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Methods workshop: Identifying Hidden Patterns in your Data

3rd May 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

When: 3rd of May 2022: 9:30-17:30
Location: War Studies Department (room tbc)
Format: In-person

This transdisciplinary event will allow students and early career researchers to explore the power of quali-quantitative methods for processing and analysing large amounts of data. It starts from the assumption that many of the most popular approaches to analysing data about social phenomena (both qualitative and quantitative) can miss or omit certain key relations, patterns, and social dimensions. In the morning, attendees will first hear how leading academics have deployed quali-quantitative techniques to uncover hidden elements that structure certain social spaces, from the “field” of Eurocracy to EU Research and Development in border security. This will be followed in the afternoon by a hands-on, interactive session to explore specific techniques (Correspondence Analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis) and relevant software in more depth.

Early stage PHD students looking for ways to expand on their methods training or find new ways to collect and analyse their own data, as well as PGRs and ECRs with prior knowledge/experience of the methods under discussion, are all welcome.

The event follows a successful event on Visual Network Analysis in April, and is a collaboration between the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) and the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

For further details & to sign up, please contact Liam McVay (liam.mcvay@kcl.ac.uk)or Josh Walmsley (josh.walmsley@kcl.ac.uk).

Speakers & Instructors

Frédéric Lebaron is Professor of Sociology at the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and co-author of Bourdieu and Data Analysis: Methodological Principles and Practice. Professor Lebaron will discuss the utilisation of Geometric Data Analysis in his research into the European Economic Field.

Médéric Martin-Mazé is Lecturer in the Department of Science at Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis, where his research spans across international organisations and security aid in postcolonial States.

Sarah Perret is Research Associate at the Department of War Studies of King’s College London, working on the ECR Project Security Flows, and holds Chair in Geopolitics of Risk at the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Dr Martin-Mazé and Dr Perret will discuss their joint work using Multiple Correspondence Analysis to map the sociotechnical universe of EU borders.


3rd May 2022
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Liam McVay
Josh Walmsley