Dr Kathrin Thomas has convened the University of Aberdeen's first Women's Summer School in Quantitative Data Analysis, held between September 5-9.
Funded by a British Academy's Talent Development Award, the workshop aimed to provide the 26 women attending with the opportunity to learn and apply methods of data analysis in the software package Stata 17 in a comfortable, encouraging, and supportive environment.
The opening reception was held at Café Harmony, while refreshment breaks offered food for thought (quite literally) and fuelled their energy with coffee, tea, and sweet treats.
The workshop proved to be a great success, with participants noting that they would be recommending Dr Thomas' workshop to their colleagues.
Special praise was also given to the training, with Dr Thomas being recognised for her patience, passion, and professional teaching, which "ignited [their] interest to look into Stata and data analysis".
In addition to the practical skills, the workshop promoted confidence and power among the attendees, as well as solidarity as they worked together as a team.
Now looking towards the new academic year, Dr Thomas will be teaching the Politics and International Relations methods course, Researching in the 21st Century, convene Three Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and contribute to the postgraduate course, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science, next term.