Research

Blog posts and resources relating to research methods in the social sciences. To start a new discussion on methods, visit the forum via the above link.

Mental Health Measurement and the Workplace

Due to the confusion over what counts as evidence, mental health research has largely failed to make a significant impact on workplace wellbeing and employment relations practices. Elizabeth Cotton argues that in order to make a positive difference, academic research will have to involve new technologies and communication strategies aimed at helping people to improve their mental health at work.

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Engaging Community Researchers: What Works?

A massive qualitative research undertaking at the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service engages community researchers, lead researcher Jessica H. Smith discusses the benefits and difficulties of this approach.

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Using Quantitative Skills in Research and Academia

Quantitative Skills (QS) can take you far in academia and the research world, giving you the keys to unpick complex phenomena and critically evaluate other studies. These Q&As with established professors, early career researchers and PhD students reveal the importance of QS within their diverse fields.

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Using Quantitative Skills in Politics and the Public Sector

Quantitative Skills (QS) are invaluable in the public sector and politics. They provide robustness to political debates and policy decisions. Find out more from a member of the House of Lords, the National Statistician and Director of Operations at the British Library.

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Using Quantitative Skills in Journalism

Quantitative Skills can give you an edge and enable you to source stories from within data sets and critically engage with ‘evidence’ from politicians! Find out more from the Guardian DataBlog Editor and a BBC Business Reporter.

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