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Registration opens for Timescapes 10 Festival

Registration is open for the Timescapes 10 Festival, which takes place on 5-16 September 2022. The online event will be a celebration of progress and advances in …

E-festival recordings available

Videos from keynote speeches at the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival are available on the NCRM website. These are: Fiction as Social Inquiry (Dr Ash Watson) Can …

Social researchers better prepared for new crises after COVID-19 pandemic, NCRM review finds

NCRM has published a new rapid evidence review that synthesises how social researchers have adapted or designed research methods during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors concluded that …

MethodsCon applications now open

Applications to attend MethodsCon are now open. The free event, which takes place in Manchester on 13-14 September, will feature more than 30 sessions on methods in …

MethodsCon programme details announced

Provisional programme details for MethodsCon are now available on the NCRM website. The free event, which takes place in Manchester on 13-14 September, will feature more than …

Researchers to discuss qualitative data archiving in free webinar

A panel of researchers will discuss the archiving of qualitative data at a free webinar organised by QUEST (Qualitative Expertise at Southampton). The event, on 23 …

Why examining the gritty details of human social organisation is key to understanding the nature of ‘ubiquitous’ technologies

Consider, for a moment, the pervasive spread of computational devices, services and infrastructures that insinuate themselves into almost every part of life for a sizeable proportion …

What is facet methodology?

Facet methodology is a creative approach to researching that aims to create insights into our social world. It is an approach developed by a team of …