SAGE Publishing is launching a new open access journal Methodological Innovations, dedicated to “innovation within, and the wider issues around, innovative research methods.” The journal is edited by scholars at Griffith University, Australia, University of Exeter, UK, University of Plymouth, UK and University of Waterloo, Canada. The publisher notes that “some of the most innovative methods and approaches are being pioneered by students undertaking doctoral research or by researchers earlier in their careers.” Submissions for these scholars are welcome. Submission guidelines are on this page.
EUI users have trial access to the Statista data portal until the 29th of March. Statista provides access to general macroeconomic, market, consumer, opinion, demographic, media and other global data series. Dossiers and industry reports are provided – along with economic forecasts for over 400 sectors in 40 countries. Users can use the search function to locate series; visualise data in bar chart, line graph or table format; and download in XLS, PNG, PPT and PDF. In addition to the main search, users can access data via the tab menu: industries, topics, countries, digital markets and infographics. Forecasts are under the Services tab at upper left. The interface is also available in French and German and Spanish. Feedback to [email protected] is very welcome.
EUI members now have access to the Factiva database of worldwide general and business news content. Factiva covers more than 28,000 resources from 159 countries in 22 languages. The database can be used to locate and export full-texts and abstracts. Quantitative news trend analysis can be performed on search returns, and a key-term frequency graphic is available at the upper left of the search returns’ screen. The free text search function, and Boolean Operators, are explained in this guide. The left menu allows the inclusion or exclusion of content by facet category: newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites and company reports; by time period; and by language of content. Enter Factiva via this Catalogue link. An overview of the database is in the Guide to Factiva.
SAGE Research Methods is a portal designed to provide support for scholars in all aspects of research methodology. This resource can be used by sociologists, economists, political scientists – and other scholars interested in quantitative and qualitative research methodology. SAGE Research Methods includes a full-text, searchable database of all works in the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series. The portal also includes specially-commissioned, and existing, social sciences’ case studies – many of which are in use at international universities. EUI members have trial access to SAGE Research Methods until 23 October 2015. Full details and video orientation.
On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters. A month later the US Supreme Court established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell et.al. v. Hodges the […]
The Library hosts a trial of Banca Dati 24 – including the ePaper version of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore – until 14 July 2015. Access the daily and weekend editions at the lower right of the homepage at ‘Quotidiano digitale di oggi’. Click on the image for the digital edition. The platform also includes modules on Italian law, taxes and public administration including dossiers; Codici, Contratti, Famiglia, Lex24, Mediazione, Banche Dati Online and other topics. Access the trial via this Library link. Feedback is very welcome.