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Core Modules List

Core Modules in 2018-19

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
Intensive Modules
Short Courses

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 22 Oct 2018 (2 repeats)
Wed 24 Oct 2018 (2 repeats)
Mon 21 Jan 2019 (1-day intensive)
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA) Mon 5 Nov 2018 (2 repeats)
Wed 7 Nov 2018 (2 repeats)
Wed 23 Jan 2019 (1-day intensive)
Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA) Mon 19 Nov 2018
Wed 21 Nov 2018 (2 repeats)
Mon 28 Jan 2019 (1-day intensive)
Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA) Tue 5 Feb 2019


Introductions to Software Packages


Module start date

Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming Thu 4 Oct 2018
Introduction to Stata Tue 6 Nov 2018
Tue 22 Jan 2019
NVivo Mon 19 Nov 2018
Microsoft Access: Introduction to Database Design and Use Tue 20 Nov 2018
Introduction to R
For students who already know SPSS or Stata.

Tue 15 Jan 2019


Specialist Statistics


Module start date

Psychometrics Tue 9 Oct 2018
Social Network Analysis (Intensive) Wed 30 Jan 2019
Digital Data Collection: Web scraping for the Humanities and Social Sciences Wed 6 Feb 2019
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Workshop Thu 7 Feb 2019
Meta Analysis Mon 11 Feb 2019
Time Series Analysis Wed 13 Feb 2019
Propensity Score Matching Wed 13 Feb 2019
Panel Data Analysis Wed 20 Feb 2019
Factor Analysis Mon 25 Feb 2019
A critical analysis of null hypothesis testing and its alternatives (including Bayesian analysis) Tue 26 Feb 2019
Structural Equation Modelling Wed 27 Feb 2019
Multilevel Modelling (Intensive)  Wed 6 Mar 2019
Evaluation Methods Mon 11 Mar 2019
Randomised Controlled Trials: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know Wed 13 Mar 2019


Elements of Social Science Research


Module start date

Introduction to Empirical Research

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Ethics in Data Collection and Use

Mon 15 Oct 2018 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

Research Ethics

Mon 15 Oct 2018 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

Reading and Understanding Statistics Mon 22 Oct 2018
Public Policy Analysis Mon 25 Feb 2019
Survey Research and Design Mon 11 Feb 2019

Qualitative Methods


Module start date

Comparative Historical Methods Tue 9 Oct 2018
Foundations of Qualitative Methods: Introduction and Overview Wed 10 Oct 2018
Diary Research Mon 22 Oct 2018
Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Wed 24 Oct 2018 
Doing Qualitative Interviews Wed 24 Oct 2018
Researching Organisations Mon 5 Nov 2018
Working with Archives Tue 6 Nov 2018
Conversation and Discourse Analysis Tue 22 Jan 2019
Ethnographic Methods Tue 5 Feb 2019


Bite-Sized Modules

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


Module start date

Mixed Methods Wed 17 Oct 2018
Issues in Measurement: Validity and Reliability Mon 19 Nov 2018
Merging and Linking Data sets Mon 26 Nov 2018
Causal Inference in the Social Sciences Tue 22 Jan 2019
Power Analysis Mon 11 Feb 2019
Weighting and Imputation Mon 18 Feb 2019
Exploratory Data Analysis and Critiques of Significance Testing Tue 19 Feb 2019
Secondary Data Analysis Tue 5 Mar 2019