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Experts discuss political Lego and elite studies in NCRM videos

Two new videos from NCRM see experts discussing the subjects of political Lego and elite studies. In the first video, Professor Ian Cook of the University of …

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Learning resources on web scraping and text data now available

NCRM has published new online learning resources that explore the topics of web scraping and text data. The first, Web scraping and Covid-19, is presented by …

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NCRM establishes new engagement initiatives

NCRM is running a series of new engagement activities that aim to boost research methods training within the social sciences and beyond. As part of its current …

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Report examines emerging field of computational social science

NCRM has published a new interdisciplinary report that examines the emerging research field of computational social science (CSS). The report offers insight into the shape of CSS, …

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Webinar series to explore decolonial research methods

Eminent scholars will explore the topic of decolonial research methods in a new NCRM webinar series. The six-part series aims to prompt researchers to reflect on the …

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Biographical mapping resources available

The University of Manchester has published new resources on how to use biographical maps to research earlier life experiences. Biographical mapping is a rich, multisensory approach to …

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New publications offer guidance on secondary data analysis and resources

NCRM has published two new guides on the subject of secondary data. The publications are: The NCRM wayfinder guide to moving to secondary data analysis The …

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Changing Research Practices project enters third phase

NCRM's Changing Research Practices project is now in its third phase. Launched in 2020, the project looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected research …