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Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications

Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications By Ali Baghchehsara, Danny Royce Jones

Innovation has delivered humanity from the caves to the…

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Posted by Ali Baghchehsara on December 15, 2014 at 22:00

Introductory webinars in 2015, from the UK Data Service

From January, the UK Data Service will be rolling out a programme of 26 regular webinars throughout the year. These will cover a collection of 14 core topics.

Webinars are online seminars which are free and easy to join without the expense and trouble of travel any further than to your own computer. To book or to find out more about our wider programme of outreach and training events including our specialist and one-off webinars please see our…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on December 11, 2014 at 16:53

Webinar: Open geographies and open software - using open UKDS Census Support datasets in open source GIS software

21 January 2015

Online at 4 pm

This webinar will provide an introduction to the range of open data that is available through Census Support. Through practical examples based around the geographic visualisation and spatial analysis of census data we will explore the range of the open source GIS software that is available.

A large number of geospatial datasets, including boundaries and geographic look-up tables are available…

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Posted by Alix Taylor on December 2, 2014 at 15:57

Webinar: Born talking: Using birth cohort data about speech, language and communication to inform policy and practice

12 December 2014

Online at 3 pm

Birth cohorts are longitudinal studies that typically include data about many thousands of people. They involve data collection around the time of the participants’ birth and at regular intervals through the lifespan. Data from birth cohorts have been used to inform policy and practice in many areas of health and education, but have been relatively under-used to research speech, language and…

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Posted by Alix Taylor on December 2, 2014 at 15:30

Learn how to embrace social media

 

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Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what are the implications for our methods and practice?

We know that social media tools are increasingly being used to as part of the social sciences. The nature of these tools means that it is a fast changing environment, with new practices emerging all the time. Despite this, there is limited interaction between practitioners or synthesis of different methods. There are also few opportunities to reflect on the implications of social media tools for our subjects of study, methods and ethics. Our network of methodological innovation brings together academics, researchers and research stakeholders in a community of practice with members drawn from the cutting-edge of academia, market research and applied social research.

The network is led by NatCen Social Research, SAGE and the Oxford Internet Institute, and funded by the NCRM. It’s hosted over several different platforms, including Methodspace, Blogspot, Twitter and YouTube, and will run over 12 months.

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Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications By Ali Baghchehsara, Danny Royce JonesInnovation has delivered humanity from the caves to the ability to access the edge of space and to…See More
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Managing and Sharing Research Data

Managing and Sharing Research DatabyLouise Corti, Veerlie Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop & Mathew Woollard. Corti L, Van den Eynden V, Bishop L & Woollard M. Managing and Sharing Research Data. (2014) London. Sage. Pp 222. Reviewer: Clive Sims.      This is a little book but do not be put off by its size, its 222 pages are absolutely crammed with vital information for modern-day researchers, whether beginners or experienced, research supervisors and research managers. Increasingly…See More
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