NCRM Networks for Methodological Innovation
The call for Networks for Methodological Innovation is now closed.
About NMI scheme
Networks for Methodological Innovation are commissioned and co-ordinated by the Hub with the aim of stimulating discussion on new methodological challenges and reviewing developments within specific methodological fields. They consist of a series of network-based events and related activities over a period of up to one year and will normally be of two kinds:
- Catalyzing activities: stimulating research and promoting debate on new methodological challenges among academic researchers, users and research funding bodies
- Synthesising activities: reviewing research in a specific methodological field, or identifying commonalities between research in different methodological fields.
In line with the Centre's broader remit, networks for methodological innovation contribute to the envisaged step change in the quality and range of methodological skills and techniques used by the UK social science community. They are orientated towards stimulating new ideas and improving understanding of methods and of the connections between methods and disciplines.
The Hub has conducted a review of the NMI projects in 2005-9.
For further information about NCRM Networks for Methodological Innovation projects please contact Dr Rose Wiles.
- The how, why and when of web surveys for the general population, Gerry Nicolaas, NatCen Social Research
- New frontiers for qualitative longitudinal methods: definition, design and display, Professor Rachel Thomson, University of Sussex
- Digital methods as mainstream methodology, Dr S. Roberts, University of Southampton
- Evaluations and improvements in small area estimation methodologies, Dr A. Whitworth, University of Sheffield
- Blurring the boundaries – new social media, new social science? Kandy Woodfield, NatCen Social Research
- Real time research Professor L. Back, Goldsmiths College
- Innovative approaches to methodological challenges facing aging cohort studies: survey data collection, measurement and analysis Professor T. Chandola, University of Manchester
- Dancing with new partners: developing novel research methods to establish and monitor impacts of user engagement in times of austerity Professor I. Hardill, Northumbria University
- Promoting methodological innovation and capacity building in research on ethnicity Professor A. Dale, University of Manchester
- Novel measurement methods for understanding economic behaviour Dr T. Crossley, Institute for Fiscal Studies
- The use of paradata in UK social surveys Ms Gerry Nicolaas, NatCen
- Researching affect and affective communication Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University
- Discourse Analysis Network Dr A. Norval, University of Essex
- Archiving and reusing qualitative data: theory, methods and ethics across disciplines Dr N. Moore, University of Manchester
- Building capacity for the use of participatory video in academic research Dr C. High, Open University
- Social Network analysis: advances, applications, theories and developments Professor N. Crossley, University of Manchester
- Quality of longitudinal survey data Professor P. Lynn, University of Essex
- Metaphor analysis: theoretical and methodological challenges in using discourse data Professor L. Cameron, University of Leeds
- Cross-cultural and comparative research methods: the challenges of global social science Professor J. Holmwood, University of Sussex
- Qualitative cross-national research networks Professor J. Brannen, University of London
- Developing mixed mode methods in comparative social surveys Professor R. Jowell, City University