The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is funded by the ESRC and supports research methods across the UK social science community. NCRM provides a focal point for research and training. It has a coordinating Hub at the University of Southampton School of Social Sciences and Nodes at other locations.
ReStore is a sustainable repository of online research methods resources which preserves, sustains and actively maintains web resources developed as part of ESRC funding mainly representing subjects of research methods in social sciences. Notable projects with good teaching resources accessible from this site include: TRI-ORM:Exploring Online Research Methods, Geo-Refer, PEAS: Practical Exemplars on the Analysis of Surveys, SRME: Using Statistical Regression Methods in Educational Research.
Resources include toolkits (mainly documents) on research methods and audio recordings of presentations on methods
Online QDA is a set of learning materials which address common issues of undertaking qualitative data analysis (QDA) and beginning to use Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages. The site has a range of resources and aims to complement courses run by independent trainers and the large number of undergraduate and postgraduate social sciences research methods training courses.
Methods@manchester is an initiative funded by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. It promotes interdisciplinary and innovative methodological developments and provides training opportunities in methods. The website has a range of resources including videos, presentations and documents.
Intute was an initiative funded by JISC which provided a free web service aimed at students and lecturers in higher education. All resources have been reviewed by academic and subject librarians and there are a number of methods related materials in different subject areas. Funding for Intute has now ceased and the website will not be maintained. However, the resources have been archived and continue to be available.
This is a free online tutorial to help you learn how to use the Internet to find video resources for your work quickly and efficiently. This tutorial was developed by JISC Digital Media (the JISC Advisory service for Digital Media) and the Virtual Training Suite to support practitioners in further and higher education in their use of technology to enhance learning, teaching and assessment.
This paper forms part of a series of JISC Digital Media review papers which look at how a range of resources can be found on the Web using search engines. In particular, this paper will look at how search engines can be used to locate moving image files (videos). Compares these engines: AlltheWeb, AltaVista Video Search, AOL Video, Ask Video, Blinkx, Dogpile, Google Video UK, Live Search (Microsoft), Pixsy, Yahoo.
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) is a national data service providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes. ESDS provides an integrated service offering enhanced support for the secondary use of data across the research, learning and teaching communities.
Jorum is part of JISC project that provides a repository for open educational resources. It encourages academics to find, share and discuss learning and teaching resources. As well as finding resources with Creative Commons licenses that can be re-used, users can upload their own materials to share with others.
Jorum is a JISC-funded Service in Development in UK Further and Higher Education, to collect and share learning and teaching materials, allowing their reuse and repurposing. This free online repository service forms a key part of the JISC Information Environment, and is intended to become part of the wider landscape of repositories being developed institutionally, locally, regionally or across subject areas.
This long running project between the Universities of Cambridge, Nottingham, Manchester, East Anglia, Wolverhampton and Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth/Exeter) has produced a large number of high quality Reusable Learning Objects mostly in the area of health research but with several relevant to social research methods. Objects are free to use in educational contexts but further licensing is unclear.
This website contains free multimedia resources that support postgraduate research students in education studies. The resources are based on video narratives of researchers describing a range of different perspectives about how they worked on and made decisions about a selected piece of research. There are additional resources that support research skills development and links to useful research methods websites.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Teaching Online), based at California State University, USA, is a repository of open educational resources based on similar principles to Jorum. Registered members can develop their own collection of learning resources and contribute their own materials (subject to peer review). There is a large number of resources on statistics and research methods. The site operates under the Creative Commons Licence, but not all the resources appearing in the archive have a CC licence.
The RLO-CETL is the Centre for Excellence for the design, development and use of learning objects. The partner institutions are London Metropolitan University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham. Here are the completed RLOs from this centre. There is a section on statistics.
Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from Around the World. Catalogues resources on research methods and statistics in higher education and school.
Conditions of use vary but except where otherwise noted, content created on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
CAQDAS Networking Project and QUIC
Provides practical support, training and information in the use of a range of software programs designed to assist qualitative data analysis. This includes platforms for debate concerning the methodological and epistemological issues arising from the use of such software packages and conducting research into methodological applications of CAQDAS under a new research project; ‘Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS’ (QUIC). QUIC builds on the work the CAQDAS Networking Project has done since 1994. The project is exploring technological and methodological developments in qualitative software and providing additional training and capacity building opportunities.
The UNESCO run site. Not a repository but a place where members of the UNESCO OER Community can work together on questions, issues and documents.