Social Sciences Research Methods Training Needs Survey
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* :     The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is conducting a consultation to assess the research methods training needs of the UK social science community. This survey is for Doctoral students as well as academic researchers at all levels.

The following questionnaire asks about your institution, the methods training you have undertaken, future training needs and any barriers to training. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

The survey is anonymous. The information collected will be used as part of a UK Training Needs Assessment, which will inform future training provision funded by the ESRC. It will not be possible to identify any individuals or individual institutions in this report.

You do not have to complete this survey as part of your PhD registration or your job and you may withdraw from the survey at any point by closing the browser window. Responses to this questionnaire are stored anonymously, therefore once you have submitted your survey responses your data cannot be withdrawn.

Once you have completed and submitted the questionnaire you will have the opportunity at the end to enter a prize draw for £50 of Love2Shop Vouchers.

If you have questions about this study, you may contact Dr Rebekah Luff at NCRM

This study has ethical approval from the University of Southampton (no. 48239). In the unlikely event you have any concerns or complaints regarding the study please contact the Head of Research Governance (

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