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Apologies for cross -posting – PhD bursaries in ‘R’ this summer

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R Summer School Courses methods@manchester Summer School 1-12 July 2019 University of Manchester Limited PhD Bursaries Available   methods@manchester is delighted to be holding its annual Summer School from 1-12 July 2019.   The Summer School offers a range of specialised courses covering a variety of topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate and ECR research… Read more »

Data Science: a short briefing from Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL

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Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL and an expert in data, AI and AR/VR shares the first is  series of short postings: These days, if we are involved in research, policy or just trying to find evidence for good practice we need data science.       https://www.datasciencecentral.com Data Science Central is a site… Read more »

2019 Data Impact Fellows – applications open

Apologies for cross posting/ this is a fabulous opportunity.. ===== Are you an early career researcher or analyst in a UK university or UK registered charity? Are you using UK Data Service data in your impactful research and analysis? Apply to be one of our 2019 Data Impact Fellows.   The 2019 Data Impact Fellows… Read more »

UK data service: a one course on assessing the quality of data

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20 February 2019 London School of Economics   In this hands-on day course you will learn about the principles of, and tools for, assessing data quality and reviewing disclosure risk in numeric data sources. Data assessment is extremely useful whether it is for wishing to create high quality data for publishing, thereby supporting the transparency… Read more »

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »

Funding opportunity available working with Understanding Society data

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Apologies for cross posting: ==== Our colleagues at Understanding Society, one of the largest household panel studies in the world, are accepting submissions for Policy Fellowships. The 6-12 month funding will see Fellows undertake a social science project, using Understanding Society data, which has the potential to make a substantial contribution to informing and influencing… Read more »

Online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts

An interesting set of resources- please do explore and write us a blog-post…. ============= Closer has launched a new online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts. The Learning Hub is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those who teach them but it should be equally valuable to those working in… Read more »

Understanding Society: 6th report and highlights now available

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Understanding Society has published its sixth annual report highlighting new, topical, policy-relevant research which provides vital evidence for policy change. Launching at tonight’s policy event in London, this year’s Insights report covers three key policy areas: low pay and work, adult mental health and work/life balance. The report includes commentary from Kate Bell from the… Read more »