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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…

Advanced Qualitative Research: Primary and Secondary Data Analysis

By Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Kiyimba
In this chapter from the book Advanced Qualitative Research: A Guide to Using Theory, authors Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Kiyimba, both of the University of Leicester, examine the distinction between primary and secondary…

Principles for Sensory Ethnography: Perception, Place, Knowing, Memory and Imagination

By Sarah Pink
In this chapter, author  Sarah Pink outlines a set of principles for doing sensory ethnography through a focus on questions of perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination. She proposes that one of the goals of the sensory ethnographer is to seek to…

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…

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Nature Environment and Pollution Technology

Nature Environment and Pollution Technology is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, quarterly, international journal mainly focusing on the various aspects on environment. The journal was established especially to promote the cause for environment and to cater the need for rapid dissemination of the vast scientific and technological data generated in this field. The Journal has evoked a highly encouraging response among the researchers, scientists and…

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Posted by Apurva Goel on August 4, 2015 at 10:11

Workshop: Accessing census aggregate and flow data, University College London, 4 September 2015

This free one-day workshop will focus on both the aggregate and flow outputs from recent censuses.

Aggregate data provide area counts, usually of individuals or households with particular characteristics. Flow data are a type of aggregate data which are used to track movements between two geographies; home and work, origin and destination, or first and second residence.

This workshop will include:

  • an introduction concerning the census and the outputs available…
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Posted by Helen Johnson on July 31, 2015 at 15:59

Top Online Learning Resources for Teachers and Students

Technology has become everyone's best friend not only in building social networks but in learning new things and honing skills as well. As long as you have access to Internet, anyone can easily enroll for an online course from a bountiful of alternative learning resources.

In this…

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Posted by Gemma Gaten on July 28, 2015 at 23:00

Helping human rights organisations develop impact from their data: An ESRC & UK Data Service workshop, Colchester, 29-30 October 2015

Are you a professional working in a civil society organisation that collects administrative, monitoring or evaluation data in the human rights arena, and who oversees strategy, reporting and campaigns?

Are you interested in improving the way your organisation can translate data into knowledge?

If so, please join our workshop with peer organisations, at the University of Essex on 29-30 October and help shape ways of managing and sharing data ethically, analysing the data, and…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on July 24, 2015 at 13:19

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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3 2016 The 4th International Conference on Social Science and Management  (ICSSAM 2016)

2016 The 4th International Conference on Social Science and Management (ICSSAM 2016)

May 10, 2016 to May 12, 2016 at Osaka International House Foundation

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Blurring the boundaries - New social media, new social science?

NatCen Social Research, SAGE and the Oxford Internet Institute are bringing together cutting-edge thinkers from academia, market research and applied social research in an NCRM-funded network to explore whether we should embrace social media, and, if we do, what this…See More
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Workshop: Accessing census aggregate and flow data, University College London, 4 September 2015

This free one-day workshop will focus on both the aggregate and flow outputs from recent censuses.Aggregate data provide area counts, usually of individuals or households with particular characteristics. Flow data are a type of aggregate data which are used to track movements between two geographies; home and work, origin and destination, or first and second residence.This workshop will include:an introduction concerning the census and the outputs available through UK Data Service Census…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.

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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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