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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.


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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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Beyond adaptation: just transferring online?

The most pronounced challenge of doing research during COVID-19 was the watershed switch to the online world. With limited or no training and support, researchers and

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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

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Creative Research Methods in Education - new book

This new book by Helen Kara, Narelle Lemon, Dawn Mannay and Megan McPherson contains practical advice and tips on how to use creative methods in education research,

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Census 2021/2022 could be the most important Census in decades

Experts from the UK Data Service are encouraging people to fill out this year’s Census because the information will help navigate our way to recovery.  Oliver

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A practical guide to adopting transparent and reproducible practices in statistically orientated social science research during COVID-19

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

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New NCRM wayfinder guide to doing ethical research during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes to social research practices. Social distancing and restrictions to travel and access to sites have disrupted research projects

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New waves of COVID-19 variables added to CLOSER Discovery

CLOSER has added 15,000 new variables including 5,000 COVID-19 related to CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal data. Users can now search

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Research methods in Covid-19: useful evidence and supportive communities

Social researchers are adapting, switching and experimenting with methods in the pandemic. We devised a small project to synthesise the emerging evidence about methodological adaptations and

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Changing Research Practices II: Continuing Methods Responses and Research Strategy in Covid-19 Times

With further funding from ESRC, the project on how social research practices are changing in light of Covid-19 is continuing into a new phase March-September

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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