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Webinar: Getting started with Individual level census data (microdata), 4 June 2015

Individual level census data or ‘census microdata’ are samples of records which are available in an anonymous form for research use. They are flexible census products which are well suited to filling in the gaps between published tables or creating analyses for subpopulations from simple graphs to multivariate models.

In this free hour-long webinar, presented by Jo Wathan from the Census Service, UK Data Service, you will be introduced to census microdata (formerly known as SARs). We…

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Added by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 16:27 — No Comments

Census Applications: Using the UK population census data, 16 - 17 July 2015, University of Manchester

Now that nearly all census outputs are out and being used the UK Data Service are hosting a two-day conference to celebrate the UK censuses.

Venue: Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester

General conference places will cost £100 per person to include drinks, lunch and conference dinner. Student places are available at £50 per person.

Residential accommodation should be booked separately. A Google map of hotels within…

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Added by Helen Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 15:05 — No Comments

Effect of acrylamide on testis of albino rats ultrastructure and DNA cytometry study

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Objectives: To explore the harmful effects of acrylamide on the structure of testis in albino rats, in an attempt to clarify its potential risks on human health. Methods: The present study was carried out in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from December 2010 to December 2011. Forty-eight adult male albino rats…

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Added by Hesham Noaman Mustafa on May 8, 2015 at 20:50 — No Comments

The effects of diethylstilbestrol administration on rat kidney: Ultrastructural study

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Objectives: To assess the histological and ultrastructural changes that can be induced by diethylstilbestrol (DES) on renal tissues using histological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural methods. Methods: Thirty adult male Wistar rats were divided into 3 groups (10 rats each): Group 1 - control; Group 2 - received DES at a dose of 60 μg/kg/day, dissolved in 0.1 ml corn oil for 20…

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Added by Hesham Noaman Mustafa on May 8, 2015 at 20:48 — No Comments

Protective role of antioxidants on thioacetamide-induced acute hepatic encephalopathy: Biochemical and Ultrastructural study

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Thioacetamide (TAA) has been used in development of animal models of acute hepatic encephalopathy (AHE). This experimental study was designed to evaluate effects of oral administration of vitamin C, vitamin E and their combination on liver and brain enzymes and their histologic and ultrastructure changes. Eighty Wistar rats were included and divided into five groups (16 each). Group 1…

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Added by Hesham Noaman Mustafa on May 8, 2015 at 20:47 — No Comments

Effect of Sodium Selenite and Vitamin E on the Renal Cortex in Rats: An Ultrastructure Study

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This study examined the use of vitamin E to alleviate toxic effects of sodium selenite. Adult male albino rats (n = 50) was divided into five groups. Group 1 was control, Groups 2 and 4 were treated with sodium selenite (2 mg/kg) for 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, Groups 3 and 5 were treated with sodium selenite (2 mg/kg) and vitamin E (100 mg/kg) for 2 and 4 weeks, respectively.…

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Added by Hesham Noaman Mustafa on May 8, 2015 at 20:40 — No Comments

Forthcoming Workshop: The ‘5 Safes’ of secure access to confidential data, 17 - 18 September 2015, University of Manchester

Why do we need a safe environment and procedures to access sensitive data for research?  Confidential data, deemed ‘personal’, are generally prevented from release by data collectors (e.g. by way of download), for fear that a data subject could be identified, and confidential information about them exposed. 

The consequences of such an event are easily imagined:  aside from potential legal action and financial compensation, the public will become wary of responding to surveys.  Far…

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Added by Helen Johnson on May 6, 2015 at 10:04 — No Comments

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Added by DR. MAQBOOL HASSAN on May 5, 2015 at 17:20 — No Comments

Call for papers: Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Challenges and Solutions

Call for Papers

Dear colleagues,

Appologies for cross-posting

We are pleased to anounce a special issue :

Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Challenges and Solutions

Submission Due Date: Jun. 30, 2015

The issue will be published by the American Education Journal

About The Education Journal

Education…

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Added by Nadia Ahouari_Idri on April 24, 2015 at 14:09 — No Comments

online methods courses at the university of florida

this is to let everyone know about a series of online courses on research methods ...

these are not moocs ... they are limited to 20 participants, and combine online lectures and exercises with live, interactive sessions – sort of online office hours. these sessions are archived, so anyone who can’t make the live sessions can log at any time, and go back over the lessons.

we have five courses this summer:

(may 11-june 19)

text analysis

network…

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Added by H. Russell Bernard on April 21, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Introducing Husserl's Phenomenology from an Aristotelian Point of View

Husserl's Phenomenology from an Aristotelean Point of View

The above article discusses the notions like intention, essence, method and phenomenon in the two philosophies. It's a comparision of the two systems.

Added by khalid jamil rawat on April 21, 2015 at 18:11 — No Comments

Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Exploring and Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

Dr Ellie Bates, University of Edinburgh

Dr William Mackaness, University of Edinburgh

Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th June 2015

University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, 2.02

The aim of this two-day course is to provide people who have no experience of digital map making or GIS but would like to be able to produce map visualisations to put in briefing papers / journal articles / PhD theses…

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Added by Applied Quantitative Methods on April 15, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

call for chapter writing

Editors

 

 

Swati Jaywant Rao Bute, (AMITY School of Communication, AMITY University, Noida, India)

 

 

Call for Chapters

 

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2015

Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2015

 

Introduction

 

The book will analyze historical and cultural relations of India and West, South and South Asian countries, their bilateral and diplomatic relations, emerging new war tactics and…

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Added by Dr. Swati Bute on April 2, 2015 at 3:26 — No Comments

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 — 2 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

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