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Bringing the innovators to social science data, 7 November 2014, Open Data Institute, London

Use open data from the UK Data Service and make an app (or a really cool visualisation).

This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, is for developers, data visualisation designers and other innovative data lovers looking for untapped resources.

Join us for lunch, learn about the free and open data available from the UK Data Service, and access it via our easy-to-use APIs. This event will be held in partnership with AppChallenge, a commercial consortia of Open Data…

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Added by Helen Johnson on September 16, 2014 at 18:35 — No Comments

Post Graduate Researcher need help

I need literature on "content analysis" and "behavioral theory" techniques. If anybody has some literature on these then please share it with me.... Thank you

Added by Faryal Batool on September 15, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

What, exactly, is qualitative research, and more to the point, how can it be best deployed? Maybe those are the wrong questions to start with, suggest the authors a new textbook, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Instead, say Virginia Braun…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 2, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Researchers, communities and ethically significant experiences - call for contributions

Thanks to those who have visited my research blog and left a comment.  I am receiving lots of views on the blog but only a small number of contributions. 

This is a problem for me because the contributions are my data and 'there ain't much of it'.…

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Added by Elena Wilson on August 29, 2014 at 1:03 — No Comments

Essex Home Coming: Digital Data Delights; 50 years of bits and bytes, 13 September 2014, University of Essex, Room LTB 7 (210)

The UK Data Archive, now a world-class and pioneering digital data archive, was set up in 1967 at the University. At this talk, Hersh Mann will showcase our best-loved collections and what our users do with these.

Dr Hersh Mann is Senior Training and Support Officer at the UK Data Archive. He has a long association with Essex, receiving both his bachelor’s degree and PhD in the Department of Government before joining the Archive in 2009.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30…

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Added by Helen Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 15:56 — No Comments

Big Data: No Free Lunch for Protecting Privacy

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 25, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Free Webinar: Supporting Research Methods in the Library

How much do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology, or do you constantly need to point them to the right content?

While students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. Our panelists will give you their tips and tools to assist…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 20, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

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Added by shunda2014 on August 9, 2014 at 8:50 — No Comments

Teaching Qualitative Research

This post first appeared at SAGE Connection.

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As part of SAGE's summer reading series, where the parent of MethodSpace offers free articles that showcase classroom tips to university…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 28, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Statistics' Crisis of Reproducibility

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 15, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next. One idea we've been ruminating on for a while is creating a volume of crowdsourced blogs on the impact social media are having on social science research methods. (We are also supporting the development of a new Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods which many network members will be contributing to but this is on a longer time-span and will be published in a more traditional… Continue

Added by NSMNSS on June 21, 2014 at 18:38 — 1 Comment

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next. One idea we've been ruminating on for a while is creating a volume of crowdsourced blogs on the impact social media are having on social science research methods. (We are also supporting the development of a new Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods which many network members will be contributing to but this is on a longer time-span and will be published in a more traditional… Continue

Added by Kandy Woodfield on June 21, 2014 at 18:35 — No Comments

Online Interview Research: Designing, Doing, Teaching seminar

The emergeAfrica seminar sign-up live Free & open series of events July 21-25 will include 2 webinars and an asynchronous forum for discussion. We will explore both teaching and conducting online interview research. Join us for a global discussion! Visit: http://emergeafrica.net/?page_id=420

Added by Janet Salmons on June 10, 2014 at 15:52 — No Comments

Online Interviews for Active Online Learning Webinar

Log into this event at:http://bit.ly/1kzLrPc

This session will focus on use of online interviews in a) research methods courses to give students practice in planning and conducting…

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Added by Janet Salmons on June 3, 2014 at 13:48 — No Comments

Researchers conducting community based participatory research

Hello everyone

I am conducting research for my PhD about the ethical implications of CBPR.  To understand this I am inviting researchers who conduct CBPR to write about their experiences on a blog that I have built specifically for this project.  If you are a CBPR researcher or if you know someone who is, please see this link http://cbprethics.wordpress.com/

Thank you

Added by Elena Wilson on May 28, 2014 at 0:09 — No Comments

Health surveys user conference, University College London, 15 July 2014

The annual Health Surveys User Conference (previously known as the Health Surveys User Meeting) will be held on Tuesday 15 July 2014.

This full-day conference, organised by the UK Data Service, will be free to attend.

The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers as well as presentations based on analysis of the UK health surveys.

The meeting will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main UK health…

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Added by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2014 at 18:18 — No Comments

Family finance surveys user conference, 7 July 2014, London

The UK Data Service, together with the Office for National Statistics, are organising a new Family Finance Surveys User Conference for Monday 7 July 2014 in London.

The conference replaces and combines the previous Family Resources Survey User Meeting and the Living Costs and Food Survey User Meeting and now also includes the Wealth and Assets Survey.

The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and also from researchers who have analysed these…

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Added by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2014 at 17:55 — No Comments

I need to scale the five point Likert scale

Good morning everybody

Please I need to scale the 5 points Likert scale. My scale is to measure competencies (1=very low; 2= low; 3= medium; 4= high, and 5= very high). What I need is for example in one mean score is 3.7, so it is between medium and high, how can I classify it? 

Please I need support from reliable literature.

Thank you very much for your help 

Added by Mahdi hashim on May 17, 2014 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

I need some help in SEM

Hello

How are you everybody? I hope you are fine

I need some help about my analysis.

My model is relatively complex and I need your advises.

My model aims to examine the relationship between knowledge m management and project managers' competencies. Knowledge management is an independent variable and consists of six constructs to measure it (4 observed variables for each construct). Project managers' competencies are divided into two groups (project management…

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Added by Mahdi hashim on May 17, 2014 at 4:52 — No Comments

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