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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on July 24, 2015 at 13:19
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…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on July 14, 2015 at 16:32
Posted by Elena Wilson on June 26, 2015 at 0:53
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.
Further information and booking:…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on May 28, 2015 at 13:25
***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.
Started by Elena Wilson in Methodspace discussion Jun 26.
October 16, 2015 at 9am to October 17, 2015 at 5pm at Manhattan Beach Marriott
Organized By: Statistical Horizons LLC
April 19, 2016 to April 21, 2016 at Jeju
Organized By: Higher Education Forum
May 10, 2016 to May 12, 2016 at Osaka International House Foundation
Organized By: Higher Education Forum