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Free Webinar – Teaching Research Methods: How to Make it Meaningful to Students

How do you capture your students’ attention in your research methods course?  What works, and what doesn’t?  What are some of the challenges you face, and how do you overcome them?

Join SAGE authors Gregg Van Ryzin and Dahlia Remler on Wednesday, October 29, 11AM PT as they share their vast experience and approach to teaching Research Methods to students with diverse interests and different…

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Posted by SAGE Publications on October 22, 2014 at 18:30

Free tips, resources, and exercises from SAGE’s Success in Research Series

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SAGE has pulled together some tips, exercises and resources covering a number of key areas of professional and research development: presenting research, developing research proposals,…

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Posted by SAGE Publications on October 20, 2014 at 15:59

From research question to exploratory data analysis workshop

21 November 2014



University of Manchester

This is a one day introductory workshop which looks at the initial stages involved in undertaking a research project using survey data from the UK Data Service collection.

We will focus on the steps involved in:

  • clarifying a research question
  • using the UK Data Service Discover tool to locate data
  • evaluating data for your…
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Posted by Alix Taylor on October 16, 2014 at 10:23

Big Data and Confidentiality: Does the rise of big data mean the downfall in privacy?

4 November 2014

University of Essex, Southend Campus

There is a lot of interest around big data, and at the same time there is fear about how it is used.

In this interactive roundtable event experts from a variety of disciplines will consider the confidentiality issues related to 'big data' and the existence and use of such large datasets.

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The phenomenon of 'big data' has become…

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Posted by Alix Taylor on October 13, 2014 at 11:00

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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