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…
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,…
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…
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…
“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…
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…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 15:54
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…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 15:52
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:
Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 14:26
This two-day workshop is designed for qualitative researchers aiming to reuse secondary data in their own work.
Through presentations and practical sessions, participants will learn about the key issues in secondary analysis, including: research ethics, methodological challenges, data context and sampling.
Participants will also gain direct experience of accessing qualitative data from the UK Data Service collections during a bespoke IT workshop, and engage in other hands-on…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on September 24, 2014 at 11:21
***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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