The RMP ended in 2007. For methods in Manchester from 2009 onwards, see methods@manchester
Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC)
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), University of Southampton
ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS), University of Manchester
Related UK Resource Centres
UK Government Links
The following links will take you to subject specific ethical and practice guidelines for research in social science, statistics and health for UK, international and overseas organisations.
Social Science Organisations (UK)
Social Science Organisations (Overseas)
International Statistical Organisations
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statisticsl The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D Department:
A site which publicises an interdisciplinary health and social care model with universal potential. Originally created in the UK [Manchester Met. Univ.] by Brian E Hodges, the site can help map health, social care and other issues, problems AND solutions. The model takes a situated and multi-contextual view across four knowledge domains: Interpersonal; Sociological; Empirical; Political.
Provides a range of training provision, research, evaluation and consultancy services in participatory appraisal (PA), and supports those using participatory appraisal in the north-east of England.
A free global messageboard for researchers and practitioners working in the social and health sciences. The aim of the site is a space where people can ask for advice, share skills, network, recommend resources and find out about courses and conferences. There are forums specifically about methodological issues, as well as covering researcher safety and wellbeing, user involvement, working with hard to reach groups and a forum for those engaged in research in the developing world. There is also a daily news feed where people can get global news as well as social science and health stories updated round the clock.
A wide set of free resources from an independent US site hosted by The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP)
Links to free on line books, manuals, articles on how to do social research, including surveys, interviews, observations and more. Also links to research about research methods, free software, and sites on how to present data. This site also has a review of free statistical resources.