Methodology and Innovation Hub
A collective of experts in social research methodology and practice, providing advice on the design, delivery and analysis of social research.
At the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), we have a reputation for methodological leadership and expertise. Our innovative approach to research has benefits for the wider research community, both in the UK and internationally.
Our researchers developed the now widely used framework approach to qualitative research and have written key academic texts on research methodology. We have been behind the creation of some of the most ground-breaking and, sometimes, controversial research in the UK, including the National Study of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles and the first study of gambling prevalence.
Catch up on our latest work, blogs and events
A systematic approach to understanding trade-offs when designing and remodeling social surveysCourse
Localization in the Study of War and Peace
Gambling participation and the prevalence of problem gambling survey
Measuring sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation
How Respondent Centred Design can be used to tackle survey challenges
2022 Cathie Marsh Lecture: Cost, speed, quality – two out of three ain’t bad…or is it?
Deliberation for all: what technologies and future thinking might we need to make deliberation more embedded in our societies?
Director of Methods
Head of the Methodology and Innovation Hub
Senior Research Director (QDT Hub)
Senior Survey Methodologist