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Methodological considerations in Biosocial Research using Understanding Society data

Date - Friday, 16th June 2017 (All Day)

Organised by NCRM, University of Southampton
Presenter Professor Tarani Chandola
Date 16/06/2017
Venue Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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Contact Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk
Phone: 02380 594069
Description PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WAS POSTPONED FROM 10TH MARCH 2017.The course is an introduction to biosocial research for social science researchers. The 1 day course will cover a conceptual framework for biosocial research, key methodological considerations when carrying out biosocial research, and some hands on practical work using biosocial data from Understanding Society.

The course covers:

  • A conceptual framework for biosocial research
  • A description of how biological data are collected in large social surveys
  • Methodological considerations when using biosocial data from Understanding Society

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand some of the principles underlying biosocial research
  • Develop an awareness of the methodological considerations when using biological data from large surveys
  • Create their own biosocial model based on data from Understanding Society

Target Audience

Quantitative social science researchers who have not analysed biological data before. These could include some health researchers who wish to become familiar with the biosocial data available in large surveys.


STATA- some familiarity and Regression analysis (linear + logistic)

Preparatory Reading

Blane D, Kelly-Irving M, d’Errico A, Bartley M, Montgomery S.  Social-biological transitions: how does the social become biological?  Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2013;4:136-146)

Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost The fee per teaching day is:• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Website and registration
Region South West
Keywords Secondary Analysis, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research, Exploratory Research , Biometric Data Collection
Related publications and presentations Secondary Analysis
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research