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Workshop: Data about places (UK Census aggregate data), 28 April 2015, University of Manchester

What are we like? Population Characteristics from UK Censuses?

The aggregate outputs from successive UK censuses provide an unparalleled resource of detailed, high quality information on a wide range of the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of people and households across the UK for areas at a range of scales from national to local. They are, however, very large and complex datasets, which can make them difficult to understand and use effectively. This workshop will focus…

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Added by Helen Johnson on March 27, 2015 at 14:36 — No Comments

online courses on research methods

this is to let you know about the university of florida's online summer program of courses on research methods in anthropology. these methods courses are for all social scientists, including students and professionals.

these courses combine online lectures and exercises with interactive sessions, and are limited to 20 participants each.

five courses are offered this summer:

(may 11-june 19)

text analysis

network analysis

methods of behavioral…

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Added by H. Russell Bernard on March 23, 2015 at 0:27 — No Comments

Focusing on Average Treatment Impacts May Underestimate Program Impacts

This post is based on the article "Reconsidering findings of “no effects” in randomized control trials: Modeling differences in treatment impacts" by Brad Chaney. The article appears online at the American Journal of Evaluation.

When impacts vary from one…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 17, 2015 at 20:31 — No Comments

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Fickle Friend, the P Value?

By Lewis Halsey

This article by Lewis Halsey originally appeared at The Conversation under the title “Goodbye P value: is it time to let go of one of science's most fundamental measures?”

How should scientists interpret their data? Emerging from their labs…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 17, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Grants for IPSA-NUS Methods School (Deadline: April 1, 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.

The Methods School offers several merit and need-based grants to participants. Preference is given to self-funded graduate students, who require specialized methodological skills in order to complete their dissertation research.

Deadline for financial aid applications: April 1, 2015…

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Added by Tobias Hofmann on March 9, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers

Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers…

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Added by Nader Ale Ebrahim on March 9, 2015 at 2:00 — No Comments

Research Data Management Forum 13: Preparing Data for Deposit, 29 April 2015, London

The phrase 'preparing data for deposit' may conjure images of the final days of a research project, when staff may be more concerned with getting started on their next piece of work (and possibly their next place of work) than tidying up loose ends from the research that is due to conclude. But decisions affecting the suitability of data for longer-term preservation, sharing and re-use are taken throughout the project's lifespan, hence preparing data for deposit truly begins at the very…

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Added by Helen Johnson on March 6, 2015 at 10:16 — No Comments

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

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