Micro-Methods Workshops

The Research Training Centre and the Student Development Office within the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are launching an exciting new series of Micro-Methods Workshops open to students (and staff) from across the School. Students and staff from other areas of the University of Edinburgh are welcome to register for the workshops but should be prepared for the tuition to draw on social science theory and examples. 

What should I expect from a workshop?

Each workshop will –

  • be delivered by experts in social science methods from the Research Training Centre team and/or affiliated colleagues.
  • typically include between three and five hours of content on a social science method (a lecture element and practical component).
  • be delivered online in 2020/21. A mixture of asynchronous and synchronous workshops will be available. All workshops will be delivered via the Micro-Methods Workshops Learn page.

Can I gain credit for completing a workshop?

The workshops are not credit-bearing, however, students who complete four workshops, with at least one at intermediate/advanced level, and who submit a 1000-word reflective assignment will be eligible for an Edinburgh Social Science Methods CertificateThe certificate can be completed by honours undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students within the School of Social and Political Science. We are no longer taking registrations for the certificate this academic year. 

Booking Information

We are no longer taking bookings for our Micro-Methods programme 2020/21. The workshop series will restart at the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year. A full list of workshops and booking links will be released during Welcome Week.

Level Descriptors

The levels specified in the table below are defined as follows:

  • Introductory – No prerequisites, open to all
  • Intermediate – Some prerequisites, open to honours UG students, PG students and staff
  • Advanced – Significant prerequisites, open to honours UG students, PG students and staff
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