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.