The EPRS produces research documents to inform MEPs preparing for votes in the European Parliament. These research papers are made available to the public and can be found on Think Tank Documents produced include; At a glance – 2 pages long, meant to inform MEPs before plenaries. Contain links to other sources. Briefings – up to […]
SocArXiv , being developed in association with Center for Open Science and an international research body of advisors will provide free open access to social science research papers . A temporary home allows researchers to search and browse the pre prints which have already been loaded.
How can UK universities improve the teaching of quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences?
This is the topic of a major new report just published by the British Academy. It calls for a greater emphasis upon developing skills more extensively and earlier in courses. Case studies of innovative courses from overseas are provided.
Now offered in English, this great resource with articles and guidance is from the Norwegian Research Ethics committee. It has an introduction for the social sciences which is suitable for students Articles and guidance on key topics such as the use of human subjects, applying for funding, data protection, academic citation and correcting bias. Some […]
The Economic and Social Research Council are funding three data centres – the Consumer Data Research Centre https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/ the Urban Big Data Centre at University of Glasgow Business and Local Government Data Research Centre at the University of Essex. Please feel free to explore them and use them in your research.
New publication from the European Commission. Download the full text in PDF from the website. Provides descriptions and examples of key EU research programmes in these fields. Each entry include details of partners, description and outcome.
A new free open access journal from Brill and a number of research institutes based in the Netherlands seeks to highlight research based on data. All articles focus upon methods and associated datasets are stored in DANS Materials are in English and Dutch. The first issue has content on socio-economic history.
Social Media: When Should the University Intervene? An interesting article from Australia currently available free of charge from the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. Topics covered in the piece include are staff over-sensitive to criticism and can student websites be regulated. See other full-text reports on education issues this week. Selfie culture: see […]
World Social Science Blog Recently launched by the International Social Science Council, this new blog will cover broad areas relating to the social sciences, trans-disciplinary research, and social transformation. It aims to encourage discussion from contributors worldwide.
http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/emrsg/units/dissemination/ A useful online tutorial for researchers created by the East Midlands Research Support Group (EMRSG). It was designed to be generic and reusable and is offered for use under a creative commons license. Topics covered are: Journals and journal articles; Other forms of publishing; Author bibliometrics; Journal bibliometrics; Networking –(covers conferences and use of […]
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