NCRM is delighted to bring you the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival in collaboration with methods@manchester. Held on 25-29 October 2021, the event will be a celebration of research methods with an interdisciplinary social science flavour. There will be more than 80 sessions run over five days, with more than 130 speakers offering diverse perspectives on the festival’s theme: innovation, adaptation and evolution of the social sciences.
The e-festival will be 100 per cent web based and hosted on a dedicated interactive platform, where attendees can join sessions via live video streams, take part in community discussions and network with other guests.
The packed e-festival programme features sessions in eight different categories, including: workshops, expert clinics, panel discussions, “what is?” talks, keynote presentations, webinars and “in conversation” discussions.
Our keynote speakers are: Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (University of Oxford), Professor Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University), Dr Ash Watson (University of New South Wales) and Amos Toh (Human Rights Watch).
To register for the e-festival, attendees can purchase a festival pass for a flat fee of £10. This will give access to all sessions held over the five days of the event (excluding short courses).
Access to the online event platform, Whova, will be possible from 1 October, enabling attendees to network and join discussions before the e-festival begins on 25 October. When the platform opens, a notification will be sent to participants with information on how to log in and sign up for sessions. Please note, pre-booking will be required for capacity-limited workshops and clinics.
A limited number of free tickets for the e-festival are available. The application deadline is 8 October.
A video poster competition will be run during the event and expressions of interest are now being accepted. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 7 October, while the video submission deadline is 15 October.
The best 10 submitted posters will be live streamed on the Wednesday of the e-festival (27 October) and participants will be invited to vote on their favourite. A prize of £100 in Amazon vouchers will be given to the most popular.
A series of three short courses will run alongside the e-festival. Participants who would like to attend these events must register for their chosen course(s). There is a separate for charge each course. Registration for any of these courses will include a free festival pass.
The three courses are:
Avant-garde and arts-based methods in qualitative research (two half days)
Institutional Ethnography: Conducting feminist, interdisciplinary & bottom-up research (four half days)
Getting creative with note taking and presentations (two half days)