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Methods News covers methodological developments in the social sciences and beyond, across all disciplines and sectors. We publish NCRM-related stories as well as updates from external organisations and individuals working with or researching quantitative, qualitative, digital, creative, visual, mixed and multimodal methods.

Postgraduate researchers asked for feedback on training needs

NCRM and doctoral training groups across the UK are asking postgraduate researchers in the social sciences to provide insights on their training needs. Over a two-week period …

When and how to deliberate online

At the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), our Centre for Deliberative Research approaches deliberation as a spectrum of involvement. Each project is different, but …

To share or not to share: code sharing in social science

In this blog we highlight the benefits and challenges of creating and sharing reusable code.  It is based on a session held at the …

Browse the UK Data Service’s spring training calendar

The UK Data Service has issued a special edition of its newsletter that focuses on the organisation’s training programme and online resources. The newsletter includes a round-up …

Speakers announced for computational methods spring school

The speaker line-up has been announced for the NCRM/Exeter Computational Communication Methods Spring School, which takes place on 6-14 April. The event will cover multiple computational approaches, …

New guide offers pointers on equitable research relations in context of COVID-19

A new NCRM guide provides pointers and ideas on how experience of the pandemic might be mobilised to establish more equitable research practices. The NCRM wayfinder …

NCRM speakers present at World Conference on Qualitative Research

NCRM was involved again this year in supporting the World Conference on Qualitative Research. The online event in late January once again reached a wide …

ADR UK invites your ideas on training needs

Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) is looking at ways to help more researchers across all academic stages understand and use administrative data. The initiative is …