Shenyang Guo & Mark W. Fraser
“This chapter examines conceptual frameworks that guide the estimation of treatment effects as well as important assumptions that are embedded in observational studies”, and it is taken from Propensity Score Analysis which provides a…
By Lucinda Becker and Pam Denicolo
“Why should we be good educators, or even want to be good teachers, just because we are intellectually impressive and research motivated? Where is the incentive and, just as importantly, where is the skill?”
In this introductory…
By Kyle C. Longest
The thought of conducting statistical operations on top of learning a new computer program can be a doubly daunting task – often bringing with it a considerable amount of anxiety. This chapter from Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis is explicitly designed…
The study from the SAGE journal Action Research details an action research focused on the process and outcomes of the introduction of iPad technology to support students with developmental disabilities at a private high…
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…Continue
Posted by SAGE Publications on September 2, 2014 at 10:00
This is a problem for me because the contributions are my data and 'there ain't much of it'.…Continue
Posted by Elena Wilson on August 29, 2014 at 1:03
The UK Data Archive, now a world-class and pioneering digital data archive, was set up in 1967 at the University. At this talk, Hersh Mann will showcase our best-loved collections and what our users do with these.
Dr Hersh Mann is Senior Training and Support Officer at the UK Data Archive. He has a long association with Essex, receiving both his bachelor’s degree and PhD in the Department of Government before joining the Archive in 2009.
Time: 10.30 - 11.30…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 15:56
The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…Continue
Posted by SAGE Publications on August 25, 2014 at 15:44
***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 Josh Whitkin in Methodspace discussion on Friday.
Started by William Vann, III Social Studies in Book of the month discussions on Thursday.
Posted by amanpreet kaur on September 10, 2014
Posted by Josh Whitkin on September 12, 2014
Posted by William Vann, III Social Studies on September 11, 2014