By Deborah H Drake
This article reports on research that incorporated action research-inspired dimensions on a project conducted in three maximum-security prisons in England. The project was aimed at collecting ethnographically informed data on prisoner experiences, at…
By Stephanie Taylor and Robin Smith
In ‘On the ethics of interviewing for discourse analysis’, Martyn Hammersley (2013) sets out an ethical dilemma around informed consent for research interviews which is, he suggests, especially pertinent to discourse analytic research.
Hammersley’s article has divided opinion and triggered responses from Stephanie Taylor and Robin Smith, who…
By Matthew Jones
Drawing on examples and debates from a broad range of disciplines (such as criminology, education and social anthropology as well management) Researching Organisations explores the issues that researchers may encounter when…
By Gillie Bolton & Stephen Rowland
Gillie Bolton introduces her three ‘key phases’ method (Write for Myself, Redraft for my Reader, Edit for Posterity) to make the writing process less daunting, and offers…
A virtual issue from Organizational Research Methods
The journal Organizational Research Methods has a new virtual issue on Methodological Issues in Strategy and Strategic Management Research, with all articles free to access now through February 26. This virtual issue features 17 articles…
The next Opinions and Lifestyle Survey user conference is being organised by the UK Data Service for Friday 16 May 2014 in London.
It will be a half-day meeting starting at 13.00.
The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers. There will be presentations based on analysis of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, General Lifestyle Survey or ONS Opinions Survey.
The meeting will allow users to hear updates from the Office for National…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 17:06
The UK Data Service is holding an hour-long webinar on the topic of ageing.
This is a collaborative webinar involving the UK Data Service and Dr Alan Marshall from the Frailty Resilience and Inequality in Later life (fRaill) project at the University of Manchester.
The webinar will showcase data on the topic of ageing that is available from the UK Data Service and will highlight the research potential of the data.
UK Data Service staff will introduce:
Posted by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 16:02
A full-day workshop at the UK Data Archive on best practices in managing and sharing digital research data.
Research data form the cornerstone of scientific knowledge, learning and innovation. In this digital age, the generation of research data has not only grown exponentially, but data are nowadays very easily stored, kept long-term, exchanged and re-used around the world.
The sharing of and easy access to digital research data, which is made easy by technological advances,…Continue
Posted by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 11:39
The IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 30-July 11, 2014
The Methods School offers several merit and need-based grants to participants. Preference is given to self-funded graduate students, who require specialized methodological skills in order to complete their dissertation research.
Deadline for financial aid applications: May 31, 2014 (cf.…Continue
Posted by Tobias Hofmann on April 10, 2014 at 8:00
***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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