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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.

Podcast series explores qualitative methods

A new podcast series explores qualitative research methods through conversations with experts in a variety of fields. The five-episode collection is the second series of the Methods …

Two places available on free mixed methods workshop

Postgraduate and early-career researchers are invited to attend a free workshop on mixed methods research. The event takes place in Southampton on 26-27 September 2022 and includes …

Apply for funding to refine methods developed during COVID-19 pandemic

Social science researchers are being invited to apply for funding to refine recently developed methodological approaches. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has a pot of …

Introducing a critical conversation on research ethics using collaborative and participatory methods

Join NCRM's newly established Collaborative and Participatory Methodological Special Interest Group (MSIG) for the first event in its Critical Conversations series. Creating a space for critical …

NCRM review shows growing pedagogical culture in research methods education within HE

There is a growing pedagogical culture in research methods education within UK universities, according to a new review paper published by NCRM researchers. The systematic review found …

Registration opens for Timescapes 10 Festival

Registration is open for the Timescapes 10 Festival, which takes place on 5-16 September 2022. The online event will be a celebration of progress and advances in …

E-festival recordings available

Videos from keynote speeches at the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival are available on the NCRM website. These are: Fiction as Social Inquiry (Dr Ash Watson) Can …

Social researchers better prepared for new crises after COVID-19 pandemic, NCRM review finds

NCRM has published a new rapid evidence review that synthesises how social researchers have adapted or designed research methods during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors concluded that …