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IPSA-NUS Methods School, Singapore, June 8-19, 2015

The 4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 8-19, 2015.

This year's Methods School offers thirteen quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, such as Bayesian Analysis, Case Study Analysis, Experimental Methods, Game Theory, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Mixed Methods, QCA, and Quantitative Text Analysis. All courses are taught by highly experienced…

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Added by Tobias Hofmann on March 3, 2015 at 23:16 — No Comments

New Report Calls for £470m Increase in UK’s Social Science and Innovation Budget

SAGE, a leading independent academic publisher (and the parent of Methodspace), and strong advocate for the social sciences, has published a major new report, written by the Campaign for Social Sciences (CfSS) highlighting the value of social sciences to the UK economy and society.

The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the Next Decade calls for at least a 10 per cent increase in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on February 24, 2015 at 15:54 — No Comments

Sitio interesante para discusión metodologías cualitativas

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Added by ANA MARIA ALEJANDRA SCHVARTZ on February 11, 2015 at 13:23 — No Comments

Share for Citation of published Papers

What are the good websites to share the published papers?

As far as I know, Academia, Researchgate  are good websites to share the work. Do you know any other web sites ?

 

 https://www.academia.edu/9805623/A_new_geotechnical_method_for_natural_slope_exploration.

Added by Rasika Athapaththu on February 10, 2015 at 9:45 — No Comments

Open Access Papers on Qualitative Research

Hi everyone

Open Access funding at my university has been really helpful recently in making our work accessible. Here are some of the papers that I have been able to publish open access around methodological issues in qualitative inquiry

Dawn :)

ARTICLE 2014 freely available for download 

Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. …

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Added by Dawn Mannay on February 9, 2015 at 12:51 — No Comments

Exploring Longterm Trends in Social Attitudes and Crime, 20 May 2015, University of Manchester

Exploring why change takes place and the implications of both changes and stability is of growing importance for social scientists. Yet the limited availability of datasets which enable these sorts of analyses hampers efforts.

This free one-day workshop will introduce a series of linked datasets which will enable analysts to explore long runs of repeated cross-sectional datasets such as the British Social Attitudes Survey, the British Crime Survey and the British Election Survey, as…

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Added by Helen Johnson on February 6, 2015 at 16:48 — No Comments

Book now - advanced training course on managing your research data

The UK Data Service at the University of Essex is holding an in-depth two-day course, on 18-19 June 2015, to help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling and managing and sharing the research data they produce.

Focusing on all kinds of social science data, quantitative and qualitative, the course will cover:

  • why and how to share data
  • research and data management planning
  • documenting and providing context for…
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Added by Helen Johnson on February 6, 2015 at 16:26 — No Comments

Book now - advanced workshop on secondary analysis of qualitative data

The UK Data Service at the University of Essex is holding a two-day workshop, 4-5 June 2015, for qualitative researchers who wish to reuse secondary data in their own work.

Through presentations and practical sessions, participants will learn about the key issues in secondary analysis, including: research ethics, methodological challenges, data context and sampling.

Participants will also gain direct experience of accessing qualitative data from the UK Data Service collections…

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Added by Helen Johnson on February 6, 2015 at 16:05 — No Comments

An Example of R Versatility

By Dave Collingridge

In my last blog post I mentioned a few advantages to learning R. One of those advantages is that R opens up a world of new data analyses. There are novel techniques available in R that are not found in the ANALYZE drop down menus of SPSS, Stata, and Statistica. Novel techniques in R can be a big help in situations…

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Added by SAGE Publications on January 28, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Webinar: UK Data Service: an introduction to data on education, 11 am, 27 January 2015

The UK Data Service is holding an hour-long webinar on the topic of education.

This is a collaborative webinar involving Beate Lichtwardt from the UK Data Service at the University of Essex and Professor Emla Fitzsimons from the Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, at the University College London.

The webinar will showcase data on the topic of education that is available from the UK Data Service and will highlight the research potential of the…

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Added by Helen Johnson on January 20, 2015 at 17:01 — No Comments

Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro (book review)

Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana.

By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler. 2014. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 365 pages.

ISBN: 9781442626317 (soft cover).



Reviewed by Assefa Dibaba, Indiana University

(atdibaba@umail.iu.edu).



[Word count: 1028…

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Added by Assefa Tefera Dibaba on January 18, 2015 at 16:14 — No Comments

Interanational Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies call for papers (January-March 2015 issue)

Call for papers

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history,  international relations,  linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology,…

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Added by IJHCS on January 9, 2015 at 18:17 — No Comments

Webinar: 2011 Census - aggregate data, 2pm, 27 January 2015

The aggregate outputs from UK censuses provide detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK. They are, however, large and very complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively.

 

This webinar will focus on aggregate outputs from the UK 2011 Census and demonstrate how new methods of managing and providing access to them have made it much easier to…

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Added by Helen Johnson on January 9, 2015 at 10:51 — No Comments

Workshop: 2011 Census - flow data, Bedford Way G11, University College London, 16 February 2015

The flow data from UK censuses are used to track movements between two geographies; home and work, origin and destination, or first and second residence. Data from the 2011 Census are now becoming available in open and safeguarded format and are expected to be of much higher quality than 2001 data.

 

This half-day hands-on workshop will allow attendees to explore flow data for themselves in a supported practical environment. Basic principles of migration, travel to work and…

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Added by Helen Johnson on January 8, 2015 at 18:11 — No Comments

Workshop: 2011 Census - aggregate data, University of Manchester 17 February 2015

The aggregate outputs from UK censuses provide detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK

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Added by Helen Johnson on January 8, 2015 at 17:56 — No Comments

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.

Added by Cornel Levy on December 24, 2014 at 13:21 — No Comments

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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Added by Ali Baghchehsara on December 15, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

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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Added by Helen Johnson on December 11, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

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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Added by Alix Taylor on December 2, 2014 at 15:57 — No Comments

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