The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will hold ninth residential training event for early career researchers on 6-8 November 2013. This yearâ€™s Autumn School will be an exploration of international and comparative research, focusing particularly on methodological issues and innovations relating to researchers engaged in projects that span national boundaries. Participants will be introduced to a range of examples of methodological developments using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and will be encouraged to think about what these might potentially offer to their own research and to their career development.
The NCRM Autumn School is targeted at post-doctoral early career researchers from across the UK social science community who are employed on research-led contracts and who often do not have the same opportunities to participate in training events as PhD students and junior lecturers. Sessions will not assume expert knowledge, but some familiarity with comparative research will be an advantage.
There are 30 fully-funded places available (to include accommodation, all meals, and reasonable travel expenses to and from Southampton). Priority will be given to NCRM researchers but around half of the places will be available by open competition. All applicants should complete and return the registration form (pls download below) by Friday 20th September 2013 and applicants for the open competition will be notified whether their application has been successful shortly after this date. Full details of the final programme will also be sent to successful applicants at this point, along with details of preparatory reading for some of the Autumn School sessions, and an invitation to identify topics for discussion at the methodological challenges session about which they would be prepared to make a short presentation. To register, please go to: http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/TandE/autumn.php