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Dr Wendy Olsen - personal details

Contact details

Role: Senior Lecturer In Socio-Economic Research, also employed by Institute for Development Policy & Mang

Tel: 0161 275-3043

Location: Humanities Bridgeford Street-G.11
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL

Office Hours 2012 (email): Office Hrs 11-12 Mondays, Thursdays Termtime Only

Office Hours 2012 (phone): Wendy Olsen 0161 275 3043




Wendy Olsen joined the University in 2002. She works both for the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and in the Discipline of Social Statistics (50% FTE each). She has previously taught sociology, development economics, and research methodology. She teaches statistics and PhD research methodology as well as computerised qualitative data analysis, the comparative method, the case-study method, and topics in political economy (e.g. child labour in India). She has release from some of her teaching duties due to research projects. She is fostering the use of mixed-methods research among statistical and other researchers.

Research Focus Statement:

Wendy Olsen's research focuses on the sociology of economic life. She has interests in methodology cutting across the whole range from quantitatively based to qualitative research and discourse analysis. She specialises in the study of economic institutions from sociological and moral economy vantage points. Her research has included case studies of Indian and UK labour markets, the credit market involvement of the poor in India, and other topics in economic sociology.

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 Notice also that I have two posts.  Therefore I have two core web pages at the University - is the key one at the Centre for Census & Survey Research, which is where my research is based. -- Wendy Olsen