The LISS DTP offers a rich and varied ‘menu’ of training and development opportunities, delivered through its Training Programme and through events organised by the DTP and its students. You should also take advantage of the many opportunities provided by other organisations: both these and LISS DTP events are advertised on our Events page.
On this page you will find information and guidance on the training we offer, such as reading groups led by students and/or academics and short courses, spanning areas such as:
- Social theory & epistemology: Marx & Method, Feminist Methods, Medical Discourses, Transnational Legal Theory, Sociology & Social Theory Reading Group
- Quantitative methods: Survey Design, Social Network Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, Panel Data, Geographic Information Systems, Health Economic Evaluation, Introduction to R, Data Handling
- Qualitative methods: Case Study Methodology, Ethnography in Health Research, Ethnographic Research for Political Analysis, Researching Vulnerable Populations, Narrative Method & Epistemology, Elite Interviews, Narrative Analysis, Qualitative Data Analysis, Visual Methodologies
- Digital methods & archival research: Producing Research Podcasts, Researching Digital Texts Using Corpus Software
- Knowledge transfer & co-generation methodologies: Design & Evaluation of Complex Interventions, Reviewing Existing Research
We are open to PhD students using social science methodologies in their research who are also enrolled at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London. We ask interested students to complete our registration page, commit to attending the courses onto which they enrol, and give us feedback on their experience once the course is over.
You will find a list of courses that we are likely to run this year in our LISS DTP Handbook 2019-20. A physical copy of this handbook is available from your department administrator or by request to LISS-DTP@kcl.ac.uk. For a definitive list of courses running in each term, we recommend you bookmark this page since we will add new courses throughout the academic year. Below, you will find course outlines arranged by term.
You can find answers to our most commonly-asked questions here on our FAQs page. If you have a question that is not answered on the FAQs page, please do get in touch with the administrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, please connect with us via social media. You can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. All registered students will receive a curated bi-monthly newsletter with information on one-off events, new courses, and activities from all three institutions.
Course Proposal Form
If you would like to propose a course that you would like to teach or have a suggestion of a course that you would like LISS DTP to run, please complete our Course Proposal form.
All of our courses should be booked through our online booking system called ‘SkillsForge‘. If you are a student at Queen Mary or Imperial, you will only get access to the system after you sign up here. King’s students should log into the system using their ‘K’ number and password, as for their email account. All courses have a reference number starting ‘LISS’ and that reference can be found on course outlines. Please quote the reference number if you email us about a course.
Booking Periods in 2019-20
Our courses are available on a first come, first served basis. Booking periods open termly, i.e., you can only book onto autumn term courses during autumn term, etc..
Autumn term courses will open for booking on Friday 27 September 2019. Spring term courses will open for booking on Monday 16 December 2019. Summer term courses will open for booking on Tuesday 14 April 2020. You should visit SkillsForge to book onto our courses. If you aren’t a King’s a student, you will need to register via the LISS DTP Sign up page. Please get in touch if you’re looking for a course but do not see it below in the term sections.
Most events organised by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership – (a Doctoral Training Partnership) – are also open to LISS DTP students. Visit LAHP Events for details.
LISS DTP students can access the extensive range of short courses run by the ESRC’s National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).
ESRC funded students may also be able to attend courses provided by other ESRC DTPs, subject to availability. The following DTPs are in the London area:
- Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership
- The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership
- UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership
Additional useful information can be found on the ESRC Research Skills and Resources page.
Download a copy of the 2019-20 handbook here
Autumn Term Courses
LISS001b Research Ethics Your Doctoral Project King’s Students only
LISS002 Reviewing the Literature – *PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*
LISS232 Qualitative Data Analysis – New dates added
LISS326 Researching Digital Texts with Corpus Tools – Not running this year LISS346 Advanced Text Processing – Not running this year
Spring Term Courses
LISS211 Understanding History – How the past is constructed
LISS218 Comparative Case Studies
LISS227 Ethnography Workshop
LISS232 Qualitative Data Analysis – additional dates
LISS239 GIS – Environmental Geographical Information Systems Environmental – Updated room information
LISS245 Structural Equation Modelling on MPlus
LISS250 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis with SPSS Process – Mediation Moderation
LISS348 Spread Your News
Summer Term Courses
LISS004 Introduction to Qualitative Research
LISS004D Qualitative Methods – Distance
LISS005 Introduction to Quantitative Research
LISS032 Design & Evaluation of Complex Interventions
LISS201 Concept Formation
LISS213 Feminist Methods
LISS235 Ethnography Book Club
LISS242 Data Management & Manipulation
LISS244 Panel Data
LISS247 Time Series Econometrics & Dynamic Panels
LISS248 Regression Using Categorical Dependent Variables – An introduction using STATA
LISS249 Econometric Methods for Causal Inference
LISS309 Researching Vulnerable Populations
LISS323 Producing Research Podcasts
LISS328 Ethics of Clinical Research
LISS343 The Colonial Question through Theory and Method
LISS349 A Focused Introduction to Implicit Social Cognition
LISS350 Participatory Action Research -Theory and Practice
LISS351 Academic Writing Workshop