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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Call for Papers
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We are pleased to anounce a special issue :
Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Challenges and Solutions
Submission Due Date: Jun. 30, 2015
The issue will be published by the American Education Journal
About The Education Journal
Posted by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on April 24, 2015 at 14:09
this is to let everyone know about a series of online courses on research methods ...
these are not moocs ... they are limited to 20 participants, and combine online lectures and exercises with live, interactive sessions – sort of online office hours. these sessions are archived, so anyone who can’t make the live sessions can log at any time, and go back over the lessons.
we have five courses this summer:
(may 11-june 19)
Posted by H. Russell Bernard on April 21, 2015 at 20:30
The above article discusses the notions like intention, essence, method and phenomenon in the two philosophies. It's a comparision of the two systems.
Posted by khalid jamil rawat on April 21, 2015 at 18:11
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…Continue
Posted by Applied Quantitative Methods on April 15, 2015 at 15:30
***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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Posted by Connie K Schultz on April 28, 2015