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R: extensions by packages

A few months ago I published a post in which introduced the R software for statistical and graphical data analysis. One of the main features of R is its ability to import extensions through packages. But what is a package? An R package contains functions and/or data sets that can be loaded and unloaded at any […]

By |Tuesday, June 30 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on R: extensions by packages

TexStudio: Latex Editor

We have previously spoken of Latex, that allows us to write scientific papers with absolute control on the final result. Most distributions have a basic Latex editor, but there are a lot of  “vitamin” Latex editors  to simplify the wording of such documents. One of the most popular is TexStudio, a fork of Texmaker, which works in […]

By |Wednesday, June 17 2015|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on TexStudio: Latex Editor

The Foundation AENA awards the Doctoral Thesis “Airline route networks: a complex network approach”

In the twentieth edition, the Foundation AENA has just awarded the Luis Azcárraga 2015 award to the research project which constitutes a distinctive contribution in air transport in 2014.

Specifically, the awarded doctoral thesis has been presented by Dr. Oriol Lordan, supervised by Jose M. Sallan and Pep Simo. The doctoral thesis proposes a methodology to assess the robustness of the […]

By |Tuesday, May 12 2015|Research|Comments Off on The Foundation AENA awards the Doctoral Thesis “Airline route networks: a complex network approach”

Sitkis: Literature Review

Sitkis is a free Java-based software tool developed exclusivily for bibliometric analysis. Sitkis provides tools for extremely streamlined analysis of bibliometric networks. Utilizing Sitkis, analyses that took days or even weeks to conduct can be done in a few dozen minutes. Sitkis incorporates the following functionality:

Import ISI Web of Science data on articles and […]

By |Wednesday, May 6 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Sitkis: Literature Review

(July 1-3, 2015) SAIC: Strategies for design and analysis

Workshop: Strategies for design and analysis: content analysis, grounded theory, narrative analysis

(Students 50% discount on the registration fee)

Date: 1-3 July 2015

Hours: 10.00-13.30 and 15.00-17.00.

Location: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Facultat d’Economia i Empresa, SALA DE GRAUS (B3/012). Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona..

More information here

 

By |Tuesday, May 5 2015|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on (July 1-3, 2015) SAIC: Strategies for design and analysis

Operating Systems for Research

Some weeks ago, a PhD student asked me what operating system was the best for doing his thesis. My response was that any operating system was good as we could find the required software to develop his doctoral thesis in MS Windows, MacOSX, ChromeOS, and Linux. After that, I decided to create several posts with a list of all the software […]

By |Tuesday, April 7 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Operating Systems for Research

New Paper about Organizational Communication

We have just published a new scientific paper:

Reference
Armengol, X; Fernandez, V.; Simo, P.; Sallan, J.M. (2015). An Examination of the Effects of Self-Regulatory Focus on the Perception of the Media Richness: The Case of E-Mail. International Journal of Business Communication, 1-14. doi:10.1177/2329488415572780
Abstract
Communication is a key element in organizations’ business success. The media richness theory and […]

By |Tuesday, March 31 2015|Research|Comments Off on New Paper about Organizational Communication

R: the final software for statistical and graphical analysis

Today I will introduce one of the tools that I use in my research (and part of my teaching): R. For those who do not know it, R is a language and programming environment for statistical and graphical analysis. It was originally developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka (the name of this language […]

By |Tuesday, March 24 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on R: the final software for statistical and graphical analysis

LISS 2015: Call for Papers – Deadline: 31 March, 2015

Paper submission deadline has been extended to 31 March, 2015.

General information

2015 IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Services Sciences (LISS’2015)

27–29 July, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
http://icir.bjtu.edu.cn/liss2015

Description

LISS’2015 is a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of logistics, informatics […]

By |Thursday, March 19 2015|Research|Comments Off on LISS 2015: Call for Papers – Deadline: 31 March, 2015

2-day seminar Foundations of Qualitative Data Analysis

Last week, I attended the 2-day seminar Foundations of Qualitative Data Analysis which took place in the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). This seminar was bilingual with all taught content and exercises in English and group plenary, discussions, and questions in the language attendees were most comfortable with (English, Spanish and Catalan).

The teacher was […]

By |Wednesday, March 11 2015|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on 2-day seminar Foundations of Qualitative Data Analysis