Research Methods Festival 2008

The Festival, held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, aimed to engage social scientists across a wide range of disciplines and sectors and at different points in their research careers. We aimed to stimulate interest, raise issues, highlight opportunities and showcase new developments.


Following links to the individual sessions will lead to those presentations of which we hold copies. These are all available from the NCRM Publications database.


Session 01: Crossing disciplinary and methodological boundaries
Session 02: Modelling Social Segregation
Session 04: Researching Risk
Session 05: Timescapes: Temporal Qualitative Research
Session 06: What is?
Session 07: Emergent ethics in qualitative research
Session 08: What is?
Session 09: Research Methods for Understanding Population Trends and Processes using Secondary Data (1)
Session 10: Researching community
Session 11: Systematic reviews (1)
Session 12: Implicit quantitative measures of attitudes, beliefs and feelings in and beyond the lab
Session 13: Exploring the impact of service user involvement on research, policy and practice
Session 14: Multilevel Modelling Methodology and Applications I
Session 15: Across the Great Divide? Theory-Building and Explanation in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Session 16: Publishing on research methods in journals
Session 17: Resources for supporting the research process
Session 18: What is?
Session 19: Research Methods for Understanding Population Trends and Processes Using Secondary Data (2): Researcher experiences
Session 20: Meet the authors: editors and contributors talk about producing their new research methods text
Session 21: Beating the PhD blues and Grant applications made simple(r)
Session 22: Systematic reviews (2)
Session 24: How can service users be effectively and inclusively involved in health and social care research?
Session 25: Survey methods (1)
Session 26: Data/Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
Session 27: Resources for Data Management and Handling Social Science Data
Session 28: Do we still need probability sampling in surveys?
Session 29: What is?
Session 30: Handling Migration and Commuting Flow Data (1): Data issues and estimation methods
Session 31: Multi Sensory Research Methods
Session 32: Research Capacity Building - Issues and Practices
Session 34: Novel measurement methods for understanding economic behaviour
Session 35: e-Research Ethics in the Social Sciences
Session 36: Combining qualitative and quantitative longitudinal data
Session 37: Survey methods (2)
Session 38: Resources for cross-national research
Session 39: What is?
Session 40: Handling Migration and Commuting Flow Data
Session 41: Meta-Analysis for Social Science Researchers
Session 42: Getting published
Session 44: Multilevel Modelling Methodology and Applications II
Session 45: Comparative research
Session 46: Understanding social and economic dynamics
Session 47: Evidence: quality and purpose
Session 48: Resources for qualitative research
Session 50: What is?
Session 51: Teaching methods 1
Session 52: Public Engagement: should it be part of research methodology and if so how can it be used effectively
Session 53: Forecasting (1)
Session 54: Researching Non-governmental Public Action
Session 55: Interpretive synthesis: workshop on meta ethnography, with comparisons to thematic and framework synthesis
Session 56: Methodological developments for combining data
Session 57: Researching Socio-Cultural Change
Session 58: Research with children - what are we still overlooking?
Session 59: Online resources to support research methods
Session 60: Experiments in the social sciences
Session 61: Teaching methods: 2
Session 62: Can Public Engagement affect Evidence Based Policy and Practice and what impacts can it have?
Session 63: Forecasting (2)
Session 64: What do quantitative researchers need from qualitative research and what do qualitative researchers need from quantitative research?
Session 65: Quantitative Analysis of Administrative Data
Session 67: Critical reading for self-critical writing: introduction to a structured approach for reviewing literature
Session 68: Early career development
Session 69: Spatial Statistics and Small Area Estimation in the Social Sciences