Events

We run a range of different events including research seminars, workshops and research methods training.

The utilisation of evidence-based research is essential to those who both shape and fund policy, at either a local or a national level. However, there a number of reasons for poor research utilisation including a lack of understanding of policy processes; weak demand from policymakers for research evidence; and a poor supply of policy-relevant research…
FLaG Seminar: All welcome “Generation” has enjoyed renewed interest both in sociology and in public discourse on contemporary social change.  The definition and application of the concept of generation has been controversial in scholarly circles, including in the field of family sociology, and this presentation reviews some of those debates.  I will argue, however, that…
FLaG Workshop. All welcome. This workshop presents some ongoing work linking retrospective social network schedules and panel survey data to narrative life stories in the Life Histories and Social Change database (LHSC).  LHSC includes 98 life story interviews conducted between 2005 and 2008 with three cohorts of Irish people (born before 1935, 1945-54, and 1965-74). …

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This WiP workshop looks at research into student experience, with presentations from both Nick Emmel (SSP) and Stacey Mottershaw (LUBS). The different experiences of averaged students – Nick Emmel (SSP) for the DASE research and scholarship group I report on a survey conducted at a northern Russell Group university with taught undergraduate and postgraduate students to investigate…
FLaG Writing Day: Friday 11th February, MS Teams, 10-4pm Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTQyOGYwMjYtOGQyMi00YTE2LTgxYWUtMDdhMmQ0NzJiZWY2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22bdeaeda8-c81d-45ce-863e-5232a535b7cb%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%221d3ba675-e575-4b85-9f1e-b5c79e7c04b8%22%7d FLaG Writing Day: Friday 11th March, MS Teams, 10-4pm Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODVkZjc5ODAtNDA0NS00N2Y5LThlYzEtOTE3MmUzOWFjNTkx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22bdeaeda8-c81d-45ce-863e-5232a535b7cb%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%221d3ba675-e575-4b85-9f1e-b5c79e7c04b8%22%7d Description: The session will run on Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated by FLaG PhD student, Emma Hyde – come and join us! It is a space for us to collectively and supportively…
Our next ‘Work in Progress’ lunchtime session is on Friday the 4th of February (1-2pm) on MS Teams. We’ll begin with Gemma Carr who will talk about her PhD research exploring inequalities in service children’s access to education. As usual, there will be time for discussion and questions around Gemma’s work: Gemma Carr – “The best thing you…
the slides are now available here- Stevenson Theorising from data This workshop will focus on analysing and theorising from qualitative data, using both deductive or inductive approaches. We will, first, aim to build theory from a set of interview transcripts, and then explore the same transcripts through two different theoretical ‘lenses’. We will also explore…
For this upcoming workshop, Rados Keravica and Hanaa Mustafa will share their PhD work in progress, both with a focus around child participation and human rights. Rados is a third year PGR in SSP and CDS, and Hanaa is a first year PGR in the School of Education. Please find their titles and abstracts below: Rados Keravica – “Disabled Children’s…
FLaG research centre will be holding a PGR writing day on Friday 10th December from 10am-4pm. The session will run on Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated by FLaG PhD student, Emma Hyde – come and join us! It is a space for us to collectively and supportively face the challenges of writing together. There is time for us…
This session will explore some of the pitfalls and possibilities in working with policy makers and policy influencers. Dr Daniel Edmiston, whose research focuses on social policy, welfare politics and inequality, will discuss his experience of working with think tanks and policy influencers including problems of ownership and diffuse nature of “impact”; the intangible impacts of…
From messiness to meaning: how do we make sense of ambivalence and ‘contradiction’ in qualitative interviews? Emma Hyde People’s lives, perceptions, and relationships are inherently messy and often characterised by ambivalence and contradiction; how can we capture and generate meaning from this in qualitative data analysis? In this FLaG Work in Progress session, I will…
At this work in progress workshop we will be joined by Dr. Helen Norman (LUBS, and FLaG) who will present on her new research project on fatherhood and primary school aged children’s educational development. Do join us. If you do not already have access to the Teams Work in Progress link please drop me an…
FLaG is delighted to host this seminar as part of the SSP seminar series. Dr Wendy Bottero (University of Manchester) recently published her book “A Sense of Inequality” and will draw from this in her presentation. To join the seminar follow the Zoom link details which follow the abstract below. Abstract A key theme in…