The Research Methods Toolkit has been developed by the Marginalised Communities and Mental Health programme at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health.
Across the 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. Following the key principles outlined by the National Service User Network of collaboration, redefining understanding of legitimate knowledge and placing those with lived experiences at the centre of the research. 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.