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Most downloaded paper in 2014: Introduction to visualising spatial data in R

In 2014 the most downloaded NCRM paper was Introduction to visualising spatial data in R by Robin Lovelace and James Chesire, from the Talisman node of …

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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 …