Social Research Update University of Surrey

Social Research Update is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU7 7XH, England.

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Previous Issues

  1. Analysing Qualitative Data by Computer
  2. Using Diaries in Social Research
  3. Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing
  4. Exploring the Internet
  5. Ethnographic Writing
  6. Computer simulation of social processes
  7. Correspondence Analysis
  8. Telephone Interviewing
  9. Official Social Classifications in the UK
  10. Archiving qualitative research data
  11. Visual research methods
  12. Elicitation techniques with young people
  13. Comparative research methods
  14. Paying respondents and informants
  15. Collecting data through joint interviews
  16. Occupational Gender Segregation
  17. Open and Closed Questions
  18. Complexity Theory and Social Research
  19. Focus groups
  20. Finding information on the World Wide Web
  21. Using e-mail as a research tool
  22. Secondary analysis of qualitative data
  23. Multilevel models
  24. Optimal matching analysis
  25. The Use of Vignettes in Qualitative Research
  26. Examining the paradox of achievement gaps
  27. Anticipating the problems of contract social research
  28. Longitudinal Research in the Social Sciences
  29. Safety in Social Research
  30. A re-examination of segregation indices in terms of compositional invariance
  31. Translating from one language to another
  32. Soft Modelling the Predictors of Drug Treatment Use
  33. Accessing Hidden and Hard-to-Reach Populations: Snowball Research Strategies
  34. Undertaking Action Research: Negotiating the Road Ahead
  35. The Importance of Pilot Studies
  36. The Anonymity of Research Participants
  37. Citizens Juries
  38. Tools for Digital Audio Recording in Qualitative Research
  39. Ethics and equity: pursuing the perspective of non-participants
  40. Photo-Interviewing for research
  41. Online Resources for Social Survey Researchers
  42. Tracing and Mapping: the challenges of compiling databases and directories
  43. Analysing Complex Survey Data: Clustering, Stratification and Weights
  44. Telephone Focus Groups
  45. The Use of Piloting in an Application for Funding
  46. Personal agendas in emotionally demanding research
  47. Measuring quality of life using free and public domain data
  48. Exploiting freely available software for social research
  49. The ethics of Internet usage in health and personal narratives research
  50. Cognitive Interviewing as a Research Technique
  51. Research without Consent
  52. Mind-mapping
  53. In-depth interviewing by Instant Messaging
  54. Systematic reviewing
  55. R and Quantitative Data Analysis
  56. The ethics of the secondary analysis and further use of qualitative data
  57. Begin at the beginning... Using a lifegrid for exploring illness experience
  58. Researching ethnic inequalities
  59. Analysing Cognitive Interview data to Improve Cross-National Survey Questions
  60. Using NVivo Audio-Coding: Practical, Sensorial and Epistemological Considerations
  61. Internet Research and Unobtrusive Methods
  62. Why familiarise?
  63. Humour Analysis and Qualitative Research
  64. The possible advantages of the mean absolute deviation 'effect' size
  65. Multiple Imputation for handling missing data in social research
  66. Integrative Reviewing for exploring complex phenomena
  67. Walking Interviews
  68. Using secondary data in education research

Social Research Update is edited by Nigel Gilbert <>