HEA Social Sciences annual conference - Teaching research methods: Developing a pedagogical culture in the Social Sciences

  • Date: 23 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
  • Start Time: 01:00 pm
  • Location/venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1QW


Beyond 'teaching research methods': making evidence, enquiry and explanation more important in undergraduate social science degrees

Professor John MacInnes (ESRC Advisor on Quantitative Methods Training)

Using data to make methods learning real

Jackie Carter (Director of Communications at the UK Data Service), Mark Brown (Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester) and Bethany Morgan-Brett (Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex and supports users within the UK Data Service)

Conference updates on Twitter #HEASocSci13

The focus for this year's HEA Social Sciences conference builds on the work of the Social Sciences cluster teaching and learning summit, held in June 2012, and develops further the themes for the learning and teaching projects we will be funding through our strategic project.


  • Embedding research methods into the curriculum
  • Communicating quantitative methods
  • Teaching mixed methods
  • Assessment for learning in research methods
  • The use of open educational resources (OER) in research methods teaching
  • Developing a pedagogical culture
  • Researching for ‘work’ and at ‘work’

Further information

The HEA’s Social Science Cluster seeks to promote cross-disciplinary working between colleagues in the following disciplines: Accounting; Anthropology; Business and Management Studies; Development Studies; Economics; Education; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism; Sport Science and Leisure Studies; Law; Marketing; Politics and International Studies; and, Sociology.

Conference rates

Two day conference attendance including dinner and accommodation:

Subscribing Institution rate - £280

Non subscribing Institution rate - £330

Two day conference attendance (no dinner or accommodation):

Subscribing Institution rate - £150

Non subscribing Institution rate - £200

Dinner - £25

Accommodation - £105


Online bookings are closed - to book a place please email externalevents@heacademy.ac.uk.


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Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities

The Social Sciences annual conference will return to Liverpool on 23-24 May and will once again attract 150 delegates from across the UK. The conference provides a unique opportunity to network and promote your organisation within the Social Sciences sector. There are several exhibitor and sponsorship packages available at the 2013 conference, these can be viewed in the exhibitor flyer located on the right hand side of this page. For an informal chat about any of the packages please call Demelza Triffitt on 01904 717500 or email demelza.triffitt@heacademy.ac.uk

Please see link to UK Travel Fund for details of possible financial support for attending this event.

The HEA’s mission is to use our expertise and resources to support the higher education community in order to enhance the quality and impact of learning and teaching. We do this by recognising and rewarding excellent teaching, bringing together people and resources to research and share best practice, and by helping to influence, shape and implement policy.

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