NCRM Working Papers

The NCRM working paper series consists of papers from NCRM research projects. NCRM also commissions methodological reviews and other reports.


No. Title Author(s)
1/20 Do respondents using smartphones produce lower quality data? Evidence from the UK Understanding Society mixed-device survey Olga Maslovskaya, Peter Smith, Gabriele Durrant
3/19 Investigation of Nonresponse Bias and Representativeness in the First Cross-National Probability Based Online Panel (CRONOS) Olga Maslovskaya, Peter Lugtig, Gabriele Durrant
2/19 Analysing large volumes of complex qualitative data - reflections from a group of international experts Susie Weller, Rosalind Edwards, Lynn Jamieson, Emma Davidson
1/19 Developing pedagogy for 'big qual' methods: teaching how to analyse large voluments of secondary qualitative data Sarah Lewthwaite, Susie Weller, Lynn Jamieson, Rosalind Edwards, Melanie Nind
2/18 Estimating stochastic survey response errors using the multitrait-multierror model Alexandru Cernat, Daniel Oberski
1/18 Do interviewers moderate the effect of monetary incentives on response rates in household interview surveys? Eliud Kibuchi, Patrick Sturgis, Gabriele B. Durrant, Olga Maslovskaya
5/17 Creating a synthetic spatial microdataset for zone design experiments James Robards, Chris Galeb, David Martin
4/17 Mixed-device online surveys in the UK Olga Maslovskaya, Gabriele Durrant, Peter WF Smith, Tim Hanson, Ana Villar
3/17 How collective is collective efficacy? The importance of consensus in judgments about community cohesion Ian Brunton-Smith, Patrick Sturgis, George Leckie
2/17 An assessment of hte causes of the errors in the 2015 UK General Election opinion polls P. Sturgis, J. Kuha, N. Baker, M. Callegaro, S. Fisher, J. Green, W. Jennings, B. Lauderdale, P. Smith
1/17 The workflow: a practical guide to producing accurate, efficient, transparent and reproducible social survey data analysis Vernon Gayle, Paul Lambert
4/16 We need to talk about statistical anxiety. A review of the evidence around statistical anxiety in the context of quantitative methods pedagogy Kevin Ralston, John MacInnes, Graham Crow, Vernon Gayle
3/16 Strategies in Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Alan Brier, Elisabetta De Giorgi, Bruno Hopp
2/16 Detecting and understanding interviewer effects on survey data using a cross-classified mixed-effects location scale model Ian Brunton-Smith, Patrick Sturgis, George Leckie
1/16 Fieldwork effort, response rate, and the distribution of survey outcomes: a multi-level meta-analysis Joel Williams, Patrick Sturgis, Ian Brunton-Smith, Jamie Moore
6/15 A reassessment of socio-economic gradients in child cognitive development using Growth Mixture Models Katy Sindall, Patrick Sturgis, Fiona Steele, George Leckie, Rob French
5/15 Declining Social Mobility? Evidence from five linked Censuses in England and Wales 1971-2011 Patrick Sturgis, Franz Buscha
4/15 The potentials and pitfalls of using Skype for qualitative (longitudinal) interviews Susie Weller
3/15 Disqus Website-based Commenting as an e-Research Method: Engaging doctoral and early-career academic learners in educational research Daniel Kilburn and Jonathan Earley
2/15 Socioeconomic disadvantage and childhood growth: A review of the literature focusing on the mediatory roles of birth weight, maternal age and parity Melissa Palmer and Richard Silverwood
1/15 Narrative analysis of paradata from the Poverty in the UK survey: a worked example Heather Elliott, Ros Edwards, Ann Phoenix, and Janet Boddy
11/14 Development of methodologies for researching online: the case of food blogs Myrrh Domingo, Gunther Kress, Rebecca O’Connell, Heather Elliott, Corinne Squire, Carey Jewitt and Elisabetta Adami
10/14 Methods for recording video in the classroom: producing single and multi-camera videos for research into teaching and learning Daniel Kilburn
09/14 New frontiers in qualitative longitudinal research: Perspectives of doctoral and early career researchers Lucy Hadfield, Ester McGeeney and Fiona Shirani
08/14 Introducing spatial microsimulation with R: a practical Robin Lovelace
07/14 Places and preferences: A longitudinal analysis of self-selection and contextual effects Aina Gallego, Franz Buscha, Patrick Sturgis and Daniel Oberski
06/14 Trust in GPs: A review of the literature and analysis of the GP/patient survey data Paul Stoneman
05/14 Multimodal analysis of aesthetics: Two versions of a food blog compared Elisabetta Adami
04/14 Social taste and meaning at glance: A multimodal framework of aesthetics in webtexts Elisabetta Adami
03/14 Introduction to visualising spatial data in R Robin Lovelace and James Cheshire
02/14 'User Generated Data' from online patient forums: Potentialities and Constraints for social research Jeff Bezemer, Myrrh Domingo
01/14 Trust in GPs: Findings from focus groups Rose Wiles
08/13 Social studies of social science: A working bibliography Michael Mair, C. Greiffenhagen, W. Sharrock
07/13 Simple, multiple and multiway correspondence analysis applied to spatial census-based population microsimulation studies using R Didier Leibovici and Mark Birkin
06/13 Microsimulation model user guide (Flexible Modelling Framework) Kirk Harland
05/13 Investigating the behaviour of Twitter users to construct an individual-level model of metropolitan dynamics Mark Birkin, Nicholas Malleson
04/13 Modelling residential mobility behaviour using a commercial data set: An analysis of mover/stayer characteristics across the life course Michael Thomas, John Stillwell, Myles Gould
03/13 The kineikonic mode: Towards a multimodal approach to moving image media Andrew Burn
02/13 A social semiotic multimodal analysis framework for website interactivity Elisabetta Adami
01/13 Availability and use of UK based ethnicity data for health research Rohini Mathur, Emily Grundy, Liam Smeeth
06/12 Understanding support for Complementary and alternative Medicine in general populations: Use and perceived efficacy Paul Stoneman, Patrick Sturgis, Nick Allum
05/12 Transcribing Video Diane Mavers
04/12 Allostatic load - a challenge to measure multisystem physiological dysregulation Sanna Read, Emily Grundy
03/12 An introduction to using video for research Carey Jewitt
02/12 An introduction to embodiment and digital technology research: interdisciplinary themes and perspectives William Farr, Sara Price, Carey Jewitt
01/12 Using a Social Semiotic Approach to Multimodality: Researching Learning in Schools, Museums and Hospitals Jeff Bezemer, Sophia Diamantopoulou, Carey Jewitt, Gunther Kress and Diane Mavers
01/11 A Review of the Academic Impact of Three Methodological Innovations: Netnography, Child-Led Research and Creative Research Methods Andrew Bengry-Howell, Rose Wiles, Melanie Nind, Graham Crow
09/10 Mind maps, presentational knowledge and the dissemination of qualitative research Matthew Reason
08/10 Broken devices and new opportunities: re-imagining the tools of qualitative research Les Back
07/10 Anonymisation and visual images: issues of respect, 'voice' and protection Rose Wiles, Amanda Coffey, Judy Robison & Sue Heath
06/10 The effect of monitoring unemployment insurance recipients on unemployment duration: evidence from a field experiment John Micklewright & Gyula Nagy
05/10 Bringing things to life: creative entanglements in a world of materials Tim Ingold
04/10 Sounding Out: Using music elicitation in qualitative research Nicola Allett
03/10 Innovation in qualitative research methods: a narrative review Rose Wiles, Helen Pain, Graham Crow
02/10 Disciplined Writing: On the problem of writing sociologically Carol Smart
01/10 Ethical regulation and visual methods: making visual research impossible or developing good practice? Rose Wiles, Amanda Coffey, Judy Robinson and Jon Prosser
07/09 Innovation in qualitative research methodology: Annotated bibliography Helen Pain
06/09 The Methods Used in Connected Lives: Investigating networks, neighbourhoods and communities Nick Emmel, Andrew Clark
05/09 Beyond the standard interview: The use of graphic elicitation and arts-based methods Anna Bagnoli
04/09 Coming to our senses? A critical approach to sensory methodology Jennifer Mason, Katherine Davies
03/09 What are Academic Disciplines? Some observations in the Disciplinarity vs. Interdisciplinarity debate Armin Krishnan
02/09 Five Strategies for Practising Interdisciplinarity Armin Krishnan
01/09 Methods for the synthesis of qualitative research: a critical review Elaine Barnett-Page, James Thomas
08/08 Managing anonymity and confidentiality in social research: the case of visual data in Community research Graham Crow, Rose Wiles
07/08 Rights, 'right on' or the right thing to do? A critical exploration of young people's engagement in participative social work research Dr Sally Holland - Cardiff University, Dr Emma Renold - Cardiff University, Dr Nicola Ross - Cardiff University, Ms Alex Hillman - Cardiff University
06/08 Assessing Satisfaction: Insights from a multi-methods study Josephine Green, University of York
05/08 Studying place effects on health by synthesising area-level and individual data Chris Jackson, Sylvia Richardson & Nicky Best
04/08 Adjusting for selection bias in retrospective case control studies S. Geneletti, N. Best & S. Richardson
03/08 Using Bayesian graphical models to model biases in observational studies and to combine multiple datasources: Application to low birth-weight and water disinfection by-products. Nuoo-Ting (Jassy) Molitor, Chris Jackson, Sylvia Richardson & Nicky Best
02/08 Propensity Score Adjustment for Unmeasured Confounding in Observational Studies Lawrence C. McCandless, Sylvia Richardson & Nicky G. Best
01/08 The everyday lives of children in care: using a sociological perspective to inform social work practice Dr Sally Holland, Dr Emma Renold, Dr Nicola Ross & Ms Alex Hillman
12/07 Documents of life and death: Identities beyond the life course in coroners’ suicide files Dr Susanne Langer, Dr Jonathan Scourfield & Dr Ben Fincham
11/07 Excruciating Elegance: Representing the Embodied Habitus of Capoeira

Dr Sara Delamont & Dr Neil Stephens

10/07 Methods for the thematic synthesis of qualitative research in systematic reviews James Thomas & Angela Harden
09/07 Understanding Community: A review of networks, ties and contacts Andrew Clark
08/07 The emotional and analytic impact of working with disturbing secondary data Dr Ben Fincham, Dr Jonathan Scourfield & Dr Susanne Langer
07/07 How citizens evaluate the therapeutic potential of stem cell research in the context of T1 diabetes Dr Inna Kotchetkova, Dr Robert Evans & Dr Susanne Langer
06/07 Generalized nonlinear models in R: An overview of the gnm package Heather Turner & David Firth
05/07 Public perceptions of offender dangerousness - Views of young adults in the UK Joanne Wood & Brian Francis
04/07 The Risk of Escalation in Serious Crime for Kidnap Offenders: A Modelling Approach Jiayi Liu, Brian Francis & Keith Soothill
03/07 Changing patterns of offending over 30 years Keith Soothill
02/07 Changing patterns of offending behaviour among young adults Keith Soothill, Brian Francis, Elizabeth Ackerley & L. Humphreys
01/07 Diversity and Subjectivity within Qualitative Psychology (not available online) Brendan Gough and Anna Madill
10/06 Participation in crime among children and young adults: Changes over time
Keith Soothill, Elizabeth Ackerley & Brian Francis
09/06 Statistical inference for the mixed Bradley-Terry model
Mohand Feddag
08/06 Latent classes for preference data
Brian Francis
07/06 Anonymising Research Data
Andrew Clark
06/06 Researching with visual images
Jon Prosser
05/06 Lone motherhoods in context
Vanessa May
04/06 Six strategies for mixing methods and linking data in social science research
Jennifer Mason
03/06 Combining data, enhancing explanation
Sarah Irwin


Anonymity and Confidentiality
Rose Wiles, Graham Crow, Sue Heath & Vikki Charles
01/06 Dictator Game Giving: Altruism or Artefact? Nicholas Bardsley