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Webinar series to explore decolonial research methods

Eminent scholars will explore the topic of decolonial research methods in a new NCRM webinar series. The six-part series aims to prompt researchers to reflect on the

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Biographical mapping resources available

The University of Manchester has published new resources on how to use biographical maps to research earlier life experiences. Biographical mapping is a rich, multisensory approach to

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New publications offer guidance on secondary data analysis and resources

NCRM has published two new guides on the subject of secondary data. The publications are: The NCRM wayfinder guide to moving to secondary data analysis The

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Changing Research Practices project enters third phase

The team behind the Changing Research Practices project is calling for participants to join in the third phase of the initiative. Launched in 2020, the project

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Report examines interface of health research and social science

A new NCRM report examines the interface of health research and social science. The report is based on three mini-studies: a survey of top health-social science journals;

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Online learning resource on factorial survey experiments now available

A new online learning resource on factorial survey experiments (FSEs) is now available on the NCRM website. Presented by Dr Tamara Gutfleisch from the University of Mannheim,

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Workshop to explore online survey design

A workshop organised by the GenPopWeb2 network will explore the design and implementation of online surveys. The free event will take place online on Tuesday, 28

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Registration opens for 2021 Research Methods e-Festival

Registration is now open for the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival, which will be held online on 25-29 October. The e-festival will feature more than 80 sessions over

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NCRM publishes online learning resource on fake news research

A new NCRM learning resource explores the subject of fake news and the tools that can be used to study it. The online resource is presented by

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Online learning resource on Bayesian methods now available

A new online learning resource on modern Bayesian computation is now available on the NCRM website. Presented by Dr Gabriel Katz from the University of Exeter, the

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Understanding Society to host survey methods mini-conference

Understanding Society is hosting a four-day, online mini-conference on 27-30 September. Sessions will include keynote talks, paper presentations and training, with each day of the conference focusing

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SafePod Network levels up access to data for public benefit research

The SafePod Network (SPN) is a major new research innovation providing standardised safe settings (SafePods) across the UK to enable researchers to securely access datasets to

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NCRM videos watched more than one million times

The NCRM YouTube channel has reached a significant new milestone, with views of its videos now totalling more than one million. The channel has published 320 videos

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Survey experts to discuss transition to online data collection

The GenPopWeb2 network is hosting the final event in its series on COVID-19 and transitioning to online data collection in social surveys. The free, virtual event,

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Delivering a national research methods training programme in a pandemic

Professor David Martin, Co-Director of NCRM, has written a new blog post about the ways that the centre adapted to the challenges posed by the COVID-19

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Podcast to explore methods for dementia research

A new podcast mini-series produced by Dementia Researcher and NCRM will explore a variety of research methods and their application in dementia research. The host of