Flexible Learning Week 2022

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During Flexible Learning Week, we will be running the following activities and events.

  • Using Quantitative Methods in your Dissertation
    Thursday 24 February 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

    This session, hosted by Dr Alan Marshall, is for postgraduate students within the School of Social and Political Science who need advice and guidance on using quantitative methods in their dissertation. There will be opportunities for questions, discussion and networking with other students interested in quantitative research methods.
  • Qualitative and Creative Methods Drop-in Surgery
    Thursday 24 February 2022, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

    This surgery is for postgraduate students within the School of Social and Political Science who need advice and guidance on using qualitative and creative methods in their dissertation. Drop by anytime between 2pm and 4pm to chat with Dr Emma Davidson and Dr Jimmy Turner about your research project.

We also have a number of online resources that you can engage with not only during Flexible Learning Week but throughout the semester.

  • Dissertation Support
    Our Dissertation Support Learn site, developed in collaboration with the Student Development Office, is available to all postgraduate students within the School of Social and Political Science. It contains a range of workshops and resources designed to support students with their dissertation covering everything from research methods to the writing process and referencing.
  • Micro-Methods Workshops
    Our Micro-Methods Workshops offer introductory training in a broad range of social science research methods and software packages. They are delivered online as self-study modules and can be accessed by University of Edinburgh students and staff at any point during the academic year.


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The Research Training Centre applies expertise in a diverse set of social science methods, through teaching and research. The Centre provides new insights to the key challenges in society.

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