ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Science 2013: feedback

In the week of 16th – 19th July 2013, CASS organised the first Summer school for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in social science disciplines with an interest in the methods of corpus linguistics. Twenty participants from 15 different Higher Education institutions form the UK and overseas (Israel, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy) attended the event.  The following is a summary of the feedback we received from the participants at the end of the event (this summary is based on 16 returned surveys).

  • All participants agreed that the quality of the Summer School sessions was high.
  • All participants agreed that the Summer School had a friendly atmosphere.
  • All but one participant said that they were confident to apply corpus methods in their own work after having attended the Summer School.

In particular, the participants appreciated the practical, hands-on approach (including lab sessions), engaging lectures, and the fact that the Summer school was free of charge.

Did you miss this year’s summer school? Check back regularly for information on dates for next year, as well as information on how to apply.