Our Training Programme

Welcome to the LISS DTP Programming page. Here 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 and epistemology
  • quantitative methods
  • qualitative methods
  • digital methods
  • archival research
  • knowledge transfer & co-generation methodologies

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 2017-18, however, 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. We say ‘likely’ as we are still in the process of confirming dates and convenors.

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 liss-dtp@kcl.ac.uk.

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.


Current Students

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 ever have to email us about a course.


Booking Periods in 2017-18

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.

The booking will open on autumn term courses on Monday 25 September 2017; spring term courses will open for booking on Monday 11 December 2017; and summer term courses will open for booking on Tuesday 03 April 2018.

Summer Term Courses

LISS004 Introduction to Qualitative Research – Summer Term This course previously ran in spring term

LISS005 Introduction to Quantitative Research

LISS032 Design & Evaluation of Complex Interventions

LISS201 Concept Formation Not running this academic year

LISS210 London – Migration, Diversity & Integration

LISS213 Feminist Methods

LISS221 Elite Interviews

LISS227 Ethnography Workshop

LISS232 Qualitative Data Analysis Not running this academic year

LISS235 Health Ethnography – Reading Group

LISS240 Use of QALYS Not running this academic year

LISS242 Data Management & Manipulation

LISS244 Panel Data

LISS245 Structural Equation Modelling on MPlus

LISS246 Foundations of Survey Design Not running this academic year

LISS247 Time Series Econometrics & Dynamic Panels

LISS248 Regression Using Categorical Dependent Variables – An introduction using STATA

LISS249 Econometric Methods for Causal Inference Cancelled

LISS309 Researching Vulnerable Populations

LISS313 Visual Methodologies

LISS319 Peace, Conflict, Quantitative Research & Big Data Not running this academic year

LISS323 Producing Research Podcasts

LISS328 Ethics of Clinical Research Not running in 2017-18

LISS336 Language, (In)security & Everyday Practice NEW!

LISS339 Deconstructing as Method for Political Analysis

LISS343 The Colonial Question through Theory and Method

LISS344 Designing and using Focus Groups

LISS345 The Contribution of Ethnography in Implementation Science

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