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Methods Matter a podcast mini series out every day this week

The Methods Matter Podcast – from Dementia Researcher & the National Centre for Research Methods. A podcast for people who don’t know much about methods…those who do, and those who just want to find news and clever ways to use them in their research.

In this first series PhD Student Leah Fullegar from the University of Southampton brings together leading experts in research methodology, and dementia researchers that use them, to provide a fun introduction to five qualitive research methods in a safe space where there are no such things as dumb questions!

Every show comes with a great visual guide.

Find the show here on our website, on Apple Podcasts, in your podcast app, on YouTube (audio with closed captions), and on the NCRM Website.

What we have in store

Episode One (Monday 25th October) – Qualitative Interviews

In expert corner – Dr Kahryn Hughes, from University of Leeds. Director of the Timescapes Archive, Editor in Chief of Sociological Research Online, Convenor of the MA Qualitative Research Methods and a Senior Fellow for the NCRM.

In researcher ranch – Dr Jemima Dooley, conversation analyst, qualitative researcher and NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellow, from University of Bristol.

Episode Two (Tuesday 26th October) – Social Network Analysis

In expert corner – Dr David Griffiths from the University of Stirling. His research focuses on social connections and social advantage. And what tool does he rely on to get to the heart of the issues? You guessed it social network analysis, and social survey methods.

In researcher ranch – Dr Anne-Nicole Casey, Qualitative Research Associate from the University of New South Wales within the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC) and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).

Episode Three – (Wednesday 27th October) – Qualitative Longitudinal Methods

In expert corner – Dr Kahryn Hughes, from University of Leeds. Director of the Timescapes Archive, Editor in Chief of Sociological Research Online, Convenor of the MA Qualitative Research Methods and a Senior Fellow for the NCRM.

In researcher ranch – Professor Andrew Clark, from the University of Salford. Andrew has completed research on a wide range of topics, though he is particularly interested in three areas: neighbourhoods & communities; dementia; and innovation & creativity in social science research methods.

Episode Four – (Thursday 28th October) – Multilevel Modelling

In expert corner – Bill Browne. Bill is a Professor of Statistics who works across many disciplines including Education and Animal Welfare and Behaviour, his research spans the area of statistical modelling, from the development of statistical methods to fit realistically complex statistical models to describe real-life problems, and the implementation of those models in statistical software.

In researcher ranch – Dr Jacqueline Mogle. Jacqueline is co-director of RemindLab, which focuses on promoting health and well-being in older adults and identifying early indicators of changes in psychological and cognitive health. Jacqueline’s current projects examine psychological and behavioural risk factors associated with the development of early cognitive decline. These projects are designed to uncover early intervention targets for older adults prior to precipitous declines in everyday cognitive functioning.

Episode Five – (Friday 29th October) – Qualitative Secondary Analysis

In expert corner – Dr Kahryn Hughes, from University of Leeds. Director of the Timescapes Archive, Editor in Chief of Sociological Research Online, Convenor of the MA Qualitative Research Methods and a Senior Fellow for the NCRM.

In researcher ranch – Dr Anna Volkmer is a Speech and Language Therapist and researcher in Language and Cognition, Department of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London. Anna is researching Speech and language therapy interventions in language led dementia.


We have already started to plan season two and hope to start recording early in the new year – sticking with qualitative research methods. If you’re a PhD Student and would like to be consider to host the show, drop us a line to dementiaresearcher@nihr.ac.uk

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