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Helping human rights organisations develop impact from their data: An ESRC & UK Data Service workshop, Colchester, 29-30 October 2015

Are you a professional working in a civil society organisation that collects administrative, monitoring or evaluation data in the human rights arena, and who oversees strategy, reporting and campaigns?

Are you interested in improving the way your organisation can translate data into knowledge?

If so, please join our workshop with peer organisations, at the University of Essex on 29-30 October and help shape ways of managing and sharing data ethically, analysing the data, and…


Added by Helen Johnson on July 24, 2015 at 13:19 — No Comments

Making it easier to use administrative data, 8 October 2015, Royal Statistical Society, London

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the Royal Statistical Society are hosting an event to introduce the work of the ADRN to researchers and data custodians.

This new network can ease the path to using administrative data in research and help facilitate secure access to de-identified administrative data for social and economic research aimed at benefiting society.

The event will be held at the Royal Statistical Society on Thursday 8 October from 14.15 - 4.45…


Added by Helen Johnson on July 14, 2015 at 16:32 — No Comments

Researchers wanted !

Participatory approaches to researching with communities can sometimes lead to ethical dilemmas for the researcher.

Please share your experience by contributing a few lines to my research blog at 

Also, I…


Added by Elena Wilson on June 26, 2015 at 0:53 — No Comments

Book now: Health surveys user conference 2015, University College London, 10 July 2015

The annual Health Surveys User Conference will be held on Friday 10 July 2015, 9-5pm, at University Collage London.

The conference is organised by the UK Data Service and is free to attend. The morning sessions will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on the main UK health surveys and other surveys with health-related content. The afternoon sessions will comprise presentations from researchers using health survey data.

Further information and booking:…


Added by Helen Johnson on May 28, 2015 at 13:25 — No Comments

Book now: Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2015, 1 July 2015, University College London

The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The event will take place at the Pearson Lecture Theatre G22, University College London on Wednesday on 1 July 2015.

The programme will contain a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of the UK family finance surveys.

The conference will allow users to hear updates from the data producers…


Added by Helen Johnson on May 26, 2015 at 11:46 — No Comments

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…


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…


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


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…


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

The effects of diethylstilbestrol administration on rat kidney: Ultrastructural study


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…


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


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…


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


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.…


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…


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


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



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



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…


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

call for chapter writing




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




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…


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…


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…


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

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