Training opportunity! Introducing the Mass Observation Project (1981-2014) as a data source for researchers

Introducing the Mass Observation Project (1981-2014)

as a data source for researchers


We invite you to attend an interactive day-event for researchers and doctoral students.


This event will introduce you to the unique resources of the Mass Observation Project (MOP).  It provides the chance to discuss and try-out the opportunities that the MOP presents for qualitative longitudinal and/or mixed-method research.


The MOP is a self-selecting citizen’s writing project where individual writers have been answering sets of themed questions/directives on a range of different issues, themes and events between 1981 and present day (


At this event you will:

  • Go on a tour of the archive and its resources with staff at the archive.
  • Be ‘introduced’ to MOP writers and the topics they write about.
  • Discuss a case-study example of a longitudinal mixed-methods project at the University of Southampton, which is using MOP writing in combination with the British Household Panel Survey and the British Social Attitudes Survey.
  • Take part in a hands-on workshop where you can examine and analyse the scripts of individual writers across time.


This event would be suitable for any researcher – including post-graduate/doctoral researchers from a range of different disciplines (social sciences, humanities, and different science and STEM disciplines) who are considering using qualitative and/or mixed research methods.


The event takes place on Monday 27th October at The Keep in Brighton ( – 10am to 4.30 pm. (please arrive for registration before 10)


The Keep is a fully accessible venue. If you require further information on accessibility, please contact


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


There is a £16 fee to cover the costs of this event. Please book by visiting:


The maximum number of participants for this event is 20.  Booking for this event will close at midnight on 20th October, or when we have reached our maximum number of participants.


For enquiries about this event please contact Rose Lindsey tel: 02380 594442 or email: