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It's all about images: Data and the power of images

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Venue: University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

We’re inviting students from year 10 and up to attend this event and explore how social scientists use images to showcase their research findings. We’ll look at some good and bad examples of images, and encourage you to discuss social research results, as well as the best ways to effectively communicate them.

We have designed a range of interactive sessions and hands-on activities to help you explore and visualise spatial and social inequalities. You will have the chance to use data from the UK Data Service and the Census, and apply open-source data science and free online tools to produce simple but effective visualisations to uncover how inequalities affect different areas of the UK and Manchester.

You will also have the opportunity to talk and ask questions to social science students and researchers, which will be especially valuable if you are thinking about following a career in the social sciences.At the end of the day you will showcase your creativity, as well as the skills and knowledge you have gained in the session, by presenting your visual creations. We hope you will become more interested in social science data and continue to apply what you have learned beyond this event. 

More information is available on the ESRC website or by contacting Ana Morales-Gomez.