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Big Data

By Rob Kitchin “Business, government and research funders have largely remained firm in their conviction that big data is set to rise back…

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Social Science Research: From Field to Desk

By Barbara Czarniawska This book embraces the practical reality of actually doing fieldwork. It tackles the common problems faced by new re…

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Spatial health effects analysis with uncertain residential locations

By Brian J Reich, Howard H Chang and Matthew J Strickland This article proposes a new hierarchical Bayesian spatial model to handle missin…

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Defining and Framing the Population

By Edward Blair & Johnny Blair This chapter addresses the first two steps in the sampling process, defining and framing the population.…

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Different Types of Panel Surveys

By Simonetta Longhi & Alita Nandi Panel surveys can be collected for different purposes and, like other surveys, they have different fe…

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Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Studies

By Michael Quinn Patton This chapter concludes the book by addressing ways to enhance the quality and credibility of qualitative analysis.…

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What are data? Ethnographic experiences with young offenders

By Tea T Bengtsson   Drawing on a recent field study in a secure care institution for young offenders, this article analyses how an apparen…

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Evaluation of cluster recovery for small area relative risk models

By Chawarat Rotejanaprasert “The analysis of disease risk is often considered via relative risk. The comparison of relative risk estimation…

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Handling qualitative data: Setting up your project

By Lyn Richards This chapter is about starting out sure-footed. It advises on ways of specifying what you are setting out to do, why, and…

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Struggling with Theory: A Beginning Scholar’s Experience with Mazzoni’s Arena Models

By Frances C. Fowler "As a beginning researcher I had struggled to find an appropriate theory to ground my dissertation research, and I fac…

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A Latent Ability Model for Count Data and Application to Processing Speed

By Anna Doebler, Philipp Doebler and Heinz Holling A new family of item response theory models for count data, based on item characteristic…

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Developing Interview Protocols

By Jo D’Ardenne  The aim of this chapter is to provide practical guidance on how to design a cognitive interview protocol. Interview protoc…

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Basics of Qualitative Research: Inspiration and Background

By Juliet Corbin & Anselm Strauss Persons choose to do research because they have a dream that somehow they will make a difference thro…

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