Tag Archives: data

Another advantage of longitudinal data

I have been having trouble formulating an important argument in one of my PhD papers, so I’m going to rehearse it here.  If anyone could help me to refine it, I’d be eternally grateful if you’d let me know… Longitudinal … Continue reading

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Survey Data Not Be All And End All – Shock

Apparently there’s more to research than survey data – who knew? Those who have been paying attention will remember that I have used the National Child Development Study (NCDS) to examine the relationship between volunteering and political activity for the … Continue reading

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A civic recovery? Or a graph of er… something-or-other.

Last year, I bought a copy of Political Participation in Britain (Paul Whiteley, 2012).  On page 86 there is a graph (bear with me…) of responses to one of the questions from the British Election Study Continuous Monitoring Survey.  This … Continue reading

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Thinking out loud about differences between surveys

What with one thing (daughter’s chickpox) and other (holiday in the US) and all the stuff in between (more bank holidays than you can shake a stick at at), I haven’t been here for a while.  I’m rapidly rolling towards … Continue reading

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Inequality and volunteering – half-formed thought

I’ve just been next door talking to Anjelica Finnegan about philanthropy in the US.  The new NCVO Almanac (p.14) shows a nice bubble chart illustrating how much people in different countries give to charity (as a percentage of GDP). Americans give … Continue reading

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Guardian Datablog – data is nothing without analysis

David Brindle posted NCVO’s charity data to the Guardian’s Datablog on Valentine’s Day (gotta love a charity, right).  The data are available by local authority.  When the page loads correctly, you can click on the data table to sort the … Continue reading

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