social science

EUI Library launches access to SAGE Research Methods platform and eBooks

From the 1st of January, EUI members have access to SAGE Research Methods providing access to eBooks and tools in support of all aspects of social science methodology. The platform provides full-text, searchable access to the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series; the Qualitative Research Methods series; and other works on social science research. The Methods Map can be used to navigate methods, concepts and techniques. The Project Planner is a step-by-step guide to starting, developing and completing a research project.

New ‘Python for Social Sciences’ Data Software Resource Site Launched on December 11

Nick Eubank of the Stanford Graduate School of Business launched a Python for Social Scientists resource site on December 11. “This site is designed to offer an introduction to Python specifically tailored for social scientists – users with little or no serious programming experience who just want to get things done, and who have experience with programs like R and Stata but are anxious for something better.” The EUI Library Data Manuals Directory is at this link. Python manuals are listed in the Library catalogue. Access to statistical data is via the EUI Library Data Portal and the Macro and Micro data directories. The EUI ICT Service maintains a Directory of Research Software at this link.

New consolidated micro data access portal from the United Kingdom Data Service (UKDS)

The UK Data Service and archive has launched a unified portal giving access to over 6,000 ESRC-associated social and economic data sets, census data, government-funded surveys, longitudinal studies and business microdata. (For macro data go to this Library page.) The newly launched UKDS variables’ search engine helps locate study-level observations. EUI members should complete the online registration form for non-UK based researchers. Usernames and passwords are issued by email, after which it is necessary to log in selecting ‘UK Data Archive’ as organisation type. Write to [email protected] for assistance. A presentation of micro-socioeconomic data resources takes place in the Library training room at 13:30 on Tuesday 26 of March.