Research Methods @SHU

Who are we?
The purpose of the group is to create a community of practice and a network of educators, researchers and students who are involved in the teaching or study of research methods across Sheffield Hallam University. The group will aim to have a positive impact in the field of research methods, develop and enhance collaborative capabilities of staff and students and create a space for discussion and reflection on research methods.

Our objectives

  • To promote innovation in teaching and study of research methods
  • To provide opportunities for knowledge exchange between research methods educators across all faculties to share and learn from best practice
  • To develop capacity of staff to look beyond the traditional research methods used in their own disciplines
  • To draw stronger links between research methods teaching at UG, L7 and L8, and to identify opportunities for staff research training
  • To address potential issues such as students’ lack of interest in research methods, poor attitude to research and anxiety towards a complex subject
  • To inform students of the improved employability outcomes associated with research method skills (i.e. ESRC International Benchmarking Report)

View our Case Study from Lucy Clague, Research Fellow, College of Social Sciences & Arts

From safeguarding and confidentiality to GDPR and online methods: considerations for Researchers during the pandemic and beyond.

If you’d like to be added to our group email distribution list to receive information about our future events and activities, please contact Dr. Lada Price lada [dot] price [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Research methods Google Information Document

Group main contacts
Name: Dr. Lada Price
Role: Lecturer in Journalism
Email address: lada [dot] price [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Name: Dr. Kerry McSeveny
Role: Research Fellow & Acting Postgraduate Research Tutor, Communication and Media
Email address: k [dot] mcseveny [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Name: Dr. Bob Jeffery
Role: Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Email address: r [dot] f [dot] jeffery [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk