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Is the development of computerized advanced information processing technologies, ie technologies typical of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0, currently one of the major determinants shaping contemporary philosophical concepts describing the role of science and conducted research?
In some countries over 90 percent. official matters citizens now settle through the Internet at home. Similarly with payments and transfers via the Internet as part of electronic banking. In addition to laptops, tablets, smartphones and smartphones, more and more devices allow access to the Internet. Therefore, more and more devices offer various information services available on the Internet. More and more people use the Internet as the main global information medium. The time spent on reading books decreases and the time spent on browsing information portals and social media portals on the Internet increases. In this way, people's habits and social behaviors change. This situation can also influence the role and importance of science in the modern world.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
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Is the development of computerized advanced information processing technologies, ie technologies typical of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0, currently one of the major determinants shaping contemporary philosophical concepts describing the role of science and conducted research?
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There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination... Dennett, Daniel (1995). Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. Simon and Schuster. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-4391-2629-5.
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Yes, in my country, the Scopus indexing base is considered one of the most important. The Scopus database is recognized as the main scientific database for the indexation of scientific publications characterized by high citation. However, on a global scale, the bases of indexing scientific publications recognized in various countries by various centers and scientific institutions are at least a dozen or so. However, these various indexing bases are not usually fully comparable, they are functionally differentiated and thanks to that they are only partially substitutable, but more often they are complementary. The question of complementarity should be developed. Then it will serve the development of scientific research and international cooperation of scientific communities.
In view of the above, I am asking you with the following question: Is the Scopus database recognized in your country as the main database for the indexation of scientific publications?
And if not the Scopus database, which other database of publications and scientific journals is considered the most important in your country?
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
What do you think about this topic?
Please reply.
I invite you to discussion and scientific cooperation.
Thank you very much.
Best wishes.
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Dear Dr. Dariusz Prokopowicz , I hold similar views - Dr. Avishag Gordon.
In India, the University (where I work) and many other Universities started seriously considering the Scopus index for Ph.D thesis submission ( 2 articles in scopus indexed journals), promotion (computing scores), and research grants (to assess quality of research undertaken so far) and Ph.D guideship (atleast 2 in scopus or SCI or SSCI)....
So, the point is Scopus is gaining acceptance/importance but there are other indexes too...considered equally important.
Warm regards Yoganandan G
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Dear all and any,
I have run a mediation analysis on SPSS using the PROCESS extension (model 4). My results don't really make any intuitive sense, where my ID (availability of healthy fast foods, has a negative association between psychosocial determinants in regards to eating healthy fast food options, where theoretically it should either have no association or a positive one.
Im wondering therefore
1) is this an inconsistent mediation / do my mediators act as suppression variables?
2) how would i interpret these in my results section?
3) what I can actually conclude from this?
independent variable: availability of healthy fast foods
dependent variable: intentions to consume healthy fast food options
I have 4 mediators: Cognitive Attitudes (CA), Affective Attitudes (AA) , Capacity PBC, Subjective norms (SN)
RESULTS
my total effect (path c) : negative and significant
path a's (x on m) : CA = negative , non-significant / AA, Capacity PBC, SN = negative & significant
path b's (m on y) : all positive and signifcant
direct effect (path c'): positive and significant
inidrect effects: CA: negative / non sig AA, SN, Capacity PBC : negative, significant
My thesis is due tomorrow, I'm so desperate, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would really appreciate it
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Hi David Morse , thank you so much for your response.
1. yes, this would theoretically make sense, though what does it actually mean when comparing it to the total effect?
2. not so much, i may have to think of an interpretation for this. though statistically, it does make sense considering the total effect is is negative
3. no these are expected, at the cognitive factors relate to attitudes, etc etc in regards to eating healthier fast food options (should have mentioned that before, sorry)
Thank you for your help!!!
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Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects of statistical significance:
The biggest argument: “Statistically significant” or “not statistically significant” is too often easily misinterpreted to mean either “the study worked” or “the study did not work.” A “true” effect can sometimes yield a p-value of greater than .05. And we know from recent years that science is rife with false-positive studies that achieved values of less than .05:
There are a number published articles which substantiate above-mentioned views. It has been my personal experience that because of poor and erratic performance of check varieties across replications, LSD gets enhanced and we loose some promising candidate genotypes for ever. It is debatable whether the time has come to totally abandon the concept of statistiscal significance from biological or social science experiments. Dear RG members, you are most welcome to express your opinion.
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Dear Mubashir Ali Rather Thank you for your participation and contribution.
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Could anyone suggest me the Journal in social science for fast publication (Scoups) with some impact factor?
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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (emerald)
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I want to take suggestions to know the main points which should be remembered in any social science research especially in the field of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
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Dear Monirul;
Sociological study seldom takes place in limited, tight quarters. In their own offices or facilities, sociologists never research subjects. Sociologists go out into the world instead. They meet subjects in which individuals live, work and play. Field research refers to the compilation without performing a laboratory experiment or a survey of primary data from a natural environment.
It is a type of assessment suited not to the scientific method but to a conceptual setting. The sociologist must be able to move into new environments and observe, interact, or observe such worlds in order to perform research work. In field work, sociologists are the ones out of their element, instead of the subjects.
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Hello Seniors!
Please guide me what are the names of the biggest databases of books, journals, conferences, etc for Social Sciences?
There are dozens of databases which are made for a specific field of science. Is there any specific database for Social Sciences like Political Science, International Relations, Sociology?
Thanks in advance.
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Dear Colleague,
are you interested in "the biggest" or the most relevant? You complain about "specific field of science" but ask for exactly such?
Yes, there are very general databases as well as a great number of more specific. International and national.
To guide you towards the most relevant one needs to know more about your interests.
I would rather suggest the following - if you are associated to any university (as a student, teacher, researcher) you should contact university library. Staff there conduct no research by their own, but usually is very competent in guiding students and scholars. You will learn there which databases are available for you (which are subscribed).
In short - a visit to your university library is a very good beginning.
Wish you luck
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The journal is published by European Open Access Publishing (EUROPA), this publisher is included in the updated version of the Beall’s list: https://beallslist.net/#update
-The contact info of this ‘publisher’ is vague
-For an ‘European’ journal the APC is suspiciously low (39 euro)
-No content during the entire first year
I would say better to avoid this one.
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organizational ambidexterity simply talks about explosive and explorative innovation and how can this variable used with different variables i.e. leadership, resources, organization antecedent. this question generally asks about the phenomena in social sciences.
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The awareness create ambidexterity in both exploration and exploitation, within incremental versus radical innovation
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Dear Friends and Colleagues from RG,
I wish You all the best in the New Year. I wish you a successful continuation and successes in scientific work, achieving interesting results of scientific research in the New Year 2019 and I also wish you good luck in your personal life, all the best.
In the New Year, I wish You success in personal and professional life, fulfillment of plans and dreams, including successes in scientific work, All Good.
In the ending year, we often ask ourselves:
Have we successfully implemented our research plans in the ending year? We usually answer this question that a lot has been achieved, that some of the plans a year ago have been realized, but not all goals have been achieved.
I wish You that the Next Year would be much better than the previous ones, that each of us would also achieve at least some of the planned most important goals to be achieved in personal, professional and scientific life.
I wish You dreams come true regarding the implementation of interesting research, I wish You fantastic results of research and effective development of scientific cooperation.
I wish You effective development of scientific cooperation, including international scientific cooperation, implementation of interesting research projects within international research teams and that the results of scientific research are appreciated, I wish You awards and prizes for achievements in scientific work.
I wish You many successes in scientific work, in didactic work and in other areas of your activity in the New Year, and I also wish you health, peace, problem solving, prosperity in your personal life, all the best.
Thank you very much.
Best wishes.
I wish you the best in New Year 2019.
Happy New Year 2020.
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Dear Colleagues and Friends from RG,
Hello Dear Everyone,
In the New Year of 2021, I wish all researchers, scientists and users of the Research Gate portal fulfill their plans and dreams, success in their professional work and personal life, success in the field of research and publication of their results, all the best. I wish all my colleagues and friends from the Research Gate portal that the New Year 2021 will be better than the previous years, that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic ends as soon as possible, that there is a quick return to "normal", to the pre-pandemic state . The year 2021 begins a new decade of many new challenges related to solving key problems of the development of civilization, solving problems resulting from the pandemic crisis, economic, social and climate crises, etc. Let us hope that the development of science, further scientific research, new technologies, the current fourth technological revolution will enable the solution of key problems of civilization development.
Happy New Year 2021
Best regards, Stay healthy!
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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How an academic CV is structured?
What are the strongest points to be highlighted?.
Specifically for the field of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Highlights may include: career objectives, academic qualifications, education experience, research experience, community service, skills, other certificates, and professional references.
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Maestros y maestras del mundo y toda aquella persona que esté interesada en la investigación en ciencias sociales y educativas, ¿Creéis que la investigación está al servicio de la Educación?¿Creéis que los maestros y maestras conocen las investigaciones que se llevan a cabo?
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La investigación no esta al servicio de la educación, ambas están al servicio del desarrollo económico de los países, esencialmente educar permite la formación e mano de obra calificada y profesional para continuar con el modelo económico y la investigación permite el avance de los elementos que permiten generar competitividad al interior del panorama geopolítico de la época. No hay que olvidar que ambas son empleadas para fines de lucro y para asegurar los primeros lugares a nivel socioeconómico en el mundo.
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Dear all, suggest the optimal software for measuring causality.
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It may be arriving late. Sophia, what type of causality are you looking for? If you are looking for time series causality there are good libraries in R and Python. Search for "Casual Impact". It is an algorithm developed by Google. You can find econometric papers and software libraries that implement it.
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I've been using SPSS for years. I couldn't complain less about it. Lately, I've started reading about R. Theoretically, I got impressed by some of its features. I wonder if anyone tried both of them in any social science discipline and found one of them outsmarts the other in terms of practicality.
Thanks for sharing insights!
Cheers,
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Your question implies one of these two is the BEST. Why do you make this assumption? Also, as previous people have noted, "it depends" which of these is likely to be better on both your circumstances and what you are specifically working on. I use both, but one about 95% of the time and one about 1% of the time (and 4% on other ones), but I don't know what you are trying to do.
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Dear Research Gate Members,
Nowadays, everyone is talking about the new variant of Corona virus COVID-19 and its affects are alarming throughout the world.
Please, share your expert suggestions on the following question.
What is your expert opinion/experience/suggestion about the new variant of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)?
Thanks & Regards
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Very interesting question, Muhammad Ali Khan! Follow
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Dear Research Gate Members,
Online Education / Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH) are the ultimate new realities for many in the world due to Pandemic Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) spread. In this situation, many organizations and Educational Institutions are practicing “Online Education/Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH)” now on regular basis. Google ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS became the top priorities for most of them. Many organizations and Educational Institutions are still thinking to switch the meeting platforms. In this scenario, it’s really important to share your expert opinions and experiences.
Please, share your expert suggestions and/or recommendations on the following question.
Have you observed the improvements in Online Meeting Platforms during COVID-19? In this context, how will you compare Google ZOOM & Microsoft TEAMS?
Thanks & Regards
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Very interesting question, Muhammad Ali Khan! I work with Google Classroom and it's excellent!
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Govts. are funding research heavily in different sectors so is in the educational instructions. Every sector is contributing in making life better. But, what you feel about the research-out by humanity and social sciences departments in making the world a better place to live in.
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Professor Mahmoud Eldabh,
Thank you for your concern, but this question is not region specific rather to have general understanding how these areas are contributing in the different parts of the world.
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The short and to-the-point text is here and I for one gladly co-signed this declaration, just as I also co-signed the balanced approach statement issued in July 2020 by 23 public health experts (http://balancedresponse.ca/open-letter/ ).
On a related note, I haven't yet seen this excellent paper anywhere on this site, and it is free access:
Stephen Thomson, Eric C Ip, (2020). COVID-19 emergency measures and the impending authoritarian pandemic. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, , lsaa064, https://doi.org/10.1093/jlb/lsaa064
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I agree with this declaration as it is needed in the current situation.
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I want to read peer-reviews of published articles of social science concentration. I have understanding of the matter that peer-reviews are not availed at this cause. But I'm still interested about reading the critics. I would also like to receive from anyone personally.
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Peer-reviews are not made publicly available. There are two chances to read these: 1. You are an author or co-author and get the reviews from the publisher. 2. You know the author of a publication personally and may ask him/her to send you the reviews.
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With the appearance of COVID-19 vaccines on the market, many available choices are there.
Which one is good?
Which one is safest?
Which one is most expensive?
Which one is easiest to store?
How many doses are required?
Other than intramuscular injection, any other forms?
How to check immune response after?
Do we need post-injection blood test?
Do we need annual booster dose?
Do we need new vaccines every year by prediction as if flu vaccines?
Any contraindications?
Any allergy from vaccination?
Do we need to mask after injection?
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In the first week of December, federal authorities announced the start of a large-scale vaccination campaign with Sputnik V. It will start on Saturday, December 5 in Moscow and next week in the regions. The first to be vaccinated will be doctors, teachers and social workers. In Moscow, five thousand people have signed up for vaccination in the first five hours, the mayor's office said.
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When developing new social science theories, we tend to rely on causal explanations so as to make sense of the reality around us. One can argue that people are natural-born storytellers and therefore we place so much emphasis on causal inferences. My question is whether you can provide any examples of social sciences theories that break this 'linearity bias'? What sort of alternatives to causal/linear/sequential explanations are available to scientists who wish to devise novel social science theories?
In advance thank you to answers.
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I have this feeling that "causal inference" and "natural-born storytellers" are so different from each other - already at the level of the underlying logic - that it is impossible to lump them both together under a single category. To use the conventional terminology at the moment: on the one hand there is 'evidence-based research' that presupposes the Western 'dualism' between facts and symbols, objectivity and subjectivity, going back at least as far as Descartes - the other is narrative, which presupposes a tale told by an individual person, of the 'this is what I have seen/experienced' type. This is after all the common heritage of the 'West', and most especially the Protestant North of Europe: this acceptance of a fundamental 'difference' between the objective here, the subjective there. From what you write, one has this feeling that what you call 'linearity bias' presupposes that this distinction between objectivity and subjectivity in the above sense no longer holds. Would you be prepared to elaborate on why you think this is so?
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Is it because of the concept of "confirmation bias" discussed in scientific studies in social psychology, do studies focus on confirmation rather than falsification?
Is that why journal editors or reviewers tend to reject work that falsifies other studies?
What do you think about that?
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Fab subject to discuss. I do find the null hypothesis missing somewhat in some fields of research. Rejecting the null hypothesis is not so declarative. Rather than saying 'this is the answer' you can say 'this is not the answer'. If this turns out to be counter-intuitive it maybe even more interesting an outcome. What is important is the methodology not the answer.
The responder who used the example of 'poverty' I think also raises an important point, one of operationalising concepts if you are not dealing with hard science or something categorically defined such as 'the law says this'.
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Hi colleagues,
I wondered if any of you could recommend a book for a student starting out on her PhD. Her subject area is: health, education, training and child protection, so any recommendations in the broad health and social sciences fields would be especially valuable.
Many thanks!
Bernard Gallagher
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Pure sciences have been inspiring the social sciences both epistemologically and methodologically for long periods.
Could the opposite happen? Why?
Examples and applications will enrich the discussion.
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This text is available online.
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Many scientists suggest that a good way to analyze the level of innovation in action, generate innovation in financial institutions, eg in banks, is conducting surveys among managers and department directors, departments in these institutions.
How should such surveys be carried out? What method of surveys is the most effective? Do online questionnaire forms are an effective instrument for carrying out surveys?
What other research techniques can be used to investigate the level of innovation in operation, generate innovation in financial institutions?
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Dear
Remi Chukwudi Okeke
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Yes, this type of market research, consumer target group research, etc. the level and nature of innovation are an important element of the analysis of the determinants of development of a specific economic entity, financial institution.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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What are the advantages of conducting research in international research teams?
Please, answer, comments.
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There is a wide and varied list of benefits in international research teams such as: Access foreign or joint facilities and equipment. Sharing and access to techniques and skills. Increase knowledge capacity, goodwill and understanding.
Personal inspiration, ambition and reputation. There is chance of further links and enhance future funding opportunities and collaboration of work. Understanding of cultural and personal experiences.
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Journal of Management in Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Special Collection-Call for Papers 
Management of Resilience in Civil Infrastructure Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Objective: The objective of this special issue is to document scholarly interdisciplinary contributions in the field of resilience, with a specific focus on the engineering managerial issues at the interface of the built environment with social and ecological systems. In particular, we look for interdisciplinary contributions to management of resilience in civil infrastructure systems from other engineering disciplines as well as disciplines such as management, sociology, ecology, political science, psychology, urban sciences, geography, and economics.
Submission information: Authors wishing to submit papers should contact the Guest Editors [Nader Naderpajouh (nnp@rmit.edu.au), Juyeong Choi (jchoi@eng.famu.fsu.edu), and David Yu (davidyu@purdue.edu)] to submit an extended abstract (maximum 800 words) summarizing a proposed submission. The guest editorial team are from the fields of civil and environmental engineering and social sciences, and are encouraging submissions from a range of disciplinary perspectives and using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods. The authors are specifically required to highlight the interdisciplinary links and contributions from other fields to the scholarly field of civil engineering. In order to be considered for the special issue, authors should submit extended abstracts by January 31, 2019. The Guest Editors will review submitted proposals upon their receipt and contact authors with invitations to submit full-length articles soon thereafter. Note that in case of earlier submission the review process will start immediately.
Guest Editors
Juyeong Choi, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering  (jchoi@eng.famu.fsu.edu)
David Yu, Purdue University (davidyu@purdue.edu)
Young Hoon Kwak, The George Washington University (kwak@gwu.edu)
Deadline for extended abstract: January 31, 2019
Links:
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And we also discussed the special collection concluding remarks here: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000871
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Which is the best book for understanding Social Sciences Statistical analysis tools?
Hello Friends!
I have been in search of best book for understanding and applying social sciences statistical analysis tools. I am new in this field please seniors recommend some best books on the topic.
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Understanding Statistics using SPSS, A. Fields... SPSS-focused in an easy to digest presentation.
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Has anyone can show me an example of a publication in Social sciences with a moderation model when the predictor is dichotomous and moderator categorical? I already did the analysis, but do not find an example of how to report the results with dummy variables in a model.
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I agree with David Eugene Booth that there is nothing unique about your analysis. Your model basically proposes an interaction effect so that effect of the dichotomous variable differs according to the level of the categorical, moderating variable.
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Seeking an intake form for the social science/services field, which may be employed to assess client needs. Additionally, any new instrument for conducting community assessments that can determine services needs.
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Steve
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Hennepin County https://www.icarol.info/ResourceView2.aspx?org=78732&agencynum=36898856 offers many social services and would have 1 or more intake screening forms. Homeless shelters such as Adult Shelter Connect https://www.simpsonhousing.org/our-programs/need-help/ , Hope Street Shelter https://www.cctwincities.org/hopestreet/ , or People Serving People https://www.peopleservingpeople.org/ would likely have forms that they use.
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As a researcher, you may be frustrated in finding continuous funding for sustaining your research. However, would there be any conflict of interest to be a researcher as well as a fund raiser simultaneously at the same time?
What regulations are there to limit the grey area?
Which authorities were looking on such issue?
What if the fund raising is for charity organizations in the field (particularly pediatrics and rare diseases) and is unrelated to the researcher's work?
In medicine field, the practice of physicians fundraising from their own patients raises three main concerns:
(1) undue pressure on patients to contribute,
(2) possible expectations of preferential treatment from donors, and
(3) concerns about patient confidentiality and trust.
What do you think?
https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.26948.24966
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This largely depends on the system of financing science in a given country and the policy of financing research in specific types of universities. It is not a comfortable solution for researchers and scientists to independently search for sources of funding for their research. Systems of granting grants and subsidies for specific research projects should be developed and improved, taking into account the potential effects of the results of these studies on solving specific problems of the development of civilization.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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In the past 15 years or so, there has been exponential growth of technology in surgery. This new era requires a specialized workforce. The 20th century was truly the age of surgeons; however, the 21st century will be the age of multidisciplinary patient care. One good example is the treatment of cancer patients
Are General Surgery trained personnel perform better in other specialties too?
How are their performance on other surgical specialties?
Any evidence to suggest their skill transferability to other disciplines?
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Dear Dr Sunny Chu Lik Au:
Thank for raising this important question. There is a dilemma of general or subspecialty. Subspecialty is important in developing the management of cases but in the same time it created a pinhole vision of the physicians and no one is looking to the patient as one unit and look to the overall need. Each subspecialty want to put the optimum for his work regardless of the overall need of the patient or his stage need.
I support my colleagues in the importance of training in general surgery for every other surgical specialty. I suggest 1 year as minimum time spend in general surgery if not making degree in general surgery as requirement for doing subspecialty study.
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Many specialist societies present ‘best poster’ prizes, yet without generally agreed assessment methods. Posters are used widely at medical meetings to present a concise overview of clinical and scientific research, and generally provide a more relaxed environment for exchanging ideas than the crowded auditorium.
Quick scores inevitably reflected posters' presentational qualities rather than scientific merit. An unattractive poster with high scientific merit risked being overlooked on first impression. However, a prize-winning poster should show both presentational and scientific excellence.
Do you have any tips on making an award taking scientific poster?
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Just contribute best of yours and you will win.
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We're working on a UK-based study of lived experiences during the COVID19 pandemic, looking at knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour. Is anyone else working on social science studies on the pandemic? We'd be keen to link up and share learning, especially with a view to doing some international comparisons a bit further down the line. I'll post a link to our project page below with further information. Thanks!
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Yes, it is necessary to change the development strategy based on intensifying the exploitation of the Earth's resources on the sustainable development strategy. It is necessary to develop new energy technologies based on renewable energy sources to slow down the progressing greenhouse effect of the Earth in order to reduce the risk of dramatic natural cataclysms. It is necessary to develop ecological innovations, while it may not be too late. It is necessary to save the Earth through destruction for future generations.
The 21st century is the last moment to introduce global sustainable development based on the development of renewable energy and ecological innovations. Sustainable development should be analyzed and measured in correlation with the analysis of economic growth and the share of individual sectors in the country's economic development, including the transformation of traditional energy sources into renewable energy, environment reclamation and recovery of recyclable materials, and ecological innovations.
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Revered Professor Dr.Dariusz Prokopowicz,
Thank you for having sent the reply to my comment. Things will change definitely because the carbon emissions are main root cause of the climate change in the world.
The time has already warned our citizens to change the shape of the life. Let us work together in the future Prof.
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From antiquity, philosophy has given inspiration for the development of other sciences. Some teachings come from specific trends in the history of philosophical thought. Currently, philosophy can give conceptual inspiration for creating new concepts for other sciences and for creating innovative solutions.
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Philosophy teaches us how to think. It is not a "science", a set of "sciences", and has not any compromises with ideas of "innovation", "creativity", even less with "technology", "design" and all the other words that are nowadays used and abused around knowledge. However, philosophy is indispensable for sciences, scientific research, and knowledge innovation precisely because it illuminates how to ask, how to inquiry, and how to search for knowledgeable answers. Most of the main subjects of philosophy still are long-term inquiries on the meaning of life, moral conduct, the value of knowledge, human virtues, love, or justice that have been discussed for thousands of years, finding new answers and paths towards a meaningful humanistic life. Philosophy doesn't need to be innovative but only to be serious and profound, keeping epistemic requirements, logic processes, and ontological exactions. It is enough to maintain philosophy with its original wonderful meaning: philein and sophia or the love of wisdom.
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When you start to think of conducting a complex piece of social science or humanities research, how do you structure this? By this what I mean is how do you ensure that all of the aspects (perhaps you call these variables) of the research are included in the design and that their predicted and observed importance (you may call these their effects) are apparent and can be understood?
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Good question. My general approach is a theory of action framework that considers actors responding to situations (=perceived and evaluated conditions of actions) according to their interests by formulating goals and utilising resources to achieve these goals. From this follows that interests and properties of actors are always intervening variables. On the conditions side, I have a heuristic that distinguishes kinds of conditions of actions - epistemic/technological, economic, social (in a narrower sense), institutional, and cultural. This gives me a frame for my search that I believe to be exhaustive, i.e. it makes sure that I don't overlook conditions. For empirical investigations, cases are selected in order to systematically vary some of these conditions (described by independent variables), while others are kept constant. Concerning effects, I am only interested in specific effects, which means that I am selective but also open for unexpected effects, feedback loops etc. As a qualitative researcher who is intersted in causal mechanisms, I then thinka bout actions /sequences of actions that mediate between conditions and effects because they are likely to occur under the conditions of interest and are likely to produce the effects I am interested in. These sequences of actions are likely to 'contain' the mechanisms I am looking for.
I'm sorry for this being rather brief and crude but the question is too complex for RG. :)
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My question is connected to rather unclear point of error correlation that many scholars encounter while conducting their SEM (structural equation modeling) analysis. It is a pretty often when scholars report procedures of correlating the error terms to enhance the overall goodness of fit for their models. Hermida (2015), for instance, provided an in-depth analysis for such issue and pointed out that there are many cases within social sciences studies when researchers do not provide appropriate justification for the error correlation. I have read in Harrington (2008) that the measurement errors can be the result of similar meaning or close to the meanings of words and phrases in the statements that participants are asked to assess. Another option to justify such correlation was connected to longitudinal studies and a priori justification for the error terms which might be based on the nature of study variables.
In my personal case, I have two items with Modification indices above 20.
lhs op rhs mi epc sepc.lv sepc.all sepc.nox
12 item1 ~~ item2 25.788 0.471 0.471 0.476 0.476
After correlating the errors, the model fit appears just great (Model consists of 5 latent factors of the first order and 2 latent factors of the first order; n=168; number of items: around 23). However, I am concerned with how to justify the error terms correlations. In my case the wording of two items appear very similar: With other students in English language class I feel supported (item 1) and With other students in English language class I feel supported (item 2)(Likert scale from 1 to 7). According to Harrington (2008) it's enough to justify the correlation between errors.
However, I would appreciate any comments on whether justification of similar wording of questions seems enough for proving error correlations.
Any further real-life examples of wording the items/questions or articles on the same topic are also well-appreciated.
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Dear Professor John D Crawford , many thanks for your reply. To be honest, I haven't expected any responses since I published this question several months ago.
Indeed, in my case, I have the wording of two items which might appear similar due to the core of both statements. That was my main concern regarding whether this point might be considered as a sound justification for correlating the error terms.
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of globalization?
In developed countries, knowledge-based economies are characterized by the development of information services, and production processes are increasingly determined by the quality of such factors as information, technology, innovations, patents, etc. In addition, analogous standards of telecommunications, transaction, market, financial systems, etc. operate in different countries. Globalization is therefore still progressing.
In connection with the above, the communication, transactional and information aspects of globalization are characterized by a positive meaning. It is referred to as "the Earth as a" global village. "Through more and more modern communication, the global circulation of information is carried out in real time via Internet teleinformation systems.
But not all aspects of globalization have positive aspects.
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nuclear and chemical weapons
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If in the process of technological and technical progress new kinds of products and services are created that improve the lives of people, it can be assumed that at certain times people may seem to be happier, then people can feel happier.
But after some time, people get used to a certain level of life and look for further stimuli from the world of science, technology, technology, production of goods, provision of new services that will meet the growing human needs.
However, it seems to me that in such a situation one should consider and verify the essence of the concept of happiness.
What is the achievement of people's sense of happiness in the realities of the current technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0?
Is the definition of the concept of happiness not deformed in the realities of current reality dominated largely by technology in technologically developed countries?
Is it sure that technological progress gives people a sense of happiness?
Technical and technological progress itself provides new products, but it does not necessarily always make people feel happier and certainly not in the long term.
In my opinion, the main factors deciding about happiness are on completely different issues and concern the fundamental values ​​of self-fulfillment in personal, family and professional life.
In this approach to the interpretation of the concept of achieving the state of happiness, self-fulfillment in various spheres of human functioning can be an important determinant of achieving happiness.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, the following question is valid:
Does technological progress make people feel happier?
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Some technologies will make some people happier and some technologies will make some people less happy. It's a matter of an individual's tastes, preferences, and circumstances.
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Giorgio Agamben has been influential in critical circles in the social sciences for quite some time now. He has been deeply worried of how the COVID-19 pandemic has been exploited as an opportunity to bring in authoritarianism, totalitarianism, and a new political rationality centered around biosecurity. He decries..."the new paradigm of biosecurity, to which all other exigencies will have to be sacrificed. It is legitimate to ask whether such a society can still be defined as human or whether the loss of sensible relations, of the face, of friendship, of love can be truly compensated for by an abstract and presumably completely fictitious health security".
Are there scholars from within the academic left who have picked up this line of thought to develop it? In my home discipline human geography I've been surprised by the lack of deep criticism (so far!) against the authoritarian management of the pandemic and the brutally quick undermining of hard-won freedoms in the name of a very elastic notion of "safety". This press release describing the situation in August 2020 in Melbourne sent chills down my spine:
The debate in the latest issue of Dialogues in Human Geography didn't strike me as genuinely critical despite the self-professed label of "critical geographer" many of the invited parties espouse. I checked Derek Gregory's blog, since he was instrumental in popularizing Agamben's thoughts in critical geography, but there's no entry on Agamben & COVID-19. Radio silence...
By the way, if an Anglo-American publisher reads this, please consider translating into English Patrick Zylberman's book Tempêtes microbiennes, Gallimard 2013. Agamben praises it highly in the blog entry I linked to above:
"Already in a book published seven years ago, now worth rereading carefully (Tempêtes microbiennes, Gallimard 2013), Patrick Zylberman described the process by which health security, hitherto on the margins of political calculations, was becoming an essential part of state and international political strategies. At issue is nothing less than the creation of a sort of “health terror” as an instrument for governing what are called “worst case scenarios.” It is according to this logic of the worst that already in 2005 the World Health Organization announced “2 to 150 million deaths from bird flu approaching,” suggesting a political strategy that states were not yet ready to accept at the time. Zylberman shows that the apparatus being suggested was articulated in three points: 1) the construction, on the basis of a possible risk, of a fictitious scenario in which data are presented in such a way as to promote behaviors that allow for governing an extreme situation; 2) the adoption of the logic of the worst as a regime of political rationality; 3) the total organization of the body of citizens in a way that strengthens maximum adherence to institutions of government, producing a sort of superlative good citizenship in which imposed obligations are presented as evidence of altruism and the citizen no longer has a right to health (health safety) but becomes juridically obliged to health (biosecurity). What Zylberman described in 2013 has now been duly confirmed".
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The disregard of Giorgio Agamben's lucid analysis and the failure of intellectuals to recognize the totalitarian-technocratic coup that is unfolding right in front of our eyes is stunning to me. Not only has Agamben not been taken up, he has been smeared. We have seen the left fail before, when "leftist" politicians (and some intellectuals as well) embraced the neoliberal revolution. These developments are profoundly disappointing. If we don't resist this agenda, who will.
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There are some doubts about the reliability when using sum scores (means) of respondents answers in scientific measurement in social sciences. I agree that summing responses in previously developed scales could lead to unproper results or just too superficial results.
The major difference in SEM (Structural Equation Modeling) is that the loadings from the indicators in the latent variable are different that in sum scores.
What if a scientist theoretically justify the construction of a scale that some indicators (questionnaire responses) are summed?
It would be regarded as a methodological mistake?
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Hello Roman, my point was rather the opposite: If you don't have a strong justification of the more restrictive model (which the factor model is) as well as strong evidence, go for the sum score, especially if the set of indicators refer to different facets of an overall construct :)
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Fore instance, the hero is from a working class and another character, in the same novel, is a middle class. I want to study how each character can project his/her class membership.
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In this post-millennial world of cosmopolitanism, globalisation, and world literature, one wonders if the present moment isn't the perfect opportunity to take stock of where our interests and priorities lie, what kind of life lessons does a global pandemic have for all of us as a collective entity, and above all how do we respond to something that simply exceeds the limits of any one particular area, region or nation-state? It is also a timely reminder of how we take certain things for granted and in the punishing rush of events, forget to spend quality time with those who matter to us the most, be it family, friends or acquaintances.
Through social distancing, we are paradoxically coming together in an attempt to contain the damage. This is far removed from the world of digital technology and social networking sites where the idea of togetherness also simultaneously exists with a profound sense of boredom, isolation and estrangement. The global economy has come to a veritable standstill and yet for the first time in so many years people are actually realising the merits of altruism and putting the interests of the 'other' before the 'self'. Instant gratification, limited attention span and 'the devil may care' attitude is being decisively supplanted by an increasing concern for the environment, the underprivileged and the future generations.
But above all this crisis is about the dissolution of human pride and an equally important focus on learning humility. It is a reality check to prevent us from taking ourselves too seriously for far too long. The profit-maximising impulse and the fiercely competitive spirit that is now being instilled right from the increasingly commercialised spaces of classrooms to the demanding environs of corporate offices has been rendered frozen by something which is much more pressing, immediate and therefore worthy of attention.
In such a scenario, a moment of pause and reflection never hurts. It gives us a breathing space from the target-oriented lives that we find ourselves in, especially in a country like India where population significantly alters the stakes of job prospects and economic opportunities. And while it is true that the destitute and the daily wage labourers, the rickshaw walas and the domestic helpers bear the worst brunt of this protracted lockdown, it also opens up a rare window of opportunity for those who are in a position of power and privilege to contribute in their own ways toward combating the spectre of hunger and starvation.
Life, as we know it, will never be the same. The haunting memories of these difficult times will always endure while the notion of normalcy and restitution will probably be the most challenging proposition for policy makers. The spirit of resilience and ingenuity that human beings have repeatedly shown right throughout history is for the first time proving to be inadequate. And there lies the rub. An overriding emphasis on empathy which is formed in the crucible of a global crisis could quite easily become a distant memory the moment that threat is successfully diffused.
Self-aggrandisement would once again be at an all-time high. But do we want to spin around in circles and just wait for the next major calamity to once again teach us about wisdom and virtue? Or haven’t we had enough of an eye-opener to realise that it is only by locating oneself in the larger scheme of things and network of relationships that a more desirable and progressive future is possible. To understand this in its proper context, one only needs to imagine a hypothetical situation in which if any pharmaceutical company would have been successful in finding a cure for COVID-19, it would have again been driven by the predictable considerations of personal profit masking itself as public welfare.
So where do we go from here? And how do we reconcile our punishing schedules [an ostensibly stultifying one for many in times of a lockdown] with a profound appreciation for everything precious, beautiful and worthwhile in our lives? What are the bitter truths that we could take in our strides without caring too much about a loss of pride or self-respect? Because after all it is about recognising the priceless merit of the here and now as opposed to the idealistic and the utopian. It is about taking cognisance of both the kids as well as the elderly, the indigent neighbour as well as tenacious doctors and their committed support staff. And last but not the least, it is about practising kindness, compassion, and humility with others that could help us confront our personal demons and eventually exorcise them.
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Dear Shailendra.. we can contribute a lot ..please see our example of what humanities can contribute
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In my next research on interpreting, I am investigating the knowledge, attitudes and practices of interpreters. Is there any reference that explains how KAP is used in qualitative social science research?
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Dear researchers,
I’m interested in Bhaskar’s “critical realism”. Could you please recommend me articles (or theses) adopting this paradigm, in economics or social sciences? Kind of application of this paradigm.
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I highly suggest the following articles:
  • Fleetwood, S. (2005). Ontology in organization and management studies: A critical realist perspective. Organization, 12(2), 197-222.
  • Fletcher, A. J . (2017). Applying critical realism in qualitative research: Methodology meets method. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(2), 181-194.
  • Hurrell, S. A. (2016). Rethinking the soft skills deficit blame game: Employers, skills withdrawal and the reporting soft skills gaps. Human Relations, 69(3), 605-628.
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I am analyzing the data using two instruments i.e. a Questionnaire and Observation (Checklist). A questionnaire used to asked teaching strategies used by the teachers. They rated themselves using Likert scale. But I need to confirm whether they are using teaching strategies for real in classroom. I used observation checklist to confirm it.
Here I have two data set. One is questionnaire in the form of Likert scale and second one is observation checklist.
What statistical tool I use to compare the results and produce the concrete findings of my research.
I have read literature and came into conclusion that chi-square test would be appropriate. I need valuable suggestions that what I need to do?
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Humair Akhtar , I already told which analysis you should do. I am not quite so sure why you are asking it again. You must associate "X" with "Y" using a generalized linear model. Now, please find online ways of running an ordinal logistic regression in SPSS - you live in an era in which this information can be easily found with a simple Google search (I have already found it).
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Usually, the field of science in which we operate is considered particularly important.
It results from our scientific specialization and improvement of research techniques as well as the development of application of results from our scientific research.
However, in addition to the fields of science, the scientific disciplines in which we specialize and conduct research, most scientists function in other fields of science.
Reflections on this subject may be an inspiration for the possible development of scientific research in the field of interdisciplinary combination of various fields of science and the organization of an interdisciplinary research team to carry out new qualitatively interesting research in the future.
Therefore, encouraging discussion, I am asking you the following question: Which field of science, in addition to the one in which you function, you consider particularly important in the 21st century?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
I wish you the best in New Year 2019. Best wishes
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What are the most serious problems of civilization development that should be solved as soon as possible? What are the global problems for which research should be developed and solutions to these problems resolved in 2019 and in subsequent years?
One of such research problems, which should not be postponed for an indefinite future, is the need to develop environment-friendly sustainable economic development in order to slow down the adverse process of global warming.
With the warming of the Earth's climate, the risk of more dramatic climate cataclysms, including tsunamis, increases.
Tsunami may be a derivative of the global warming problem. Global warming generates an increase in climate disasters, including more cases of tsunamis.
But not only is the risk of more violent and more dramatic tsunamis rising. Also in recent years, there has been more other types of climate and natural climate catatics, such as droughts, rainstorms, tornadoes and weather anomalies.
At present, it should no longer be asked whether global warming generates an increase in natural disasters only what rate of growth will be recorded in the future? So many data, research centers confirms the progressing process of global warming, that the problem is unquestionable.
More and more data points to the growing risk of climate change, unfavorable for human and life on the Earth, increase of climate disasters, climatic and weather anomalies, which are the result of global warming, rising average annual temperature near the Earth's surface.
Now we should just ask: How can these adverse processes be counteracted? What ecological technologies, renewable energy sources, how to help natural environments, how to rebuild them, such as afforestation, to build natural ecosystems absorbing greenhouse gases?
How to develop ecological business ventures? How to create financing systems for this type of pro-ecological projects? How to dispel international cooperation in this matter? What actions should be taken to move towards the development of a new ecological green economy?
How to develop environmentally sustainable economic development to slow down the unfavorable warming of the Earth's climate?
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Dear Michael Issigonis, Yes you are right. There are already many pro-ecological technologies and eco-innovations that are not used and developed on a large scale, but should be developed to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Yes, I agree with you that due to the increase in CO2 emissions, you should try to collect this gas in individual cities by using already known technologies and by increasing green areas, developing electromobility and renewable energy. Besides, as you pointed out, there are several methods of this process (capturing CO2, including from the atmosphere) and these environmental technologies should be urgently developed. Best wishes, All the best, Stay healthy!
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I am doing a social science research proposal and I would like to be assisted with useful articles (related research papers) to write my research proposal and which theoretical framework can I use?
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You need to have a topic in mind, look in the literature as see if it is a good topic to embark on. If so you need to get related articles and gather your facts.
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Which is more valuable ?
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The Social Sciences Citation Index is a commercial citation index product of Clarivate Analytics. It was originally developed by the Institute for Scientific Information from the Science Citation Index however The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) is the peak body of Australian university business schools. ... ABDC's mission is to make Australian business schools better, and to foster the national and global impact of Australian business education and research.
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How research differs on terms of problem identification, methods and analysis?
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When analyzing all hypotheses
And leaving no doubt about the results
The more targeted research, the more useful and sober
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I'm currently writing a paper which I feel might be suited to become a conceptual paper. Am currently reading the attached article for a better idea, but I would really appreciate any examples of conceptual papers that have been published, preferably in social sciences or humanities.
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Interesting article ,I read it ,too.
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Hi. Can anyone recommend references (articles, videos, presentations) on structural equation modeling for beginners, particularly applying it to social science researches?
I'm currently looking into entrepreneurs with disabilities and thinking about using SEM.
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Kline, R. B. (2016). Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling. Fourth Edition. The Guilford Pres, New York, NY.
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HI. I am trying to develop a model to see how some factors from three domain of resources- Social, Cognitive, Non-cognitive affects the peoples CP. I have many such latent factors from each of the resources and measured them through test items. I then did EFA of data to identify and validate the factors of each resources separately. Next I did CFA of those latent factors again separately for each resources. Finally i did the path analysis taking all latent factors together to explore how it predict the CP
  • My questions/doubts are:
  • 1) Is it necessary to run the EFA and CFA taking all resources together before doing the path analysis of all resources with CP? As CFA is compulsory step before doing path analysis.
  • 2) Is there any statistical or logical error in my path analysis (please see the attachment sl no 5)?
  • 3) Is there any other better way to develop my model? Please suggest me if I am missing any steps or not?
  • 4) Any comments regarding the fitness score of my model???
Its very difficult to explain what i actually mean so i am attaching a part of my data analysis and questions/doubts with this question. Please go through it and help me out. I am very new to statistics so need my fellow researchers'/professors' help.
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Cristian Ramos-Vera Thanks for response sir,
Yes i have used hierarchical model (specifically second order path analysis) as my number of items for each first order latent variable was too high. And i have two levels of latent variables to explore. So I want to know
1) Is it logically wrong to make 1st order latent variable as the observed endogenous variable?
2)What are the problems of using second order path modeling?
3) is my method of drawing paths between the two observed endogenous variable predicting two different 2nd order unobserved variables are statistically permissible or not? (like between LTS----RIBS)
4) yes, i am getting negative factor loading for some paths. As they are the standardized regression score so is their any harm in having negative but significant score? So far i understand the (single headed arrow) factor loading are showing the strength of effect between the variables that is how well one variable can predict the other variable.
5) In my all CFA the P value of chi square is less than 0.05 so cant i claim the fitness of my model ??? as its representing that my model is significantly different from ideal saturated model.
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I am thinking to start working on a few research papers/articles. This question aims to guide me regarding possible future research trends in the field of social sciences, for example in the domains of Development Studies; Conflict, Peace and Development; and Cultural Anthropology.
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Post Pandemic world and the economy affected by it. You should choose a topic in relation to it, in your local context, and social environment to get into the reality of the problem.
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How do you treat someone who got COVID-19?
How do the media treat people infected?
What do those recovered patient experience?
Please share your views.
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How about when celebrities and leaders got infected?
President Donald Trump test positive for Covid-19
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It's 99 days since the first case of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, and we are welcoming the 5th days of 0 new cases of COVID-19 following a week of <10 cases per day.
How should we define the end of a local endemic?
How long should the latent period be defined?
When is it safe to resume social activities?
Should territory wide screening of asymptomatic people be done before declaring the end of endemic?
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President Donald Trump test positive for Covid-19
This is definitely not the end of the COVID-19 endemic
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I have a question regarding manipulation checks in field experiments. Can you please share if you have ever done one? Are you aware of any published studies that included one?
Usually, the price to pay for the natural setting of a field experiment is that we give up some control, including (I thought) manipulation checks. But lack of a manipulation check in a field experiment came up recently in a manuscript review and I would love to read and learn more about it. Input from all disciplines (especially social sciences) is welcome! Thanks!
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Interesting question. Following the discussion.
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of: Sustainable development of a pro-ecological new economy?
What do you think is an important topic for discussion?
In my opinion, important questions concern the need to develop ecological and energy innovations that in the 21st century, economies should achieve sustainable development taking into account the dwindling resources and the development of civilizations and the negative effects of this development on the natural environment.
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Dear Dariusz,
There are two main problems with a pro-ecological new economy, and You know them better than me - first, how to keep economy growing (as GDP), and the second - not to have bad social consequences for population. There are people (and researchers), who believe that economic development can be lower, and that in many countries it is enough with GDP rise, but, having in mind the rise of inequalities socially, and the marginalization processes even in the West - how to cope with everything? How to have balanced and reasonable not polluting economy, at the same time not devastating socially? Am I right, Dariusz?
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There is always a conflict between the Pure Sciences & Social Sciences about which is more releant. How do we resolve this?
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It depends which social science subject, and which technical degree is.
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Good afternoon dear researchers! If you're aware of any articles using PLS-SEM methodology, about residents' perception of tourism development during SARS, Ebola, H1N1 or COVID-19 outbreak, please, feel free to share with me! Thank you all in advance!
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is this journal okay
International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) .
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The journal “International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science” is published by “Research and Scientific Innovation Society” and is as indicated by Raphael Kanyire Seidu a potential predatory publisher included in the Beall’s list:
This by itself is already a red flag for being predatory however not (always) enough. However, there are additional red flags:
-Papers have no DOI and no submission/acceptance info
-Publication fee is unrealistically low (USD 20)
-Besides meaningless indexing (Academia.edu is no official indexing agency) no serious indexing
-The emblem is remarkably similar to that of Elsevier, looks like an attempt to mislead
-Papers I checked are not available in Google Scholar so even this claim is false
This publisher proves that the evolution in predatory publishing moves on. The website (and the papers) looks remarkably professional so unaware of the phenomenon predatory publishing this publisher (and its journals) will make more victims. However, looking at the above-mentioned facts/observations I think that the conclusion is predatory so better to avoid.
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There are number of registration bodies for medical and health sciences systematic reviews e.g. PROSPERO. Is there any for the education, technology or any of social science domain.
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Try to find source available on Cornell University website for protocol publication and registration. They have a lot of agencies that register and publish protocol.
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I often hear from friends negative things about academia, its boring, not connected to reality etc. I have been on and off in academia for 25 years but for the most part I have been in the real world, running businesses and working as a business consultant. I can still feel that in academia there is at least in my field a theoretical knowledge but still people doesn't understand how the real world operates. After university I felt like I knew everything, I knew Kotler backwards and forwards and all the theories..it felt like any way but when I started my first business (during my university years) I felt like I had to relearn everything. This lack of connection to reality was a problem for me and it is something I hear a lot for other business people. "Academics know nothing! ",one friend said and he has a Phd! Perhaps this illustrates the problem?
I guess it is the same in many fields..academia is seen as dry and not connected to the real world. What can be done about this or can anything be done? How do you view your education in relation to your working life? Do you feel your education was relevant? For me...not so much. Later I started to teach and do research but I still have this feeling. How do you feel about academia and the real world? Is academia part of the world we live in or just some "other place"..your thoughts?
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Reality is a holistic concept while academia is one of the partiality of the holistic reality. how can focusing a a small plant give you holistic view of a jungle for that one has to get out of the confinement of a plant and raise above the jungle to have a holistic view of the jungle. Unfortunately division of knowledge into thousands of disciplines have increased ignorance of reality,. I think its time to review the strategy of academia and move toward fusion of knowledge.
Please see the attachment it might convey what I want to say.
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Apart from the nursing or medical field, preferably in agriculture, economics or social sciences, is it advisable to analyse data collected by semi-structured interviews using the qualitative content analysis?
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As a general coverage of this kind of analysis, I recommend Graneheim, Lindgren, and Lundman (2017). The authors are nurses, but the points are useful regardless of field.
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Some have 3 elements- rationale/background, methodology, and results; while others have four or five that include objectives/questions, conclusion with implications.
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Some journals specify a strict format, but most just give the desired length. Unless a format is provided, tell the goal of the study, a very brief description of the methods, some of the most important findings, and a hint of something from the discussion, such as recommendations provided by the authors. Do this in a way that fits the length goal specified by the journal.
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What are the literature review sources of class subculture and educational attainment?
Which on social science theory is linked with this subject matter? and how?
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I am currently looking for a public health journal that has a decent acceptance rate. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Dear Samia,
I suggest you to try Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene (JPMH): https://www.jpmh.org/index.php/jpmh
Good luck with your work,
Dave
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Videoconferencing is one of the Internet services that are currently developing intensively. The progress in the field of data teletransmission in the Internet allows for the gradual improvement of techniques enabling online Videoconferencing via the Internet.
In addition, completed Videoconferences after recording can be placed almost automatically on the profiles of social media portals.
In connection with the above, Videoconferencing is an excellent form of sharing experiences in the field of scientific research conducted by scientists.
It is also a good way to popularize scientific knowledge. In addition, debates may also be held on the Internet, and Internet-related questions may be asked by the speakers. Questions can be asked by listeners who watch Videoconferencing broadcast live, online through the Internet.
In view of the above, the current question is:
Is videoconferencing a good instrument for popularizing science over the Internet?
Please, answer, comments.
I invite you to the discussion.
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This paper examines the use of video-conferencing interviews (VCI) as the primary method of data collection in a research study of generation Z preservice teachers' perspectives on working with families of children with disabilities … Luke, S. E. (2020). Promoting and Problematizing the Use of Video Conferencing as an Interview Method: Generation Z Perspectives.
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In which scientific studies you run or plan to run would be artificial intelligence helpful?
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Dear Kjartan Skogly Kversøy, Anders Norberg, Ronit Kuldip Nandeshwar, Alexander Osherenko, Syed Furqan Qadri, Richard Collins, Preston Guynn, Thank you very much for your answer and participation in the discussion. Thank you for an inspiring, interesting and substantively rich answer. I also believe that artificial intelligence technology is currently finding more and more applications in various branches and sectors of the economy. Best regards, Have a nice day,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Hello everyone. I conducted a research with action research. I collected data with interviews, videos, recordings, documents and researcher diary during a year , 15 hours in a week. After collected my data, I analysed them. I found 74 codes for implementation stage (3 months data).
My question is, amount of 74 codes is too much? Is there any rule that amount of codes should be under 50?
Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas with me...
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Review your collected data again and check for similarities, if any, you may reduce it to fifty or bellow.
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I ran multiple linear regression by using six IVs to predict household water insecurity in rural Ghana. My output came out with R-squared and Adjusted R-Squared of .981 and .962, respectively. Can these be too high in social sciences research? Does it raise any question(s)? What should I do in this situation?
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I agree with Pablo Delatorre that such a high value would be very unusual in the social sciences. So, I would start by examining your correlation matrix to see if one or more of your independent variables is highly correlated with the dependent variables. You could also look at the descriptive statistics for your variables to make sure that the mean values make sense.
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As I am reviewing the literature on the subject, there are a plethora of publications highlighting the importance of including social science data into future environmental management decisions. however, I am so far unable to find a publication that has shown the application of such social monitoring data to a management action or plan of action.  If anyone knows of a source showing how collected social science data has been applied to a management activity that would be greatly appreciated. I am not interested as much in stakeholder engagement and workshop results as I am in overall socioeconomic collections.  Thanks!
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Dear colleagues,
I’ve seen throughout my academic life a grueling discussion about when we should use propositions or hypotheses. Many researchers assume that when we formulate hypotheses, we are dealing with a measurable investigation (relationships between variables). On the other hand, when we elaborate on a non-measurable work (e.g., a conceptual model), we should formulate propositions.
However, other academics defend that hypotheses are related simply to a quantitative paper, while propositions are adequate for qualitative investigations. However, in areas as applied social sciences, we frequently need to embrace both perspectives (quantitative and qualitative). In the case, of a quali-quanti approach, we may need to use different methods that involve both, variables measurement as subjective interpretation. In this case, (and of course, if they are adequate to answer our research question), should we formulate hypotheses or propositions? Could you please give your thoughts about this question? Thanks in advance.
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Yves
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Hi Yves,
In a logical sequence, researcher first develops propositions to explore the study phenomenon which do not have prior empirical evidences. In a proposition it is unclear about the nature of causal relationship between two variables or concepts. Hypothesis takes place after proposition, which is a testable statement about the theoretical relationship between two measurable variables. It indicates nature of relationships, sometimes direction of relationships concerning target variable. Now the question is - do we need both propositions and hypotheses in a study? Prof. David L Morgan answered this issues. In a quantitative research, hypotheses formulation is suffice provided that the study phenomenon is not out of the blue. If so, a qualitative investigation is necessary to formulate the proposition. Thanks
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This is the title of an open-access article authored by Dr. Carlo Caduff and just published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly on July 21st. I highly recommend it and I wish there were more truly brave people like him in academia, speaking out about the ongoing steep rise of authoritarianism all around us, under the guise of biosecurity/public health. Below I provide the abstract and the link to the full paper:
What Went Wrong: Corona and the World after the Full Stop
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This article examines the global response to the Covid‐19 pandemic. It argues that we urgently need to look beyond the virus if we want to understand the real seriousness of what is happening today. How did we end up in a space of thinking, acting, and feeling that has normalized extremes and is based on the assumption that biological life is an absolute value separate from politics? The author suggests that today's fear is fueled by mathematical disease modeling, neoliberal health policies, nervous media reporting, and authoritarian longings.
Full paper:
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An interesting paper on this topic by Ajnesh Prasad:
Prasad, A. (2020). The organization of ideological discourse in times of unexpected crisis: Explaining how COVID-19 is exploited by populist leaders. Leadership, doi:10.1007/s10551-018-4006-z.
He points out how the populist leaders convert extraordinary challenging situations to their advantage by causally attributing these situations to their political opponents and then use this attribution to go to a higher level of authoritarianism.
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COVID-19 is changing the social life of all people. Jumping out of the personal aspect, how does it affect the family as a whole.
Family is regarded as the fundamental structure of the society, will COVID-19 changes the future family structure, unit and model?
How is it affecting gender issues too?
Besides, why is domestic violence increasing? Is psychology and psychiatry playing a role?
reference:
[1] Campbell AM. An increasing risk of family violence during the Covid-19 pandemic: Strengthening community collaborations to save lives.
Forensic Science International: Reports vol. 2 (2020): 100089.
[2]COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimate partner violence
EClinicalMedicine
[3]The pandemic paradox: The consequences of COVID‐19 on domestic violence
J Clin Nurs
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Effect of lockdown is domestic violence increasing day by day.
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I am considering if is it appropriate to use two different randomly chosen samples coming from one huge database to proceed two logistic regressions separately on the same subject?. The main cause is a low power of my computer and no possibility to use own written multimatching function that binarizes whole data into 0 and 1 (follow / not follow).
The database consists of 1 500 000 obs. and 54 variables (data.frame). The DV reflects the act of following one of two presidential candidates (1 and 0) and IVs reflect the act of following particular media outlets appearing on Twitter (also 1 and 0). The aim is to present association between media and political agenda and predictive power of particular media.
Unfortunately, I am forced to sample the data because of the computing time. Hence, I am going to randomize two samples (2 x 100k records), proceed the regression, and then, confirm the first one using the second one. Is it consistent with methodological / statistical art ? Thank you in advance.
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Yes, you can report experiment 1 and then experiment 2. You can write general methods for both experiments och method 1 and two. The same thing goes for the discussion.
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Distinguished colleagues,
I need your professional opinion for my ongoing research.
Thank you in advance!
Warm regards,
Dr. Vardan Atoyan
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Work-based policy should be implemented in universities where students gain marks through internship say 60% and 40% written exam which include theory, presentation and research.
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Microbrewing continues to expand across the globe with many US communities utilizing breweries as new social venues to meet-greet and participate in social activities. What do you perceive as interesting research questions related to brewing science as well as the interaction and impact to local communities?
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Although the cost of raw material in a brewery does not represent the main source of expenditure, studies that seek to reduce the amount of raw material (water, malt, hops and yeast) are important. If we look at hops, for example, the reduction in the amount of hops used in breweries directly affects environmental issues. Obviously without losing the quality of the beer.
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Are publications in the journals ranked by Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics) also included in Journal Citation Reports? Do your universities / governments put equivalent value on ESCI publications and SSCI publications while making a decision about faculty promotion?
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Interesting question!
I once also got confused with them.
Thank you for the link!
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First and second order cybernetics are now well known, but how we should define third order cybernetics
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