January 2015 useful stuff roundup
Did you know there’s a Facebook group for The Research Companion? Every day myself and others share resources, ask for advice, and swap tips on how to do research in the social or health sciences or development. You’re welcome to join us, but for those who aren’t on Facebook or are unable to use it here’s a monthly round up of the best of the stuff that’s been shared in January 2015.
Tools, books, papers and resources
Lots of videos, podcasts and resources at Centre for Social Ontology’s website
Open access papers on sex and sexuality from Taylor and Francis
For all you stats fans. Paper: Common misconceptions about data analysis and statistics
InnovAiT Podcasts (and resources) of use to you if you’re a General/Family Practitioner, work in healthcare or research primary care
A variety of films tackling Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Recent Radical Philosophy conference talks all online.
Lovely history of the radical science movement – how much can we borrow from this into our current work?
Medicine Corner new Wellcome funded project on medicine in India. Just launched but will be growing in the coming months @med_corner on twitter
Nice paper on demystifying theory – although focused on healthcare the ideas here also useful if you’re working in education, development or social care
Research Methods Festival 2012 What Is? sessions
The slow university – How does this translate for those not in UK/US institutions (or doing research but not in a university)?
Podcasts from Science for the People (check their episodes page for a variety of social/science topics)
All of you working in global health – who are the women you admire working in the field? Here’s your chance to nominate your women’s global health stars
UK-centric, but the Clinical Trials Toolkit Routemap’s of use to you doing clinical/health research
How bad research is killing science, comprehensive talk covering a lot of important issues around undertaking studies and reporting data.
Volunteer positions going for anyone interested in assisting the Missing Maps projects
Can anyone contribute to this mapping exercise? Creating a network for LGBT research
Lisa McKenzie reflects on her new book Getting By: estates, class and culture in austerity Britain
New book on Case Study Evaluation
Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture
New psychology app to get you thinking
World education service global links for education services
A series of talks on realist evaluation, research and policy making
Funding and studentships
Two studentships in public health research at Newcastle University
Applications open for the Newton Fund, covering travel and fellowship costs for international researchers
DFID’s new funding finder email alert service launches
Wellcome have updated their funding pages
7 fully funded PhDs in Research Methods at the University of Southampton (closing date 3 February)
Funding available for developing/presenting events at Cheltenham Festivals (UK) (science and literature streams may particularly appeal)
New MA in Global Urban Justice from Leeds School of Geography
Free course in Getting and Cleaning Data, enrolment from February 2015 onwards. Useful for collecting, organising, cleaning, and managing your data
Conferences, talks and events
Save the date, 9th June 2015. “Researching relationships across generations and through time” University of Leeds, Great Woodhouse Suite. Details and bookings will be available soon on the FLaG website
Emotional Methodologies – conference call, and information on new methodologies
Just for fun
If you are on twitter, and are an academic, and have a mug, then you need to join in #mugsofacademia Photograph your mug and share it using the hashtag.
If you’ve got kids, teach kids or are just a big kid, the Royal Institutions second series of ExpeRImental launches. Science you can do at home.
A little something to cheer you up – academic kindness – a lovely antidote to the usual negative stories about competitive academic life
You never forget a good teacher. Wonderful version of Uptown Funk by students and staff at New Tech High School
Thanks to Ceri Butler for finding our featured image.