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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 20:35 — 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).



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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The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural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

Webinar: Born talking: Using birth cohort data about speech, language and communication to inform policy and practice

12 December 2014

Online at 3 pm

Birth cohorts are longitudinal studies that typically include data about many thousands of people. They involve data collection around the time of the participants’ birth and at regular intervals through the lifespan. Data from birth cohorts have been used to inform policy and practice in many areas of health and education, but have been relatively under-used to research speech, language and…

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Added by Alix Taylor on December 2, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

The R Revolution: Is it for You?

By Dave Collingridge

When I was first introduced to the R statistics program a few years ago, I was reluctant to get into the R scene. I was already proficient with my point-and-click SPSS software. I saw little reason to learn R. But my R-user colleagues encouraged me to give it a try. They raved about R’s versatility, graphics, and cost—it’s free!

I was curious. What did R have to offer that SPSS did not have to offer? As more and more people…

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Added by SAGE Publications on November 14, 2014 at 15:44 — 8 Comments

UK Data Service: Data driven research - Access, analyse, evidence

10 December 2014

London School of Economics

This free half-day workshop offers an introduction to the data, resources and support available from the UK Data Service.

The workshop is aimed at researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines, research methods teachers and librarians who wish to learn more about the resources and support offered by the UK Data Service.

It will involve a mixture of presentation,…

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Added by Alix Taylor on November 13, 2014 at 13:39 — No Comments

Webinar: 2011 Census Update

9 December 2014

Online at 2.30 pm

This webinar will provide brief updates on the wide range of 2011 census data available through the UK Data Service.

It will summarise the progress which has already been made to make data available through the service. It will also identify which products are outstanding but still anticipated.

It will be of interest to users who have questions about what we…

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Added by Alix Taylor on November 10, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Webinar: 2011 Census: Flow Data

4 December 2014



Online at 3pm

This webinar provides an overview of the interaction data available as outputs from the 2011 Census. Interaction data are about flows between two places, such as counts of migrants or commuters.

It will describe what data are available, including data deriving from new questions in the 2011 Census, and how they can be accessed using online tools.

Please book…

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Added by Alix Taylor on November 10, 2014 at 15:02 — No Comments

Healthcare researchers face unique challenges when using qualitative methods

by Jane Edwards, PhD

 

Healthcare researchers sometimes avoid the complexity of the histories and traditions of different methods by using the term 'qualitative research' for their method rather than a specific method. It is still possible to find papers in journals where the method is not specified, or a method is specified but not the particular…

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Added by Jane on November 3, 2014 at 0:31 — No Comments

Crime Surveys User Conference 2014, 8 December 2014, Brettenham House, London

This Crime Surveys User Conference is being organised by the UK Data Service for Monday 8 December 2014.

The program will contain a mixture of papers from the data producers, including the Office for National Statistics, and researchers.

Presentations will be based on analysis of the UK crime surveys, e.g. the Crime Survey for England and Wales (formerly the British Crime Survey), Offending, Crime and Justice Survey or the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.

Booking at:…

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Added by Helen Johnson on October 27, 2014 at 17:14 — No Comments

Free Webinar – Teaching Research Methods: How to Make it Meaningful to Students

How do you capture your students’ attention in your research methods course?  What works, and what doesn’t?  What are some of the challenges you face, and how do you overcome them?

Join SAGE authors Gregg Van Ryzin and Dahlia Remler on Wednesday, October 29, 11AM PT as they share their vast experience and approach to teaching Research Methods to students with diverse interests and different…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 22, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Free tips, resources, and exercises from SAGE’s Success in Research Series

View the resources here

SAGE has pulled together some tips, exercises and resources covering a number of key areas of professional and research development: presenting research, developing research proposals,…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 20, 2014 at 15:59 — No Comments

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