Dave Middleton Wednesday 24 March, 11.45am-12.45pm, Workshop 5B, CMR15
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14 March 2010
Wednesday 24 March, 11.45am-12.45pm
Central Meeting Room 15
For those planning on using questionnaires as a data collection tool, this interactive workshop will provide guidance on questions to avoid and some common pitfalls faced by those designing questionnaires for the first time.
Dave Middleton is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences where he is a Staff Tutor in Wales and a member of POLIS. He is Chair of the Higher Education Academy’s Centre for Sociology Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) Advisory Group. Dave has an interest in innovative teaching methods and in July 2007 completed a £250,000 HEFCE funded project PARLE, developing a DVD of postgraduate research training materials aimed specifically at politics students. The DVD ‘Doing Political Research’ was launched at the Houses of Parliament and has the support of a number of departments across the UK. Dave was, until December 2008 Research School Academic Coordinator. He contributes to the Doctoral Training Workshop programme and has taught research methods to hundreds of students including sociologists, political scientists, media studies, financial services managers, strategic management accountants at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is currently Chair of the Social Science Masters Foundation modules D822 Investigating the Social World and D821 Investigating the Pyschological World. Dave’s thesis on the political use of the concept respect was awarded by the University of London in 2005. He has recently published a number of articles on the subject of e-learning in universities, the most recent in European Political Science (2010) entitled ‘Putting the learning into e-learning’.