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Association for Survey Computing
The Association for Survey Computing (ASC), originally known as the
Study Group on Computers in Survey Analysis (SGCSA), was formed in 1971
in order to improve knowledge of good practice in survey computing and
to disseminate information on techniques and survey software. Constitution
The ASC is a non-profit organisation, affiliated to the British Computer
Society and the International Association for Statistical Computing. It
has a wide-ranging membership at both individual and corporate levels,
and has close working links with the Royal Statistical Society, the Social
Research Association and the Market Research Society. Although based in
the United Kingdom, it has a growing international membership.
is a powerful software package for the visual qualitative analysis of
large bodies of textual, graphical and audio or video data. It offers
a variety of tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic
approach to “soft” data. ATLAS.ti helps you to uncover the complex phenomena
hidden in your qualitative data, offers a powerful and intuitive environment
for coping with the inherent complexity of tasks and data, and keeps you
focused on the data under analysis.
Education Index (BEI)
The British Education Index is a subscription database of information
about UK literature which supports educational research, policy and practice,
alerting interested parties to the existence and availability of useful
Library is one of the world's great knowledge institutions. It holds over
150 million items from every age of global civilisation, from historical
documents to the latest information for business and research. This website
describes our collections and our wide range of services. You can search
our catalogues and you can order copies of some documents online.
PORTAL is the British Academy's directory of online resources in the
humanities and social sciences. It is designed as an entry point to available
resources for those working in higher education and research.
The BUBL Information Service offers free user-friendly access to selected
internet resources covering all subject areas, with a special focus on
library and information science.
(Social, Psychological, Educational, and Criminological Trials Register)
In December 2000, the UK Cochrane Centre transferred SPECTR to
the Campbell Collaboration. SPECTR is a registry of over 10,000 randomized
and possibly randomized trials in education, social work and welfare,
and criminal justice. Augmentation of this registry by the Campbell Collaboration
began immediately, and the database was renamed C2-SPECTR. C2-SPECTR
serves as an important means for identifying studies for inclusion in
the Campbell Collaboration’s systematic reviews. Each record in
the registry contains citation and availability information, and usually
an abstract. Access to C2-SPECTR is provided free of charge.
The international Campbell Collaboration (C2) is a non-profit
organization that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about
the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational
objectives are to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews
of studies of interventions. C2 acquire and promote access to information
about trials of interventions. C2 builds summaries and electronic brochures
of reviews and reports of trials for policy makers, practitioners, researchers
and the public.
Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR)
one, two and three day courses on census and survey design and data analysis
are now available. The Centre also conducts research.
for Applied Social Surveys (CASS)
a programme of short courses, covering all aspects of the quantitative
survey process from design to data collection and analysis. The courses
aim to provide guidance and workshop practice for researchers who face
practical survey tasks and decisions, such as how to draw a sample, design
a questionnaire and analyse a data set.
The CASs Question
Bank aims to help users obtain standardised measures of human brings by
providing information on major survey topics and access to quantitative
social survey questionnaires.
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Centre for Applied Statistics, Lancaster University
Centre for Applied Statistics is a department within the Faculty of Applied
Sciences (FAS) at Lancaster University. Our main activities are statistical
research, postgraduate training, the provision of statistical consultancy
services for University staff and research students and a short course
programme open to external participants.
for Longitudinal Studies
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is an independent research centre
in the Institute of Education devoted to the collection, management and
analysis of large scale, longitudinal data. CLS holds responsibility for
Britain's internationally renowned birth cohort studies, the National
Child Development Study (1958 cohort) and the 1970 British Cohort Study,
and leads the consortium conducting the Economic and Social Research Council's
new Millenium Cohort Study. CLS is also responsible for providing academic
research access to the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study
(ONS-LS). CLS conducts research using the birth cohort study data, with
a special interest in family life and parenting, family economics, youth
life course transitions and basic skills.
for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences
Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences aims to support
the use of simulation by social scientists. It draws together and promote
current research on the application and benefits of simulation methods
across the social sciences. CRESS is located in the Department of Sociology,
School of Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, England.
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Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning
has three main objectives: to produce and apply models for measuring and
analysing the contribution that learning makes to wider goals;to devise
and apply improved methods for measuring the value and contribution of
forms of learning, including (but not limited to) non-standard outcomes;
and to provide and evaluate evidence on the quantifiable benefits of learning
for the purposes of future spending reviews and to meet other cost-benefit
requirements. Through quantitative and qualitative programmes, the CRWBL
has: investigated models and measures that have been used to assess the
social benefits of learning; identified research themes and knowledge
gaps to form the basis of the main research programme; and formulated
an evaluation framework for policies from the Government's White Paper
on Lifelong Learning. Although resources available on-line are at present
limited to the substantive areas the Centre focuses on, methodological
resources will be included towards the end of 2002.
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of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D
community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,300 universities, corporations and government
agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these
professionals to communicate, exchange information and find the people
and technologies that are important to their work. These services include:
COS Expertise®, the database of detailed, first person profiles of more
than 480,000 R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™, the largest
source of grant information on the Web; COS Abstract Management System™,
an online publishing solution for universities and professional societies;
and customized access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.
Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
project is in receipt of its fourth consecutive term of funding by the
UK Economic and Social Research Council. It has no commercial links to
any software developer or supplier. It aims to provide practical support,
training and information in the use of a range of software programs which
have been designed to assist qualitative data analysis. The project also
provides various platforms for debate concerning the methodological and
epistemological issues arising from the use of such software packages.
Educational Research in the UK (CERUK)
is a database, sponsored by NFER, DfES and the EPPI Centre (The Evidence
for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre), that seeks
to include all recently completed and ongoing research in the United Kingdom,
from large sponsored programmes to individual projects. Information is
gathered annually from all institutions where research is undertaken.
This includes not only universities and colleges, but also research organisations
and consultancies, other specialised institutes and government agencies.
However, data may be supplied throughout the year and the database will
be updated systematically whenever additional information is received.
Evaluation and Management Centre (CEM)
The CEM Centre
is committed to applying the best standards of science to the development
and evaluation of policies. Since the ALIS project started in 1983, the
CEM Centre appear to have become the largest provider of performance indicators
to schools and colleges in the world. The Centre also runs the biennial
conference 'Evidence-Based Policies And Indicator Systems', an international
andmulti-disciplinary conference, first held in July 1997 at the University
of Durham. This conference is part of their commitment to developing evidence-based
practice, as is their work for an Evidence-Based Education Network in
which schools, colleges and LEAs share good evidence as to policies that
work. The Centre has undertaken research with many government agencies
to develop, test and evaluate policies, most recently the Value Added
National Project in England.
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of Social Science Assessment Instruments
Hough, the Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington,
has compiled a free and useful index to many assessment instruments as
found fulltext in printed texts.
Day Courses in Social Research, University of Surrey
one-day courses for social researchers who wish to update their skills
and learn new techniques. The courses include practical exercises, discussion
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This site aims to help you make best use of the Internet by easing your
path to the facts and figures that you need to help inform your planning
and decision-making at national, regional, local and sectoral levels.
It links together three separate DfEE websites which hold this information.
The key features of this Overarching Site are the Search and the Index.
The Search facility looks across all three DfEE statistical websites to
find the information you need. If you are unsure precisely what information
you require, the Index contains a list of the labour market, learning
and skills information held on the three websites linked together by this
site, with hotlinks to each item.
ED Pubs is
the Education Publications Center for the U.S. Department of Education.
ED Pubs has information for anyone interested in education, including
teachers, parents, students, administrators, policymakers, teacher educators,
researchers, journalists, librarians, and others. You can contact ED Pubs
to find out what's available on topics of interest to you and to order
free copies of publications, videotapes, CD-ROM's, posters, bookmarks,
and other products. Many Department publications can be acquired instantly
in electronic form via the Internet.
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding
and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft
R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate
statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including
laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics
and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining,
engineering and quality control applications, and many others.
The Electronic Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant elementary
(pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth exploration of specific
areas of statistics, organized by "modules," accessible by buttons,
representing classes of analytic techniques. A glossary of statistical
terms and a list of references for further study are included.
Endnote is a database to hold all your references for reports and
research papers. It stores all the information related to each reference
and keeps them all together. It makes managing references simple in that
wherever your references come from, you can easily assemble them in a
single database and then output them in any format you need.
Opportunities Commission, Research and Statistics
The Research and Statistics division of the EOC manage externally commissioned
research projects, carry out research and statistical analysis, provide
specialist information and advice, promote the gender disaggregation of
statistics and maintain the EOC's Research Database.
Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed
to provide ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature.
Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the US Department of Education's
Office of Educational Research and Improvement and is administered by
the National Library of Education (NLE). At the heart of ERIC is the largest
education database in the world-containing more than 1 million records
of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides,
conference papers, and books.
Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation at the University of Maryland,
Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation, is one of 16 subject-oriented
clearinghouses operated by the United States Department of Education,
Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Since its inception in
1966, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) has become one
of the major bibliographic databases in the world. ERIC has acquired,
reviewed, and processed more than one million citations that policy makers,
program planners, researchers, and other users can readily identify and
entire ERIC database with full-text and/or full-image articles from nearly
260 leading journals, ERIC PlusText is an indispensable source of information
for both professional educators and students who need to keep up with
the latest teaching concepts, methodologies, and findings. Researchers
can use ERIC PlusText to find detailed information on adult education,
disabilities and gifted education, educational management, reading and
communication, home schooling, and hundreds of other related topics. ERIC
PlusText is available only on the Web through ProQuest®, a premier information
access and retrieval system. It is suitable for all types of researchers
whether they are online novices or information professionals. Natural
language searching, database segmenting, and conceptual smart searching
are just a few of the features that help users find the information they
need quickly and easily.
a Centre for staff working in Higher Education and Further Education who
teach Education and Continuing Education. It is involved in a wide range
of staff development activities related to promoting high quality learning
and teaching in Higher Education.
Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection
takes place annually. The School consists of three two-week sessions.
Each session offers a variety of courses. Courses run for either two weeks
or one week. All courses consist of at least one lecture and a practical
session daily. Most courses deal with techniques of data collection, analysis,
and model building but the Summer School also offers some courses on non-statistical
but innovative approaches to social science. Class numbers will be limited
so that each participant can receive personal attention from Instructors.
Intending participants should apply as soon as possible. Admission to
the more advanced courses may require prior attendance at specified courses.
The Summer School places considerable importance on the need for adequate
mathematical foundation for the conventional modes of statistical analysis
in the social sciences. To this end, an intensive course on Mathematics
for Social Scientists is offered throughout the School which participants
may (but need not) take, either in conjunction with other courses scheduled
for that session or as a stand-alone course.
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Based Child Health Unit, University of Liverpool
Evidence-Based Child Health Unit (EBCHU) was established at the Royal
Liverpool Children's NHS Trust in January 1998, by a grant from the Hospital's
Endowment Fund. It was established in collaboration with the University
of Liverpool to be a centre of excellence, both nationally and internationally,
to produce systematic reviews in the field of Child Health and to be a
centre of development and training in this innovative area.
view an evaluation of one of their recent courses entitled 'Introduction
to Evidence Based Practice', please click
The Evidence Network is a starting point for accessing social science
research publications relevant to policy and practice. It is open to users
in the research community, the voluntary sector, local and central government,
public agencies and commercial organisations. It provides search tools
and a referral framework to enable users to pursue their enquiries and
a forum for debate and discussion of issues and problems in relation to
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Software for Confidence Intervals (ESCI)
ESCI (Pronounced "esky") is a set of interactive simulations that
run under Microsoft Excel. With ESCI you can explore many Confidence Interval
(CI) concepts, calculate CIs for Cohen’s standardised effect size d, explore
noncentral t distributions and their role in statistical power, use CIs
for simple meta-analysis, using original or standardised units and explore
all these concepts via vivid interactive graphical simulations.
and Social Care Research Support Unit for South East Wales
The Unit is funded by the National Assembly For Wales and is the result
of a collaborative partnership between Cardiff University and the University
of Wales College of Medicine. The Unit is committed to Research Support,
Research Dissemination, Research into Practice. The Unit aims to foster
collaborative research in health and social care for the benefit of the
Center for Educational Research
ICO is the
Dutch Interuniversity Center for Educational Research. Participants in
the center are faculty departments and research centres from ten Dutch
universities. ICO is recognised by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.
The general mission of ICO is to promote fundamental and applied scientific
research in the field of education. ICO has ten themes that represent
the different areas of research: Interactive Learning, Domain-Related
Skills, Learning and Working, Teaching and Teacher Education, ICT tools
for designing, Decentralisation, Deregulation And Autonomy Of Schools,
Differential Educational Access and Effectiveness, Educational effectiveness
and micro-economic theory, Structured independence: The effectiveness
of new learning arrangements and New examination and assessment technology.
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Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR),
established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social
science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive
of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training
in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that
data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR
preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology
warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers
in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research
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Web of Science
The ISI Web
of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded®,
Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™.
It enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary
information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact
research journals in the world. ISI Web of Science also provides a unique
search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate
forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines
and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research.
Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.
Information Systems Committee (JISC)
The JISC promotes
the innovative application and use of information systems and information
technology in further and higher education across the UK by providing
vision and leadership and funding the network infrastructure, a wide range
of national services, development projects and high quality materials
for education. The JISC keeps the community informed through a series
of publications and stimulates debate on important strategic issues through
workshops and other events. The JISC's Regional Support Centres (RSCs)
support further education (FE) colleges with gaining access to the network
and electronic resources. The RSCs provide a first point of contact for
world's leading collection of resources for journal authors and editors.
Advice and guidance for every stage of the article process, from research
and writing to editing and production and beyond - our interactive community
section puts you in touch with other researchers, authors and editors
from around the world.
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Information & Associated Services (MIMAS)
is a JISC-supported national data centre providing the UK higher education,
further education and research community with networked access to key
data and information resources to support teaching, learning and research
across a wide range of disciplines. MIMAS services are available free
of charge to users at eligible institutions - although site subscriptions
are required for a number of the data and information resources available
through MIMAS. Some MIMAS services require individual registration.
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Marketing Sciences our philosophy is based on offering our clients a top
quality product, whether their requirement is for straightforward research
or for a study which calls for the highest levels of creative input or
of technical expertise and sophistication. For straightforward research
we provide a service which is efficient, reliable and competitively priced.
Our facilities for fieldwork and data processing operate to the highest
professional standards and are geared to handling everything from small
ad hoc studies to major continuous monitors. Where the marketing problems
and the research requirements are more demanding, we are able to call
on a wealth of experience in consultancy and in sophisticated data analysis
and market modelling. We have also pioneered the development of advanced
multimedia computer applications in areas such as shelf impact testing,
design development and virtual shopping.
Centre for Social Research, National Centre Scotland
National Centre for Social Research, Scotland was set up in 1998 with
the aim of carrying out rigorous social policy and academic research in
Scotland. It is responsible for the design, conduct and quality of a range
of Scottish studies (whether these are exclusively Scottish or elements
of the National Centre's Britain-wide work). The National Centre for Social
Research, Scotland is separately managed, but remains an integral part
of the institute's overall operations, calling upon the comprehensive
services of all its operating divisions. It is based at the University
of Edinburgh, but is independent of it.
Centre for Social Research, Qualitative Research Unit
Qualitative Research Unit (QRU) runs two qualitative research training
courses at the National Centre: a five day course on in-depth interviewing
and a two day course on group discussions. Both training courses are taught
by experienced qualitative researchers and specialist qualitative interviewers
from the Qualitative Research Unit. The courses cover all aspects of qualitative
research; its role and application, sample design and selection, topic
guide development, interviewing skills, analysis, reporting and oral presentation.
Centre for Social Research, Quantitative Research Unit
Centre conducts a varied programme of quantitative surveys, led by more
than 40 research staff organised into research teams. The programme includes
both survey series (i.e. continuous, regular or repeated studies) as well
as ad-hoc research projects. The National Centre is a member institute
of three collaborative centres, all currently supported by the ESRC, and
is the founder member of two cross-national collaborations. The majority
of the National Centre's surveys are based on structured face-to-face
interviews, carried out by our panel of survey interviewers. The research
is supported by specialist programmers from our Project Computing department,
and by an Operations department which controls interviewer fieldwork,
quality control and data processing.
Centre for Social Research, Survey Methods Centre (SMC)
Methods Centre (SMC) was founded in October 1980 under the directorship
of Professor Gerald Hoinville. The creation of the SMC laid down a recognition
for a formal structure within which the institute's activity and interest
in all areas of survey methodology could flourish.
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is a brand that stands for quality, integrity and freedom from political
interference. It provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful
description of the UK's economy and society. National Statistics covers
government data produced to the high professional standards set out in
the Official Statistics Code of Practice.
Teacher Research Panel
The TTA is
committed to promoting teaching as a research and evidence-informed profession.
Up to date knowledge about what works in the classroom makes an important
contribution to the development of teachers’ practice in order to raise
standards. The National Teacher Research Panel was set up in October 1999
by the TTA and DfES in order to provide an expert teacher perspective
on teachers’ involvement in, and use of, educational research and other
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Health Technology Assessment
The HTA programme
is a national programme of research established and funded by the Department
of Health's Research and development programme. The purpose of the programme
is to ensure that high quality research information on the costs, effectiveness
and broader impact of health technologies is produced in the most effective
way for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS.
The PACO ( Panel Comparability) Project is a centralised approach
to create an international comparative database integrating micro-data
from various national household panels over a large number of years. The
PACO Database contains harmonised and consistent variables and identical
data structures for each country included. The PACO Database increases
the accessibility and use of panel data for research and facilitates comparative
cross-national and longitudinal research on processes and dynamics of
policy issues such as labour force participation, income distribution,
poverty, problems of the elderly etc.
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
PISA is a new three-yearly survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds
in the principal industrialised countries. It assesses how far students
near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge
and skills that are essential for full participation in society. It presents
evidence on student performance in reading, mathematical and scientific
literacy, reveals factors that influence the development of these skills
at home and at school, and examines what the implications are for policy
Qualidata provides a national service for the acquisition, dissemination
and re-use of social sciences qualitative research data. It is a specialist
unit housed within the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex.
Together with the UKDA, the Service works with the ESRC to operate its
Datasets Policy that exists to enhance the potential use of research data
arising out of ESRC funded projects. Qualidata offers specialist advice
on research project management, issues of confidentiality and consent,
and documentation of data with regard to archiving data. It further offers
a resource discovery hub via both the UKDA online catalogue and its own
online catalogue, Qualicat, enabling users to locate accessible sources
of qualitative data across the UK.
International is the world leader in qualitative research software solutions.
QSR's software supports state-of-the-art data analysis, in traditional
and emerging methodologies, and the sharing of information amongst individuals
and teams. QSR products include NUD*IST and NVivo.
The Radical Statistics Group, usually abbreviated to Radstats, was
formed in 1975 as part of the radical science movement associated with
the establishment of the British Society for Social Responsibility in
Science (BSSRS). The researchers and statisticians who started Radstats
shared a common concern about the political implications of their work
and an awareness of the actual and potential misuse of statistics. Sadly,
neither the BSSRS nor other organizations affiliated to the BSSRS, survived
the 18 years of Conservative rule from 1979 to 1997. RadStats is now independent
of any other organisation. Members are 'radical' in being committed to
helping build a more free, democratic and egalitarian society. Members
of Radstats are concerned at the extent to which official statistics reflect
governmental rather than social purposes.
Virtual Training Suite
RDN Virtual Training Suite is a set of online tutorials designed to
help students, lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information
literacy and IT skills.
the name implies, Reference Manager is software for managing references
and creating bibliographies. It is from the same family of software as
Endnote and ProCite and has some very useful research application:
your own searchable bibliographic database of references.
your own keywords for searching.
- You can
search bibliographic databases such as Social Science Citation Index,
Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Index, (through ISI Science
online) Medline (though OVID or Pubmed) and British Library either directly
through Reference Manager or directly through the WWW and import all
the identified references into your reference manager database
- The database
allows you to create link-outs to WWW sites, pdf. files, PowerPoint
- You can
create in text citations and bibliographies in Word using the 'Cite
as you Write' feature. Reference Manager contains the pre formatted
output styles (e.g. Harvard) of lots of journals. You can switch output
styles at the touch of a button when you want to submit your paper to
a different journal (no more typing references over and over again).
Similarly redrafting becomes easier as references can be easily removed
and reinserted at different points in the text. Should your university
have a bibliographic style of its own you can create and save your own
custom output styles.
version can be down loaded from the Reference
Manager web site
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an online database containing information on social science research funded
by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's leading research funding and training
agency addressing economic and social concerns. They aim to provide high
quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector
and government. Regard is publicly and freely available on the World Wide
Web. It contains over 75,000 records, dating back to the mid-1980's and
is updated daily to include the most current research.
for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
This is a listing of free resources for methods in evaluation
and social research. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation
research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews,
and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read
over the web.
Royal Statistical Society
The Royal Statistical Society was founded in 1834. It is a learned
and professional society, with some 7200 members based in the United Kingdom
and overseas. About 1500 of these members are professionally qualified.
The RSS is one of the premier statistical societies in the world, with
a high international reputation. Its main purposes are to nurture the
discipline of statistics by publishing a Journal, organising meetings,
setting and maintaining professional standards, accrediting university
courses and operating examinations, to promote the discipline of statistics
by disseminating and encouraging statistical knowledge and good practice
with both producers and consumers of statistics, and in society at large
and to provide effective and efficient services to its members which will
support their professional and academic interests and their endeavours
to advance the other objectives of the Society.
Sage Publications is a leading international publisher of books, journals,
and electronic media. It is a privately owned publishing company dedicated
to the global dissemination of information.
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Articles Research Alerting (SARA)
Taylor & Francis
currently publishes over 740 academic peer-reviewed journals across a
variety of disciplines. In response to the changing needs of the academic
community, we are using the Internet actively to disseminate information
about journals in advance of publication. SARA - Scholarly Articles Research
Alerting - is a service designed to deliver by email, tables of contents
for any issue of Carfax, Martin Dunitz, Psychology Press, Routledge, Spon
Press or Taylor & Francis journals to anyone who has requested the information.
This service is completely free of charge and you can select to receive
alerts by keyword, title, sub-category or main category.
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Associates provide training and project consultancy on using software
for qualitative analysis. They offer workshops in London, UK and Boston,
USA and you can also book courses on-line. If you are not sure which software
package is best for your project, you can fill out the' Which Software?'
Form for advice which is free of charge. You can also check out recommendations
for books on qualitative analysis and try one of their 'taster workshops'.
SdG Associates also offer retreats for more intensive work with software
and on combining software with certain methodological approaches. Our
first retreat will be on Focus Groups in April/May 2002 in the U.K.
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Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) is a freely available Internet service
which aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet
information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in
the social sciences, business and law. It is part of the UK Resource Discovery
over 100 new/improved functions the latest version of the integrated,
one-stop software program will help you to create the ideal questionnaire
and explore and display your findings with the minimum of time and effort.
Version 4 of SphinxSurvey offers a significant upgrade to Version 2. Over
a 100 new/improved functions have been included to take maximum advantage
of changes in computer technology. It is now possible to import a far
wider range of external data, to produce high quality tables and graphs,
and to present questionnaires exactly as you want them.
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Services Centre, University of Reading
in statistical consultancy, short courses and training UK and overseas.
An Online Textbook
is an on-line statistical textbook providing information on a range of
different statistical techniques.
Consulting and Data Analysis
is a consulting firm specialized in statistical consulting and training,
and data analysis and data mining services. Whether your challenges involve
data or research, Statoo Consulting offer real, complete and individual
solutions and, most important, real value. Their business model is based
on the simple promise of providing expert experience and detailed attention
to your needs.
Consultants provide a total solution to clients working in the statistics,
econometrics, operational research or mathematical fields. Our areas of
expertise fall into three main categories; distribution of third-party
quality software, training courses, seminars and consulting projects.
Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) examines the mathematics
and science achievement of students in 42 countries at three different
grade levels (fourth, eighth, and the end of secondary school). Conducted
during the 1995 school year, TIMSS includes several components the U.S.
can use to examine its education system through the prism of other countries
and better understand the context in which mathematics and science learning
takes place. The success of TIMSS has led to a follow-up study in 1999,
Resources and Materials for Social Scientists (TRAMSS)
to develop a web-based learning and teaching resource for quantitative
social science researchers, students and trainers. TRAMMS' objectives
are to provide both downloadable data from the Archive and free executable
software in advanced statistical modelling, to provide illustrations of
exemplar analyses that have substantive meaning for social science researchers,
to place data, substance and method in a context which can be easily adapted
to the needs of trainers and their students, to promote the effective
use of existing data resources, to enhance the researchers ability to
make sense of complex data, to create a learning environment which is
both flexible and responsive to the user's training needs.
Data Archive (UKDA)
The UK Data
Archive (UKDA) is a resource centre that acquires, disseminates, preserves,
and promotes the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences
and humanities in the United Kingdom. Its primary aim is to support secondary
use of quantitative and qualitative data for research and learning.
UK GRAD Programme
The UK GRAD Programme, officially launching on 1 January 2003,
provides personal skills development opportunities for postgraduate students
through a complete programme of national residential courses (GRADschools).
Longitudinal Resources Centre (ULSC)
to provide an up-to-date guide to major longitudinal sources of data.
The central purpose of this site is to allow users to see what kinds of
longitudinal data are available and to locate information about studies
which may provide data useful to their research interests. The site covers
data sets collected by governmental, academic, private social research,
medical and private industrial sources. This site includes household panel
surveys, studies following the health of individuals, birth cohort studies,
studies following the quality of a product design, and administrative
records. Users of this site can find out basic details of the purpose,
methodology, timing, coverage, and availability of the longitudinal data
sets covered here. The site also offers links to the web pages of individual
studies, and provides contact details for people wishing to get more information
about any particular study.
of Southampton, Statistical Methodology Workshop Series
are offered in statistical methodology.
a powerful yet easy-to-use tool for text analysis that can be used for
Grounded Theory oriented "code and retrieve" analysis as well as for more
sophisticated text analysis, enabling both qualitative and quantitative
procedures to be combined.
World Wide Web Virtual Library
The VL is
the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator
of html and the web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a
loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for
particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest
index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst
the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web.