Day courses in social research
We run a programme of training events 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.
Our events 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
We can also arrange to run training courses and events at your institution, please contact us to discuss further (see below).
We have been running short courses for social researchers since 1981. We are located within the highly reputed Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, UK, which has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in both research and teaching.
We administer events run by the CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis) Networking Project . These can be accessed through the Events calendar to the left, but visit the CAQDAS website for support materials and further resources concerning the use of software in qualitative and mixed methods research. In May 2014, we celebrated 25 years of CAQDAS. See CAQDAS 2014 Conference: Past, present and future: 25 years of CAQDAS 1st – 3rd May 2014 for presentations from that Conference.
The Sociology department 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. In the 2008 RAE the department was ranked joint 6th out of all the Sociology departments in the UK. As a result, our courses and workshops are run by experts in the field.
- Course Administrator
Day Courses in Social Research
Department of Sociology
University of Surrey
- +44 (0)1483 689458