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Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) Taster Day

Date - Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 (12:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Date & Time: Tuesday 23rd January, 12.30pm – 5pm

Venue: University of Sheffield, The Diamond Building, Lecture Theatre 7


The ESRC White Rose DTP is delighted to invite you to an Advanced Quantitative Methods Taster Event, hosted and chaired by Professor Gwilym Pryce.

The aim of this training event is to provide doctoral researchers with an introduction to a range of advanced quantitative methods and analytical techniques that are commonly used in social science.  It will give participants the opportunity to identify methods relevant to their own research.


Programme of the Day

Time Session
12.40pm -12.45pm Introduction from Chair
Professor Gwilym Pryce, Director of the WRDTP AQM Training and Development Group & Co-Director of the ESRC CDT Data Analytics and Society, University of Sheffield
12.45pm – 1.15pm Multi-level Modelling
Dr Andrew Bell, Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences University of Sheffield
1.15pm – 1.40pm Structural Equation Modelling
Dr Todd Hartman, Director of University of Sheffield Q-Step Centre & Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
1.40pm – 2.05pm Social Network Analysis
Dr Nema Dean, Lecturer in Statistics, University of Glasgow
2.05pm – 2.20pm Break (Refreshments not provided)
2.25pm – 2.50pm Casual Inference
Dr Peter Tennant, University Academic Fellow in Healthcare Research, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
2.50pm – 3.15pm Spatial Modelling
Dr Robin Lovelace, University Academic Fellow, Transport and Big Data, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
3.15pm – 3.40pm Spatial Data Visualisation
Professor Alasdair Rae, Professorial Fellow, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield
3.40pm Short Break with refreshments (available until 4.45pm)
3.50pm – 4.45pm Breakout sessions and Refreshments

We are pleased to offer Doctoral Researchers  the opportunity to ask the speakers questions about particular methods of the above topics in a small group setting. You can sign up for up to three 15 min Breakout Groups where you can chat with the experts about anything you didn’t understand, or how the method might be applied to your research topic, for example.

We’ll do our best to get you registered for all three of your choices, but if some sessions are over-subscribed we may not be able to this. The sessions will be as follows:

Breakout Session #1 3.50pm to 4.05pm
Breakout Session #2 4.10pm to 4.25pm
Breakout Session #3 4.30pm to 4.45pm

Booking has now closed

Later in the year we will offer opportunities for more in-depth hands-on training in many of the above techniques.

Travel Information
Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from the All Cohort Training sessions.  You will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses upon presentation of original receipts/tickets (no photocopies or credit card receipts will be accepted) and completion of the relevant expense claim form/process via your Department/School. We cannot reimburse travel costs for students in their writing up/overtime year.