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Micro-Methods Workshops | Research Training Centre | Edinburgh

Micro-Methods Workshops

The 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 at any point during the academic year.

The workshops are open to students and staff within the School of Social and Political Science. Individuals from elsewhere in the University are welcome to register but should be prepared for the tuition to draw on social science theory and examples.

Postgraduate students seeking more advanced research methods training should consider taking the Advanced Methods Workshops course.

What should I expect from a Micro-Methods Workshop?

Each workshop:

  • is developed by experts in social science methods from the Research Training Centre team or affiliated colleagues;
  • typically includes between three and five hours of content on a social science method (e.g. recorded videos, self-led practical activities, and recommended readings);
  • provides the opportunity to ask questions via discussion boards.

Can I gain credit for completing a Micro-Methods Workshop?

The workshops are not credit-bearing. Students who complete four workshops and submit a reflective assignment can gain the Edinburgh Social Science Methods Certificate. The certificate is open to honours undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students within the School of Social and Political Science. 

Postgraduate students seeking a credit-bearing course should consider the 10-credit or 20-credit Advanced Methods Workshops course.

How can I access the Micro-Methods Workshops?  

We are no longer taking registrations for our Micro-Methods programme this year. The workshop series will restart at the beginning of the 2022/23 academic year. A full list of workshops and booking links will be released during Welcome Week.

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