Focusing on Average Treatment Impacts May Underestimate Program Impacts

This post is based on the article “Reconsidering findings of “no effects” in randomized control trials: Modeling differences in treatment impacts” by Brad Chaney. The article appears online at the American Journal of Evaluation. When impacts vary from one subgroup to another, then focusing on average treatment effects (ATEs) may underestimate the impacts, according to […]

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Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Fickle Friend, the P Value?

By Lewis Halsey This article by Lewis Halsey originally appeared at The Conversation under the title “Goodbye P value: is it time to let go of one of science’s most fundamental measures?” How should scientists interpret their data? Emerging from their labs after days, weeks, months, even years spent measuring and recording, how do researchers […]

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Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers

Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers Nader Ale Ebrahim University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) – Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) H. Ebrahimian University […]

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New Report Calls for £470m Increase in UK’s Social Science and Innovation Budget

SAGE, a leading independent academic publisher (and the parent of Methodspace), and strong advocate for the social sciences, has published a major new report, written by the Campaign for Social Sciences (CfSS) highlighting the value of social sciences to the UK economy and society. The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the […]

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Open Access Papers on Qualitative Research

Hi everyone Open Access funding at my university has been really helpful recently in making our work accessible. Here are some of the papers that I have been able to publish open access around methodological issues in qualitative inquiry Dawn 🙂 ARTICLE 2014 freely available for download  Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. Doing ethnography or applying a qualitative […]

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Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro (book review)

Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana. By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler. 2014. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 365 pages. ISBN: 9781442626317 (soft cover). Reviewed by Assefa Dibaba, Indiana University(atdibaba@umail.iu.edu). [Word count: 1028 words] Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler’s seminal work, Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro, is an […]

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UK Data Service: Data driven research – Access, analyse, evidence

10 December 2014 London School of Economics This free half-day workshop offers an introduction to the data, resources and support available from the UK Data Service. The workshop is aimed at researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines, research methods teachers and librarians who wish to learn more about the resources and support offered […]

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