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Webinar: UK Data Service: an introduction to data on education, 11 am, 27 January 2015

The UK Data Service is holding an hour-long webinar on the topic of education.

This is a collaborative webinar involving Beate Lichtwardt from the UK Data Service at the University of Essex and Professor Emla Fitzsimons from the Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, at the University College London.

The webinar will showcase data on the topic of education that is available from the UK Data Service and will highlight the research potential of the…


Posted by Helen Johnson on January 20, 2015 at 17:01

Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro (book review)

Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana.

By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler. 2014. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 365 pages.

ISBN: 9781442626317 (soft cover).

Reviewed by Assefa Dibaba, Indiana University


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Posted by Assefa Tefera Dibaba on January 18, 2015 at 16:14

Interanational Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies call for papers (January-March 2015 issue)

Call for papers

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history,  international relations,  linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology,…


Posted by IJHCS on January 9, 2015 at 18:17

Webinar: 2011 Census - aggregate data, 2pm, 27 January 2015

The aggregate outputs from UK censuses provide detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK. They are, however, large and very complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively.


This webinar will focus on aggregate outputs from the UK 2011 Census and demonstrate how new methods of managing and providing access to them have made it much easier to…


Posted by Helen Johnson on January 9, 2015 at 10:51

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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Defining and Framing the Population

By Edward Blair & Johnny BlairThis chapter addresses the first two steps in the sampling process, defining and framing the population. In this chapter, you will learn the following:How to define the population of interest in operational termsPossible sources of frames (or lists) of the populationThe various…See More
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