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Call for applications for the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM) college of reviewers

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

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Funding call: seminar competition 2016

The Board of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Seminar Competition. Our aim is to …

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New appointment for the 'Accounting for informative item nonresponse in biomarkers collected in longitudinal surveys' project

NCRM is pleased to announce that Alexandru Cernat has been appointed to work on Work Package 3:  ‘Accounting for informative item nonresponse in biomarkers collected in longitudinal …

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7th ESRC Research Methods Festival - save the date!

National Centre for Research Methods is organising the 7th ESRC Research Methods Festival. The festival will be held at the University of Bath from 5th to …

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Latest research methods audio and video

Latest audio podcasts: Care data: the challenges of linking health service data; Neil Serougi; 19 July 2015 Data linkage: challenges and opportunities; Peter Elias; 19 July 2015 Teaching and …

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How Consistent is Respondent Behaviour to Allow Linkage to Health Administrative Data over Time?

Household surveys are increasingly being linked to administrative records with the potential of greatly enriching survey content on subjects such as health, education and income. One …

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Does Audio-recording Open-ended Survey Questions Improve Data Quality?

While the vast majority of survey questions use fixed response options, there is a long tradition in survey research of obtaining less structured data from respondents. …

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The Inquiry into the Failure of the 2015 Pre-election polls

The only people who woke up on the morning of May the 8th this year feeling worse than Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg were the pollsters. …