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The Quantitative Methods Initiative funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Higher Education Academy (now Advance-HE) aimed to improve capacity in quantitative social science and make best possible use of the UK's world-class data infrastructure. It covered the entire educational life course from school projects to postdoctoral research and all social science disciplines. It included both research and teaching and learning. 



QM Training events & courses

22/04/2024: Introduction to Python and Python for Data Analysis
23/04/2024: Principles and Practices of Quantitative Data Analysis
23/04/2024: Recent Advances in Demographic Research (online)
24/04/2024: Analysing Survey Data with SPSS
24/04/2024: Web-scraping with Python and Introduction to text data with Python
24/04/2024: Introduction to Hospital Episode Statistics - Online
30/04/2024: ‘Lessons from Covid-19 data’ Webinar
03/05/2024: Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis
09/05/2024: Analysing Election and Public Opinion Data (online)
10/05/2024: An introduction to longitudinal child and youth data analysis using cohort and panel data - online
15/05/2024: Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) for quantitative social researchers - online
15/05/2024: Advanced Methods of Evaluation
20/05/2024: The potentials of re-using ‘Dad Data’ (online)
28/05/2024: A systematic approach to understanding trade-offs when designing and remodelling social surveys
30/05/2024: Age Period Cohort Analysis (online)
03/06/2024: Introduction to R-Studio
06/06/2024: Introduction to ArcGIS Online
11/06/2024: Mixed Methods Design and Analysis f2f
20/06/2024: Queering data: Producing data on sex, gender and sexuality - online
25/06/2024: Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS - Online
26/06/2024: The Decolonial Researcher
01/07/2024: C-BEAR SUMMER SCHOOL - Introduction to Experimental Methods in Social Sciences: Surveys, Laboratory and Field Experiments
01/07/2024: Introduction to agent-based modelling for public health research
02/07/2024: Introduction to Multilevel Modelling Using MLwiN, R, or Stata
16/07/2024: Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R & GeoDa - Online
05/09/2024: Statistical Methods for Criminology (online)
11/09/2024: Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) for quantitative social researchers - online
19/09/2024: Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis with Life Science Applications
30/09/2024: Socio-economic and regional inequality in health - inequality measurement and survey measurement of health - Online