and how we learn, and how AI can change what it means to do research. This will be followed by informal group discussio..

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