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We're a leading provider of social research training in the UK. All our courses are delivered by practising researchers, so whether you're starting out or a seasoned practitioner, we can help you build your skills and knowledge.
Our open courses are run in partnerships with the Social Research Association and National Centre for Research Methods.
Taking deliberations online: 13-14 Octonline course with Dr Ceri Davies
Questionnaire design: 21-22 Oct (fully booked)online course with Debbie Collins
Introduction to qualitative research: 28-29 Oct (fully booked)online course with Mehul Kotecha and Sarah Sharrock
Designing and moderating focus groups: 9-10-11 Novonline course with Jane Kerr
Cognitive interviewing: 1-2 Deconline course from our Questionnaire Development Testing Hub
Reporting qualitative data: 9 Dec (fully booked)online course with Dr Martin Mitchell and Nilufer Rahim
(Non-)probability survey samples in scientific practice: 9-10 Deconline course with Carina Cornesse
Questionnaire design: 9-10 Dec (fully booked)online course with Debbie Collins
Analysis of qualitative data: 25-26-27 Jan 2022online course with Mehul Kotecha and Jane Kerr
Reporting qualitative data: 27 Jan 2022online course with Dr Martin Mitchell and Nilufer Rahim
Questionnaire design: 27-28 Jan 2022online course with Debbie Collins
Depth interviewing skills: 17-18 Feb 2022online course with Mehul Kotecha and Sarah Frankenburg
Introduction to evidence reviews: 22-23 Feb 2022online course with Daniel Phillips
Managing challenging interviews: 1-2 March 2022online course with Jane Kerr
The current COVID-19 situation is changing the way in which we are delivering training and we are moving to delivering online courses. We have been working with the SRA to transition our courses online and those listed are the ones which are available, more will come in due course. We are also able to deliver bespoke training online.
If you have any questions, please email our Head of NatCen Learning, Debbie Collins at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By getting to know you and your organisation, we'll design a training solution that is the perfect fit for your needs and quickly delivers improved performance.
NatCen delivered six courses [...] we received consistently positive feedback from attendees and the training has helped raise the level of understanding of evaluation issues in the Department.
Steven Finch, Department for Transport
Excellent trainers! Good to see people who have done a lot of practical work in this area and are enthusiastic about it - it shows!
NatCen offers a service that is tailored to the specific themes and challenges of individual projects and its tutors go out of their way to make the training relevant to the needs of participants. Exceptional quality!
Our two-day training course enabled a group of completely novice qualitative researchers to come away understanding the 'how and why' of in-depth interviewing as well as feeling confident and motivated to give it go.
Research Unit, University
Ruxandra teaches courses on cognitive interviewing. She is a Senior Researcher in our Questionnaire Development and Testing Hub.