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Bootstrap Method Wins Efron International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Bradley Efron, professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact across many scientific fields. With the bootstrap (described by Efron below), […]

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Research for Good: Mindfulness in Educational Leadership

Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We are delving into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. This guest post is an interview with independent scholar and consultant Dr. Gina Gullo. Note the opportunity she is offering to join in her research on mindfulness in educational leadership.  JS […]

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SAGE Advice – For Free (For a Limited Time)

Focusing on skills and collaborations, the SAGE Ocean initiative has just launched a service focused on helping social scientists gain new skills while also working with computational researchers they haven’t collaborated with previously. SAGE Advice connects you, the researcher, with a data science expert with the right technical expertise. Via a 30- or 60-minute online video […]

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Canadian Research Agencies Seek Input on Data Policy

While the three Canadian agencies that fund research have improved their services and support for data management in recent years, gaps in the process remain. To address these gaps, the three agencies — the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research […]

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Competition for Finding Data Sets in Social Science Literature

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The data that is generated during research is important, but sadly it is often hard to unearth, and there are many challenges around getting the appropriate credit to go to the researchers who make data available. Another key issue with research data is that it is often expensive to produce, and without good visibility on […]

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Submissions Open for Early Career Excellence in Teaching Evaluation Awards

Have you ever wanted to engage with thousands of individuals from the evaluation community? Perhaps gather for a shared experience to discuss the practice of evaluation itself? If so, look no further than the 32nd American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power. Evaluation 2018 gathers more than 3,000 evaluators, evaluation scholars, […]

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Benefits of Transdisciplinary PhD Programs

Anna-Sigrid Keck and colleagues designed a structured doctoral program focused on transdisciplinary research and compared students’ publication patterns to students in traditional programmes. While rates of productivity were broadly similar, citation rates were found to be higher for transdisciplinary students, as were indicators of collaboration such as co-authorship.

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Webinar: Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts, 21 March 2018

About the webinar This webinar will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It will focus particularly on wellbeing measures available in each study. Speakers include David Bann, Brian Dodgeon, Matt Brown and Martina Narayanan. Split into four main sessions, the […]

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60 years of our lives: A scientific conference celebrating the National Child Development Study at 60, 8-9 March 2018, London

Registration deadline: 2 March 2018 Registration is now open for a special conference, celebrating 60 years of the National Child Development Study (NCDS). The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been both prolific and far reaching. One of these studies, the NCDS, will turn […]

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