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Tyrone Curtis
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Methods Summer Programme
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Email: summer.methods@lse.ac.uk|
Tel: +44 (0)20 3199 5379

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The Methods Programme Office is closed from 17-23 April 2014. We will respond to all queries upon our return on 24 April 2014.

Research Methods Courses

Ethnographic Methods and Practice|
25-29 August 2014
During this intensive one-week course, students will learn how to design and conduct ethnographic fieldwork, integrate ethnography into mixed-methods designs and analyse ethnographic data. The focus will be on the application of this set of methods to understanding real world issues in context, and connections between traditional forms of ethnographic enquiry and emergent visual, digital, and material methods will be emphasised.

Multiple Correspondence Analysis for the Social Sciences|
18-22 August 2014
This course offers a systematic introduction to the principles of multiple correspondence analysis, a method which allows the observation of patterning of complex data sets. It will also provide practical instruction in using SPAD software so that students will be able to use MCA in their own work.

Qualitative Research Methods|
18-29 August 2014
Qualitative research methods are widely used to provide rich and detailed understandings of people's experiences, interactions, societal discourses or institutional practices.  This is an introductory course in qualitative research methods, preparing students to design, carry out, report, read and evaluate qualitative research projects.

Research Methods for the Online World|
18-22 August 2014
This course explores the opportunities and challenges of online data collection and analysis, from online surveys and web experiments to social data and opinion mining, social networks and other digital methods.

Survey Methods|
18-29 August 2014
The social survey is a core methodology in the social sciences, allowing researchers to track social values, behaviour, attitudes, and norms between groups and over time. This course covers all aspects of survey research methods, covering modes of interview, questionnaire design, sampling methods, and analysis of survey results. 

The Millennium Cohort Study: Analysing young children’s development from birth to age 11|
25-29 August 2014
The Millennium Cohort Study is an exceptionally rich, representative, multi-disciplinary, longitudinal resource for studying child well-being throughout early childhood. This course will introduce participants to the study and the skills needed to analyse it.