Conferences and Events

The Sheffield Methods Institute works with other departments across the university and with our external parters to host conferences and events for researchers, students and the wider academic and professional community, both across the UK and internationally.

Evidence and Insight: Interdisciplinary Dialogues & Developments series

Rigour & Relevance in Participative Inquiry: Learning from Experiences

10:30-16:00 - 2nd March 2018

ICOSS Board Room

Professor Davydd Greenwood from Cornell University will run this workshop to generate insights through conversations and reflections on engaging in participative forms of inquiry.

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Bringing Action Research Principles into Teaching and Research: Opportunities and challenges in the university

14:00-16:00 28 February 2018

SMI Seminar Room, ICOSS

Professor Davydd Greenwood will discuss the structures and cultures in the university and the challenges faced when it comes to social improvement in this seminar.

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Refocusing research ethics through a postcolonial and feminist lens

15:00-17:00 - 10 May 2018

ICOSS Board Room, The University of Sheffield

In collaboration with the Department for Sociological Studies and The University of Sheffield Research Ethics Committee, the Sheffield Methods Institute is hosting a research ethics workshop.

The two-hour workshop seeks to bring students and staff together within the Faculty of Social Science to explore the relationship between postcolonial theory, feminism and contemporary research ethics.

The workshop will include talks from Dr Muna Abdi and Dr Manny Madriaga from Sheffield Hallam University and will discuss issues around decolonising research methodology in the social sciences, and will offer a moment to critically consider the contributions postcolonial theory and feminism have made to the field of research ethics.

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