‘No one has a key to fit all locks’ (Maxime Rodinson, Islam and Capitalism, 1977 p.viii)
Graham is Director of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, a collaboration of 16 Scottish Universities devoted to supporting postgraduates across the social sciences. In this role he and his team work with all social science disciplines to support postgraduates and to encourage them to take up training opportunities to widen and deepen their knowledge of and skills in research methods. He has been in this role, which is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, for 3 years.
He is also a Co-Investigator of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, where he encourages people to enhance the contents of their ‘methodological toolboxes’. As part of this he edits a series of ‘What Is?’ books for Bloomsbury Academic that introduce different methods to readers who may have no prior knowledge of those methods but who are interested to find out more about them.
Graham is Professor of Sociology and Methodology and uses that position to promote methodological pluralism and dialogue between users of different research methods.
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