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Participatory approaches to researching with communities can sometimes lead to ethical dilemmas for the researcher.

Please share your experience by contributing a few lines to my research blog at http://cbprethics.wordpress.com 

Also, I…

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Posted by Elena Wilson on June 26, 2015 at 0:53

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.

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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

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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Netnography: Networked Sociality

Social media and the internet are rich, fertile sources of data for social researchers, though online data offer both opportunities and challenges. In this updated new edition, Robert V. Kozinets explains how to use ‘Netnography’ to study cultures and communities online. The book includes full procedural guidelines for…See More
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Researchers Needed - ethical challenges of community based participatory research

Participatory approaches to researching with communities can sometimes lead to ethical dilemmas for the researcher.Please share your experience by contributing a few lines to my research blog at http://cbprethics.wordpress.com Also, I would be very…See More
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Research Design

Hello All!I am currently pursuing my Ph.D in Health Promotion.   And I am stuck on qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research.  I can say what it means, but can't pick it out when reading it. Can anyone offer any advice? Laura See More
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