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The NCRM wayfinder guide to adapting participatory methods for Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes to social research practices. The need for social distancing and restrictions to travel have particularly affected research that

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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

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Analysing data from longitudinal studies animations launched on the CLOSER Learning Hub

Four new animations introducing methods for the analysis of data from longitudinal studies have been added to the CLOSER Learning Hub. The animation series covers

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Register for the Measuring prices and welfare conference, Cemmap

Registration is open for the free, online conference on Measuring prices and welfare (28-29 April) organised by the Centre for microdata methods and practices (cemmap).  This

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NHS administrative data now linked to 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies

Information from the NHS about cohort members’ health care and treatment in hospitals has now been linked to two longitudinal cohort studies, which have collected survey

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Understanding Society Changing Families mini-conference

Understanding Society are hosting a week-long online conference exploring families in the UK.   The week will focus on research on families and partnerships, using longitudinal or

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Three GenPopWeb2 events: Measuring cognition in online surveys, Collecting data linkage consents in online surveys and Occupational coding in online surveys

GenPopWeb2 network is very excited to announce our next event: Complex measures in online surveys: Challenges and opportunities. The event will consist of three online

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Vacancy: Professor in Social Statistics/Quantitative Social Science, The University of Manchester

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester Closing date: 09/03/2021 Salary: Professorial Scale Employment type: Permanent Faculty/Organisation: Humanities School/ Directorate: Social Statistics Hours per week: full time Contract Duration:

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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