Tag: social science

Sampling

Sampling

When designing a longitudinal study, the first thing that needs to be decided is who the study will focus on. Researchers might be interested in the population as a whole, or could select their sample of participants based…

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An Overview of the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program

An Overview of the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program

[Saundra] Thank you Anna. Welcome to all of you who are attending this overview of the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program. And welcome back if this is a repeat performance for those of you who may have been, either…

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Longitudinal studies: an overview

Longitudinal studies: an overview

Longitudinal studies help to paint a clearer picture of society by helping us understand how life is changing. They observe the same groups of people repeatedly over a period of time. Birth cohort studies follow groups of people…

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Why we’re unhappy — the expectation gap | Nat Ware | TEDxKlagenfurt

Why we’re unhappy — the expectation gap | Nat Ware | TEDxKlagenfurt

Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I remember being shocked the first few times I went to Africa. I was shocked when I met a one-legged taxi driver in Kenya. I was shocked when I met Sonia, an orphan…

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Microaggressions: Fact vs. Myth | FACTUAL FEMINIST

Microaggressions: Fact vs. Myth | FACTUAL FEMINIST

Several months ago, yours truly, the Factual Feminist was the victim of a microaggression. Body-acceptance activist Lindy West tweeted: “Why does Christina Hoff Sommers constantly look like she’s being drained of her gelfing essence?” For those who are…

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Data collection tools

Data collection tools

Longitudinal studies collect a great deal of information through questionnaires. An interviewer might ask questions either face-to-face, or over the phone, or the participants might complete the questionnaire on their own. Assessments can be used to show how…

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MEETING THE ENEMY A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement | Cassie Jaye | TEDxMarin

MEETING THE ENEMY A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement | Cassie Jaye | TEDxMarin

Translator: Isabella Boux Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 2013, I decided to meet my enemies. I was a 27-year-old, award-winning documentary filmmaker and a proud feminist. And I was determined to expose the dark underbelly of the men’s rights…

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Using longitudinal data for research

Using longitudinal data for research

Each time longitudinal studies collect new information about their participants they are adding rich new data to what we already know about them. Longitudinal studies allow us to see how key life events, like marriage, having a baby,…

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