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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

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New book on embodied inquiry published by Bloomsbury and NCRM

A new book published by Bloomsbury and NCRM provides an introduction to the subject of embodied inquiry and explores how the approach can be successfully applied

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2021 Research Methods e-Festival – SAVE THE DATE

If you have not seen already, the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival is happening on 25-29 October. If the “e” was not clue enough, this year’s event

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Resource on cross-classified models added to NCRM website

A new online resource on cross-classified models is now available on the NCRM website. The resource includes four videos, comprising lectures and a practical walkthrough, as

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NCRM publishes ethnographic research guide

A new guide on ethnographic research during the COVID-19 pandemic has been added to the NCRM website. The publication, called The NCRM wayfinder guide to conducting

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Telephone interviewing toolkit available to researchers

A new toolkit that considers the role of telephone interviewing in qualitative research is available on the NCRM website. The Telephone Methods Toolkit explores the advantages

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New guides on administrative data research methods available

Five guides on administrative data research methods are now available on the NCRM website. The publications cover data quality, legal issues, public engagement, confidentiality of statistical

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Researchers propose new approach for analysing qualitative diary data

Two researchers from the University of Liverpool have proposed a novel approach for analysing qualitative diary data. Dr Laura Radcliffe and Dr Leighann Spencer, who led NCRM’s

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New cognitive content added to CLOSER’s cross-study data guide

A new interactive overview of the within- and between-study coverage of cognitive constructs across five British birth cohorts has been added to CLOSER’s cognitive measures

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Call opens for presentations at Social Research Association’s annual conference

The Social Research Association is inviting workshop proposals for its annual conference, which will be held online on 22 November. Organisers are looking for presentations that share

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Praise for NCRM course on how to write a PhD methodology chapter

Rosie Harrison, a PhD student at Lancaster University, has written a blog post about how an NCRM online course helped her to write her PhD methodology

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Contribute to the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival

NCRM and methods@manchester are inviting researchers, trainers and other speakers to submit session proposals for the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival. The five-day event will take place

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A practical guide to developing research objects when undertaking reproducible statistically orientated social science research during COVID-19

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic has had extremely disruptive effects on contemporary social life. The empirical findings that flow from social science inquiries

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Vacancy: Research Officer in Latent Network Modelling

The Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science is looking to recruit a Research Officer (PhD desired but not required)

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10th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2021 – Registration is open

The  GESIS Summer School 2021 will take place from 28 July - 20 August. In its 10th anniversary year, it will again (as in the first

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MethodSpace: Posts, Resources and Webinars on the Research Journey

From the initial questions through dissemination of findings, each month in 2021 SAGE MethodSpace is focusing on one research stage. For each stage, experienced researchers