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Methodological Innovations

eISSN: 20597991 | ISSN: 20597991 | Current volume: 17 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

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  • Published since 2015
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)

Methodological Innovations is an open access, peer reviewed international journal and the principal venue for publishing peer-reviewed, social-research methods articles. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Rarely has there been such a period of methodological innovation in the social sciences. The possibilities of new technologies, including powerful computing and the evolution of the internet, combined with a growing interdisciplinary enthusiasm from researchers have been key factors driving this innovation. Additionally, advances in statistical techniques, survey interfaces and sophisticated qualitative data analyses have been facilitated by technological advance, but other imaginative non-traditional methods, such as auto-ethnography, visual methods and neural networks have opened up new ways of accessing the social world. Methodological Innovations is the forum for methodological advances and debates in social research method and methodology.

The Journal is a fully peer reviewed, English language, online, open access journal. It journal is advised by a Consultant Editorial Board of experienced scholars and researchers across disciplines and countries. The submission of articles from all social research disciplines and methodological approaches is encouraged. Articles focus on areas such as methodological problems and their solutions, new methods and techniques, innovative ways of combining methods and techniques and new applications of traditional methods.

Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers

Some of the most innovative methods and approaches are being pioneered by students undertaking doctoral research or by researchers earlier in their careers. We actively encourage such researchers to submit articles with the aim to provide them with a supportive and encouraging refereeing process.

Ruth Boyask Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Roxanne Connelly University of Edinburgh, UK
Eric Harrison City, University of London, UK
Leah Moyle University of Plymouth, UK
Editorial Board Member
Eva Aizpurua National Centre for Social Research, UK
Martin Andresen Simon Fraser University, Canada
Köksal Banoglu Ministry of National Education, Republic of Türkiye
Emily Beaumont University of Gloucestershire, UK
Mike Brennan Liverpool Hope University, UK
Jill Clark Newcastle University, UK
Ebenezer Cudjoe University of Essex, UK
Aruna Devi University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sheena Elwick Charles Sturt University, Australia
Rob Evans Cardiff University, UK
Owen Gallupe University of Waterloo, Canada
Jan Georgeson University of Plymouth, UK
Christine Hine University of Surrey, UK
Peter Hopkins Newcastle University, UK
Barbara Katz Rothman City University, New York, USA
Jennifer Marchbank Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tim May Cardiff University, UK
Frauke Meyer University of Auckland, New Zealand
David Taufui Mikato Fa‘avae University of Auckland, New Zealand
Geoff Payne Newcastle University, UK
Andrew Sparkes Leeds Beckett University, UK
Elena Vacchelli Greenwich University, UK
Yang Wang University of Glasgow, UK
Malcolm Williams Cardiff University, UK
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