International Social Research Methods

The databank of International Social Research Methods Case Studies presented on this web site has been developed and tested in a series of training workshops in international social research methods funded by the ESRC under its Researcher Development Initiative.

The workshops were designed to meet the needs of early career researchers and research managers in all sectors (academia, local and central government, government agencies, voluntary and independent organisations) and from different cultures who are engaged in, embarking on or using social research with an international dimension.

The website provides a searchable database of International Social Research Methods Case Studies, which are accessible via the list and via the search page. The Case Studies take readers through the stages of planning, designing and implementing international research projects in the social sciences.

The site also contains the Framework for International Social Research Methods Case Studies, as well as Information about the submission of Case Studies, and a guide to further reading on international social research methods.