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Open Access Modules:

Wider options offered by participating departments

Several of our participating departments open up some of their in-house postgraduate courses to limited numbers of students from other departments. These courses will be more discipline-specific than the SSRMC's core courses. Please bear in mind:

  • These courses are part of the programme and timetable of the respective departments, not the SSRMC. As a result, they may not fit in with your departmental timetable.
  • It is your responsibility to check with your Supervisor or course Director that they are happy for you to take open access courses.
  • Only a limited number of places are available for external students. If you arrange to take an open access course, you must attend all the sessions - if you fail to attend, you may be taking the place away from someone else who wants it.

This year's Open Access modules are:

Introduction to ethical issues in the arts and humanities
Qualitative Research in Practice
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

 

Booking for open access modules should be done directly with the host department following the instructions in the bookings sections below:


Introduction to ethical issues in the arts and humanities

Lecturer: Prof Ian Cross
Faculty of Music

Date and Time:

Friday 5 October, 14.30-15.30

Location: 

Lecture Room 4, 
Faculty of Music

Description:

This session provides a brief introduction to the types of ethical issues that can arise in research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  It sketches the fundamental issues that can give rise to the need for ethical review, explores how the idea of ethical review has been implemented and conceptualised, and presents a couple of case studies that illustrate how very different contexts of research can give rise to similar ethical concerns.

Booking arrangements:

This course is open to all. There is space for up to 30 attendees on a first-come-first-seated basis.
Prospective attendees from outside the Music Faculty must contact the Graduate Administrator, Emma Chapman (emc85@cam.ac.uk) to book a place.

 

 

Qualitative Research in Practice

Lecturer: Dr Caroline Lanskey
Institute of Criminology

Date and Time: 

9:00 - 11:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tues 19 February 2019 and ending Thurs 14 March 2019

Location: 
Room B4,
Institute of Criminology

Description:

This practice-oriented module covers common approaches to the collection, analysis and presentation of qualitative data with particular reference to criminological and criminal justice studies. In the first session we will reflect on the importance of setting qualitative research practice within a theoretical framework and will consider different qualitative research theories and their epistemological stances. The following sessions will provide insights into the practice of data collection by means of interviews, focus groups and participant observations. In two further sessions we will explore approaches to the analysis of spoken, written and visual data. There follows an optional session on using software tools for qualitative analysis. The module will conclude with a discussion of how to present qualitative research findings. During the module students will have opportunities to design a research instrument, collect and analyse qualitative data.

Booking arrangements:

 Booking for this course is essential. 

Prospective attendees should contact the IOC Graduate Administrator, Anna Evans () to book a place. 

 

 

Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

Lecturer: Dr Anna Bagnoli
Department of Sociology

Date and Time: 

Friday November 16 and
November 23 from 10:00 to 12 noon

Location: 

Titan Room 1, 
New Museums Site

Description:

The lectures will make an overview of the process of qualitative data analysis, introducing CAQDAS and the debates that have originated from the use of software in qualitative analysis practice. The sessions will provide a practical introduction to the Atlas.ti software and demonstration of its use in the analysis of a mixed-method qualitative project.

Booking arrangements:

This course has a maximum capacity of 5 SSRMC students, so booking is essential. 

Prospective attendees should contact the SSRMC Administrator, Siobhan Hoffmann-Heap () to book a place.

 

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Lecturer: Prof Anna Vignoles
Faculty of Education

Date and Time:

Thurs 9 May, 14:00 - 18:00

Location: 

Room - TBC
Donald McIntyre Building

Description:

This introductory elective on longitudinal data and longitudinal methods of analysis is for those who want to know more about longitudinal data and research design, and how longitudinal data and research can be used to answer key policy questions. The session will introduce longitudinal research methods and longitudinal data, help students develop a better understanding of how longitudinal research can answer questions in a number of policy areas and will introduce the reader to a number of longitudinal studies. This elective is suitable for students with some understanding of regression analysis.

Booking arrangements:

This course has a maximum capacity of 30 students, so booking is essential. 

Prospective attendees should contact the Graduate Administrator, Emma Rixon () to book a place.

An interdisciplinary centre providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level. Our courses cover qualitative, and quantitative research methods, from basic training to advanced statistical analysis.​

  • Basic Statistics
  • Specialist Statistics
  • Introductions to Statistical Software Packages
  • Elements of Social Science Research

A selection of our courses are also available to external participants.

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