NCRM Autumn School 2013 for Early Career Researchers: International and comparative research
Dates: 6-8 November 2013
Venue: Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) held the ninth residential training event for early career researchers on 6-8 November 2013. This Autumn School was an exploration of international and comparative research, focusing particularly on methodological issues and innovations relating to researchers engaged in projects that span national boundaries.
The Autumn School was led by NCRM Deputy Director Professor Graham Crow.
Wednesday 6 November
15.00-16.00 Introduction to the event (Graham Crow)
16.00-17.15 Tessa Parkes (University of Stirling and Scottish Graduate School of Social Science), Comparative applied health research
Thursday 7 November
09.00-10.45 Ulrike Meinhof (University of Southampton), Moving beyond methodological nationalism
11.15-13.00 Linda Hantrais (University of Loughborough and LSE), Doing international comparative research
14.00-15.15 Jouni Kuha (LSE), Cross-national survey data: using latent variable modelling to address cross-national comparative questions
15.45-17.00 Laura Camfield (UEA), Improving the accuracy of subjective measurement in developing countries – the role of mixed methods
Friday 9 November
09.00-10.45 Open session (methodological challenges identified in advance by Autumn School participants)
11.15-12.30 Ginny Morrow (University of Oxford), The ethics of researching with children and young people in a mixed methods project (Young Lives)
12.30-12.40 Closing remarks (Patrick Sturgis)
Who was it for?
The NCRM Autumn School is targeted at post-doctoral early career researchers from across the UK social science community who are employed on research-led contracts and who often do not have the same opportunities to participate in training events as PhD students and junior lecturers. Sessions do not assume expert knowledge, but some familiarity with comparative research is an advantage.