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Retreiving Data From Cloud Services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) Providers during Hurricane Sandy

I am looking for participants to be interviewed for my qualitative - Case Study on using the Cloud for Business Continuity during Hurricane Sandy.  If you were in NYC during Sandy and had problems backing up or retrieving data from the Cloud providers, I need to talk to you.

Posted by Cornel Levy on December 24, 2014 at 13:21

Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications

Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications By Ali Baghchehsara, Danny Royce Jones

Innovation has delivered humanity from the caves to the…

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Posted by Ali Baghchehsara on December 15, 2014 at 22:00

Introductory webinars in 2015, from the UK Data Service

From January, the UK Data Service will be rolling out a programme of 26 regular webinars throughout the year. These will cover a collection of 14 core topics.

Webinars are online seminars which are free and easy to join without the expense and trouble of travel any further than to your own computer. To book or to find out more about our wider programme of outreach and training events including our specialist and one-off webinars please see our…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on December 11, 2014 at 16:53

Webinar: Open geographies and open software - using open UKDS Census Support datasets in open source GIS software

21 January 2015

Online at 4 pm

This webinar will provide an introduction to the range of open data that is available through Census Support. Through practical examples based around the geographic visualisation and spatial analysis of census data we will explore the range of the open source GIS software that is available.

A large number of geospatial datasets, including boundaries and geographic look-up tables are available…

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Posted by Alix Taylor on December 2, 2014 at 15:57

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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