LSE has a Department of Methodology which provides specialist training in advanced qualitative and quantitative methods.
Much of what they do is geared towards doctoral students and will take place in the teaching room in the PhD Academy on the 4th floor of the LSE Lionel Robbins building (see Maps and directions).
Doctoral students are welcome to attend any of the department's courses but are advised to discuss departmental requirements for training and the courses which would be of particular benefit to them with their supervisors.
To find out more about the courses available to doctoral students see Department of Methodology Courses.
Find out more about the Department of Methodology.
The Department of Methodology also runs a walk-in Methods Surgery where staff and students can drop in for advice on methods-related problems they may have. Two members of staff, one with a background in quantitative methods and the other in qualitative methods, will be present at each session to help with a range of methodological problems.
The Methods Surgery is offered weekly during term time on Thursdays, between 10:00 and 12:00, in the PhD Academy. This service is based on a first-come, first-served policy: no appointment is necessary.
The focus in the methods surgeries is on methods, not software, since there is a separate Software Surgery offered by the School’s Information Management and Technology team. For details of these, see Software surgeries.