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Training researchers in online research methods (tri-orm)

Dr Clare Madge | Statistics, Methods and Computing | 01 May 2007

This project, tri-orm, will develop a comprehensive three-stranded training programme in online research methods catering for the needs of both novice and more experienced online social science researchers. Online research methods (orm) represent cut ...

Merging cognition and technology to enhance learning in the field

Professor David Martin | Statistics, Methods and Computing | 01 December 2006

Academic and professional organisations are involved in teaching and learning through the use of fieldwork. Fieldwork is costly in both time and financial resources and there is thus a concern to maximise its productivity. An important aspect of fiel ...

Social science information gateway (sosig): 01/09/2002 - 31/08/2004

Ms Debra Hiom | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 September 2002

This proposal is for the continuation and enhancement of the social science information gateway (sosig) service. Sosig is an internet service that aims to provide a trusted source of information for the support of research and communication in the so ...

Modelling and simulation for e-social sciences (moses)

Professor Mark Birkin | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 April 2005

The objective of the project is to develop representation of the entire uk population as individuals and households, together with a package of modelling tools which allows specific research and policy questions to be addressed.   thus our aims ...

The use of grid computing to facilitate disclosure risk assessment

Professor John Gurd | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | 01 April 2005

The target application of this project is statistical disclosure control, whose purpose is to prevent the identification of individual population units from released statistical data.   the process of comprehensively locating and grading such re ...

Understanding new forms of digital record for e-social science

Professor Tom Rodden | Linguistics (General) | 01 April 2005

The dress research node seeks to develop new forms of digital record for the social sciences. Its activities are structured around the exploration of three core themes: record, which focuses on the development of technologies to support the recordin ...

The historical geographical information systems research network

Professor Ian Gregory | Human Geography | 01 December 2006

Historical gis (hgis) is concerned with how geographical information systems (gis) can help us to understand the geographies of the past. With its ability to locate data in space and time gis has the potential to cause a step-change in historical res ...

Experiences and uses of technology in older age

Professor Judith Sixsmith | Sociology | 01 November 2006

While technology is usually designed to improve people’s lives, the impact of technology is not always beneficial. Research suggests that the psycho-social and organisational effects of technologies are contradictory, especially concerning the health ...

What we cannot ask: how information poverty manifests on the internet

Professor Ian Ruthven | Science and Technology Studies | 17 June 2010

The internet has become an important social resource and a particular use of the internet is to gain support in times of personal crisis. The anonymous interaction facilitated by the internet allows people to find information outside of their normal ...

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