Questions related to Social Science
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?
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?
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?
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!
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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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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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?
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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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There is always a conflict between the Pure Sciences & Social Sciences about which is more releant. How do we resolve this?
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!
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.
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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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?
Some have 3 elements- rationale/background, methodology, and results; while others have four or five that include objectives/questions, conclusion with implications.
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?
I am currently looking for a public health journal that has a decent acceptance rate. Any suggestions are welcome.
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?
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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...
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?
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".
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!
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.
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
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.
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?
 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.
COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimate partner violence
The pandemic paradox: The consequences of COVID‐19 on domestic violence
J Clin Nurs
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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.
I need your professional opinion for my ongoing research.
Thank you in advance!
Dr. Vardan Atoyan
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?
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?
Many publishers report the publication history process in their published articles. However, I do not see SAGE Journals such as “Structural Health Monitoring” or “Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures” reflect that.
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Kindly guide which method of MMR shall be adopted given it is to be practiced for the first time e.g. triangulation or which one?
Thanking you in advance.
As a researcher in business and psychology I often get the feeling that many of my colleagues have a political leaning to the left and are clearly influenced by the ideas of post modernism and neo marxism. In sociology and social psychology this is in my view clearly evident. I have a deep fear that this is something that might have a negative effect on the field of social science. What are your views regarding this? Has the left totally taken over the social sciences? Is there still a room for scientist of divergent ideas or are they more or less kept down by the majority? Your views please?
Dear Research Gate Members,
Most of the cities in the world are facing partial or complete Lock Downs due to Pandemic Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) spread. Millions of people in the world are living in Government or self-administered Quarantines. The world is expecting a long time with it and continuously learning to live with it. In this situation Online Education/Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH) are the ultimate new realities for many in the world.
Many organizations and Educational Institutions are doing “Online Education/Distance Learning and Work From Home (WFH)” very first time. Google ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS became the top priorities for most of them. Many organizations and Educational Institutions are still confused in making the choice between Google ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS. 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.
How do you compare Google ZOOM Vs Microsoft TEAMS for Online Education / Work From Home during Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Lock Downs/Quarantines?
Thanks & Regards
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?
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I wish you the best in New Year 2019. Best wishes
I am preparing a draft article examining the challenges of teaching international relations (IR) to Japanese undergraduate students in English. Japanese students introduced to the social sciences, particularly IR, face a number of unique challenges: an academic discipline almost entirely developed from a Western perspective; understanding terminology, concepts, and theories in English; and socio-cultural barriers in the classroom that hinder student participation. The strategies employed by the author may also be of interest to English-language instructors of other social science disciplines.
The coronavirus is increasingly having an impact in public and private law. Fundamental freedoms are restricted. Fulfillment of contracts becomes impossible; many obligors and debtors refer to force majeure (vis maior).
science is knowledge represented as a collection of “theories” derived using the scientific method. In this discussion, we will discus what is a theory, why do we need theories in research, what are the building blocks of a theory, how to evaluate theories, how can we apply theories in research, and how to develop theories
you can share examples of theories used in social science research.
or having idea or plan to develop theory
I've just started my Ph.D. and I'm in the process of writing a review article. Given the novelty of the findings, there's an ongoing debate on the existence of the phenomenon that underlies my project (Gender-Equality Paradox) on which I'd like to focus the paper. That said, I was thinking to write a review that looks into the relevant literature to summarise what is known on the topic and shows the necessity for further investigations. However, I'm struggling with finding the right methodology approach to use. Systematic and Integrative approach don't seem to be relevant in exploring a phenomenon but I might be wrong. I was thinking to apply a historical approach to highlight the increase in evidence overtime but I'm not sure. Any thoughts?
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I need your professional opinion for my ongoing research. Please briefly state your opinion on this issue.
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Dr. Vardan Atoyan
After the field data has been collated using Likert-style instrument e.g 'Strongly agree,Agree,Neutral to Strongly disagree, , what is the appropriate test statistic to use ?
(i.e easy to understand research methods in social sciences including resources)
Please I need any information, articles or publications about the anti-cyanobacterial activity of seaweeds for my research. I will be very pleasing if any one help me.
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Hi, we aim to "quantify" cultural ecosystem services from urban forests of our study area (Karlsruhe, Germany). We know that cultural ecosystem services are difficult to quantify as they are often qualitative and have intangible significance. Our approach is to first do a detail survey on public and stakeholders' perception and preferences on selected cultural ecosystem services using questionnaire survey and Likert's scale of response. Then, we want to use our data from the questionnaire survey to develop a scoring systems. Do you know any method which can be helpful to us? Or, do you know how to valuate cultural ecosystem services? In addition to questionnaire survey, we also have data from urban forest plots on forest structure and composition. We followed the guidelines from i-tree-eco software's handbook and UFORE model developed by the US Forest Service (David Nowak). We will really appreciate if you can provide us some literature or provide some suggestions on methods to quantify cultural ecosystem services.
After studying Consumer Brand Engagement (CBE) literature (Hollebeek et al 2014) I wonder how to use the CBE scales and what for?
The CBE scales contain usually three dimensions:
Cognitive: Using [brand] gets me to think about [brand].
Affective: I feel very positive when I use [brand].
Activating1: I spend a lot of time using [brand], compared to other [category] brands.
Scholars that use the scales in their studies can get results about what are consumer reactions (natural science?) to particular brands. However they can't study how the brands inspire (social sciences) consumers to transform their value formation practices, can they? It limits the scientific critic of brand values.
I would argue that the consumer-brand engagement concept contains the hidden assumption that consumers choose what is best for them or at least they can rank or order the offers according to the personal preferences. Scholars who use the concept (together with the assumption) don’t study values/principles which are independent of observed individual interactants choices and valuations – they put the values (causes? inspirations?) into the black box in their studies.
The problem is known in economics (the social-science-based economists criticize the natural-science-based economists with different outputs) but not recognized in brand management I suppose.
What do you think?
Hollebeek L.D., Glynn M.S.. and Brodie R.J. (2014) Consumer Brand Engagement in Social Media: Conceptualization, Scale Development and Validation, Journal of Interactive Marketing 28(2): 149-165
We are interested in finding researchers who have experience in analyzing dialogues between science, policymakers, civil society, and the private sector. The aim of our project is to learn more about the “co-creative modus operandi” and to discuss whether (and how) such an approach could be integrated in the field of policy advice, by bringing different stakeholders together in reciprocal learning and decision-making processes in order to generate solutions that are valued by all of the parties involved.
I have a paper where I am getting R squares at 23%. The reviewer has asked if this can be considered as sound!
I remember reading that in social sciences, since there are several factors which affect the predictability, low R squares can be considered as sound. Can someone help me find the reference please
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A Journal that is in the Web of Science (WoS) as social science citation indexd but it is not found on the list of Journal Citation Report (JCR). The website of the Journal shows also that it is SSCI. What is the cause?
New ideas, new concepts in science and art arise as a result of human creativity, innovation, emotional intelligence, the need for self-realization, the need to be appreciated by other people. These are the values at the very top of Maslov's pyramid. Human higher needs arose through the evolution of human consciousness and intelligence under conditions of multi-generational development of sociobiological and psychosocial determinants.
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As a public health measures to control the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, social distancing and home quarantine are implemented in some countries.
As a matter of fact, patients are absence from clinic under COVID-19, and clinic-based diabetic control monitoring becomes challenging.
Do you expect a change in diabetic control for these patients when staying home?
They have less exercise, and may eat more snacks at home.
Or in contrast, they are too bored, and have time to develop new exercise without pressure from work? Besides, they are banned from social around, and may eat drink less alcohol and eat less feast.
What do you think?
COVID-19 is in no doubt affecting every walks of life. Its impact towards every one and others' psychological and psychiatric health is significant, yet how should we quantify them?
Let's pull all related publications here for reference:
Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical DistancingThe Need for Prevention and Early Intervention
Dear Research Gate Members,
Nowadays, every one is talking about the Coronavirus COVID-19 and its affects are alarming throughout the world. Routine operations of many organisations are also affected badly throughout the affected regions. I have observed that many, considering the Corona Virus risks many organisations have transformed their many routine operations to Virtual/Online.
Please, share your expert observations and/or suggestions on the following matter.
Have you observed the transformation of routine operations to Virtual/Online in the amid of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) scenario in your organisation?
In case of yes, please share the major ones.
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The subject is social science. I need some help with Epistemology, ontology, axiology and methodology and how the following words are defined. -Epistemology ( knowledge how to know)<<<<< Materialists, realists, objectivists? Empiricism, Rationalism. -Ontology ( knowledge of being) Materialism, realism, idealism, Relativism.
-Positivism Induction, Deduction ,Abduction ,Social Constructivism, Critical Realism. <<<<<< Materialist?? Objectivists?
-Methodology Nomothetic – Ideografic Methodologal individualism/holism.
-Hermeneutics Historicism, Phenomenology, Paradigm, Discourse, Dialectics, Critical theory.<<<<< Idealists, relativists?? Subjetivist?
--I have put them in the order i believe is correct and so far I have understood....
--Epistemology has empiricism and rationalism and so we have positivism vs Hermeneutics.
-Ontology is idealism, relativism vs realism and materialism.
-What I dont understand is what each of these words has the standpoint when it come to ontology, epistemology, axiology and methodology?
-I am really confused and stuck, could someone please kindly explain this to me. Would be really grateful
Many journal publishers are opening their COVID-19 researches for free to the public. Among them which are the most useful? Is more famous one the better one?
If you got a research on COVID-19 on hand, which one of the following will you submit to ?
Which one is easiest to accept your publication?
Please vote as you like!
Other than those common opened platform below, you can also suggest any new ones you think is useful for COVID-19 research.
What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of social media portals? What are the important topics in the field: Social media?
Social media can affect the personal lives of individual people. The sociological behavior of people is changing. Some people exchange traditional contacts with other people for contacts via social media portals. It changes the sociology of people's behavior, it affects sociological behavior, it generates new types of problems that also affect behavioral economics and the behavior of entire communities.
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