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Tyrone Curtis
Programme Coordinator

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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Research Methods Courses

Please find below the expected 2015 Research Methods course line up. Please be aware this has not been fully confirmed and is still subject to change. 

Ethnographic Methods and Practice| 
24-28 August 2015
This introductory course covers ethnographic theory, methods and practice, with a particular focus on connections between traditional forms of ethnographic enquiry and emergent digital methodologies. 

Multiple Correspondence Analysis for the Social Sciences|
(course dates to be confirmed)
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|
17-28 August 2015
Qualitative research methods are widely used to provide rich and detailed understandings of people's experiences, interactions, societal discourses or institutional practices. Typical methods include interviews, focus groups, observations, or the analysis of documents and images.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|
(course dates to be confirmed)
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|
(course dates to be confirmed)
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.