A new book published by UCL Press, looks at big data collected by customer-facing organisations – such as store loyalty card transactions, smart travel tickets, or smart energy meter readings – and how they can and are changing Social Science research. Download the PDF for free at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/consumer-data-research
Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
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 […]
Embedded! Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Modern Landscapes of Conflict Interesting webcasts from a conference held as part of the Engaged Scholarship Workshops organized by Brown University’s Middle East Studies. The presentations consider how social scientists working in conflict war zones have interacted with the military. It covers the use of military technology, social relations, ethics and research […]
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.
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