ORCID

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ORCID hosts Outreach meetings twice a year.  This year they are mixing things up a little bit, and hosting a joint conference and codefest with CASRAI in Barcelona on May 18 and 19, kindly hosted by the University of Barcelona.  The conference theme is interoperability standards in research evaluation, with an emphasis on emerging practice in the humanities and social sciences. Among the challenges in research evaluation are questions of data quality, completeness, and increasingly, relevance.  Are we measuring the right things?  How can we expand otur view of scholarly and research activity?  How do we capture impact? How do we streamline reporting for researchers and administrators? For more information, see the call for papers on our conference site. The submission deadline is March 15.Proposed papers and posters will be reviewed by our distinguished programme committee, chaired by David Baker (Executive Director, CASRAI) and Prof. Marta Soler Gallart (Professor of Sociology, University of Barcelona and ORCID Board member). Registration for the conference will be opening soon.  And remember, ORCID Outreach events are free to attend.  To help ensure community accessibility, we are seeking meeting sponsors. See you in Barcelona! Original excerpt from JoshBrown on Thu, 2015-02-19 10:29

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Transcription Symbols and Systems

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The list of transcription symbols below is just one of the transcription systems in use at ResearchCrowd. These symbols were developed by Gail Jefferson and are used in most CA publications, with minor variations. The explanations below are based on, and simplified from, Demosthenous (2008), Jefferson (1989), ten Have (1999) and Schegloff (Schegloff, 1991b). Sequencing [              A single left bracket indicates the point of overlap onset. =             Equal signs, one at the end of one line and one at the beginning of a next, indicate no gap between the two lines. Timed intervals (1.3)        Numbers in parentheses indicate elapsed time in silence by tenths of seconds. For example (1.3) is one and three-tenths seconds. (.)            A dot in parentheses indicates a tiny ‘gap’ within or between utterances. It is probably no more than one-tenth of a second.  Characteristics of speech production race         Underscoring indicates some form of stress, via pitch and/or amplitude. A short underscore indicates lighter stress than does a long underscore. ::             Colons indicate prolongation of the immediately prior sound. The length of the colon row indicates length of the prolongation. :: __        Combinations of stress and prolongation markers indicate intonation contours. If the underscore occurs on a …

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Evaluation

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ResearchCrowd has a wealth of knowledge of and experience in project evaluation, and the capability to: set targets and milestones to monitor, measure and track progress and achievement identify issues early in the implementing stage, and take proactive, corrective action, where necessary identify and select indicators monitor qualitative and qualitative data place value judgements on information gathered and on validity of indicators work collaboratively instil confidence and inspire trust in project partners take direction remain accountable produce quality, detailed, robust reports. We also have expertise in conducting different types of evaluations. For instance, we have conducted formative evaluations of education projects, such as the DEEWR funded Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) project for the “Make It Count: Numeracy, Mathematics and Indigenous Learners” initiative. Our role in that project was to evaluate parental engagement within school communities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perceptions of mathematics to inform an evidence base of practices on the improvement of learning outcomes of Indigenous students in mathematics in Australia. We also have expertise in evaluating initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, such as government-funded Indigenous higher education support units. For instance, we conducted a NIHEN (National Indigenous Higher Education Network) funded …

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Talk about Ethnic Group Membership

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Sometimes people around you can pick out your membership in an ethnic group in contrast to theirs and that may, so to speak, be used against you, casting doubt on your capacities to be a member of the social group pursuing the activity at hand. (Day, 1998, p. 151) Among other things, Day (1998) found that individuals tend to dismiss the relevance of racial categories in talk by denying their relevance to the ethnic category to which one feels that s/he is being ascribed. Day (1998) further found that certain racial persons attempted to ‘minimise’ ‘differences’, where differences were different to the ‘in-linguistic ethnic group’. Persons from certain groups were concerned that a speaker’s making relevant their racial group membership made relevant their position with regard to the ‘in-group’; and so people tended to downplay the relevance of their ethnicity being made relevant to the task at hand, as race was something that could reveal whether one was ‘in’ or ‘out’ and ‘included’ or ‘excluded’ from particular social groups.  Day’s (1998) research has found that race matters to ‘live interaction’. He (Day, 1998, p. 170) explained, I took it that such a thing was not to be found in people’s …

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