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Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods

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The Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods (LSIRM) offers both introductory and advanced courses for training in research methods. These courses are designed for students, researchers, and professionals alike. The courses cover a variety of research methods and data analysis from both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. LSIRM is designed to enhance the skills of researchers through practical training from experts in the field. It is a great way for students, researchers, and professionals to learn new skills or build upon existing skills.

LSIRM is offered by the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA). Read about our 24 workshops and our instructors.


Workshops that are split over two half days cost the same as a 1-day workshop.

Early Bird Pricing available until June 15, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.


Early-bird rates                          Regular rates

Half day class $155 + HST            $180 + HST

1.5 day class $399 + HST             $459 + HST

1 day class $259 + HST                $299 + HST

2 day class $449 + HST               $549 + HST


15% Discount 

If you want to sign up for 3 or more workshops please contact LSIRM at for a 15% discount code before registering. Dicount codes cannot be applied after registration. 

Student Discount

Graduate students from any post-secondary institution with a valid student card are welcome to a 10% discount on all courses. Use the code LSIRMSTUDENT2020 when registering. You will be required to send a photo of your student card to

*Only 1 discount code can be used per order. If you are a student that wants to take 3 or more workshops, please contact LSIRM at for a 20% discount code before registering. Discount codes cannot be applied after registration. 

Laurier graduate students are also encouraged to contact the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Graduate Students Association for information about bursaries and scholarships.

Payment by Internal Transfer

If you are a Laurier faculty or staff member, you can save the taxes by paying via internal transfer. Please contact LSIRM at before registering to make arrangements.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Withdrawals will be accepted up to 3 weeks prior to the start of the workshop. All withdrawals are subject to a 5% processing fee. Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to LSIRM by email at

Course Cancellation

LSIRM reserves the right to cancel a workshop in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be informed and all fees will be refunded.


LSIRM is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all participants. If you have specific needs in order to fully participate, please contact LSIRM at

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