‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’
There is a little of the Humpty Dumpty in all of us. When we communicate with others we tend to think about what we want to say – and choose the words to mean what we…Continue
Posted by SAGE Publications on March 7, 2014 at 21:30
Posted by SAGE Publications on March 4, 2014 at 17:30
The concepts of poverty and development have many meanings in contemporary globalized societies. Development by definition implies desired changes in terms of livelihood, improved quality of life and better access to assets and services, etc. However in reality development programmes sometimes have negative…Continue
Posted by ESWARAPPA KASI on February 24, 2014 at 5:09
A virtual issue from Organizational Research Methods
The journal Organizational Research Methods has a new virtual issue on Methodological Issues in Strategy and Strategic Management Research, with all articles free to access now through February 26. This virtual issue features 17 articles…
By Geert Verbeke, Steffen Fieuws, Geert Molenberghs and Marie Davidian
The authors present a review of the many approaches proposed in the statistical literature. Four main model families will be presented, discussed and compared. Focus is on presenting advantages and disadvantages of the different models rather than on the mathematical or computational details.
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By Natalja Menold, Lars Kaczmirek, Timo Lenzner and Ales Neusar
This article examines attention processes and respondents’ burden in using verbal labels in rating scales. Attention was tracked in a laboratory setting employing eye-tracking technology. The results of the two experiments are presented: One applied seven and the other applied five categories in rating scales comparing END and ALL forms (n = 47 in each experiment).
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By Udo Kuckartz
This textbook provides a hands-on introduction to the method and its theoretical underpinnings; it offers step-by-step instructions for implementing the three principal types of qualitative text analysis: thematic, evaluative, and type-building.
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By Jenine K. Harris
This volume introduces the basic concepts of Exponential Random Graph Modeling (ERGM), gives examples of why it is used, and shows the reader how to conduct basic ERGM analyses in their own research.
Read a sample chapter here. For more on the book itself, click…
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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.
Posted by Kien Nguyen on March 5, 2014
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October 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014 at Osaka International House Fundation
Organized By: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association