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The Warwick Q-Step Centre will be offering an exciting range of masterclasses for 2020/21.
  • These will be aimed primarily at masters students on our quantitative social science degrees and modules.
  • The masterclasses will be free to attend but registration will be required (full details on how to register will be provided at the start of term).
  • There will be a range of different masterclasses for students to choose from depending on their interests, study trajectories and chosen specialisms.
  • Attendance at masterclasses will not be compulsory but will be strongly encouraged. Students will not be expected to attend all the masterclasses offered, only those that are of interest or relevance to them.
  • See below for further details about the masterclasses and an indication of the topics likely to be covered.

Further Details

From 2017-2018, postgraduate students are invited to a series of talks/workshops by specialists in quantitative methods for the social sciences (QS).

Indicative topics include:
• Reproducibility
• Quantitative text analysis
• Web data collection
• Geostatistics
• Inferential network analysis
• Machine learning and Agent-based simulation
• Longitudinal data analysis

All masterclasses are designed as comprehensive but gentle introductions to methods that are not covered at length in core method modules. They are intended to broaden your horizons and provide concepts and tools to be applied in your future research. Topics are chosen so as to speak to all the disciplines covered in QS degrees.

Masterclasses are unaccredited but can be important complements to your training as social and political data specialists.

Priority access is given to students registered on the MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures, the MSc in Social Inequalities and Research Methods, and the MA in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods. Other students and staff may also be eligible to attend, please contact the Q-Step Centre.



Stimulating workshops, delivered by leading academic staff and experts

Learn new skills or enhance existing ones

Explore topics of interest beyond those covered within your degree programme

Select from a range of engaging and relevant topics

Opportunity to discuss and ask questions