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Training bursaries

Apply for the NCRM short course bursary

The bursaries, for up to £750 each, enable staff in the UK social science community engaged in research, teaching research methods or supervising research to update their research skills.

There is no prescribed list of accepted training courses. However, applicants may like to use the Training & Events database to help in locating a course.


For 2019 we will accept applications for all method related courses that take place before the 31st October 2019.


Read the latest issue of the MethodsNews Newsletter


This issue covers the following titles: Indigenous and non-indigenous research partnerships; Was there a ‘Youthquake’ in the 2017 general election?; Seeing the changes that matter: qualitative longitudinal research focused on recovery and adaptation; Research challenges for using the UK Web Archive for social science research; Want to make surveys more fun? Maybe ditch the radio button; Learning about culture through physical participation; The Collaborative Poetics project: developing methodological resources for collaborative arts-based research.

New online resources now available to view


We have recently published 4 new online resources on a range of methods topics. Melanie Nind presents 'Teaching research methods'. Ian Brunton-Smith explains 'Multilevel modelling'. Sarah Lewthwaite introduces 'Teaching how to analyse large volumes of secondary qualitative data' and Michela Benzeval discusses 'Biosocial research in social surveys'.


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