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Changing NCRM leadership

Changing NCRM leadership – farewell to Prof Patrick Sturgis and welcome to Prof Gabriele Durrant

Patrick Sturgis has been the NCRM director since 2009. From June 2019 Patrick will take on a new role as Professor of Quantitative Social Science in the Department of Methodology at LSE when NCRM leadership responsibilities will be taken up by Gabriele Durrant who has been the deputy director of the centre since 2015.

NCRM would like to thank Patrick for his work and wish him all the best for his future projects and ambitions. In the same time, we would like to welcome Gabriele and we look forward to working with her.

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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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