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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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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.

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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

Making it easier to use administrative data, 8 October 2015, Royal Statistical Society, London

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the Royal Statistical Society are hosting an event to introduce the work of the ADRN to researchers and data custodians.

This new network can ease the path to using administrative data in research and help facilitate secure access to de-identified administrative data for social and economic research aimed at benefiting society.

The event will be held at the Royal Statistical Society on Thursday 8 October from 14.15 - 4.45…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on July 14, 2015 at 16:32

Researchers wanted !

Participatory approaches to researching with communities can sometimes lead to ethical dilemmas for the researcher.

Please share your experience by contributing a few lines to my research blog at http://cbprethics.wordpress.com 

Also, I…

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Posted by Elena Wilson on June 26, 2015 at 0:53

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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2 2016 4th International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (ISEPSS 2016)

2016 4th International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (ISEPSS 2016)

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

Organized By: Conference Secretariat of Higher Education Forum

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

Organized By: Conference Secretariat

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Language and Interaction Research Assembly

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Remix(ed) methods: innovations in methodologies for socio-digital contexts

This forum explores ways to rethink or remix classic or conventional methods to better resonate with contemporary (digital, mediatized) cultural formations.  We use the metaphor of remix to prompt creative, innovation thinking about the everyday practice of social inquiry, and to challenge norms at both the level of practice and product. See More
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A group to discuss the tools of the software available for research in social sciences
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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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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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