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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

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Short courses

Our short course training in research methods and quantitative data analysis is aimed at academics and applied researchers in the public and private sectors.

We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis. We also provide in-house courses and workshops for local authorities and other organisations.

New courses include:

  • Excel for Data Analysis
  • Fuzzy Set and QCA Analysis
  • NVivo for Qualitative Data and Corpus Analysis
  • Computational Science using Big Data in R (coming soon)

Key facts

All courses are developed and delivered by staff who are experts in their fields. Course leaders and teaching assistants are on hand to ensure a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Most courses are one day in duration, although a number run over two or three days. Courses are designed to be free-standing, though many build together to provide learning pathways from basic to more advanced level.

Our courses include a combination of lectures and / or demonstrations, supported by a substantial practical component, to ensure participants gain hands-on experience in the application of the methods being taught.

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