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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21 November 2014
University of Manchester
This is a one day introductory workshop which looks at the initial stages involved in undertaking a research project using survey data from the UK Data Service collection.
We will focus on the steps involved in:
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4 November 2014
University of Essex, Southend Campus
There is a lot of interest around big data, and at the same time there is fear about how it is used.
In this interactive roundtable event experts from a variety of disciplines will consider the confidentiality issues related to 'big data' and the existence and use of such large datasets.
The phenomenon of 'big data' has become…Continue
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28 November 2014
JISC, Brettenham House, London
The next Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey user conference is being organised by the UK Data Service for Friday 28 November 2014.
The programme will contain a mixture of papers from the data producers, the Office for National Statistics, and researchers. Presentations will be based on analysis of the UK Labour Force Survey(LFS) or Annual Population Survey…
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The UK Data Service is holding a webinar aimed at librarians. This free 45-minute webinar provides an overview of what data the UK Data Service holds, and demonstrates ways to find and download data from the website. Moreover, it shows useful resources for librarians such as video tutorials and guides.
The UK Data Service provides online access to a vast range of data and holds over 6,000 datasets.
*Please note under our licensing agreements, you must be a student or member of…Continue
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This event will launch new census products produced by the Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata (EEHCM) project.
This evening session follows the Census Research User Conference at the Royal Statistical Society. It marks the production of additional new microdata products from twentieth century censuses.
We will be celebrating the completion of the first files from a collaboration between the UK Data Archive, University of Essex, University of Manchester and Census…Continue
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UK Data Service Census Support is holding a one-day conference to provide users and data creators with an opportunity to meet and discuss developments in census research.
The day will be composed of presentations from census agencies on developments in data and from users who have used the data in their research. The presentations will be based on analysis of the 2011 and earlier census products including aggregate tables, flow data and microdata
The conference will be followed…Continue
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This in-depth 2-day course will help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling, managing and sharing the research data they produce.
The hands-on workshop will focus on all kinds of data - quantitative and qualitative – covering:
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This two-day workshop is designed for qualitative researchers aiming 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 during a bespoke IT workshop, and engage in other hands-on…Continue
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By Dave Collingridge
I remember years ago walking the halls of the faculty offices at my university asking for help on validating a questionnaire. I repeatedly asked professors, “Can you tell me how to validate the questions in my survey?” The response was usually a polite, “I can’t, but have you tried talking to doctor so and so, he might be able to help.” Doctor so and so couldn’t help either. In fact, no one seemed able to help.…Continue
If you’re a student or researcher embarking on qualitative research, chances are you’ll be looking to use software and digital tools to support you.
In their exiting new…Continue
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Use open data from the UK Data Service and make an app (or a really cool visualisation).
This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, is for developers, data visualisation designers and other innovative data lovers looking for untapped resources.
Join us for lunch, learn about the free and open data available from the UK Data Service, and access it via our easy-to-use APIs. This event will be held in partnership with AppChallenge, a commercial consortia of Open Data…Continue
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I need literature on "content analysis" and "behavioral theory" techniques. If anybody has some literature on these then please share it with me.... Thank you
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What, exactly, is qualitative research, and more to the point, how can it be best deployed? Maybe those are the wrong questions to start with, suggest the authors a new textbook, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Instead, say Virginia Braun…Continue
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This is a problem for me because the contributions are my data and 'there ain't much of it'.…Continue
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The UK Data Archive, now a world-class and pioneering digital data archive, was set up in 1967 at the University. At this talk, Hersh Mann will showcase our best-loved collections and what our users do with these.
Dr Hersh Mann is Senior Training and Support Officer at the UK Data Archive. He has a long association with Essex, receiving both his bachelor’s degree and PhD in the Department of Government before joining the Archive in 2009.
Time: 10.30 - 11.30…Continue
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The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…Continue
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How much do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology, or do you constantly need to point them to the right content?
While students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. Our panelists will give you their tips and tools to assist…Continue
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