Data Analysis Workshop

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Michael Savage STC S210


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Cities Programme and MPhil/PhD in Sociology. This course is not available as an outside option.

Only available to sociology research students in the second and subsequent years of their MPhil/PhD. 

Course content

Seminars will focus on developing your doctoral studies, including going into the field, dealing with issues, and data analysis strategies. These will be student led sessions which will act as a support network and as practical sessions to allow students to develop their research skills in the context of their specific projects. 


4.5 hours of seminars in MT and 3 hours in LT.


There is no formal assessment, but participants are asked to present papers, research materials, read other students’ research materials, and contribute to discussion.

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Sociology

Total students 2020/21: 3

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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