Deutdches Zentrum fur Altersfragen
The German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) conducts research which focuses on "the investigation of the living arrangements, life situations, and life-styles of ageing people in the societal and policy context". Site resources include a selection of published and expert reports in German. They are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat software to access. There is a link to the DZA library's online catalogue which lists the collection of sociological and psychological material in ageing and elderl
NGfL Cymru GCaD
NGfL Cymru GCaD is a teaching and learning resource for GCSE students in Wales but the site is also suitable for A-level students. Teaching resources can be browsed by selecting a Key Stage (age range) and then a subject. The site provides a comprehensive guide for students to relevant web resources, including computer skills and best practice for online research. Useful software and other freely available teaching resources are also listed.
Social Science Data Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Social Science Data Laboratory (SSDL), sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "provides a wide range of social scientific research and instructional support for faculty, students and staff, as well as broader academic and public communities". There are links to dataset websites and access to online methods resources, including an SPSSX starter kit
Social Science Statistical Laboratory, Yale University
The Social Science Statistical Laboratory at Yale University is "a statistical information center for research and quantitative analysis providing in-depth consulting for statistical software, quantitative methods, social science data resources, geospatial resources and analysis, and technical developments relevant to social science computing". The site provides information on workshops and the Laboratory's consulting servies.
UNL Gallup Research Center (GRC)
The UNL Gallup Research Center conducts research in survey design methodology and offers graduate programs which are sponsored by the Gallup Organization. Gallup provides graduate assistantships and also funds a special Research Methodology Fellowship. For the first 12 years since it was founded, the GRC was housed in the Gallup Organization's building. There is a bibliography of publications and news and event information.
Business Studies Online Dictionary
An Interactive Online Business Studies Dictionary, from the educational company Online Business Studies. A nice simple dictionary with most basic terms, probably suitable for first year undergraduate students who want to find words in a hurry. It contains terms like 'profit and loss account', 'market share', 'gross pay' and 'depreciation'.
These podcasts are produced by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ) and offer a new way to keep updated with the latest thinking in people management and development. Subjects include preparing for the economic upturn, a career in HR, employment law and managing redundancy. There is one per month and they can be downloaded for free. There are interviews with top speakers and this could be a good alternative way for students to research human resource developments and theor
Money Central - Times Online
Money Central is a money and finance blog from the Times Newspaper or timesonline.co.uk. It features interesting news reports on topical money issues, such online products, tax, energy and investments. One of the best features is possibly the many quick surveys it runs, which could be useful for business students doing market research. It is worth noting though, that some are quite subjective. There are links to other blogs and sources of business information, too.
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
Journal of doctoral research in economics
This is a Romanian economics journal that showcases research from doctoral students in the country. It features a broad range of economic research topics including the financial crisis, health economics and the European / Romanian economy. Each issue is available as a PDF download with the Romanian version of the articles first, followed by an English translation of the issue - although the translations are not entirely accurate.
Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences
This journal is published by the Johar Educational Society in Pakistan. This non-profit institution promotes educational and research activities, from the academic community and from business professionals. The journal accepts research papers relevant to business, commerce, management sciences and economics. All articles are in English. Full editorial guidelines are given on the website. Editors come from universities around the world. Articles are available free in full-text PDF format (r
Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) is an academic journal that began publication in 1969 under the auspices of the American Economic Association (AEA) with quarterly issues and continues to this day. It aims "to help economists keep up with the ever-increasing volume of economics research. This goal is effected by publishing survey articles and essays, book reviews, and an extensive bibliographic guide to the contents of current economics periodicals". AEA Members are entitled to receive J
Coordination problem is a blog produced by a team of US based professional economists from the Austrian school commenting on scholarly research in economics and current events. It promotes the work of Hayek, Mises, Kirzner and others of the Austrian school - a non-mainstream (heterodox) schools of economists, who advocate that the complexities of human economic behaviour makes the mathematical modelling of markets extremely difficult. The blog features links to related blogs, internet websites a
Journal of Economic Perspectives
The Journal of Economic Perspectives is published by the American Economic Association. It aims to publish articles that will serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research; to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights an
pedocs is a scholarly open access document server for publications in the field of educational research and educational science.It forms part of the German Education Portal. provided by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). It is a major starting point for tracing open access pre prints, monographs and papers covering all areas of education. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all
Anthropology of East Europe Review
The Anthropology of East Europe Review (AEER) is published twice a year by the East European Anthropology Group (EEAG), a group that specialises in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans and the Post-Soviet societies of Europe and Asia. The journal is supported by the SOYUZ, the Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies. The journal website provides free open access to all articles and book reviews published since 2009. Lonks are given to abstrtacts and tables of contents of earloer mat
PsychFutures - Finding your next step in psychology
A MavEdu-hosted community for psychologists at all levels, for discovering information and options in their academic and professional careers. This is a UK-based service which offers a good way to network, on an attractive website. Features include groups, a Twitter channel, research digest and video clips.
Skemman is a major open access research repository based in Iceland. It combines the results from the University of Iceland and other major university and institutional repositories in Iceland offering information (and where copyright allows) access to the full text of research outputs from staff and researchers. These include monographs, journal articles, theses and research reports. All topics from the humanities, sciences and social sciences are covered with a particular emphasis upon Iceland
Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS)
The Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support administrative data based research in the UK. The main objectives of the service are to raise awareness of administrative data, support academic researchers to access and use administrative data in a safe, legal and ethical manner and work with data holding organisations to improve access and quality of their administrative data. The site provides information on the major admi
World Social Science Report 2010
Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, this Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Key findings include social science research from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Afr