Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

Programme Overview

Oxford Spring School offers graduate students and researchers from universities across the UK and abroad a unique venue to learn cutting-edge methods in quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences, with a variety of advanced courses which place the different data analysis techniques within broader disciplinary trends towards mixed-methods research designs.


Oxford Spring School are delighted to be able to offer five full bursaries and six half bursaries. Offers will be made on merit. Please see further information here

Course Options

Course options include a choice between sets of increasingly popular and influential methods/techniques in the discipline:

  • Social Network Analysis  
  • Causal Inference

Other options will be:

  • Process Tracing
  • Forecasting 
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Data Visualisation

Participants will be able to take a total of up to three different methods courses in one week, as well as a masterclass session on how to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. Tutors will emphasise the mixed-methods philosophy underlying these courses, and the use of these techniques in different types of research designs.


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Registration is now open. To register, please visit here.  Deadline for registration is Monday 16 January 2017. 



If you have any enquiries about the course please contact us as follows:

Margo Kirk

Oxford Spring School Administrator


+44 1865 278703