Mixed Methods Workshop Focuses on Community-Engaged Approaches

The “Designing Participatory Mixed Methods Research: Community-Engaged Approaches to Address Complex Problems” workshop involves community members, stakeholders, and academic researchers in all phases of the research process, including knowledge generation and decision-making. Presented by the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program faculty, which include John Creswell and Michael Fetters, this workshop will engage individuals […]

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Live Event: Big Data and Stats—What’s the Difference?

Hailey Mooney, the librarian for psychology and sociology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the big data craze, misnomers about what exactly “big data” is, and how it differs from other stats in an event at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference on Thursday, March 23. Following on her webinar, “Data for […]

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More Than a Headline: Scholarship on Today’s Hot-Button Issues

  Research methods, research ethics, research dissemination are typically central to my writing. Keeping up with relevant scholarly developments, new articles, blog and social media posts within my eclectic field can readily lead to information overload. But lately the news of  each day makes it difficult to focus on the usual information streams and professional […]

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Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling: An Emerging Tool in Research

Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has recently gained increasing attention in research and practice across various disciplines such as management, marketing, information systems, medicine, engineering, psychology, political and environmental sciences. PLS-SEM enables researchers to model and estimate complex cause-effects relationship models with both latent (graphically represented as circles) and observed variables (graphically represented […]

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You CAN Learn to Program on the Job

I’d graduated from university with a degree I loved but the prospect of finding a stimulating job, let alone a career, was slim. I wasn’t sure where my life was leading. I was stuck. This podcast on design thinking talks about two distinct challenges in everyday life. Dave Evans, who teaches Designing Your Life at […]

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Should You Donate Your Data When You Die?

[Ed. – While this article deals specifically with medical data, that’s not the only type of data that can outlive us. Should other data we accumulate as individuals also be donated to research?] *** Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can […]

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Conference: Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research, University of Reading, 30 March 2017

Louise Corti of the UK Data Archive will be presenting a Parallel session: 50 years of social science data curation at the UK Data Archive: maximising opportunities for data reuse and will be a member of the panel for the concluding panel discussion at the conference Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research at the […]

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Video: Don’t Drown in Spurious Correlations

While confusing correlation with causation may be one of the oldest – if not the oldest – logical fallacies in the world, that doesn’t make humankind any less likely to conflate the two. And, as Tyler Vigen explains in the following video, “There’s a lot of bad things that can happen if we mistake correlation […]

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Archived Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, were panelists for a webinar in late February. A recording of that webinar appears below. “The New Big […]

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