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Bringing the innovators to social science data, 7 November 2014, Open Data Institute, London

Use open data from the UK Data Service and make an app (or a really cool visualisation).

This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, is for developers, data visualisation designers and other innovative data lovers looking for untapped resources.

Join us for lunch, learn about the free and open data available from the UK Data Service, and access it via our easy-to-use APIs. This event will be held in partnership with AppChallenge, a commercial consortia of Open Data…


Posted by Helen Johnson on September 16, 2014 at 18:35

Post Graduate Researcher need help

I need literature on "content analysis" and "behavioral theory" techniques. If anybody has some literature on these then please share it with me.... Thank you

Posted by Faryal Batool on September 15, 2014 at 16:30

Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

What, exactly, is qualitative research, and more to the point, how can it be best deployed? Maybe those are the wrong questions to start with, suggest the authors a new textbook, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Instead, say Virginia Braun…


Posted by SAGE Publications on September 2, 2014 at 10:00

Researchers, communities and ethically significant experiences - call for contributions

Thanks to those who have visited my research blog and left a comment.  I am receiving lots of views on the blog but only a small number of contributions. 

This is a problem for me because the contributions are my data and 'there ain't much of it'.…


Posted by Elena Wilson on August 29, 2014 at 1:03

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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