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Surviving Your Dissertation, Fourth Edition

By Kjell Erik Rudestam & Rae R. Newton

 

In this fourth edition Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton answer questions concerning every stage of the dissertation process.

 

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Growth charts of human development

By Stef van Buuren

This article reviews and compares two types of growth charts for tracking human development over age.

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The betrayal of research confidentiality in British sociology

By John Lowman & Ted Palys

Research confidentiality in Britain is under attack. Indeed, in some quarters the ‘Law of the Land’ doctrine that absolutely subjugates research ethics to law is already a fait accompli. This article looks at the academic freedom issues at…

Using Software in Qualitative Research, Second Edition

Christina Silver & Ann Lewins

An essential introduction to the practice and principles of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS), this book will help readers to choose the most appropriate package for their needs and get the most out of the software once…

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Statistics' Crisis of Reproducibility

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…

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Posted by SAGE Publications on July 15, 2014 at 8:30

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next. One idea we've been ruminating on for a while is creating a volume of crowdsourced blogs on the impact social media are having on social science research methods. (We are also supporting the development of a new Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods which many network members will be contributing to but this is on a longer time-span and will be published in a more traditional… Continue

Posted by NSMNSS on June 21, 2014 at 18:38 — 1 Comment

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next. One idea we've been ruminating on for a while is creating a volume of crowdsourced blogs on the impact social media are having on social science research methods. (We are also supporting the development of a new Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods which many network members will be contributing to but this is on a longer time-span and will be published in a more traditional… Continue

Posted by Kandy Woodfield on June 21, 2014 at 18:35

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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Surviving Your Dissertation, Fourth Edition

Started by SAGE Publications in Selected reading yesterday.

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Started by Fariha HAYAT in Methodspace discussion on Thursday.

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