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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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.
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Electric Space: Space based solar power technologies and applications By Ali Baghchehsara, Danny Royce Jones
Innovation has delivered humanity from the caves to the…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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,…Continue
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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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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.
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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…Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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