Wednesday 17th May, 5.30pm
Yudowitz Seminar Room
Wolfson Medical School Building
“Refusing to deal with numbers rarely helps the poorest: Insights from quantitative approaches in social science research”
Professor Steve McKay
University of Lincoln
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre Celebration Event, recognising the great strides the College of Social Sciences has made in developing our social science undergraduates’ quantitative and data analysis skills. We have focused on developing the advanced statistical, analytical and data handling skills that will help our Social and Political Science and Education students succeed in the increasingly competitive employment market.
This year’s celebration co-ordinates with the launch of an exciting new programme, partnering with ICPSR to send students to their globally renowned 4 week training in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Glasgow Q-Step Centre will also host two ICPSR Short Summer Courses here at University of Glasgow.
The changes to our curricula put our students in the unique position of having advanced statistical training and knowledge of how to apply their analytical skills to addressing the important social scientific questions and issues relevant across the public, private and third sectors. Our innovative Internship Programme has consolidated these skills with links to industry. Students have publicised their research, been included in new RCUK research proposals and offered post-graduate placements after completing excellent internships.
As part of the celebration our keynote speaker Professor Steve McKay, University of Lincoln will be giving a talk on “Refusing to deal with numbers rarely helps the poorest: Insights from quantitative approaches in social science research” which will be followed by a drinks reception.
Please register for this event here.
Dr Jo Ferrie
Director of Glasgow Q-Step