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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.

Vacancy at NCRM: Research Co-ordinator

Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Salary: £23,386 to £27,864 Full Time Fixed Term Until 30/09/2019 Closing Date: Tuesday 7 April 2015 Applications are invited for the post …

ONS Approved Researcher Consultation

ONS is currently reviewing the criteria and process used to grant Approved Researcher status and, as part of this review, has launched a public consultation exercise which …

Call for proposals for special issues: International Journal of Social Research Methodology

The International Journal of Social Research Methodology publishes up to two guest-edited Special Issues per volume. The IJSRM editorial board welcomes proposals for Special Issues for …

Fully funded ESRC PhD studentship at NCRM: Virtual learning of advanced research methods

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship on 'Virtual learning of advanced research methods' to begin in October 2015. We are currently seeking applications for a …

Report: Review of the Typology of Research Methods within the Social Sciences

New paper 'Review of the Typology of Research Methods within the Social Sciences' by Rebekah Luff, Dorothy Byatt and David Martin is now published in NCRM report series. The …

New ESRC Framework for Research Ethics

As the principal funding agency for UK social science research, ESRC requires that the research they support is designed and conducted in accordance with recognised best …

What can qualitative researchers and teachers learn from quantitative researchers and teachers (and vice versa)?

This article by Martyn Chamberlain also appears in the MethodsNews Autumn 2014 issue. The International Benchmarking Review of Sociology (Parker et al. 2010) highlighted how in terms of both content …

Blog post from NCRM 'embedded librarian': We can do more for you! Librarians working as part of the research teams

Earlier this year the IT as a Utility Network offered an opportunity for Dorothy Byatt, Librarian at the University of Southampton, to be embedded in an …