Theory and Methodology

Developing theoretically-informed applied research

This group is dedicated to developing new theory and methodology in education and social research. We not only work to develop better theory, but also put theory to work to do better research.

Research aims and objectives

Key Activities

The Summer Institute in Qualitative Research (5th Event 2017) showcases the latest trends in theory and methodology, led by a panel of leading international theorists.

The Biosocial Research Lab works across the boundaries of science, art and the social to study multi-sensory engagements with learning and behaviour.

Research seminars

Children and Childhood Seminar Series

Biosocial Research Seminar Series

Arts-Based Methods Workshops

The group designs and delivers MMU’s contribution to the ESRC White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.


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Our projects
Key Publications
Our Expertise