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Methods News covers NCRM related stories as well as features from external organisations and individuals working with or researching core and advanced quantitative, qualitative, digital, creative, visual, mixed and multimodal methods. We aim to cover methodological developments in the social sciences and beyond, across all disciplines and sectors.

Methodological reflections on the 2021 Census

21 March 2021 is census day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.   There are at least two remarkable aspects to this simple observation – firstly, that

Teaching research methods in the era of Covid-19: NCRM event series

If you are teaching social research methods, then you may be interested in our new Train the Trainer events. These online ‘courses’ (shared learning/knowledge exchange forums)

The NCRM wayfinder guide to adapting interview practices for Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated considerable changes to research practices. This includes a dominant method for the social researcher – the in person interview – made

Creative Writing for Social Research - new book by Helen Kara and Richard Philips

This book brings creative writing to social research. Its innovative format includes creatively written contributions by researchers from a range of disciplines, modelling the techniques

Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science - now accepting applications

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 Oxford partner site of the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science (SICSS) is now accepting applications. The purpose

How diverse is the social research profession? Participate in the SRA/Young Foundation survey

Social research plays an important role in understanding real-world issues and giving voice to diverse communities across the UK. But how diverse is the social research

NCRM training bursaries - scheme opens in February

NCRM is restarting its training bursaries scheme. Bursaries are for NCRM courses fees only and the scheme is open to all disciplines and industries. Applicants must be in

New NCRM quick start guide: Planning to teach social research methods online - guiding principles

Debbie Collins (Director of NatCEn Learning and NCRM doctoral researcher) has published a new NCRM quick start guide.  The guide considers aspects of planning to teach

New NCRM Independent Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB will guide NCRM through its new phase which we entered

Call for research chapters: Handbook of Teaching and Learning Social Research Methods

Melanie Nind, NCRM co-director and Professor of Education at the University of Southampton is inviting contributions to a forthcoming Handbook of Teaching and Learning Social Research

In Conversation with Stitching Together and Sophie Woodward; Material methods 2

The second episode of an NCRM "In Conversation" series focuses upon the emerging field of material methods where Sophie Woodward talks to Amy Twigger Holroyd

Workshop: Secondary data and Covid-19 data

Final workshop of our Changing research practice in the context of Covid-19 project will be on 10 December and focus on 'Secondary data and Covid-19 data'. Contact

A fully funded PhD studentship - New Forms of Data Collection

A fully funded PhD studentship is available through SCDTP.  Please come to the University of Southampton to do PhD with Dr Olga Maslovskaya and Professor Peter

IJSRM call for contributions: adapting conventional research methods for the new normal

With a second wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping across the West, it is becoming clear that returning to ‘normal‘ maybe a long way

GenPopWeb2 first public event - Within-household selection methods for probability web surveys

GenPopWeb2 network project  is a network of UK-based academic and non-academic partners including government departments, survey organisations, academics and major ESRC investments to share knowledge

Our Changing Research Practice: Undertaking social science research in the context of Covid-19 project has published some new resources

The Changing Research Practice project has produced new resources on Alternatives for interviewing, Researching with participant groups with additional challenges and Participatory