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Research project

National Centre for Research Methods 2020-24

Project overview

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) was established by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2004 and was originally coordinated from the University of Southampton. Since 2014, NCRM has been a partnership between three universities with international reputations in methodological research and training in the social sciences: University of Southampton, The University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh.

In January 2020, NCRM entered a new phase with an ESRC award for five years. The new phase focuses on delivering a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training across the UK. This phase is still delivered by the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh but this partnership is significantly enhanced and expanded to include strategically selected centre partner institutions who deliver training locally to ensure geographical and subject expertise diversity.


Lead researcher

Professor Gabriele Durrant PhD

Prof of Social Stats & Survey Method

Research interests

  • survey data collection
  • survey methodology

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Other researchers

Professor Melanie Nind BEd(Hons), PhD. FAcSS

Professor in Education

Research interests

  • inclusive research
  • learning disability

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Professor David Martin

Professor of Geography

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Melanie Nind,
& Angeliki Katramadou
, 2022 , British Journal of Educational Studies
Type: article
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