Day courses in social research

We run a programme of training courses and seminars throughout the year. Our events are designed to support the development of social research skills and techniques. They are led by expert methodologists, researchers and lecturers working in, or affiliated with, the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey.

Upcoming courses


We administer events run by the CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis) networking project. The Department of Sociology also houses the Centre for Research on Social Simulation (CRESS), is associated with the ESRC's Resource Centre for Applied Social Surveys (CASS), and publishes Social Research Update, a quarterly for social researchers.

Our courses

Our courses are grouped by type as follows:

  • Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) training
  • Methodological seminars
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Managing and disseminating research

See a full list of our upcoming courses.

We can also arrange to run training courses and events at your institution, please contact us to discuss further. 

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