Research methods

Find out about our investments relating to research methodology. 

Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) (June 2012)
AQMeN is a collaborative network co-funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). It aims to build capacity in quantitative methods across the social sciences in Scottish HEIs.

Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) (June 2012)
Cemmap provides a focus for development, understanding and methods for modelling individual behaviour, the influences on it and the impact of policy interventions.

Digital Social Research (DSR) (March 2013)
This project aims to maximise the uptake, use and impact of new digital technologies across the social science community.

National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) (March 2014)
NCRM forms part of our strategy to improve the standards of research methods across the UK social science community.

Previous Research Methods resources

Courses in Applied Social Surveys (CASS) (March 2009)

Research Methods Programme (September 2007)

Survey Resources Network (SRN) (January 2012)
SRN is a service which co-ordinates and develops our activities relating to survey methodology and research.

UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) (March 2012)
WISERD is co-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). It draws together and builds upon existing expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and methodologies at several Welsh universities.