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NCRM Research Methods Festival 2012 filmed sessions

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Research Methods Festival 2012 filmed sessions

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A quantitative approach to framing in political speech by Dr Eyal Sagi

Eyal Sagi talks about framing in political speech. The example he uses is The War on Terror and whether terror can be framed as either a crime or an act of war.

12mins

5 Jul 2012

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Framing policy debates in the EU: new techniques to answer old questions by Professor Christine Mahoney and Dr Heike Kluver

Heike Kluver talks about whether quantitative text analysis can be used to systematically study framing policy debates in the EU.

12mins

5 Jul 2012

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Geography in a Web 3.0 World by Dr Andy Hudson-Smith

Andy Hudson-Smith talks about using volunteered geographic information from social media for research.

39mins

5 Jul 2012

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Geovisualisation, spatial analysis and simulation by Dr Nick Malleson

Nick Malleson talks about how to simulate urban phenomena, especially crime, and how to use new kinds of data to improve models.

24mins

5 Jul 2012

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Happiness and welfare with changing preferences by Professor Sayantan Ghosal

Sayntal Ghosal talks about the use of happiness data as a measure of disadvantage, and his work on poverty traps and aspirational failure.

49mins

5 Jul 2012

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Human validation of latent trait scaling from textual data by Professor Kenneth Benoit and Dr Will Lowe

Will Lowe talks about extracting political information from legislative speech: learning about policy agenda and position taking.

14mins

5 Jul 2012

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International journal of social research methodology lecture: The vicissitudes of methods by Professor Andrew Abbott

Andrew abbott talks about the turnover of various methods in sociology over the last sixty years, attempting to consider both quantitative and qualitative methods.

54mins

5 Jul 2012

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Is there a single "right" way to study political text? Legislative hearings on monetary policy, as viewed from three different perspectives by Dr Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey talks about researching the quality of the monetary policy deliberation.

15mins

5 Jul 2012

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Key lecture: Choosing and combining units by Professor Laura Stoker

Decisions about units of observation, of analysis, and of measurement are central to research design. This talk by Laura Stoker addresses cases in which thorny, consequential, unit decisions arise.

51mins

5 Jul 2012

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Key lecture: Now you see it now you dont by Professor Gillian Rose

Gillian Rose examines the extraordinary growth in visual methods over the last decade or so across all the social sciences. It is often suggested that this growth has to do with the saturation of everyday life with images: if we live in a hypervisual culture, it is argued, then visual methods are some sort of response to that culture.

54mins

5 Jul 2012

Rank #10