Talking Methods


The Talking Methods seminar series, delivered in association with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), is designed to spark debate, discussion and dialogue around research methods. The seminars provide an opportunity to hear about the latest social science research alongside consideration of research methods.  The recordings of our previous seminars can be found on our recordings page.

What should I expect?

Each seminar will – 

  • last one-hour and include a short research presentation followed by time to ask questions and discuss the methodological approach.
  • be delivered by speakers drawn from a wide range of fields within academia and beyond.
  • be delivered in a hybrid format and so open to all. Please spread the word, sign up and join the conversation as we ‘talk methods’.

Booking Information

We are now taking bookings for the seminars listed below. If you have any issues with the booking platform or would like to cancel your place, please email Further details about each seminar can be found via the booking site.  

seminar speaker
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Adapting face-to-face surveys in a pandemic: What did we do and what did we learn?

Tuesday 25 October 2022, 13:00 – 14:00

Paul Bradshaw (Director of ScotCen)

Learn how ScotCen adapted large-scale face-to-face surveys during the pandemic and the implications for future survey design. 

Saving Time, Money and Lives with Data

Tuesday 6 December 2022, 13:00 – 14:00

Roger Halliday (CEO of Research Data Scotland)

Find out how public wellbeing can be improved through the use of data, and what is being done in Scotland to make this easier.