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

Guardian Global Development Professionals Network

InnovAiT Podcasts (and resources) of use to you if you’re a General/Family Practitioner, work in healthcare or research primary care

NCRM Podcast – big data challenges for social scientists

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)

Discourse analysis – varieties and methods

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

Self care for academics

New book on Case Study Evaluation

Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

How many interviews is enough?

Strategies for getting your writing unstuck

New psychology app to get you thinking

World education service global links for education services

Benefits and drawbacks of case study research

Towards and ethic of public sociology

How to succeed in interviews

19 February, National Anthropology Day

How to survive a PhD viva

NIHR Resources for public contributors

Reflections on a decade of mixed method research

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.

Karl Marxio Brothers

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 day in the life of an academic – with cats

12 funny and delicious venn diagrams

Oops! Someone didn’t proof read

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

If you’ve any conferences, events, resources, materials, jobs or funding opportunities to share, come and post in our Facebook group or send me a message and I’ll ensure it’s shared on your behalf.

Thanks to Ceri Butler for finding our featured image.

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