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Methods and Methodology

at the faculty of social sciences
This page is a centralized resource for students, researchers, and instructors regarding the learning and use of methods and methodology at the Lund University Faculty of Social Sciences.

Frequently asked questions:

Which methods courses exist in the Faculty of Social Sciences related to methods? (this centralized database may be out of date, so be sure to check the information you find with the appropriate departments, units).

Which methods textbooks, resources could I make use of when writiing my thesis?

Which methods training opportunities are available for doctoral students, research/teaching staff in the Faculty?

Do you have a list of some external methods schools?

How can I stay up to date with methods/methodology related information in the Faculty of Social Sciences?


Opportunities for Methods Training for Faculty's Doctoral Students, Researchers, Instructors

In addition to the master and doctoral-level courses at the Faculty, workshops are being planned to meet developing needs of LU staff. For the Autumn of 2018, preliminarily planned are workshops on:

  • Getting More out of Your Interview Data: the documentary analysis method
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Introduction to Machine Learning for Social Scientists,
  • Introduction to R Software (free, flexible quantitative analysis software).

Click here for more information, and sign up on the email list at the bottom of this page!


Regular External Methods Schools, Workshops


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Page Manager:

Methods Coordinator of Graduate School

Christopher Swader

Director of methods at Graduate School, and coordinator of the Faculty of Social Sciences methods project

Associate Senior Lecturer, Docent, Department of Sociology

christopher [dot] swader [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Faculty Office
Sandgatan 3
221 00 Lund