NCRM research

NCRM runs targeted programmes of methodological and pedagogical research, and gathers insight on new challenges and opportunities. Our work focuses on strategically important areas, enabling social scientists to address key substantive and policy-relevant research questions.

We also work with experts to produce in-depth publications. Recent collections have covered subjects such as ethics and investigative methods, which are available to view on our resources page.

Projects from our 2020-2024 phase

Our latest projects investigate topics such as the teaching of research methods, the impact of COVID-19 on social science research and the evolution of the survey data collection landscape.

External projects

In addition to our own research projects, we work with leading organisations across the country on major initiatives that focus on areas of strategic importance.

Research from our 2014-2019 phase

In NCRM’s 2014-19 phase, we conducted a series of seven work packages on the analysis of complex data with linked and time-dependent structures, and the pedagogy of methodological learning. We also completed 11 other projects on cutting edge topics. Our research programmes were run both in-house and through externally commissioned projects.