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UK Fluids Conference 2021 (00:00)
CHEP workshop: Academic Integrity (prevention is better than cure, getting ready for induction and beyond) (12:00)
Details to follow on the CHEP Sharepoint site
CHEP University briefing: University REF submission - Was it worth it? (15:00)
In this session, Mark Spearing, Peter Staniczenko and David Steynor will explain the importance of the University of Southampton's submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), including what was involved, how we will leverage the 100+ impact case studies that were produced, and how some £50 million annual REF income is allocated to Schools.
CHEP Festival of Learning and Teaching (10:00)
The third CHEP Festival of Learning and Teaching will take place on Thursday 16 September 2021.
An online Festival is being planned in view of ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, but some in-person sessions will be added if circumstances allow.
CHEP will put out a formal call for contributions in June, but if you have any ideas for engaging sessions, particularly ones that will encourage participation from those who do not normally attend such events, we would love to hear from you now.
NCRM book launch: In conversation… with Sophie Woodward, Jennifer Leigh and Nicole Brown (10:30)
To celebrate the relaunch of the NCRM research method book series with the publication of “Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods”, Sophie Woodward is holding an ‘In conversation event’ with the authors Jennifer Leigh and Nicole Brown.
Jennifer and Nicole’s book explores what an embodied approach brings to a research project, and which kinds of considerations need to be taken into account to research in this way. The book has been praised as a “welcome addition to the research methods literature” that is “grounded in interdisciplinary theorizing and bursting with practical wisdom”, and as such “a practical guide for both students and scholars interested in engaging in an embodied research process”.
In this event, Sophie, Jennifer and Nicole will discuss, among other things, what Embodied Inquiry is, what the benefits and challenges of this mode of research are, and what an Embodied Inquiry might look like in practice.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11517
Introducing Institutional Ethnography: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Approach to Social Research
This workshop will introduce Institutional Ethnography (IE), an interdisciplinary feminist approach to social research that focuses on how texts and language organise our everyday lives.
IE is not just a methodology, but a comprehensive feminist ontology of how the social world works which advocates using a form of standpoint to explore from specific perspectives. IE research ‘takes sides’, often researching as, with, and/or for, marginalised groups who are often made invisible by, or excluded from, organisations and institutions. The focus on texts – conceptualised as replicable materials objects that carry messages – allows IE researchers to ethnographically explore the organising power of language and institutions, made material in institutional texts which act as bridges between different people and places.
The overall aim of the workshop is to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of institutional ethnography as an approach and the opportunity to translate their own research ideas and projects into an IE research proposal or small piece of text-focused analysis. This hands on workshop is suitable for students, academics, and anyone else interested in feminist methodologies, text and discourse analysis, and institutional or organisational ethnographies.
No prior training in, or knowledge of, IE is required.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11387
CHEP event: Meet the University of Southampton's Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence (13:00)
The University of Southampton has three Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence in ECS, Medicine and Physics and Astronomy, and this session will introduce them to the wider University. They will share their industrial experience in their relevant and related sectors as well as their role within the University and how they can support staff, students and researchers. They will highlight the opportunities around entrepreneurial engagement with industry, the benefit of having an industry perspective on research bids.
Models for Cause and Effect: causal inference for social scientists
The fact that correlation does not equate to causation is so well known that it has become a popular saying in itself. Yet the way that quantitative analysis is discussed in much popular and political discourse, as well as interpreted by many social scientists, fails to take issues surrounding causality fully into account. This may be because randomized control experiments, widely understood as the most defensible method of establishing causality, are frequently impossible or unethical to conduct in social science settings.
Analysts thus have to work with observational data, which often miss information crucial for making causal interpretations of statistical associations. However, under some circumstances and subject to specific assumptions, one can interpret estimated associations as casual with substantially higher confidence.
This course deals with methods that can be used under such circumstances and subject to the specific assumptions. The course offers practical skills in implementing these methods and the theoretical skills needed to understand and discuss evidence from them.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11554
Multilevel Modelling: A robust analytical method for randomised controlled educational trials
This four day course (running from 10am - 4pm each day) will focus on the conceptual understanding of multilevel modelling and its relevance for robust analysis of evidence from randomised controlled trials, with case studies from educational trials. It will focus on ‘meaning’ and application of multilevel models instead of computations.
The course will run for four days, with the first day focusing on the transition from linear regression models to multilevel models. Practical examples with simple exercises will be used to motivate the need for a more robust approach than t-tests or linear regressions in educational trials. The different sources of variability will be discussed as well as their implications on effect size.
The course will primarily be taught in R, but we would also be able to support individual exercises in SAS and STATA. This is an intermediate course that requires good understanding of linear regression model as a prerequisite.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11285
Call for UK schools to participate in Mexican Day of the Dead 2021 (00:00)
Using Creative Research Methods
This online course will outline creative research methods and show you how to use them appropriately at every stage of the research process.
The course assumes that you have a good working knowledge of conventional research methods, and builds on that knowledge by introducing arts-based methods, embodied methods, research using technology, multi-modal research, and transformative research frameworks such as participatory and activist research. Any or all of these techniques can be used alongside more conventional research methods and are often particularly useful when addressing more complex research questions.
You will have the opportunity to try applying some of these methods in practice, and attention will be paid to ethical issues throughout. The course will include plenty of practical advice and tips on using creative methods in research.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11389
PGCE Health and Wellbeing Conference
The annual Health and Wellbeing conference at the University of Southampton has become a key element of our provision in this key area of training and support for teachers and trainee teachers. It is one of the few days when we work with Primary and Secondary, giving a special opportunity to develop understanding across the age ranges in one of the most central areas of effective education.
Introduction to Impact Evaluation
This online course will introduce you to various empirical, quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the impact of a specific policy intervention. These methods can be referred to as “programme evaluation”, “impact assessment”, “causal estimation” or “impact evaluation”.
The course assumes basic statistical concepts (mean, median, correlation, expected value, statistical significance and confidence intervals), and algebra is optional. It does not teach participants how to implement any of these methods using statistical software.
This course is aimed at Government researchers and analysts interested in quantitative methods for impact evaluation, Third sector researchers and analysts interested in quantitative methods for impact evaluation and PhD students and junior researchers.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11410
Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS
In this one day online course (taught over 2 mornings) we will explore how to use R to import, manage and process spatial data. We will also cover the process of making choropleth maps, as well as some basic spatial analysis. Finally, we will cover the use of loops to make multiple maps quickly and easily, one of the major benefits of using a scripting language to make maps, rather than traditional graphic point-and-click interface.
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course is also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for. No previous experience of coding is required, although participants would benefit from some experience of using spatial data (e.g. Google Maps).
This course will be taught over two mornings (10:00 – 13:00, including a mid morning break) and equates to one teaching day for payment purposes.
Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11540