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Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Dr Ellie Bates, University of Edinburgh

Dr William Mackaness, University of Edinburgh

Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th June 2015

University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, 2.02

The aim of this two-day course is to provide people who have no experience of digital map making or GIS but would like to be able to produce map visualisations to put in briefing papers / journal articles / PhD theses…


Posted by Applied Quantitative Methods on April 15, 2015 at 15:30

call for chapter writing




Swati Jaywant Rao Bute, (AMITY School of Communication, AMITY University, Noida, India)



Call for Chapters


Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2015

Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2015




The book will analyze historical and cultural relations of India and West, South and South Asian countries, their bilateral and diplomatic relations, emerging new war tactics and…


Posted by Dr. Swati Bute on April 2, 2015 at 3:26

Workshop: Data about places (UK Census aggregate data), 28 April 2015, University of Manchester

What are we like? Population Characteristics from UK Censuses?

The aggregate outputs from successive UK censuses provide an unparalleled resource of detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK for areas at a range of scales from national to local. They are, however, very large and complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively. This workshop will focus…


Posted by Helen Johnson on March 27, 2015 at 14:36

online courses on research methods

this is to let you know about the university of florida's online summer program of courses on research methods in anthropology. these methods courses are for all social scientists, including students and professionals.

these courses combine online lectures and exercises with interactive sessions, and are limited to 20 participants each.

five courses are offered this summer:

(may 11-june 19)

text analysis

network analysis

methods of behavioral…


Posted by H. Russell Bernard on March 23, 2015 at 0:27

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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online methods courses

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