Social Research Methods

Welcome! This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You'll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods. Social Research Methods
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Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Basic Research Results © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation and Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development. Sections of This Topic Include Analyzing and Interpreting InformationReporting ResultsWho Should Carry Out the Research?Contents of a Research Report -- An ExampleSome Pitfalls to Avoid General Information and Resources Ethics and Conducting Research Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Basic Research Results
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NVivo COURSE QSR managed to collaborate with NatCen, the National Centre for Social Research, an independent non-for-profit organization, to incorporate NatCen's Framework method intro NVivo 9. Framework method is a rigorous method to produce interpretation on variety of data forms (i.e. text, audio, picture, and video) that can be handled by NVivo 9. This progress does bring NVivo 9 on the edge in competition with other qualitative data management software. For more details about this development, visit or NVivo COURSE
Matignon: Data Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner Matignon: Data Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner Bio Randall Matignon Randall Matignon is Senior Clinical SAS/Microsoft Office VBA Programmer for Amgen, Inc. in San Francisco, California. He has over twenty years of experience as a statistical programmer and applications developer in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology industries. Matignon also has a broad knowledge of several programming languages, including SAS, PL-SQL, and Java programming.
Online QDA - Welcome to online QDA Online QDA - Welcome to online QDA Online QDA is a set of learning materials which address common issues of undertaking qualitative data analysis (QDA) and beginning to use Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages. We aim to complement courses run by, for example, the CAQDAS Networking project, many independent trainers and the large number of undergraduate and postgraduate social sciences research methods training courses. Materials consist of text pages outlining issues and aspects of analysis and the approaches and theories found in qualitative research along with tutorials with audio and video materials. The Intro section explains how the information and tutorials are arranged and makes some suggestions about how to use this site. We hope that members of the qualitative research community will not only find this material useful, but also will wish to contribute material of their own. This may vary from short reviews of books and web sites to more substantial essays and training materials.

Text Analysis Tools

Definition: Text analysis software enables users to determine the frequency with which words or phrases are used, create concordances, view words in context, and otherwise study patterns in texts. Tools: Text Analysis Tools
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