Summer School in Social Science Research Methods

Summer School in Social Science Research Methods

UL SUMMER SCHOOL IN SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS 2019
 
Organized by the Department of Sociology at UL, Limerick, Ireland
 
Course Director:  Professor Ross Macmillan
 
 
The Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland will offer a Summer School in Social Science Research Methods in May 2019.  The School provides training in quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods in two parallel streams, at a level appropriate to PhD level research. It optionally offers 10 ECTS credits subject to assessment.
 
The program runs from Monday May 20th to Friday May 31st 2019
 
The qualitative stream covers topics such as the philosophical foundations of qualitative research, discourse analysis, ethnographic techniques, interviewing and focus group approaches, strategies for the analysis of qualitative data, and ethical issues in qualitative research
 
The quantitative stream involves begins with an overview of the logic and practice of statistics, statistical inference and the Stata software.  It then proceeds to cover measures of association, regression approaches, and extension of the latter for categorical and limited dependent variables.
 
The mixed methods track allows researchers to select topics of their choice from both the qualitative and quantitative streams. 
 
 

Application and fees

 
Fees:
 
Audit: €400 
 
Assessed, for 10 ECTS credits: €800 (EU residents)
 
Assessed for 10 ECTS credits: €1,800 (Non EU residents) 
 
For queries relating to the academic aspects of the programme, please contact the course director Ross.Macmillan@ul.ie 
 
Tiers: 
1. AHSS/IWAMD students [No Charge] 
2. Applicants wishing to Audit the School [€400]
3. Applicants wishing to take the School for 10 ECTS Credits [€800] (EU Residents) 
   Applicants wishing to take the School for 10 ECTS Credits [€1,800] (Non-EU Residents)