YouthLife series of Methods Podcast seeks to inspire researchers

Research Podcasts will be in conversation with leading research methods experts as part of a new six part podcast series for the EU Horizon 2020 funded research project YouthLife.

The YouthLife series will form part of the long-established Methods Podcast, which was launched in 2012 by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton and presented and produced for six years by Research Podcasts Director Chris Garrington. NCRM are one of the Partners in the YouthLife project, an international collaboration led by the University of Tallinn in Estonia and which also involves the University of Bamberg and The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute.

The series will use conversations with international experts to “inform and inspire” upcoming researchers through discussions about research approaches, data generation and analysis practices, writing up, and through the passing on of tips and advice.

Research Podcasts Senior Producer Catherine McDonald is working with the Southampton team of Ros Edwards, Susie Weller and Ann Berrington to develop the new series. Ros said:

YouthLife aims to strengthen research on youth transitions from a life course perspective through a partnership between Tallinn University in Estonia and three internationally-leading research institutions with complementary methodological expertise and experience. We are tapping into this expertise for this podcast series on qualitative longitudinal and mixed methods research practice which will play an important role in building research capacity and help ensure the project has long-lasting impact.

Professor Ros Edwards

The EU project, YouthLife, is a collaboration between our team at the University of Southampton (UK), and teams from Universities of Tallin (Estonia), Bamberg (Germany) and NIDI (Netherlands). 

Catherine added:

We are so pleased on so many levels to be producing this podcast series, which will be an important legacy for this capacity building EU funded project but will also breathe new life into NCRM’s Methods Podcast, which we helped launch a decade ago.

Catherine McDonald

Production of the podcast starts this month (April) and will continue over the Summer months, with a view to the Series being published in the Autumn.