All NWSSDTP-funded students are expected to be involved in one of the five Methods North West Methods Exchange (‘MethodsX’) streams:
- Archives, Collections and Documents of Life
- New Forms of Data/Digital Methods
- Quantitative Methods
- Interview-based Qualitative Research
Students can select the most appropriate stream for them.
Involvement in the stream consists of attendance at three events a year – two theme meetings plus one end-of-year conference that brings together everyone involved in all five themes.
Impact of COVID-19
In 2019/20, all five streams held their first meetings of the year in December/January. Unfortunately, COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of the majority of the scheduled second meetings and the Methods X Conference in May.
Individual stream leads are now arranging more informal mechanisms for engagement. In addition, between July – December 2020, Methods North West will be providing a series of online methods sessions over Zoom – for more information, including booking and joining details, please visit the Methods North West Methods Session Series webpage.