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Core Modules List

Core Modules in 2019-20

Once the programme is confirmed, students should be able to click on a module name to see the course outline and to access the booking portal.


Basic Statistics Stream
Introductions to Software Packages
Specialist Statistics Modules
Elements of Social Science Research
Qualitative Methods
Bite-Sized Modules

Basic Statistics Stream

These courses are very popular so we repeat them several times each year. To book a place on one of these modules, please make a request via the dedicated booking form. 


Module start date

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) Mon 28 Oct 2019 (2 repeats)
Wed 30 Oct 2019 (2 repeats)
Mon 27 Jan 2020 (1-day intensive)
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA) Mon 11 Nov 2019 (2 repeats)
Wed 13 Nov 2019 (2 repeats)
Wed 29 Jan 2020 (1-day intensive)
Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA) Mon 25 Nov 2019
Wed 27 Nov 2019 (2 repeats)
Fri 14 Feb (1-day intensive)
Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA)

Tue 11 Feb 2020


Introductions to Software Packages


Module start date                      

Introduction to Stata Tue 12 Nov 2019
Microsoft Access: Introduction to Database Design and Use Tue 26 Nov 2019
Introduction to R
For students who already know SPSS or Stata.

Tue 21 Jan 2020


Wed 5 Feb 2020

Introduction to Python

Mon 27 Apr 2020


Specialist Statistics


Module start date                                              

Psychometrics Tue 15 Oct 2019
Meta Analysis Mon 9 Mar 2020
Time Series Analysis Wed 19 Feb 2020
Propensity Score Matching Wed 19 Feb 2020
Panel Data Analysis Wed 26 Feb 2020
Factor Analysis Mon 2 Mar 2020
A Critical Analysis of Null Hypothesis Testing and its Alternatives (Including Bayesian Analysis) Wed 4 Mar 2020
Multilevel Modelling (Intensive) 

Wed 11 Mar 2020

Evaluation Methods Mon 16 Mar 2020


Elements of Social Science Research


Module start date  

Introduction to Empirical Research

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Ethics in Data Collection and Use

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Mon 27 Jan 2020

Research Ethics

Mon 21 Oct 2019
Mon 20 Jan 2020

Reading and Understanding Statistics Mon 28 Oct 2019
Public Policy Analysis Mon 24 Feb 2020
Survey Research and Design Mon 17 Feb 2020

Qualitative Methods


Module start date                                   

Comparative Historical Methods Tue 15 Oct 2019
An Overview of Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis Tue 15 Oct 2019
Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Methods: Introduction and Overview Wed 16 Oct 2019
Diary Methodology Mon 28 Oct 2019
Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Wed 30 Oct 2019
Doing Qualitative Interviews Mon 11 Nov 2019
Researching Organisations Mon 11 Nov 2019
Conversation and Discourse Analysis Tue 21 Jan 2020
Ethnographic Methods Tue 4 Feb 2020
Qualitative Interviews with Vulnerable Groups Tue 11 Feb 2020


Bite-Sized Modules

These modules each deal with a single topic and are taught as a single short session.


Module start date                     

Issues in Measurement: Validity and Reliability Mon 3 Feb 2020
Merging and Linking Data sets Mon 2 Dec 2019
Causal Inference in the Social Sciences Wed 4 Mar 2020
Event History Analysis Mon 2 Mar 2020
Weighting and Imputation Mon 24 Feb 2020
Exploratory Data Analysis and Critiques of Significance Testing Tue 4 Feb 2020
Secondary Data Analysis Tue 10 Mar 2020