Curious about doing research? Involved in collecting information or data to understand society and mental health? Find yourself sharing that information with others?
If so, then this is the place for you!
Welcome to your very own online Research Methods Toolkit. Across this website you will find high-quality, engaging resources that discuss research design and ethics; qualitative, quantitative and participatory methods; data analysis; knowledge dissemination and much more. These resources come in a wide range of formats:
- how-to manuals and guides
- podcasts, videos and info-graphics
- academic articles and books
Each page explores a particular approach or method by focusing on what it is, how to use it, and what it looks like in practice. The Toolkit is designed to be accessible to all, featuring introductory and more advanced material on every page.
The creation of the Research Methods Toolkit has been guided by a commitment to co-production. We follow the key principles outlined by the National Service User Network of collaboration, redefining our understanding of legitimate knowledge and placing those with lived experiences at the centre of our research. We understand co-production to be more than a method. It is an ethos that runs through the entire research process – from identifying a topic, to study design, to data collection and analysis, and finally to knowledge dissemination.
We hope you enjoy the Toolkit!