Experiments with Methods to Reduce Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys

Researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) have just published a Working Paper called Experiments with Methods to Reduce Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys. (http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2010-04.pdf) Laura Fumagalli, Heather Laurie and Peter Lynn carried out experimental tests of alternative methods to encourage response in surveys that interview the same persons or households repeatedly over […]

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Telephone interviews in Pakistan @ International Field & Tab

Following the latest trends and use of technology in gathering the reliable information, International Field & Tab offers its new service i.e. TELiFT to academia and researchers. The use of the telephone as a technique for contacting respondents and collecting their feedback has achieved its widest acceptance worldwide. In the country like Pakistan, there seems […]

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Making the Case for the Social Sciences

Making the Case for the Social Sciences, a report by the Academy of Social Sciences, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, was launched Wednesday 10 February 2010 at Sixty One Whitehall, London. Speakers at the launch were Adrian Alsop, Director for Research, Economic and Social Research Council; Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, Chair […]

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Qualitative E-Research Group

Join the Qualitative E-Research MethodSpace Group and discuss any aspect of online qualitative research, and any stage of the study. We’ll use this group to share ideas and resources on designing, conducting, analyzing and writing about qualitative inquiry in the digital age. Let’s explore and learn together!

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Content Overview and Thematic Networking: Analytical Methodology for a Study of Self-Expression

An Exploration into the FeminineVOICE of Prophetic Leadership Because the OHP interview method is structured to produce narratives, I propose a mixed method of context and theme analysis first to mine and then coordinate conceptual subjects further maximizing the data’s richness. A mixed method of analysis allows the luxury of both inductive and deductive reasoning […]

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Qualitative Methodology: The Method for a Study of Self-Expression

An Exploration into the FeminineVOICE of Prophetic Leadership This project falls into the realm of the qualitative, a method of research that employs specific techniques for understanding people in their natural context. Drawn to an interpretive, womanist, critical sensibility, qualitative research is also humanistic and naturalistic in its conceptions of human experience and analysis, all […]

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Building the product identity

Well, after many meetings and discussions our design, publicity and marketing departments have created some great logos for SRMO. The purpose of the image is to symbolise the connections that we will be making to create valuable relationships between literature within the product, and between methods terms themselves in the visualisation tool that’s in development. […]

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Free online course materials

The Guardian published an interesting article about free online course materials available and the potential long-terms effects of these on the university system… http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/nov/10/web-technology-degree-future-online Take a look at what’s available now – it’s incredible! This is what the Guardian article above says: “OpenCourseWare Consortium, a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and other […]

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