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Mundane Methods: An Extra-Ordinary Event

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07 November 2016 - 08 November 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL

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Sue Heath (University of Manchester) gives her keynote talk.

What does social science research involve and how do we study everyday life?

This innovative event offered a unique opportunity to experience and explore some of the creative methods social scientists use to research the everyday. A walking tour field trip, kitchen table style discussions, and a variety of interactive workshops including: material methods, smell scapes and everyday ethics, were just some of the activities involved in this jam-packed schedule. Open to all, this event showcased an exciting array of extra-ordinary approaches to researching the mundane!

In all parts of the two-day schedule, researchers from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University were on hand to discuss their work with attendees. Using visual and creative techniques, discussion and interaction, and educational talks, members of the public engaged with social scientists to learn about the weird and wonderful ways in which we study everyday life.


The ‘bridge to nowhere’ on the walking tour, led by Steve Millington (Manchester Metropolitan University)



Visit the Mundane Methods website for more information about the event and a photo gallery.


Contact: Dr Sarah Marie Hall (