Short courses

Our short course training in research methods and quantitative data analysis is aimed at academics and applied researchers in the public and private sectors.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, we are unable to offer any face-to-face courses in 2020-21. A smaller catalogue of online courses will be announced soon. 

We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis. We also provide in-house courses and workshops for local authorities and other organisations.

Please see our list of courses or contact us for more information at

Download the short courses brochure for 2019-20.

Key facts

All courses are developed and delivered by staff who are experts in their fields. Course leaders and teaching assistants are on hand to ensure a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Most courses are one day in duration, although a number run over two or three days. Courses are designed to be free-standing, though many build together to provide learning pathways from basic to more advanced level.

Our courses include a combination of lectures and / or demonstrations, supported by a substantial practical component, to ensure participants gain hands-on experience in the application of the methods being taught.

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