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NCRM publishes guidance papers on ethics in research involving children

A new series of papers provides valuable guidance on ethics in research involving children. The six-part series, produced by academics from the School of Law and …

An interview with Professor Ann Oakley: sociological legacies and futures

On a warm, sunny day in June of last year, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Professor Ann Oakley, a renowned figure of modern …

Paper highlights adaption of research methods during pandemic

A new paper from NCRM researchers analyses the ways in social research methods have been adapted and designed for use within pandemic conditions. The paper, published in …

Join NCRM for its 2023 annual lecture

Registration is now open for the NCRM Annual Lecture 2023, which takes place on Tuesday, 25 April and is free to attend. This prestigious event will bring …

Latest NCRM podcast episode explores mixed methods and cross-national comparisons

The fourth episode in NCRM’s new podcast series is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the NCRM website. The guest is Professor Laura …

Lived experience and research: from spaces of safety to spaces of bravery

How can we design inclusive models of research, which enable people with lived experience to conduct, and participate in research that values their contribution? The third …

Contribute to NCRM event on technology in creative research

Researchers are invited to contribute to a new in-person training programme which will focus on creative research methods that use technology. The programme will form part of …

Navigating FOI in the UK

The third and final webinar of our series on freedom of information (FOI) requests in social research focused on the United Kingdom. With the Freedom …