The papers in this special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies (Vol.16 Issue 5, 2014) demonstrate the distinct character of domestic tourism research in China, which engages the rich body of literature published in Chinese, but is generally less connected to broader international debates in the predominantly Anglo-American English publishing realm.
A useful guide from the University of Westminster libraries on referencing your work.
Provides a brief guide to RefWorks, a database for managing references.
An increasing number of academics and researchers are seeking to exploit the rich data available on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. One organisation leading the way is the think-tank Demos, whose Centre for the Analysis of Social Media is working to produce political, social and policy insight and understanding through social media research. In this podcast Jamie Bartlett from Demos talks about the challenges and opportunities of using social media for social science research.
This state-of-the-art volume provides insight into the recent developments in survey research. It covers topics like: survey modes and response effects, bio indicators and paradata, interviewer and survey error, mixed-mode panels, sensitive questions, conducting web surveys and access panels, coping with non-response, and handling missing data. The authors are leading scientists in the field, and discuss the latest methods and challenges with respect to these topics.
The University of Bath’s “Hive” centre for sustainable construction materials research has opened. The facilities allow researchers and construction professionals from across the world to develop and to explore innovative building materials and constructive systems.
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. A series of webinars is scheduled in the coming term covering all aspects of BoB National, including a broad introduction to the main aspects of the service. There will also be 30 minute webinars covering specific aspects of BoB, including the best way to embed clips, tips for discovering content and more information for admins.
The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encouraged their implementation.
The Royal Institution of British Architects helps to develop and apply the research-based knowledge of RIBA members, chartered practices and schools of architecture in order to promote links between practice and academia, and to position the RIBA as a trusted research facilitator for architecture and the related built environment professions. The primary research theme for 2014 is ‘Ageing and the built environment’. The primary research theme for 2015 will be ‘Design quality and performance’. This page provides links to videos of speakers at the 2014 symposium, and a series of documents which focus on the relationship between practicing architects and research.
This section, on the STEPS website, acts as a gateway to research methods that help ‘broaden out’ and ‘open up’ pathways to social, technological and environmental sustainability that favour the rights, interests and values of marginalised and excluded peoples. The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement centre uniting development studies with science and technology studies. Our cross-cutting work covers agriculture and food; energy & climate change; health & disease and water & sanitation.