The MethodsX programme is part of the specialist training made available to PhD students at the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester and Keele. It enables students to become involved in a growing community of practice, to network with other researchers to broaden their methodological toolkit and to hone their specialist methodology.

Students are asked to participate in the activities of one of five broad themes:  ‘Quantitative Methods’, ‘Interview-based Qualitative Research’, ‘Ethnography’, ‘New Forms of Data/Digital Methods’ and ‘Archives, Collections and Documents of Life’. Full descriptions of the themes can be found by clicking on each of the five themes.

Quantitative methods


New forms of data / digital methods

Archives, collections and documents of life

Interview-based qualitative research