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Researcher wins NCRM award for video on "being with" methodology

A PhD researcher at the University of Southampton has won an NCRM competition for her submission on "being with" methodology.Joanna Grace was named the winner …

Join free event on comparative judgement methods

Researchers interested in comparative judgement methods are invited to attend a free event that will feature talks, networking and sandpits.The Comparative Judgement Users’ Day Meeting …

Your input needed to improve methods training in the UK

NCRM needs to find out more about the impact and benefits that our training courses and activities have on our participants.We are asking everyone who has …

Researching children and terrorism: the pros and woes of building an original dataset

In September 2021, Cressida Dick, then-Metropolitan Police Commissioner, warned of children forming a "new generation of extremists" in the United Kingdom. Her comment came in …

What do we mean by impact in the context of participatory research?

What do we mean by "impact" in the context of participatory research? What does impact mean to the people who participate in our research? What methods …

The role of participatory research in influencing policy

This blog post engages with some of the questions prompted by the first Critical Conversations session of 2023, which focused on influencing policy. Following last …

PhD researcher wins NCRM Impact Prize

A researcher who used filmmaking to tell the stories of police brutality victims has won the first NCRM Impact Prize.Lucía Guerrero Rivière harnessed the …

Learn how to demonstrate the impact of your research

An expert in research impact will deliver the keynote session at the 2023 Research Methods e-Festival.Professor Mark Reed will discuss easy-to-use tools that enable researchers …