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Not Reading Your Stats Textbook? Award-Nominated Online Book Knows and Tells

Statistics can be a hard slog for the students taking their first, and sometimes only, jaunt through this quantitative minefield. But an understanding, or better yet a mastery, of statistics is a requirement for any successful scientific or research career.…


Added by SAGE Publications on April 16, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

The UK Data Service – an introduction to data and resources for social scientists, 16 June 2014, Sussex University

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to the data available from the UK Data Service.

The workshop is aimed primarily at research postgraduates but will be of relevance to other social scientists, 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, group work and hands-on computing sessions using the UK Data Service website to:

  • explore…

Added by Helen Johnson on April 16, 2014 at 18:03 — No Comments

Opinions and Lifestyle Survey user conference, London, 16 May 2014

The next Opinions and Lifestyle Survey user conference is being organised by the UK Data Service for Friday 16 May 2014 in London.

It will be a half-day meeting starting at 13.00.

The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers. There will be presentations based on analysis of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, General Lifestyle Survey or ONS Opinions Survey.

The meeting will allow users to hear updates from the Office for National…


Added by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

Webinar: The UK Data Service: an introduction to data on ageing, 30 April 2014

The UK Data Service is holding an hour-long webinar on the topic of ageing.

This is a collaborative webinar involving the UK Data Service and Dr Alan Marshall from the Frailty Resilience and Inequality in Later life (fRaill) project at the University of Manchester.

The webinar will showcase data on the topic of ageing that is available from the UK Data Service and will highlight the research potential of the data.

UK Data Service staff will introduce:

  • the…

Added by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 16:02 — No Comments

Going digital: Managing and sharing your digital research data, 25 June 2014, Room 2N2.4.16, University of Essex

A full-day workshop at the UK Data Archive on best practices in managing and sharing digital research data.

Research data form the cornerstone of scientific knowledge, learning and innovation. In this digital age, the generation of research data has not only grown exponentially, but data are nowadays very easily stored, kept long-term, exchanged and re-used around the world.

The sharing of and easy access to digital research data, which is made easy by technological advances,…


Added by Helen Johnson on April 11, 2014 at 11:39 — No Comments

Grants for IPSA-NUS Methods School (Deadline: May 31, 2014)

The IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 30-July 11, 2014

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: May 31, 2014 (cf.…


Added by Tobias Hofmann on April 10, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Curating and Managing Research Data for Reuse, 28 July 2014 - 1 August 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program is offering a week-long course focused on curating and managing research data.

This workshop is being taught by Louise Corti and Veerle Van den Eynden from the UK Data Archive with Jared Lyle of ICPSR.

The workshop will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of lifecycle principles for data curation, from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimising and promoting data for…


Added by Helen Johnson on April 9, 2014 at 17:34 — No Comments

BCS70 training workshop: The age 42 survey, IOE, 28 April 2014

This event is designed for new and intending data users of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).

It is jointly organised by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education and the UK Data Service at the University of Essex.

The taught component of the workshop includes presentations on:

  • survey content including what's new at 42
  • non-response and attrition in the sample
  • using the online data documentation
  • accessing…

Added by Helen Johnson on April 9, 2014 at 15:56 — No Comments

Manchester Methods Summer School 7-11 July 2014

Manchester Methods Summer School

University of Manchester

7 -11 July, 2014


Join us for the second Manchester methods summer school from 7-11 July 2014 and select one of the following courses:


• Advanced methods for social network analysis (SNA)

• Advanced Structural Equation Modelling and Generalized Latent Variable Modelling

• Creative Approaches to…


Added by Claire Spencer on April 4, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Pre Parliamentary Elections in India April-May 2014: An Epilogue

Why is it so that when the parliament elections come nearby in India, Indians start taking account of all the ills persistent by that time in their society? After elections, seldom we see that individually Indians are critical of the all pervasive political corruption, that is taking place over a majority of Indian's money in terms of direct or indirect taxes.

How can Indians believe, even after completing sixty seven years of independence and a successful functioning of…


Added by Ravi Saxena on April 3, 2014 at 9:04 — No Comments

Learn about online interview research


Mark your calendars! Interactive global online multi-platform book events & free seminar May 1-16: Qualitative Online Interviews from Sage Publications. See …


Added by Janet Salmons on March 31, 2014 at 14:38 — No Comments

Mobile Ethnography

I am now using and developing mobile ethnography as a research method in the collection of data in the Australian work place. My first text on interstate truckies called Life behind the wheel has resulted in rich data being obtained. I am now using the same method in my third text on shearers. I will also give a paper at ANU in Canberra on workers in rural settings using this method. There are some very interesting recent academic papers on this method if you choose to do a search. Dr Jann…


Added by Jann Karp on March 28, 2014 at 11:41 — No Comments

IPSA-NUS Methods School, Singapore, June 30-July 11, 2014

The IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 30-July 11, 2014

This year's Methods School offers twelve courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods. All courses are taught by highly experienced international faculty and provide participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

For more information on the various Methods School courses, financial aid,…


Added by Tobias Hofmann on March 26, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

4th LSE Text-Mining Conference

Text-Mining Conference 2014 – Call for papers:

Text-Mining and Public Policy Analysis

Date: 27-28 June 2014

Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science

The 4th LSE Text-Mining Conference will be an opportunity for Methodologists, Political Scientists and Data Miners to come together to discuss applications and experiences in using Text-Mining Methods for Public Policy analysis.…


Added by aude bicquelet on March 22, 2014 at 20:12 — No Comments

Mixed Methods Workshop

Joseph Gallo, Johns Hopkins University, John Creswell, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and Britt Dahlberg, University of Pennsylvania, are offering a two-day mixed methods workshop on June 23-24, 2014, at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Topics include the logic of inquiry, when to use mixed methods research, mixed methods designs, and writing a mixed methods study. For more information, go to



Added by Tim Guetterman on March 13, 2014 at 0:20 — No Comments

CALL for PAPER in IJRMBSS, Journal with ISSN and eISSN

Indian Journal of Research in Management, Business and Social Sciences (IJRMBSS)

ISSN- 2319-6998

eISSN- 2321-9874…


Added by Archana Arjun Ghatule on March 11, 2014 at 4:51 — No Comments

The Problem with Surveys in Research

By Ben Hardy

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’

There is a little of the Humpty Dumpty in all of us. When we communicate with others we tend to think about what we want to say – and choose the words to mean what we…


Added by SAGE Publications on March 7, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

non-inferiority analysis

This area seems in great need of the clear and sound Field approach in SPSS -- any help here???

Added by Steven E. Keller on March 5, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

'Most Promising New Textbook' author shares insights on behavioral research methods

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, by psychologist Gregory J. Privitera, has been honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association with a 2014 Most Promising New…


Added by SAGE Publications on March 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Poverty and Development in a Marginal Community: Case Study of a Settlement of the Sugali Tribe in Andhra Pradesh, India


The concepts of poverty and development have many meanings in contemporary globalized societies. Development by definition implies desired changes in terms of livelihood, improved quality of life and better access to assets and services, etc. However in reality development programmes sometimes have negative…


Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on February 24, 2014 at 5:09 — No Comments

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