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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…

Data Preparation: Analysing Quantitative Data

By Raymond A Kent

“Before quantitative data that have been constructed by researchers can be analysed using techniques appropriate for pursuing the objectives of the research, they need to be prepared in various ways to make them ready for analysis. In their raw form, captured data…

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Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Dr Ellie Bates, University of Edinburgh

Dr William Mackaness, University of Edinburgh

Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th June 2015

University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, 2.02

The aim of this two-day course is to provide people who have no experience of digital map making or GIS but would like to be able to produce map visualisations to put in briefing papers / journal articles / PhD theses…

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Posted by Applied Quantitative Methods on April 15, 2015 at 15:30

call for chapter writing

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Swati Jaywant Rao Bute, (AMITY School of Communication, AMITY University, Noida, India)

 

 

Call for Chapters

 

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2015

Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2015

 

Introduction

 

The book will analyze historical and cultural relations of India and West, South and South Asian countries, their bilateral and diplomatic relations, emerging new war tactics and…

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Posted by Dr. Swati Bute on April 2, 2015 at 3:26

Workshop: Data about places (UK Census aggregate data), 28 April 2015, University of Manchester

What are we like? Population Characteristics from UK Censuses?

The aggregate outputs from successive UK censuses provide an unparalleled resource of detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK for areas at a range of scales from national to local. They are, however, very large and complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively. This workshop will focus…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on March 27, 2015 at 14:36

online courses on research methods

this is to let you know about the university of florida's online summer program of courses on research methods in anthropology. these methods courses are for all social scientists, including students and professionals.

these courses combine online lectures and exercises with interactive sessions, and are limited to 20 participants each.

five courses are offered this summer:

(may 11-june 19)

text analysis

network analysis

methods of behavioral…

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Posted by H. Russell Bernard on March 23, 2015 at 0:27

Learn how to embrace social media

 

***Read the event blog here***

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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children and e-book apps on iPad

Started by Ghazal Ghalebandi in Methodspace discussion on Saturday.

online methods courses

Started by H. Russell Bernard in Methodspace discussion on Thursday.

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1 Comparing two sets of ordinal data (4-likert scale)

Comparing two sets of ordinal data (4-likert scale)

Posted by Niveen Elshawa on April 15, 2015

2 2nd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences

2nd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences

January 19, 2016 to January 21, 2016 at Cebu City Marriott Hotel

Organized By: Higher Education Forum

3 2016 International Conference on Society, Psychology and Education

2016 International Conference on Society, Psychology and Education

January 19, 2016 to January 21, 2016 at Cebu City Marriott Hotel

Organized By: Higher Education Forum

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David Silverman's books

Welcome to the methodspace group for David Silverman’s SAGE textbooks. This group has been set up to allow users of all of David's books to debate issues raised in the text, share comments and questions with the author and with SAGE , the publisher, and to connect to each other. Through this group, SAGE will provide additional resources from the books' companion websites including links to video content, useful websites and further reading. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new…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

2015 3rd International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (3rd ISEPSS)

May 7, 2015 to May 9, 2015Kyoto Research Park The 3rd International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (ISEPSS 2015) will be held on May 7-9, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. ISEPSS offers a wonderful opportunity to bring together profe Organized by Higher Education Forum | Type: conference You have not responded.

2015 International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences (ICCBES)

May 7, 2015 to May 9, 2015Kyoto, Japan International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences (ICCBES) is to offer scholars, professionals, academics and graduate students to present, share, and discuss their studies fr Organized by conference secretariat | Type: conference You have not responded.

The 4th International Congress on Natural Sciences and Engineering

May 7, 2015 to May 9, 2015Kyoto Research Park On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the International Congress on Natural Sciences and Engineering (ICNSE 2015) will be held from May 7 to 9, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. Organized by Higher Education Forum | Type: conference

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