Advanced Qualitative Research Workshops

This information is for the 2019/20 session.


This course is available to MPhil/PhD students from across the LSE who are undertaking projects using qualitative methods.


Some prior training in qualitative methods (e.g. MY421 or equivalent) is advisable. Students who have no prior training in qualitative methods should consider taking MY521M or MY521L.

Course content

MY530 is a series of workshop modules that provide hands-on, in-depth and advanced training for specific methodologies of qualitative data collection, analytic techniques and research design issues. Research students can sign up to as many workshops as they wish. The programme includes topics such as in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnography and participant observation, narrative interviewing and analysis, visual methods, classical content analysis, thematic analysis, etc. Workshops typically consist of two sessions lasting two hours each. The second of these sessions tends to be more practical. These interdisciplinary sessions provide a space for students to develop advanced methodological skills and exchange ideas with peers.


Sessions to be held in term time throughout the year. Participants are required to sign up via LSE’s Training and Development System.

Indicative reading

Each session will provide its own recommended reading list, available on Moodle.


This course is non-examinable.

Key facts

Department: Methodology

Total students 2018/19: 11

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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