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 LISSDTP Handbook 2018-19. 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 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.

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 here.

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 email us about a course.

Booking Periods in 2018-19

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.

Summer term courses are now open and available for you to book onto via SkillsForge. Please get in touch if you’re looking for a course but do not see is below in the term sections.

Download a copy of the 2018-19 handbook here

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Summer Term Courses

LISS004 Introduction to Qualitative Research – Summer 2019

LISS004D Qualitative Methods – Summer 2019 – Distance

LISS005 Introduction to Quantitative Research

LISS032 Design & Evaluation of Complex Interventions

LISS201 Concept Formation – Will not run this academic year

LISS213 Feminist MethodsWill not run this academic year

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 – UPDATED!

LISS309 Researching Vulnerable Populations

LISS323 Producing Research Podcasts – Details coming soon

LISS328 Ethics of Clinical Research

LISS343 The Colonial Question through Theory and Method

LISS349 A Focused Introduction to Implicit Social CognitionWill not run this academic year

LISS350 Participatory Action Research -Theory and Practice –Will not run this academic year

LISS351 Academic Writing WorkshopPostponed until autumn 2019


Updated 28 May 2019