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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. …

Tackling quantitative methods pedagogy

The challenge of training future cohorts of quantitative social science researchers to secure the ‘pipeline’ from school/undergraduate study through postgraduate to postdoctoral research, depends not only …

Crime sensing with social media

The majority of individuals aged under twenty in the Western world were ‘born digital’ and will not recall a time without access to the Internet. Combined …

Obtaining consent to link administration data for children in surveys

As fewer people are responding to surveys than ever before, the linking of administrative records to survey responses is a potentially important tool to obtain new, …

Data linkage: Ethical and social concerns

Social scientists may be able to connect different sets of administrative information held about people technically, but should there be any rules about accessing and using …

Call for proposals: The International Journal of Research & Method in Education

The International Journal of Research & Method in Education is seeking proposals for guest editors for a special issue of the Journal on the theme of …

NCRM Director Professor Patrick Sturgis interviewed at the Daily Politics show

NCRM Director Patrick Sturgis was interviewed at the Daily Politics show (see from 32mins 20secs) on Friday 19 June about the General Election 2015 …

Call for applications: NCRM International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES)

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is pleased to invite applications for the first round of its International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES). IVES is aimed …