NCRM entered a new phase in January 2020. With the new ESRC award for 5 years we will be focusing on delivering a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training across the UK. We will not be undertaking new methodological research as part of this award, though there will be some pedagogic research still and the resources linked to our previous research programme will still be available on our website.
We will be delivering face-to-face, online and blended learning which will be embedded in a new online training portal. We will provide a mixture of standalone instant access materials (such as e-books, videos, interactive slide decks) as well as whole modules based within a VLE.
NCRM will be delivered by a partnership of three internationally leading centres of methodological excellence: The Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh. This partnership will be significantly enhanced and expanded to include strategically selected Centre partner institutions who will deliver training locally to ensure geographical and subject expertise diversity. The nine institutions are UCL, NatCen, WISERD, Bristol, Exeter, Essex, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.
We will be working to transition the website of the National Centre of Research Methods to reflect the Centre’s new focus by summer 2020. We would like to include you in the transition. Please help us to shape the new portal by filling in a short user survey www.ncrm.ac.uk/surveys/portal.
We will not be publishing the MethodsNews Newsletter in the new phase but we will stay in touch with you via our e-bulletin, website and social media.
Submitted by Eva Nedbalova on Wednesday, 15th January 2020