Our Micro-Methods Workshops provide introductory training in broad range of social science methods and software packages. The workshops are delivered online and can be accessed by University of Edinburgh students and staff at any point during the academic year.
Postgraduate students seeking more advanced research methods training should consider taking our credit-bearing Advanced Methods Workshops course.
Flexible Learning Week
We offer an exciting programme of methods workshops during Flexible Learning Week. The workshops vary in length, from two to three hours to full day events, and offer tuition and hands on experience of applying social science methods. Further details will be announced in the news section of our website and twitter feed in semester two.
We offer a range of resources and events to support students working on dissertations through our Dissertation Support Learn site. The Covid-19 outbreak and associated restrictions bring new challenges for the dissertation process but don’t worry – alternative strategies are possible and here we provide materials and links to resources and ideas to guide you through your dissertation! All MSc students within the School of Social and Political Science are given access to this site in semester two.
Research Methods Resources for Staff and Students
We have collated a wide range of resources on Social Science research methods, available for anyone with an EASE password. The self-enrol site has material on collecting and analysing data, qualitative and quantitative data analysis as well as details of upcoming training and events. Visit the Learn site for resources on research methods (Please note you will need to click on the ‘enrol’ button).