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Principles for Sensory Ethnography: Perception, Place, Knowing, Memory and Imagination

By Sarah Pink
In this chapter, author  Sarah Pink outlines a set of principles for doing sensory ethnography through a focus on questions of perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination. She proposes that one of the goals of the sensory ethnographer is to seek to…

Regulatory Contexts: Ethics & Education Research

By Rachel Brooks, Kitty te Riele & Meg Maguire

"In this chapter we begin by exploring the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as this is a framework that affects education research across most countries. In terms of national (or even state,…

The Tao of Statistics: Impact-Effect Sizes & Abundance-Big Data

By Dana K. Keller

The Tao of Statistics provides a reader-friendly approach to statistics in plain English. Unlike other statistics books, the book explains what statistics mean and how they are used, rather than how to calculate them, and walks readers through basic concepts as well…

Introduction to Membership Categorisation Analysis

William Housley & Richard Fitzgerald

Membership Categorisation Analysis (MCA) refers to the study of the range of practices that members of a given speech community deploy alongside complementary and aligned ethnomethods in the routine accomplishment of everyday social interaction. A…

Three questions about qualitative research answered

By Lisa M. Given

What are the researcher’s ethical responsibilities in qualitative practice? What kinds of ethics challenges do qualitative researchers face, typically? How can I use documents in my qualitative study?

Lisa M. Given answers these three questions, and 97 more, in…

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Book now: Health surveys user conference 2015, University College London, 10 July 2015

The annual Health Surveys User Conference will be held on Friday 10 July 2015, 9-5pm, at University Collage London.

The conference is organised by the UK Data Service and is free to attend. The morning sessions will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main UK health surveys and other surveys with health-related content. The afternoon sessions will comprise presentations from researchers using health survey data.

Further information and booking:…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 28, 2015 at 13:25

Book now: Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2015, 1 July 2015, University College London

The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The event will take place at the Pearson Lecture Theatre G22, University College London on Wednesday on 1 July 2015.

The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of the UK family finance surveys.

The conference will allow users to hear updates from the data producers…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 26, 2015 at 11:46

Webinar: Getting started with Individual level census data (microdata), 4 June 2015

Individual level census data or ‘census microdata’ are samples of records which are available in an anonymous form for research use. They are flexible census products which are well suited to filling in the gaps between published tables or creating analyses for subpopulations from simple graphs to multivariate models.

In this free hour-long webinar, presented by Jo Wathan from the Census Service, UK Data Service, you will be introduced to census microdata (formerly known as SARs). We…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 16:27

Census Applications: Using the UK population census data, 16 - 17 July 2015, University of Manchester

Now that nearly all census outputs are out and being used the UK Data Service are hosting a two-day conference to celebrate the UK censuses.

Venue: Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester

General conference places will cost £100 per person to include drinks, lunch and conference dinner. Student places are available at £50 per person.

Residential accommodation should be booked separately. A Google map of hotels within…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 15:05

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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Book now: Health surveys user conference 2015, University College London, 10 July 2015

The annual Health Surveys User Conference will be held on Friday 10 July 2015, 9-5pm, at University Collage London.The conference is organised by the UK Data Service and is free to attend. The morning sessions will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main UK health surveys and other surveys with health-related content. The afternoon sessions will comprise presentations from researchers using health survey data.Further information and booking:…See More
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Gavin Revie added a discussion to the group Discovering Statistics
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Problem with factors in line graphs (Chapter 4 of DSUR)

I've been working through Discovering Statistics Using R.  I'm using R version 3.2.0, run through the latest version of R Studio.  I've noticed a few errors which I imagine you're already aware of (e.g. there is no package called DSUR, the opts command no longer works etc.).  None of these caused me serious problems since a little background reading allowed me to work around these issues (with the exception of the outlierSummary command :-()Today I came across something that left me scratching…See More
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Discovering Statistics

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Book now: Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2015, 1 July 2015, University College London

The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The event will take place at the Pearson Lecture Theatre G22, University College London on Wednesday on 1 July 2015.The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of the UK family finance surveys.The conference will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main…See More
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Causal Inference with Directed Graphs

May 1, 2015 at 9am to May 2, 2015 at 4pm – Temple University Center City Taught by Felix Elwert, Ph.D.  This seminar won the 2013 Causality in Statistics Education Award, given by the American Statistical Association. This seminar offers an applied introduction to directe Organized by Statistical Horizons LLC | Type: training, seminar

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