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Walking and talking: Mobile methods for understanding families' everyday environments in India and the UK

Everyday life has long been an object of social theorising and research. However, it is difficult to theorise the everyday without fixing it as invariant or overinflating it. Researchers from the NOVELLA node discuss 'walking and talking'.

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Seven fully funded PhD studenships linked with the NCRM

The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, based at the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh, is pleased to announce seven new 1+3 PhD studentships. The studentships will provide up to four years funding (1 year Masters + 3 years PhD) including fees, Standard Maintenance Grant and Research Training Support Grant.

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New podcast: To probe or not to probe - Nonresponse in surveys

To probe or not to probe respondents' initial answers of "Don't know" is a key question when it comes to tackling the problem of nonresponse in surveys. Dr Jouni Kuha from LSE has been working with colleagues at LSE and City University to see whether asking interviewers to probe respondents further affects both the quantity and the quality of their answers.