Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities

Data can be described as quantitative if it can be measured or identified on a numerical scale. Examples include length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, age, distance, cost and so on. However, not all data using numbers is quantitative: Datasets are often classified into categorical data, i.e. using numbers as descriptors. Arithmetic performed on the… Continue reading Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities

#PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and… Continue reading #PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

A Day in the Life of a Journal Editor – A Postgraduate Perspective

It is hard to define what a typical day in the life of magazine, newspaper or journal editor is like. Here, after a year with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Student Law Review, Ronan Cormacain gives his views.  My name is Ronan Cormacain and I am the Editor in Chief of the Institute of Advanced… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Journal Editor – A Postgraduate Perspective

Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’

By Nicholas Stern We live in a time when the world faces problems of trust in institutions and a weakening of confidence in existing ideas and models. The geo-political landscape is shifting fundamentally. Politicians in many countries, including the UK, are failing to inspire younger generations. The UK is seeing a decline in membership of political… Continue reading Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’

Managing and sharing data at the School of Advanced Study

 This post takes a quick look at some of the things that the School of Advanced Study is doing to enable researchers to think about the research process and to consider their underlying ‘data’ as a commodity in its own right. What is ‘data’ and why should we care about it? In the humanities ‘data’… Continue reading Managing and sharing data at the School of Advanced Study