By Inger Furseth & Euris Larry Everett
“Every student has a different point of departure when it comes to finding a research topic. It is impossible to provide a detailed guide of how to go about it, but we will offer some ideas and advice that hopefully will be useful during this…
“The increasing development of research mobilizing ‘‘mixed’’ quantitative and qualitative methods is associated with the search for more permeability and innovative paths between these approaches. In this double thematic dossier of the BMS, we…
“This article interrogates the difficulties caused by a conflict of cultures between ethics committees and journalism research and poses a number of possible resolutions. It aims to function as an exploration of key thinking in the field, thus acting as…
“The advantages of using quantitative and qualitative methods in action research studies have long been the focus of attention for action and mixed methods researchers. The increasing utilization of mixed methods and as a research approach promoted further…
“In this chapter we first present the basic idea of linear regression and give a non-technical introduction. Next we cover the statistical basis of this method and discuss estimation, testing and interpretation of regression results. The third section…
By Dave Collingridge
When I was first introduced to the R statistics program a few years ago, I was reluctant to get into the R scene. I was already proficient with my point-and-click SPSS software. I saw little reason to learn R. But my R-user colleagues encouraged me to give it a try. They raved about R’s versatility, graphics, and cost—it’s free!
I was curious. What did R have to offer that SPSS did not have to offer? As more and more people…Continue
Posted by SAGE Publications on November 14, 2014 at 15:44
10 December 2014
London School of Economics
This free half-day workshop offers an introduction to the data, resources and support available from the UK Data Service.
The workshop is aimed at researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines, research methods teachers and librarians who wish to learn more about the resources and support offered by the UK Data Service.
It will involve a mixture of presentation,…Continue
Posted by Alix Taylor on November 13, 2014 at 13:39
9 December 2014
Online at 2.30 pm
This webinar will provide brief updates on the wide range of 2011 census data available through the UK Data Service.
It will summarise the progress which has already been made to make data available through the service. It will also identify which products are outstanding but still anticipated.
It will be of interest to users who have questions about what we…
Posted by Alix Taylor on November 10, 2014 at 15:05
4 December 2014
Online at 3pm
This webinar provides an overview of the interaction data available as outputs from the 2011 Census. Interaction data are about flows between two places, such as counts of migrants or commuters.
It will describe what data are available, including data deriving from new questions in the 2011 Census, and how they can be accessed using online tools.
Posted by Alix Taylor on November 10, 2014 at 15:02
***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.
Started by Cathy Evans in Methodspace discussion on Tuesday.
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