Methodology training

The Department of Methodology at LSE 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.

Methods surgeries

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.

Due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19 situation, the Department of Methodology cancelled Methods Surgery sessions scheduled to take place during Lent Term and sessions will be held online during Summer Term. 

Summer Term Methods Surgery sessions will be split into two weekly sessions during term time. These sessions will take place on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 and 15:00-16:00.

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.

It is essential to sign up on Moodle beforehand to give further details of the methods query you have and to book a slot. The Zoom video link will be sent by moodle announcement to the people who have signed up for the session.

Please email methodology.research@lse.ac.uk if you need advice.

Software surgeries

The focus in the methods surgeries is on methods, not software. There is a separate Software Surgery offered by the School’s Information Management and Technology team.