Blogs

Read the first post in the 'Untangling Methods Controversies' blog series.

Summer Internship at ScotCen

Sophie Birtwistle, a 4th year Q-Step student explains how skills learned on her degree transfer to a workplace internship with ScotCen.

Dr Roxanne Connelly outlines how to anonymously share your code with your dissertation.

Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Richard Brunner summarise their recent methodological publications exploring the practices, ethics and realities of participatory and collaborative research.

Dr Roxanne Connelly and Dr Kevin Ralston share their five top tips for applying for a PhD in the UK.

Dr Amy Andrada and Dr Ugur Ozdemir explore the reasons for changes in subjective mental health at different points during the pandemic.

Are you interested in transparent and reproducible research, research integrity and alternative research metrics? Then Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea and the Edinburgh Open Research Initiative are looking for you!

Dr Roxanne Connelly shares her seven practical tips for graduate students using quantitative research methods in the social sciences.

This post presents early findings from the Childcare and Wellbeing in Times of COVID-19 project which combines comprehensive secondary data analysis with in-depth qualitative interviews and co-production activities to understand the impact of COVID-19 on families’ childcare arrangements and wellbeing.

Sarah Christison explores how relatives' attitudes towards care home visiting restrictions have evolved over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the potential implications for future public health policy in Scotland.

Professor Graham Crow discusses mixed methods research using a study conducted by Ray Pahl employing nine different methods.

A simple instantiation of how sociology can follow scientific principles, developed from a model provided by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Laureate.