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The Research Thesis

By Paul Oliver

“In this chapter you will learn about the different forms which a research thesis can take, and explore the criteria which help to distinguish a master’s from a doctoral thesis. We look at the broad characteristics of academic writing, along with some of the…

A Novel Calibration Estimator in Social Surveys

By Antonio Arcos, José M. Contreras and María M. Rueda

In this article from the journal Sociological Methods & Research, the authors note that social surveys generally assume that a sample of units (i.e., students, individuals,…

Analysis of a Support Group for Children of Parents With Mental Illnesses

By Brenda M. Gladstone, Patricia McKeever, Mary Seeman and Katherine M. Boydell

In this article from the journal Qualitative Health Research, the authors report an ethnographic analysis of a psycho-education and peer-support program for school-aged…

Introduction to Grant Seeking

By Cynthia E. Carr

“Welcome to the world of academic grants. Whether you are interested in funding a research project, raising money for community service, applying your math acumen to budgets and grant accounts, or simply putting your good writing skills to use, there is a…

Data and Project Management [using ATLAS.ti]

Susanne Friese

“The first part of this chapter provides an overview of the data file formats supported by ATLAS.ti and a few things you need to pay attention to […] In the second part of this chapter you will learn how to set up projects for single users and teams, how to set up a project…

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Webinar: An Introduction to Data and Resources for Librarians - 11th November 2014

The UK Data Service is holding a webinar aimed at librarians. This free 45-minute webinar provides an overview of what data the UK Data Service holds, and demonstrates ways to find and download data from the website. Moreover, it shows useful resources for librarians such as video tutorials and guides.

The UK Data Service provides online access to a vast range of data and holds over 6,000 datasets.

*Please note under our licensing agreements, you must be a student or member of…

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Posted by Alix Taylor on October 1, 2014 at 8:46

Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata Event, 31 October 2014, Royal Statistical Society, London

This event will launch new census products produced by the Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata (EEHCM) project.

This evening session follows the Census Research User Conference at the Royal Statistical Society. It marks the production of additional new microdata products from twentieth century censuses.

We will be celebrating the completion of the first files from a collaboration between the UK Data Archive, University of Essex, University of Manchester and Census…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 15:54

Census Research User Conference 2014, 31 October 2014, Royal Statistical Society, London

UK Data Service Census Support is holding a one-day conference to provide users and data creators with an opportunity to meet and discuss developments in census research.

The day will be composed of presentations from census agencies on developments in data and from users who have used the data in their research. The presentations will be based on analysis of the 2011 and earlier census products including aggregate tables, flow data and microdata

The conference will be followed…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 15:52

Looking after and managing your research data: An advanced training course, 18-19 June 2015 University of Essex

This in-depth 2-day course will help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling, managing and sharing the research data they produce.

The hands-on workshop will focus on all kinds of data - quantitative and qualitative – covering:

  • Why and how to share data
  • Research data management planning
  • Documenting and providing context for data
  • Formatting and organising data
  • Storing and transferring data
  • Ethics,…
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Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 14:26

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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Webinar: An Introduction to Data and Resources for Librarians - 11th November 2014

The UK Data Service is holding a webinar aimed at librarians. This free 45-minute webinar provides an overview of what data the UK Data Service holds, and demonstrates ways to find and download data from the website. Moreover, it shows useful resources for librarians such as video tutorials and guides.The UK Data Service provides online access to a vast range of data and holds over 6,000 datasets.*Please note under our licensing agreements, you must be a student or member of staff at a UK…See More
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The Research Thesis

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