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MethodsCon - SAVE THE DATE

A new event hosted by NCRM will provide an opportunity for researchers to collaborate across sectors and disciplinary boundaries. MethodsCon will take place in Manchester between 12

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NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School - SAVE THE DATE

Researchers interested in computational social science will be given the chance to learn new skills at a spring school in April 2022. The NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods

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Tell us what you think about the NCRM website

NCRM is inviting users of its website to complete a short, anonymous feedback form. This feedback will help us to improve the site and make it

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PhD researchers discuss COVID-19 challenges in blog series

PhD researchers in Wales are publishing a series of blog posts about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the methodology of their research projects. The researchers, who

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Watch Professor Vineeta Sinha’s talk on decolonial research methods

A video of the first event in NCRM’s webinar series on decolonial research methods is now available on our website. Professor Vineeta Sinha from the National University

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New book explores research in times of crisis

One of NCRM’s regular trainers, Dr Helen Kara, has co-edited a new book that explores the creative ways in which researchers have adapted methods in response

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Guide published on in-situ methodologies during COVID-19 pandemic

NCRM has published a new guide on in-situ methodologies and how they can be adapted for research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication, titled The NCRM

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Methods Matter podcast launched by Dementia Researcher and NCRM

A new podcast series launched by Dementia Researcher and NCRM provides an introduction to a range of research methods and considers how they could be applied

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Experts discuss political Lego and elite studies in NCRM videos

Two new videos from NCRM see experts discussing the subjects of political Lego and elite studies. In the first video, Professor Ian Cook of the University of

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Learning resources on web scraping and text data now available

NCRM has published new online learning resources that explore the topics of web scraping and text data. The first, Web scraping and Covid-19, is presented by

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NCRM establishes new engagement initiatives

NCRM is running a series of new engagement activities that aim to boost research methods training within the social sciences and beyond. As part of its current

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Report examines emerging field of computational social science

NCRM has published a new interdisciplinary report that examines the emerging research field of computational social science (CSS). The report offers insight into the shape of CSS,

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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

NCRM's Changing Research Practices project is now in its third phase. Launched in 2020, the project looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected research