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I am working on an empirical project in social sciences, and I need to explain the risk management section, what risk points may I mention?
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Hello Noor,
Your query is certainly open-ended! There's abundant literature on what the threats to study validity are, and how to minimize them via design, oversight, and data collection methods. Is that what you mean?
If so, have a look at some of these sources:
To a lot of these types of "lists," I'd add that one key feature that is often overlooked is verification that a given treatment or intervention was delivered as intended/described. This is sometimes called treatment fidelity.
Good luck with your work.
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If you have any, then please share with references.
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More remarkable revelations about fabrication of data in high profile behavioral economics studies. This time it took some painstaking and meticilous statistical sleuthing but the results are so unmistakable that none of the authors involved attempted to defend the studies. Their only defense is that they trusted Ariely with the data, who in turn says he trusted the insurance company that provided him with it. When you think of the enormous amount of glory, publicity, and money - book royalties, consultancy fees, grants etc - that went into behavioral economics as a result of studies such as these, it is hard not to lose faith in the field (nay social science!) as a whole. The open science movement is trying to devise reforms that will prevent that in the future, but us philosophers of social science should also think hard about how to reform our norms. We unknowingly reinforce bad trends whenever we dedicate our attention to flashy new findings. I'd love to hear if colleagues have views on what such norms should be.
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Can you recommend an analysis software for content analysis except Nvivo? Are there any of the free softwares suitable for social science research?
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An open source alternative is a R language Addon package named RQDA.
See also
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2017). An RQDA-based constructivist methodology for qualitative research. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal.
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Shang, Y. C. L. An RQDA-based constructivist methodology for qualitative research.
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Which method is more accurate and popular for testing the validity and reliability of my scales?
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Cronbach's alpha is the one for me and many researchers in quantitative studies use it the most for its competence.
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If you have any, then please share with references.
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Probably the best starting point is Diance Vaughan's (1999) "The Dark Side of Organization: Mistake, Misconduct and Disaster" in the Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 25: 271-305. It focuses in particular on the Challenger and Columbia disasters. Vaughan investigated the first and was on the committee of inquiry into the second. 
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Hello Researchers,
I was wondering while writing an article, especially one on topics of social science is it always necessary to write a conclusion? Because in many situations we do not really find a result which we can put in conclusion, rather we see things from different perspectives or analyze phenomena differently in our papers. So, is it more appropriate to write epilogues in those cases? Because by blindly following the rule we sometimes end up just by summarising the whole article in the conclusion.
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I will advice you have a look at recently published articles in your target journal. See and observe how and what they write in the conclusion.
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is this journal okay
International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) .
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Why don’t they assign a proper DOI to their published papers? Because it is not a good journal. They claim a DOI for their journal, misleadingly suggesting a link to the legit DOI organization (https://www.doi.org/). A DOI is a unique ID for a paper (warning: though a DOI is assigned to papers by virtually all well-respected journals it is by itself not enough to say that a journal is legit or not).
See my reply of August 30th, 2020, for further facts/observations why this a journal one better can avoid. Following a ‘whitelist’ approach this journal (and publisher) has no serious indexing (Scopus or Clarivate’s ESCI, SCIE/SSCI) and is no member of DOAJ or COPE etc.
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PS. Nelson Yego indeed those that are quite positive have published one or more papers with them, indeed a ‘potential conflict of interest’.
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The Qur'anic Thematic Exegetical Analysis (al-Tafsir al-Mawdu'i) is a famous method within Qur'anic Sciences in Islamic Studies as much as the Thematic Analysis method is in researches of Social Sciences. Why it is being discriminated against when applied in Islamic Psychology, which is synonym with Islamization of Social Sciences? Are they apartheid who are rejecting subaltern post-colonial methods?
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RE: "In Islamic divine scripture – the Holy Qur’an - the emphasis is on the heart as being mentioned to be governing (the king for) both the rationality, emotions, intellect, intuition, telepathy [sic], etc."
Locating any kind of mental activity in the heart is just a carry-over from ancient Greek views that regarded the brain as merely an organ for cooling the blood. As it happens, there have numerous cases of individuals kept alive without a heart who continued to experience all kinds of mental activity. Here's a quotation from a news report on one such individual:
« "It was an emotional roller coaster," Larkin said at a news conference, describing what it was like to live with a totally artificial heart, implanted to keep him alive until a donor heart became available. » — from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-lived-555-days-without-a-heart-before-transplant/
Here's another such report:
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Do you know a website to search for freelance collaborators in statistical analysis (SPSS, EQS, fuzzy, etc...)?
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  • I use this website www.socscistatistics.com for calculating my statistical analysis part. is this good to use this? cos it free
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I am doing bachelors in social sciences. I have already asked this before but need more opinions on this.
and If not so pls suggest few topics related to middle-eastern countries.
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Please go-ahead to gain your time.
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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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NO END still in sight for COVID-19 pandemic
Ending of COVID-19 pandemic will be defined by mean no new cases of this disease locally and all over the world as was the case with SMALLPOX.
However, COVID-19 pandemic is only showing less deaths due to combined effects of large number of people who have either recovered after having had COVID-19 illness (asymptomatic or symptomatic) and increasingly more and more people getting COVID-19 vaccines with every passing day.
Despite emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants, although number of new cases are still high, most of new cases are less severely affected than early on in the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in less hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
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We have submitted a paper in the journal, named 'Humanities and Social Sciences Communications'. But when we enter into the main website, it's showing all the information from Nature's website.
Here is the website link: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/
However, I was just wanted to be sure that whether this journal is part of Nature's publication or not.
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If you mean whether it is a subsection of Nature, then the answer is no. It is a separate journal called “Humanities & Social Sciences Communications” https://www.nature.com/palcomms/about which is since June 16th, 2020, published by Springer Nature. It is one of the many journals belonging to Nature’s portfolio (https://www.nature.com/siteindex ), which when I am not mistaken used to be called Nature Publishing Group (NPG).
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I want to learn how to handle and analyse panel data and I am looking for references (handbooks, articles or any other material, but I prefer a good handbook). Preferably using STATA language and focus on social sciences applications. I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks beforehand.
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Here, you can find several hands-on courses on panel data using Stata:
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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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Prof. Imam Uddin Mahar: Please see the folwoing journal: https://journals.ju.edu.jo/DirasatHum
The problem that I usually face that there are some journals that claim on their sites that they are Scopus-indexed while they aren't. On the other hand, other journals hide the facts by saying some tricks like Scopus (2020) or Scopus (2013).
For instance, one of the journals says at its main portal that it is indexed in Scopus. But I don't find it on the Scopus list. I have written many emails to them, they always ignoring me!
The attached file is an Excel sheet that contains the last updated list. You can download the last version anytime by click on "Scopus source list" from the Scopus portal: https://www.scopus.com
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In connection with the warming of the Earth's climate, progressive global warming, some areas located in the sub-tropical zone in the future will not be fit for existence, and the migration processes of the population will be intensified.
Do you agree with my opinion?
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Dear S J Malik,
Yes, in some subtropical locations, in developing or low-income, high-population densely populated countries, etc., as climate change progresses and the negative effects of global warming (e.g. more frequent droughts, limited access to water, less and less rainfall, a decline in agricultural production) there is increasing pressure for people to leave such areas. These processes generate an increase in population migration.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Would you recommend an open access free journal of Cognitive Linguistics indexed by Scopus or web of social science?
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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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Genesis of human creativity right from creation is probably stemming from the exploration of the options for survival though hunting and gathering for basic needs such as food, clothing and protection.
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social science journal list who are free to publish and don't charge authors.
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What is your area of specialization ? There are a lot of fake journals. So you have to be very careful. Thank you.
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is there a historical map of academic disciplines? what is the trend of academic disciplines changes(number, nature and label of disciplines)?
i will be thanks full if someone introduce any article, book, handbook or report about historical map of disciplines and history of academic disciplines.
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Hello,
Yes, a historical mapping of academic disciplines now exists: the "Interactive Historical Atlas of the Disciplines". This website, recently launched at the University of Geneva, is available in open access here:
It is an interactive atlas containing a collection of more than 200 disciplinary maps ("classifications of the sciences" or "knowledge maps") from Antiquity to our time, with thousands historical definitions of academic disciplines extracted from sources. Moreover, it includes several analysis tools (timeline, statistical tools with the ability to chart the evolution of a discipline, iconographic database, advanced search filters). For instance, it is possible to display chronologically a list of historical definitions of an academic discipline in order to study the evolution of its identity over time. The aim of this project is to map the evolution of the disciplinary borders throughout the centuries, and to reconstruct the genealogy of the sciences.
As for a "typology" of the various types of disciplinary systems (namely, the different taxonomic systems underlying these historical "classifications of the sciences"), you could find some insights in my recent paper:
Sandoz, Raphaël (2021), "Thematic Reclassifications and Emerging Sciences", Journal for General Philosophy of Science 52(1), pp. 63–85, available here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10838-020-09526-2.
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I want to suggest me a journal that publishes fast (scope or ISI index) for sociology, especially for social networks and social capital. The mentioned journal is very response but i am not sure if it is predatory.
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Your question is about the journal “Social Sciences” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci). But it is in essence a question about the publisher behind the journal. This is a recurring discussion here on RG. It boils down to two opposing views where people either like the publishing model of MDPI or not. What puzzles me in this discussion is that arguments that often are used to argue that a journal is predatory (no DOAJ, no serious indexing, no transparency in costs etc. etc.) all of a sudden does not seems to apply for MDPI journals (at least not for those disliking MDPI). Facts are:
-The journal IS a DOAJ member
-The journal IS Scopus indexed (CiteScore 2.3)
-The journal IS WoS indexed (in ESCI for journals eligible for an impact factor by Clarivate)
-Many more indexing and directories like EBSCO, ERIH Plus, SHERPA/RoMEO etc.
-The journal DOES provide transparent info about costs etc.
The publisher MDPI managed to get 160 of their journals indexed in WoS and Scopus. So, based on facts they are not predatory. See for thorough (and unbiased) analysis of this publisher:
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I would like to add some visual example to illustrate the different types of participant observation (complete observer, observer as participant, participant as observer, and complete participant). Any suggestion is welcome.
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Isabella
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Kindly suggest some papers using machine learning or hybrid models of econometrics and machine learning in Social Sciences or Economics Sciences. It would be of great help if the paper contains applications in social sciences or Economics.
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GOPINATH, M.; BATARSEH, F. A.; BECKMAN, J. Machine Learning in gravity models: an application to agricultural trade: NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES. Cambridge, MA: [s.n.]. <http://www.nber.org/papers/w27151>.
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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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I think the answer is "NO". Technology doesn't make us happier.
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In a regression, I'm using household income and household specific expenditures as independent variables, both with a natural logarithmic transformation, and I want to control them by the household size. I find in the literature that in that kind of cases, it is used the natural logarithm this last variable, but I don't get the logic. If I'm not wrong, the household size is the number of people living in the household, so i find that the interpretation would be very weird: an increase in 1% of the number of people leads to a x% in Y?
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Very nicely explained Renaud Di Francesco Thank you.
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I often read research articles that do not appropriate describe the sampling procedure. For example, the authors mention that the sampling was accidental or purposive but they don’t explain why they had only 10 participants or they say that the sampling was theoretical and describe the a priori established socio-demographic characteristics of their subjects.
I think that the sampling procedure is one of the most important elements of a research. I think that the research should be evaluated according to this procedure and I think that many pieces of research should be rejected because of sampling not being appropriate.
Please help me to clarify this and correct me if I am wrong:
The sampling procedure should state the sampling criteria and should justify the number of participants.
There are two kinds of sampling in social research: statistical – probability or non-probability (when the sampling criteria and the number of participants are established before entering the field according to some rigid sampling rules) and theoretical (when the sampling criteria and the number of participants are flexible, decided in the research process according to relevancy and saturation rules).
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Very useful discussion. I remember, the saying "it is better to study one rat for 1000 hrs rather than studying 1000 rats for one hr if you need to study behaviors of rats". But that particular rat should be selected carefully; not to choose a 'mad' or 'disabled' rat. Now by studying this carefully selected rat (theoretical sampling) we can generalize certain behavioral patterns of rats, as well as can gain a deep understanding of the behavior of rats, in that time and space. Observing 1000 rats, randomly or even purposively (statistical sampling), for one hour would help to identify a single or couple of features of rats, in that particular context. So, the sampling technique depends on the nature (not the purpose) of the research.
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Why are there still people in the 21st century who in some countries do not accept the prevailing knowledge confirmed by scientific research who believe that the Earth is not round is only flat or that the Earth is the center of the Solar System, not the Sun or negating the process the evolution of the origin of various life forms on Earth, etc.?
In my opinion, it is not a question of faith but a lack of knowledge confirmed by scientific research. It is strange, however, that in the 21st century, in the face of the facts widely confirmed in the media, confirmed in many aspects scientifically, on the basis of experiments carried out, space expeditions are still people who ignore this widely available knowledge in the media and create their unjustified theories.
No wonder that even a few centuries ago and before, i.e. in a situation of widespread illiteracy and lack of universal access to knowledge and information, in the absence of media it was easy to maintain, promote anachronistic and illogical theories to implement a specific information policy for the needs of maintaining absolute power, which one of the attributes was access to knowledge and information deliberately restricted for a large part of society, and in some epochs, such as, for example, in the Middle Ages, deliberately limited research possibilities and deliberately placed barriers to the development of science. In such realities, totalitarianisms are easily formed and it is easy to carry out indoctrination of the society by propagating even illogical, unjustified ideologies that are not supported by any scientific research.
Therefore, nowadays access to knowledge and results of scientific research should be universal and unlimited. A large positive role in this matter is played by the Internet and Internet portals such as the Research Gate portal.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
How has the significance of scientific knowledge changed over the centuries from the point of view of the present day?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
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Dear Fatema Miah,
Thank you very much for your answer regarding various aspects and determinants of the development of science.
Thank you, Best regards,
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I like psychometric tests and I encourage my students to sit for these for free online. However, I have one test which matches careers to personality traits, and one recurring question through this test is similar to the question proposed here. What would you say?
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Certainly..I love my profession
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A population decline (or depopulation) in humans is a reduction in a human population caused by events such as long-term demographic trends, as in sub-replacement fertility, urban decay due to violence, disease, or other catastrophes. According to a controversial theory: shrink and prosper, the accompanying benefits of depopulation could be identified after the post-Civil War Gilded Age, post-World War I economic boom, and the post-World War II economic boom.
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Dear Dr. László Vértesy , thank you for the thought provoking question.
Advantages of a decreasing population
Long term benefits
1. Will bring better balance among the living beings/organisms.
2. Extinction of Religions and Gods
3. People will celebrate life. I think there will be no artificial, man-made death in the name of God(s), Religion, Nationality etc.,
4. People will die only by natural causes. The reaming few (People) will support each other to save the life other every other person.
Short term benefits
1. Less pollution, Lesser need for food, land and other resources.
2. More pet animals are saved from the harassment of humankind and live in their natural habitat. They may live happily (may be unhappily at times) with their Father, Mother, Sisters, Brothers and could escape from the confinement.
Disadvantages of a decreasing population
1. Long term impact - Extinction of Languages, Culture, Food Choices
2. Short term impact - Economy will shrink, more unemployment, population will have fewer young people supporting huge number of elders.
3. The streets, seemingly empty streets, buildings etc., may look devilish.
Some useful links:
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to share my views.
Best wishes and regards
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Urinary incontinence is considered more as a social problem than medical problem. I am doing a research on the prevalence of it in Bangladesh. But unfortunately I can not find any data on it. Can any body help me out?
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Thank you Sharmin Nipa Maam.
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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, tsunamis are mainly caused by underwater earthquakes in marine or oceanic areas.
Thank you, Regards,
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I am looking for a textbook on statistics especially designed for sociology undergrads.
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I'm an undergraduate and I just use Bryman for a simple understanding. But if you want a more detailed textbook use: How to do your research project by grey Thomas. it has a few chapters on using chi-squares and SPSS. There are also plenty of lectures on youtube that explain it well.
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The current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0 is motivated by the development of the following factors:
- Big Data database technologies,
- cloud computing,
- machine learning,
- Internet of Things,
- artificial intelligence.
On the basis of the development of the new technological solutions mentioned in recent years, the processes of innovatively organized analyzes of large collections of information collected in Big Data database systems dynamically develop.
What other technological improvements, innovative organizational, technical and IT solutions will be developed in the future based on the development of the above-mentioned factors?
What kinds of innovations will be able to be created in the coming years, in the future based on the integration of the above-mentioned main determinants of the development of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0?
What kind of new categories of added value may be created in the future if the above-mentioned technological solutions are more involved in the creation of biotechnological, ecological, product and other innovations.
Will new technologies be created in this way, with the help of which it will be possible to generate solutions to the problems of excessive exploitation of Earth resources in the process of civilization development?
Perhaps new innovative technologies for renewable energy sources and the creation of biodegradable substitutes for many non-degradable materials, e.g. plastics, besides the development of biotechnology and energy innovations, etc. will allow major global problems to be solved.
The development of human civilization in the next few decades should give answers to the above questions.
In view of the above, I am asking you with the following question: Has the technological revolution known as Industry 4.0 already achieved its aopgeum of development or is it just the beginning of this revolution?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
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In my opinion, the current fourth technological revolution is just beginning. Evidence to support this thesis is the ongoing progress in the creation of new advanced technologies Industry 4.0 and their applications in industry, in improving the offering and implementation of services, in improving the organization and functioning of economic entities and financial and public institutions, in improving the management processes of these entities, etc.
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Which of the methods (Qualitative or Quantitative) would you encourage upcoming scholars to use? Please, any reasons?
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Both are important for gaining different kinds of knowledge.
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I'm working on Geographical Indications in India. I couldn't get enough research publications in that domain. If any sound methods are available, kindly let me know.
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The following research paper might be a relevant:
Few other articles of mine are related to social science issues in developing countries context.
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I am organizing some materials for the MSc and PhD students and want to categorize the references in some dimensions so the students can choose by their own.
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Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. A sage University paper series. This is an excellent collection of 175 brief volumes addressing quantitative topics such as Regression, Models, Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Experimental Design, Factor Analysis, Measurement, ANOVA, Survey Data, and many more areas of interest to faculty and students alike.. I had the entire series and lent them to students on a borrow one, return one arrangement.
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I am interested to know whether or not Kuwait University's Journal of Social Sciences still indexed by Scopus.
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Dear
Fatemeh Khozaei
do read my reply and have a look at: https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/60824
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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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In the scope of the above-mentioned issues, I propose the following topic: Determinants of the possibility of efficient implementation of the pro-ecological transformation of the traditional economy to a sustainable, green circular economy. When the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic expires, the aforementioned pro-ecological transformation of the economy should become one of the strategic goals of the development of civilization in order to avoid the negative scenario of a global climate crisis that may occur in several dozen years. The determinants of the pro-ecological transformation of the economy include the processes of implementing the sustainable development goals, pro-ecological reforms of implementing eco-innovations in economic processes, including the development of renewable energy sources, etc. Another determinant is pro-environmental state interventionism, including co-financing by the state of the process of pro-ecological transformation of the energy sector. In addition, the issue of pro-environmental awareness of citizens. In order to increase the pro-environmental awareness of citizens, information and educational programs should be developed in various media, including new online media.
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What methodology you favor in dealing with causal inference and why, when RCT is impossible? It's a general, open discussion.
To note: I don't find a topic identical to this, but probably a few similar ones raised as questions with more specific context.
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I haven't found Gini coefficient of US counties at census website. Is there any other website that provide comprehensive data of Gini coefficient of all counties of the United States?
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The University of Wisconsin still operates the County Health Rankings / County Health Facts page supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can download a tremendous amount of county-level data from their website at the following link: https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentation
There are download links to various formats (.xlsx, .csv, and for SAS).
Although they do not expressly call their income inequality measure the Gini Coefficient, you may be able to use it. Feel free to look at their description below this response. Also, you can use their website to find data from the last several years by U.S. County. You may find some of their other variables useful.
[BELOW TEXT IS VERBATIM FROM THEIR DIGGING DEEPER TABLE]
Income Inequality is a Ratio
Income Inequality is the ratio of household income at the 80th percentile to that at the 20th percentile, i.e., when the incomes of all households in a county are listed from highest to lowest, the 80th percentile is the level of income at which only 20% of households have higher incomes, and the 20th percentile is the level of income at which only 20% of households have lower incomes. A higher inequality ratio indicates greater division between the top and bottom ends of the income spectrum.
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The numerator is the 80th percentile of median household income in a county. Income, defined as “total income,” is the sum of the amounts reported separately for wage or salary income; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income;  Supplemental Security Income (SSI); public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other income. Receipts from the following sources are not included as income: capital gains, money received from the sale of property (unless the recipient was engaged in the business of selling such property); the value of income “in kind” from food stamps, public housing subsidies, medical care, employer contributions for individuals, etc.; withdrawal of bank deposits; money borrowed; tax refunds; exchange of money between relatives living in the same household; gifts and lump-sum inheritances, insurance payments, and other types of lump-sum receipts.
Denominator
The denominator is the 20th percentile of median household income in a county."
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My study consists of a conceptual framework with seven constructs measured in seven point Likert scale. According to pilot study, only three constructs have Cronbach alpha value more than 0.9 while others remain between 0.7 and 0.8.
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First, I think it's preferable to use the words "coefficient alpha" rather than "Cronbach's alpha", even though the latter is far more common. Even Lee Cronbach himself was embarrassed that people attributed the metric to him. The following article might be helpful with regard to that:
Cho, E., & Kim, S. (2015). Cronbach’s coefficient alpha: Well known but poorly understood. Organizational Research Methods, 18(2), 207–230. https://doi.org/10.1177/ 1094428114555994
Second, I think it's important to realise that, as Cortina pointed out (ref below), alpha is highly dependent on the number of items involved and is certainly not an indication of homogeneity among items. This is often indicated by two or more separate factors on a construct having alpha values in the mid .80s but, when combined, having an alpha above .90.
Cortina, J. M. (1993). What is coefficient alpha? An examination of theory and applications. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(1), 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.78.1.98
In my experience, high alpha values are often (but not always) obtained with items that have a quite high degree of redundancy.
When there are fewer than 10 items involved, I think it can be quite OK to have an alpha less than .80.
Rather than relying (solely) on alpha values, I think it's often (more) useful to look at interitem correlations. I would allow some exceptions to their advice, but Clark and Watson recommend that these correlations lie between .15 and .50 - at least for unidimensional scales.
Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (1995). Constructing validity: Basic issues in objective scale development. Psychological Assessment, 7(3), 309–319. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.7.3.309
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I have two publications one listed in the web of science master list " European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences " ISSN: 1805-3602 and Second " Journal of Managerial Sciences"
ISSN: 1992-4364, Listed on HEC Pakistan in Y category.
Need your advice and suggestions.
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The RG master list includes journals from 3 databases: WoS, SCOPUS, DOAJ
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In which scientific studies you run or plan to run would be artificial intelligence helpful?
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Dear Vladimir Rotkin,
No. The discussion was not over. The overwhelming majority of the topics discussed in my Research Gate profile are still relevant and the discussions are open. Yes you are right. The issue of varieties of "analytical" artificial intelligence is also important. You added an important point to our discussion.
Thank you, Have a nice day, Stay healthy! Best wishes,
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1) What are the differences between Order and Anarchy?
2) Any examples of Anarchy in Universe, Nature and known knowledge?
3) Anarchy also follow some rules?
4) Is Anarchy a part of Order?
5) Is anarchy a change maker?
6) Anarchy in real is an Anarchy?
7) Any other parameters and observations about anarchy?
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Very Intersting question and answers.
Anarchy = disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority
Order (has many meanings) = an authoritative command, direction, or instruction.
Order (noun) = the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method
We can say Order and Anarchy are antonyms if consider the word 'order' as noun.
Otherwise 'order' also a kind of 'rule'
For your 1st question order is processing in specified manner. Anarchy is orderless.
As per my knowledge everything in Universe is governed by certain laws, so we may not see Anarchy in Universe and Nature.
Anarchy following rules means yes, politically 'imposing restrictions/unfavourble conditions'.
If come to 'Anarchy as part of order' only for those who imposing Anarchy feel that is part of order.
Anarchy a change maker- certainly all Freedom moments raise beacuse of Anarchy, ultimately changes come.
Parameters- we can specify all laws come under this because they instrcut something to follow.
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Dear Science Community
What is your experience with the open-access journal Social Sciences (ISSN Print: 2326-9863)?
Since I had a publication in a high-ranking journal, I have been receiving requests for submissions, or as a reviewer. There are to many predatory journals ....
Web site and e-mail exchange were okay.
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Very good observation. Having a closer look at the ISSN numbers there is indeed another journal with the same title. One with ISSN number 2326-9863 corresponding to http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/index?journalid=202 a journal published by SciencePG (Science Publishing Group), a publisher known as predatory (among many other reasons also included in the Beall’s list: https://beallslist.net/ ). So, indeed predatory and better avoid.
When it comes to Social Sciences ISSN number 2076-0760 https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci all I can add to my previous reply is that they are now indexed in ESCI (which is the indexing for journals eligible for an impact factor once they are included in the SCIE of Clarivate).
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How machine learning can be helpful for Public Health and Social Science? Please mention some prospective research areas.
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I agree Anthony Vipin Das
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Sometimes it is necessary, for instance, as Michael Uebel writes in his answer.
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Hi all researchers
Please note that the International Journal of Business & Social Science is a predatory journal.
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I visit this journal and observe the following:
Firstly, The journal do not state the processing & publishing fee openly so is one of habit of predictory journal
Secondly, The Journal do not state about publishing ethics
Thirdly, The Journal does not explained well about the qualifications of Reviewers & Editors
So through this observations I don't like to publish in this journal ( predictory Journal). Thank you
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Questions that ask whether or not some statement is true are called yes–no questions (or polar questions, or general questions), since they can in principle be answered by a "yes" or "no" (or similar words or expressions in other languages).
It could be interesting, that in everyday life, usually or statistically or empirically what is the more common answer to a yes/no question.
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I think yes
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1st Euro International Multidisciplinary Conference on Technology, Engineering, Management, Education and Social Sciences EIMCTEMESS'21 12-16 November, 2021 Madrid, Spain.
I want to know whether this is a genuine link or fake.
I am invited by them as a speaker.
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As said by Rodney Duffett be careful with this one. Looking at their site: https://www.eimctemess.org/index.html I see (when scrolling down) a lot of suspicious (known as misleading metrics: ) logo’s like CiteFactor, DRJI and meaningless ones like DOAJ and Elsevier (I mean meaningless in the sense why are they added. Are they linked to Elsevier? Member of DOAJ? I don’t think so).
Still, it might be a good initiative. I suggest you contact Prof. Juan Arias Masa (Chair), according to their site he is a member of the organizing committee. He is here on RG and it might be a good idea to ask him about this. If he is aware of this and is willing to link his name to this it might be a legit organization.
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UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more lethal than the dominant circulating strains.
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Dear Research Gate Members,
It has been observed worldwide that the individual with weak immune system can be easily attacked by Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). The prominent health experts are also suggesting to improve immune system against Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).
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How can we strengthen our immune system to fight against Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) spread?
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I'm on my third year of an Open University degree. I'm coming towards the end and now preparing to think about questions to use for my final essay.
The concepts this module have been around 'security, attachment and conduct'.
The question that I've come up with after much thought is:
'How do women navigate, react and conduct themselves with a perceived threat from men'
I feel it will give me the agency to show all the skills I've learnt over the past few years and it feels relevant to today. However I would hugely appreciate some tips, advice and constructive criticism from those more experienced than I.
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Thank you so much P. Laure. I was hoping to expand on the idea of threat in the essay.
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Who leads the advances in science?
Whether, practitioners research and develop new approaches, then scientists define the conceptual frames using the established methodologies
Or else?
Any empirical researches on this?
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Progress, including the development of technology, new discoveries, the development of science, the creation of innovative solutions, etc. is made thanks to the creative work of scientists, entrepreneurs, managers, citizens running a business and implementing innovations, new solutions, technologies for economic and other processes.
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I am trying to obtain permission to use Muller/McCloskey scale on job satisfaction among nurses and in a meantime would love to see how it is scored.
I found references for factor loadings, correlations of the subscales etc. but need to look at scoring which is I think building into a continuous variable.
Thanking in advance to anybody who can help.
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This table in the paper below seems to show the original composition of the subscale
Lee, S.E., Dahinten, S.V. and MacPhee, M. (2016), Psychometric evaluation of the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale. Jpn J Nurs Sci, 13: 487-495. https://doi.org/10.1111/jjns.12128
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I am trying to obtain permission to use Muller/McCloskey scale on job satisfaction among nurses and in a meantime would love to see how it is scored.
I found references for factor loadings, correlations of the subscales etc. but need to look at scoring which is I think building into a continuous variable.
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· Learn more Originally developed to rank rewards that nurses value and that encourage them to remain in their jobs, the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) is being used extensively in research and practice to measure nurse job satisfaction.
Background:The eight-factor, 31-item McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale is one of the most widely used scales for measuring job satisfaction among nurses. However, this scale was developed in 1990 for the American nursing context, and its psychometric validity and utility for use with non-American nurse
Mueller and McCloskey Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) Original Citation – Mueller CW, McCloskey JC. Nurses' job satisfaction: a proposed measure. Nurs Res. 1990 Mar-Apr;39(2):113-7. View in PubMed Contact Information Sharon Sweeney Center for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness College of Nursing 407 NB University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242 sharon-sweeney@uiowa.edu Price & Availability – Contact Sharon Sweeney for application. Available for use with payment. Brief Description of Instrument – Measures nurses' job satisfaction in 8 domains: satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, scheduling, family/work balance, co-workers, interaction, professional opportunities, praise/recognition, and control/responsibility. Originally developed for use with hospital staff nurses. Scale Format – 5-point Likert (5=very satisfied, 3=neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, 1=very dissatisfied). 31 items. Administration Technique – Self-administered questionnaire.
Scoring and Interpretation – Sum items of subscale.
Test-retest Reliability – Global scale = 0.64, six month interval. For subscale information, please see original citation. 1 / 2
Mueller and McCloskey Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) Internal Consistency – Global Scale = 0.89. For subscale information, please see original citation. Construct Validity – Correlated with characteristics from the Job Characteristics Inventory. Correlations found in areas of autonomy, friendship opportunities, feedback, variety and task identity. Correlations with intent to stay on job also found. Please see original citation for details. Criterion-Related Validity – Correlated with Brayfield-Rothe General Satisfaction Scale, Hackman and Oldham's Job Diagnostic Survey. Correlations ranging from 0.53 to 0.75 were found. Please see original citation for details. Strengths – Reliable and valid measure. Limitations – Assess different job facets, but not how important that is to the individual nurse. Notes for Consideration – Can use as a global scale or as subscales as required. Published APN Studies using instrument – Koelbel P, Fuller S & Misener T (1991). An explanatory model of nurse practitioners job satisfaction. Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 3(1), 17-24. View in PubMed Koelbel P, Fuller S & Misener T (1991b). Job satisfaction of nurse practitioners: An analysis using Herzberg’s theory. Nurse Practitioner, 16(4), 43, 46-52, 55-56. View in PubMed Wild P, Parsons V, Dietz E (2006). Nurse practitioner's characteristics and job satisfaction. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(11), 544-549. View in PubMed Flannery J, Van Gaasbeek DE. Factors in job satisfaction of the psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. Nursingconnections. 1998 Winter;11(4):27-36. View in PubMed
Reference:
Muller McCloskey Job Satisfaction Scale MMSS is being scoring
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I have a doubt regarding whether we adopt mapping technique in social science research, were the population list is not available?
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To be more specific to your sampling task part of your question, using GIS I could classify the raster of my area of interest into, say, 3 categories ( urban, suburban, rural ), generate polygons of those, and have the GIS generate random points at a density suitable for each category. For the rural points, I could then generate for each of those points, a paired point on the local street / trail network closest to the sample point. If I have an address database, I can then use these to 'geocode' to the closest actual address for a mailed survey, a site visit etc. For the urban points, I could collect these by building footprints, and find the address of the building.
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What is your opinion about the impact of new information technologies on people's social behavior?
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yes sure it has impact on changing social behavior
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My policy and science technology science advisor had one of the biggest impacts on my learning and self reflection of physical science interactions with the behaviors of humankind. For example, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks illustrated to me that while the intention to promote science and medicine is altruistic, the benefits of resultant outcomes were not equally distributed. More recently, as a mentor as part of an Innovation curriculum If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face gave me a different perspective of communicating STEM topics.
What books have you found to compliment STEM topics that include policy, social science and or science technology society topics?
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Moneef R Zou'bi , of course! Do you have any specific recommendations for books, research or other sources of information for students or professors?
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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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Dear Pablo Baisotti,
Please search keywords "Curriculum Vitae" in google search. Thank you
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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 Dr. Arbind K. Choudhary , I do not think so.
I agree with the information provided by you while initiating this discussion, the statistical significance (what or how much is acceptable range? - is debatable) and its relevance need further investigation.
I completely agree with Dr. Anamitra Roy , the pandemic has compelled us do continue our research work without much of statistical tools.
It should be noted that the statistical test are one of the ingenious methods of extracting the hidden truth (pattern). It saves us time, effort and money.
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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?
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Dear Muhammad Ali Khan I have made presentations using both Zoom and MS team. I personally consider Zoom to be user-friendly.
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We organize a panel on Social Sciences and artificial intelligence. We want to raise awareness about the work that social scientists can do in this field. I am waiting for the answers of those who have ideas or advice on this matter.
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By demonstrating them how artificial intelligence can revolutionize their social science field.
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I want to expand and publish a chapter of my dissertation which focuses on the question of social housing. Does anyone know where I can publish small books regarding social sciences, in particular art and architecture?
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Dear Rahmat, it depends whether you want to publish your book in a renown publishing house (such as Springer Nature or Elsevier), or whether you would be fine with just publishing it somewhere. There are lots of self-publishing models such as Lulu, Blurb or CreateSpace. You can read more here: https://mashable.com/2009/03/01/publish-book/?europe=true
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I'm looking for any SCOPUS indexed journal to send my article. Social science specifically in education field with minimum waiting period for the acceptance. I did contacted some journal editors based on scopus.com and scimagojr list via email but did not get reply till now. Appreciate your help in suggesting some journals to me. Thanking you in advance.
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Why do not you try Scimagojr? They offer journal rankings by categories and you can filter by regions and countries as well. Go to: https://www.scimagojr.com/
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As an expert in social sciences and social research and an enthusiastic person for immigration for acquiring new experiences, I would like to know which country is the best for social sciences experts for working or immigration? surely everyone knows a social sciences expert, unlike an engineer or lawyer, has not a clear and measurable skill I mean it is completely qualitative thus is there anyone to explain the secret of success in this major in other countries?
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A very good research school on migration studies can found in the countries that have a long experience with migration: United States, Canada, or Australia. I can recommend such names and George Borjas, David Card, or Douglas Massey to start with.
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I wanted to calculate the probability of one consumer shifting from using a petroleum-fueled vehicle to an electric vehicle. Since my background is in engineering I do not know much about how to measure the consumer willingness to change. Has anybody has the knowledge to measure consumer behavior to change and then kindly explain to me with understandable words?
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من خلال كثره الطلب على سلعه معينه بهذه الطريقه ممكن ان نعمل إحصائية
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  • The context of the practical problem: with colleagues at National Agency of Education and Co-creators of renewed National Curriculum (2019-2022) we discuss, how to empower curriculum for General education and to investigate suggestions practical advices/recommendations for teachers?
  • The main challenge to understand educational practice: to investigate, what challenges appears for student and teacher at every lesson? how to make clear examples the integration of P-C-A domains and P-C-A skills, abilities and attitudes development for teachers (pre-primary, primary, basic and secondary education)?
  • The development scientific discussion: how to balance the psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills and attitudes development for different subject areas, curriculum.
  • The need to collect the material for background: to find and share related scientific issues for STEM, Arts, Mathematics, Literature, Technologies, Science, Social sciences curriculum development.
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Dear Joseph Crant , thank you!
I am so glad, that my "dry" question gave you so fruitful and emotional memories :) I will share with my Dad, will check what will be his answer... :)
...at the same time, you developed great idea of the hypothesis, that long-lasting memory has possibility to catch SOME important? memorable? unique? or may be enough spacious or flexible for misunderstanding? so far...
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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?
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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
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I have just published the paper about overcoming the customer engagement scales. This is my first trial of working on it.
The real purpose of purpose-driven branding: consumer empowerment and social transformations📷, February 2021, Journal of Brand Management
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I am making a questionnaire for research purpose.
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The different types of Answer Scales
There are three types of answer scales that can be used in surveys. The terms used to describe them are:
Categorical – where there is no assumption about relationships across the various answer options (e.g. male/female; red/yellow/green)
Ordinal – where a basic assumption of “rank order” exists in the answer options (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd; <15yrs old, 15yrs-25yrs, >25yrs old), and
Continuous – where the association across all the answer options assumes a continuous relationship (e.g. age and length or distance where the value options are continuous and not reduced or grouped into categories).
Most survey designers try to develop “continuous” answer scales because these scales have the properties of numbers and much more powerful statistical tests can be used (e.g. averages can be calculated and all statistics available to the manipulation of numbers can be applied).
There are several industry practices that need to be followed to get maximum advantage from any opinion survey. These are:
  1. it is usual practice to use a “Likert-type” answer scale (five point scales) because it measures both the strength and direction of opinion;
  2. this allows benchmarking across many industries and many similar surveys as the Likert answer scale is by far the most common;
  3. five point scales are used because they are the most parsimonious way of measuring opinions (3-points does not offer sufficient options, 7or more points offer too many discriminations and are usually only used where the target audience is more capable of finely discriminating);
  4. the answer options must have certain characteristics including that:
Ø they must form a “continuum” – so that the answer options flow uniformly from each option as the intensity of response increases (or decreases);
Ø they must be balanced (i.e. there is a mid-point and an equal number of positive and negative options) – think of a see-saw as the metaphor;
Ø all answer options should be “behaviorally” or “verbally” “anchored (i.e. each option should have an explanation of what it means);
Ø the conceptual difference between any two points on the scale should be identical (i.e. the difference in intensity of opinion between a “1” and a “2” should be equal to that between a “4” and a “5” or any other two contiguous points on the scale).
5. the mid-point on the five-point scale should not break the continuum of the answer scale. It should usually be written as “neither/nor” or “in between”.
6. It is convention to offer a sixth answer option of “not applicable” or “don’t know”, so that those who are unable to answer a specific question can be eliminated from the data analysis.
7. these principles are important because the statistical calculations (parametric statistics) require that the answer options have certain characteristics before the statistics can apply (i.e. correlations, calculation of means, factor analysis and more the detailed and incisive inferential statistics)
Answer scales which have an even number of response options are not “balanced” and are therefore “polarized” – this means that the answer options do not form a continuum and many of the usual statistics that are calculated will be meaningless.
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Hello everyone,
I need to find a journal that applies discourse analysis, but I am having trouble finding one.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to look for such journals or maybe even have a specific one in mind?
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Michal Bron Jr - Thank you so much! This is very helpful!
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I would appreciate it if you could suggest me studies based on natural language processing (NLP) to help assisting medical emergency cases.
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I have been working in the field of domain specific artificial intelligence and domain specific synthetic languages for several years. This is a very important question. I discussed this subject with a colleague just yesterday. A few notes from our discussion follows.
There are some jobs where a person’s eyes and hands must be free to perform their work, yet they must be able to communicate with other people and computer systems that help them perform that work. In some of these jobs, safety is most important.
Although systems like Alexa and Siri are already in wide use, they do not today provide the degree of reliability and safety that would be required for use in an emergency room or neonatal ICU.
In such cases, it would be prudent to a create a task specific synthetic language designed for communication between humans and computer systems while humans perform their work, and computers answers questions, provide information, control task specific equipment, and other functions, thereby enabling a person to perform their work with their hands and eyes free to focus on the task at hand.
In short summary this would require implementation of computer systems that are able to:
· reliably hear and process spoken words
· translate spoken words into human and machine-readable form (text)
· verify that the spoken words, in human and machine-readable, form comply with the specification (grammar) of the synthetic language
· determine what question or command has been voiced by the human,
· invoke the procedure that will answer the question, provide requested information, or perform the command using task specific equipment.
· reply in some audible or visible form if the spoken words were not recognized or if the spoken words in human and machine-readable form do not comply with the specification of the synthetic language, or if they are used in the wrong context.
For added safety, before such capability is put into use, it would be necessary to generate many requests and commands both correct and incorrect in their formation to verify that both correct and incorrect commands can be successfully categorized as such.
For added safety, before such capability is put into use, it would be necessary to generate many requests and commands and to verify that the correct procedures are invoked, and through simulation, verify that the procedures safely perform the intended action.
Simply stated, a synthetic language is a set of words and set of rules for how to create requests or commands using the words of that language that can be spoken by a human, recognized by a computer, properly interpreted by a computer, and safely translated into the intended actions.
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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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Yes! I am anxious about the current development.
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Which is the best book for understanding Social Sciences Statistical analysis tools?
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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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Read the fundamentals of the research.
Champion, D. J. (1970). Basic statistics for social research. Scranton: Chandler Publishing Company.
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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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I find Bernd Käpplinger 's observation about Giorgio Agamben's language quite apt. For me, Agamben's language is as radical as his philosophy. The language is far from being lucent.
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I am seeking recommendations from the Research Gate community regarding studies about
the IT and Artificial intelligence solutions to assisting medical emergency cases.
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Hello, I found a survey about attitude toward language in an article which I find fit to use it in my thesis.
The survey has 30 questions, which were put into 5 factors through factor analysis with varimax solution and were calculated the internal consistency estimate of reliability for each factor.
Items with a minimum eigenvalue of 1.0 and that loaded on a factor at a level of .45 and above were kept; items that loaded on multiple factors at .32 or higher or with little theoretical connections to the factor were deleted
The problem is if I want to use this survey, is there anything I can do to validate or make sure it is reliable. I can only think of giving it a pilot test and calculate cronbach's alpha for each item.
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I agree with Robert Trevethan and I had much the same reaction to the original factor analysis. I think the bottom line is that if you do conduct a pretest, you should use better procedures (including an oblique rotation) and not expect an exact reproduction of the earlier results.
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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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Agreed with dear Arvind Singh
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Apparently, the largest technology companies are already working on a new type of electronic gadgets, which in the next stage of the current technological revolution, known as Industry 4.0, will replace smartphones.
Therefore, I am asking you: What type of electronic gadget will replace smartphones in the future?
Please reply.
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Voicebots, I guess.
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Dear Research Gate Members,
Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, many cities are facing partial or complete Lock Down. Like other sectors, Higher Education is also affected badly due to these Lock Downs. To overcome this situation either many Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) have adapted the Distance Learning/E-Learning/Virtual Education or planning to implement it. Many Universities and/or colleges are new to Distance Learning/E-Learning/Virtual Education and are having issues in its implementation as well. In this scenario, it’s really important to share the expert opinions and experiences.
Please, share your expert opinion, experiences and/or suggestions on the following matter.
Which Learning Management System (LMS) is more suitable for Distance/Virtual Education or E-Learning in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs)?
If you prefer more than one, then please rank them.
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I have been using Moodle as a student and as an instructor.
Other people consider also open-source LMS comparable options to be: Chamilo, Claroline and Dokeos.
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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?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
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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Philosophy of science focuses on metaphysical, epistemic and semantic aspects of science... American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). 2011.
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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.
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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.
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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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What are the advantages of conducting research in international research teams?
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