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The dance of co-production and arts in health: a collaborative prelude

Co-production is a harmonious dance where service providers, users and stakeholders sway together. It’s not a mere waltz; it’s a vibrant tango of authenticity, in a …

Applications open for MethodsCon: Futures

NCRM has opened applications to attend MethodsCon: Futures, an in-person event that will take place over two days in Manchester.The free event, on 12-13 September 2024, …

Explore participatory approaches at in-person forum

Social researchers who are passionate about collaborative and participatory methods are invited to attend a free forum in Manchester.The half-day NCRM event, Exploring Participatory Research …

Video explores use of AI in education and research

A new NCRM video features a conversation between two researchers on the topic of AI in education.Dr Jen Ross quizzes Dr Wayne Holmes about his research …

Researchers illuminate role of sound in urban studies

NCRM has published a new video that illuminates the role that sound can play in qualitative research.The video features presentations from three researchers: Dr Rishika …

Learn about UK education datasets at free webinar

Researchers interested in education in the UK can learn how to use national datasets in their research at a free webinar.The event, on Friday, 14 …

Dad-shaped holes and opportunities in data about UK children

Dads feature in the lives of the vast majority of children. In Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) data (see chart below), 85 per cent of 17-year-olds lived …

What is agent-based modelling and how can it be useful for public health research?

As public health researchers, we are accustomed to wrestling with multifaceted challenges that surpass simple cause-and-effect relationships. Whether it be disease transmission, obesity, or addressing health …