The annual Health Surveys User Conference will be held on Friday 10 July 2015, 9-5pm, at University Collage London.
The conference is organised by the UK Data Service and is free to attend. The morning sessions will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main UK health surveys and other surveys with health-related content. The afternoon sessions will comprise presentations from researchers using health survey data.
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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 28, 2015 at 13:25
The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The event will take place at the Pearson Lecture Theatre G22, University College London on Wednesday on 1 July 2015.
The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of the UK family finance surveys.
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Posted by Helen Johnson on May 26, 2015 at 11:46
Individual level census data or ‘census microdata’ are samples of records which are available in an anonymous form for research use. They are flexible census products which are well suited to filling in the gaps between published tables or creating analyses for subpopulations from simple graphs to multivariate models.
In this free hour-long webinar, presented by Jo Wathan from the Census Service, UK Data Service, you will be introduced to census microdata (formerly known as SARs). We…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 16:27
Now that nearly all census outputs are out and being used the UK Data Service are hosting a two-day conference to celebrate the UK censuses.
Venue: Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester
General conference places will cost £100 per person to include drinks, lunch and conference dinner. Student places are available at £50 per person.
Residential accommodation should be booked separately. A Google map of hotels within…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 15:05
***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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