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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.

Professor Lindsay Paterson makes a forceful and well-argued case regarding a deficit in Scotland’s educational data.

In our article, ‘Anxious women or complacent men? Examining statistics anxiety in UK sociology undergraduates’, we wanted to revisit the core demographic variables of age and sex to examine their association with reported anxiety of statistics.

This post applies nationally collected, representative data to highlight some of the trends underlying the official employment rate.

Funky data and complicated models

This blog examines options available to undertake Mediation analyses in packages SPSS, R and Stata.