Current research programme
We run a programme of methodological research, both ‘in-house’ and through externally commissioned projects. The research is focused in strategically important areas, enabling social scientists to address key substantive and policy-relevant research questions.
Our long term in-house research programme aims to advance methods for the analysis of complex data with linked and time-dependent structures, and understand the pedagogy of methodological learning. The research programme is arranged in six Work Packages (WP).
In addition to our Work Packages, in January 2016, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded the first phase of seven new methodological research projects as part of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). In September 2017 the second phase was launched with additional four methodological projects. Each project tackles a specific, cutting-edge topic and in one year promises to deliver valuable insights into new research methods.