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.


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.

Courses will open for booking for autumn term on Friday 28 September 2018; spring term courses will open for booking on Monday 10 December 2018; and summer term courses will open for booking on Monday 01 April 2019.

Download a copy of the 2018-19 handbook here

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Spring Term Courses

LISS004 Introduction to Qualitative Research

LISS202 Queer Theory

LISS211 Understanding History – How the past is constructed

LISS218 Comparative Case Studies – details coming soon

LISS227 Ethnography Workshop

LISS232 Qualitative Data Analysis

LISS235 Ethnography Book Club

LISS236 Geographical Information System (GIS) – details coming soon

LISS245 Structural Equation Modelling on MPlus – details coming soon

LISS250 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis with SPSS & Process – Mediation & Moderation – details coming soon

LISS313 Visual Methodologies – details coming soon

LISS340 Performativity of Methods

LISS348 Spread your News: academic research & impact in the media

Summer Term Courses

LISS005 Introduction to Quantitative Research

LISS032 Design & Evaluation of Complex Interventions

LISS201 Concept Formation

LISS213 Feminist Methods

LISS227 Ethnography Workshop

LISS235 Ethnography Book Club

LISS242 Data Management & Manipulation

LISS244 Panel Data

LISS247 Time Series Econometrics & Dynamic Panels

LISS248 Categorical Dependent Variables

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

LISS344 Designing and using Focus Groups

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Updated 9 December 2018