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Validating a Questionnaire

By Dave Collingridge

I remember years ago walking the halls of the faculty offices at my university asking for help on validating a questionnaire. I repeatedly asked professors, “Can you tell me how to validate the questions in my survey?” The response was usually a polite, “I can’t, but have you tried talking to doctor so and so, he might be able to help.” Doctor so and so couldn’t help either. In fact, no one seemed able to help.…

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Posted by SAGE Publications on September 23, 2014 at 18:30

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre

If you’re a student or researcher embarking on qualitative research, chances are you’ll be looking to use software and digital tools to support you.

In their exiting new…

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Posted by SAGE Publications on September 19, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

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…

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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

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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