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The 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.
http://www.asc.org.uk/

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Atlas.ti
ATLAS.ti 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.
http://www.scolari.co.uk/atlasti/
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British 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 reading matter.
http://www.bei.ac.uk

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British Library
The British 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 It holds over 150 million items from every age of global civilisation, from historical documents to the latest information for business and research.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.
http://www.bl.uk/

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British Academy Portal
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.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/portal/

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BUBL Information Service
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.

http://www.bubl.ac.uk/

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C2-SPECTR (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.
http://128.91.198.137/
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The Campbell Collaboration
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 arenas.
C2's 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.
http://www.campbellcollaboration.org
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Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR)
CCSR offers one, two and three day courses on census and survey design and data analysis are now available. The Centre also conducts research.
http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/
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Centre for Applied Social Surveys (CASS)
CASs offers 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.
http://www.socstats.soton.ac.uk/CASs/
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The Centre for Applied Statistics, Lancaster University
The 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.
http://www.cas.lancs.ac.uk/
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Centre 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.
http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk
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Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences
CRESS, the 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.
http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/research/simsoc/cress.html

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The Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning
The CRWBL 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.
http://www.learningbenefits.net/
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Community of Science(COS)
Community 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.
http://www.cos.com

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Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
The 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.
http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/
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Current Educational Research in the UK (CERUK)
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.
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/ceruk
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Curriculum, 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.
http://cem.dur.ac.uk
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Database of Social Science Assessment Instruments
Helen 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.
http://libraries.uta.edu/helen/test&meas/testmainframe.htm
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Day Courses in Social Research, University of Surrey
These are one-day courses for social researchers who wish to update their skills and learn new techniques. The courses include practical exercises, discussion and instruction.
http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk
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DfEE DATASPHERE
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.
http://www.dfee.gov.uk/datasphere/index.htm
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ED Pubs
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.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html
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Electronic Textbook Statsoft
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.
http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html
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Endnote
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.
http://www.endnote.co.uk/
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Equal 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.
http://www.eoc.org.uk/EOCeng/dynpages/Research.asp

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ERIC
The Educational 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.
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

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ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
The 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 obtain.
http://www.ericae.net

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ERIC PlusText
Linking the 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.
http://www.il.proquest.com/products/pt-product-ERICPT.shtml

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escalate
escalate is 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.
http://www.escalate.ac.uk/
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Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection
The School 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.
http://www.essex.ac.uk/methods/
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Evidence Based Child Health Unit, University of Liverpool
The 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.
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To view an evaluation of one of their recent courses entitled 'Introduction to Evidence Based Practice', please click here.

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Evidence Network
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 evidence-based policy.
http://www.evidencenetwork.org

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Exploratory 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.
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/psy/esci/

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Health 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 community.
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/rsu/

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Inter-University 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.
http://projects.edte.utwente.nl/ico/index.htm
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Inter-University 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 projects.
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
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ISI 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.
http://www.isinet.com/isi/products/citation/wos/index.html
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Joint 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 FE colleges.
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/
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Literati Club
The 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.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/literaticlub/
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Manchester Information & Associated Services (MIMAS)
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.
http://www.mimas.ac.uk/
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Marketing Sciences
At 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.
http://www.marketing-sciences.com/main.html

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National Centre for Social Research, National Centre Scotland
The 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.
http://www.scpr.ac.uk/scotland

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National Centre for Social Research, Qualitative Research Unit
The 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.
http://www.scpr.ac.uk/natcen/pages/hw_qualitative.htm
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National Centre for Social Research, Quantitative Research Unit
The National 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.
http://www.scpr.ac.uk/natcen/pages/hw_quantitative.htm

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National Centre for Social Research, Survey Methods Centre (SMC)
The Survey 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.
http://www.scpr.ac.uk/natcen/pages/or_surveymethods.htm

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National Statistics
National Statistics 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.
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
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National 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 evidence.
http://www.canteach.gov.uk/community/research/panel/
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NHS 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.
http://www.ncchta.org/
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The Paco Project
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.
http://www.ceps.lu/paco/pacopres.htm

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The 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 development.
http://www.pisa.oecd.org/
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Qualidata
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.
http://www.qualidata.essex.ac.uk

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QSR International
QSR 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.
http://www.scolari.co.uk/

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Radical Statistics Group
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.
http://www.radstats.org.uk

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RDN 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.
http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk
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Reference Manager
As 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:

  • Create your own searchable bibliographic database of references.
  • Create 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 presentations etc.
  • 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.

A trial version can be down loaded from the Reference Manager web site
Feedback on a Reference Manager Training course is available if you click here

http://www.refman.com

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regard
Regard is 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.
http://www.regard.ac.uk/
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Resources 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.
http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/
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The 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.
http://www.rss.org.uk/

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Sage Publications
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.

http://www.sagepub.co.uk/
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Scholarly 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.
http://www.tandf.co.uk/sara/
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SdG Associates
SdG 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.
http://www.sdgassociates.com
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Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)   SOSIG
The Social 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 Network.
http://www.sosig.ac.uk
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sphinx survey
With 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.
http://www.scolari.co.uk/sphinx/
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Statistical Services Centre, University of Reading
Specialists in statistical consultancy, short courses and training UK and overseas.
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ssc/
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Statnotes: An Online Textbook
This is an on-line statistical textbook providing information on a range of different statistical techniques.
http://www2.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/pa765/statnote.htm
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Statoo Consulting and Data Analysis
Statoo Consulting 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.
http://www.statoo.com/en/
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Timberlake Consultants
Timberlake 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.
http://www.timberlake.co.uk/
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The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
The Third 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, TIMSS-R.
http://nces.ed.gov/timss/
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Teaching Resources and Materials for Social Scientists (TRAMSS)
TRAMMS aims 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.
http://tramss.data-archive.ac.uk
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UK 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.
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk

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The 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).
http://www.grad.ac.uk/gradschool/index.htm
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UK Longitudinal Resources Centre (ULSC)
The ULSC website aims 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.
http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/ulsc/projects/ldr4ss/index.php

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University of Southampton, Statistical Methodology Workshop Series
Workshops are offered in statistical methodology.
http://www.socstats.soton.ac.uk/courses/samptheory/index.html
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winMAX
winMAX is 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.
http://www.scolari.co.uk/winmax/
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The 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.
http://vlib.org/
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