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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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New Research Methods for Education book series by Bloomsbury publishing

Bloomsbury publishing has announced a new Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education series, which will be edited by the NCRM Co-Director Professor Melanie Nind. This new series provides

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Walking and talking: Mobile methods for understanding families' everyday environments in India and the UK

This article by Catherine Walker, Janet Boddy and Ann Phoenix also appears in the MethodsNews Autumn 2014 issue.   Everyday life has long been an object of social theorising and

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NCRM vacancies in Southampton and Edinburgh: 2 x part time Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow

NCRM is seeking to recruit two researchers in part time roles, one based in Southampton and one in Edinburgh, for a project wchich is part of the

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Seven fully funded PhD studentships linked with the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)

The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, based at the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh, is pleased to announce seven new 1+3 PhD studentships. The

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For early career researchers: College of Reviewers for International Journal of Social Research Methodology

The International Journal of Social Research Methodology was established in 1990 and has become the leading UK journal in the field. It publishes articles across

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Special issue call for papers: Is the educational 'what works' agenda working? Critical methodological developments

The International Journal of Research & Method in Education calls for scholarly papers for a Special Issue focused on theoretical and methodological contributions and critiques

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Vacancy at NCRM: Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow

Social Justice & Inclusive Education   Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Salary: £30,434 pa. Full Time Fixed Term For 3 Years Closing Date: Monday 10 November 2014   The National Centre for

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Vacancy at ADRC-E, based in UCL: Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods for Administrative Data Research

UCL Department / Division: UCL Institute of Child Health/ Farr Institute of Health Informatics Specific unit / Sub department: Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) Hours: Full

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NCRM consultation on methodological research needs

In 2015, the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will commission a number of new methodological research projects. The commissioned projects will become formal

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Methods at the boundaries of the arts and humanities, and social sciences

This article by Jen Tarr also appears in the MethodsNews Autumn 2014 issue.   What makes a social science? Is it the methods we use, or the

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Vacancy at ADRC-E, based in UCL: Research Associate - Data Scientist in Administrative Data Research

UCL Department / Division: Institute of Child Health/Farr Institute of Health Informatics Specific unit / Sub department: Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) Grade: 7 Hours: Full Time Salary

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Call for papers: Creative research methods in the social sciences

The Social Research Association will be hosting a conference on Creative Research Methods in the social sciences, on Friday 8 May 2015, at the British Library

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Vacancy at ADRC-E, based in UCL: Research Associate

UCL Department / Division: Institute of Child Health Specific unit / Sub department: ICH - Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) Grade: 7 Hours: Full Time Salary (inclusive of

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Vacancy: Administrative Manager (NCRM)

Administrative Manager (NCRM)   FOS - Social & Human Sciences   Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Salary: £28,695 to £35,256  Full Time, Fixed term until 30 September 2019 Closing Date: Thursday 25 September

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Research and support vacancies at WISERD

The Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) is recruiting for a number of new research and support posts linked to three

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Barbara Sianesi invited to join IZA

Barbara Sianesi, working at the PEPA node in IFS, has been invited to join IZA as a research fellow.  IZA is a private, independent research