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SSRMC Training Programme 2016-2017

Programme of events provided by Social Sciences Research Methods Programme
(Wed 5 Oct 2016 - Wed 8 Mar 2017)

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Wednesday 5 October 2016

16:00
SSRMC Student Induction Lecture Finished 16:00 - 17:00 Lady Mitchell Hall

This event details how the SSRMC works, more about the modules we offer, and everything you need to know about making a booking.

NB. ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO TAKE SSRMC COURSES THIS YEAR ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS INDUCTION SESSION

Tuesday 11 October 2016

09:00
Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming new (1 of 3) Finished 09:00 - 13:30 Kenneth Craik Room - Craik Marshall Building

This is an Open Access module, so please read the course description carefully before making a booking, and be advised that spaces may be limited.

The course focuses on practical hands-on variable handling and programming implementation rather than on theory. This course is intended for those who have never programmed before including those who only call/run Matlab scripts but are not familiar with how code works and how matrices are handled in Matlab. (Note that calling a couple of scripts is not 'real' programming.)

More information on the course can be found, here: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/grads/grads/pg-prog/programming#section-0

14:15
Research Ethics (Series 1) Finished 14:15 - 17:15 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

Ethics is becoming an increasingly important issue for all researchers and the aim of this session is to demonstrate the practical value of thinking seriously and systematically about what constitutes ethical conduct in social science research. The session will involve some small-group work.

16:00
Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming new (2 of 3) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Kenneth Craik Room - Craik Marshall Building

This is an Open Access module, so please read the course description carefully before making a booking, and be advised that spaces may be limited.

The course focuses on practical hands-on variable handling and programming implementation rather than on theory. This course is intended for those who have never programmed before including those who only call/run Matlab scripts but are not familiar with how code works and how matrices are handled in Matlab. (Note that calling a couple of scripts is not 'real' programming.)

More information on the course can be found, here: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/grads/grads/pg-prog/programming#section-0

Wednesday 12 October 2016

14:00
Foundations of Qualitative Methods: Introduction and Overview (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

Introducing students to the general philosophical debates concerning scientific methodology; assessing their ramifications for the conduct of qualitative social research. To critically evaluate major programmes in the philosophy of sciences, considering whether there are important analytic differences between the social and natural sciences; and whether qualitative methods themselves comprise a unified approach to the study of social reality.

16:00
Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming new (3 of 3) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology

This is an Open Access module, so please read the course description carefully before making a booking, and be advised that spaces may be limited.

The course focuses on practical hands-on variable handling and programming implementation rather than on theory. This course is intended for those who have never programmed before including those who only call/run Matlab scripts but are not familiar with how code works and how matrices are handled in Matlab. (Note that calling a couple of scripts is not 'real' programming.)

More information on the course can be found, here: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/grads/grads/pg-prog/programming#section-0

Wednesday 19 October 2016

14:00
Foundations of Qualitative Methods: Introduction and Overview (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

Introducing students to the general philosophical debates concerning scientific methodology; assessing their ramifications for the conduct of qualitative social research. To critically evaluate major programmes in the philosophy of sciences, considering whether there are important analytic differences between the social and natural sciences; and whether qualitative methods themselves comprise a unified approach to the study of social reality.

Monday 24 October 2016

10:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-1) (1 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-2) (1 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

14:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-1) (2 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Comparative Historical Methods (1 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

Week 2 - The Janus-Faced nature of Nationalism

This module will start by analyzing the so-called ‘Dark side’ of Nationalism often associated with xenophobia, ethnic cleansing and racism. In contrast, the Democratic side of Nationalism will be connected with the quest for recognition of national and ethnic minorities in the West.

Key questions: What are the major strengths of Nationalism? What do we mean by Nationalism? In which circumstances can we refer to nationalism as an ideology of inclusion and exclusion?

Week 3 - Globalization and National Identity

Identity is a definition, an interpretation of the self that establishes what and where the person is both in social and psychological terms. We will explore the contrast between Individual and Collective forms of identity. Key theories of nationalism will be will be taken and discussed in class into account the relevance of Nationalism in modern History.

Week 4 - The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe

We are witnessing a widening gap between the elites and the unemployed. In this context, feelings of vulnerability, fear of immigrants and resentment towards both the state and society come to the fore. Inequality comes to the fore and, in this context, the Radical Right is able gain support.

Key Questions to be debated in class:

  1. How to generate national identity in peace time?
  2. Identify some key connections between ‘nationalism and war’
  3. In your view, what are the main reasons that explain the rise of the radical right?
16:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-2) (2 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Reading and Understanding Statistics (1 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

10:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-3) (1 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-4) (1 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

14:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-3) (2 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

16:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-4) (2 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

14:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-5) (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

NB. This course does not take place in a lab, so all students will need to bring their own laptop and have arranged their subscription and download of Stata in advance, which they can do via the University's DS-Remote platform for £5 per month). Please note that if anything goes wrong with your machine during this session, neither the lecturer nor the demonstrators will be able to help you. In addition to this, students will be expected to attend the lecture part of FiAS 1, 2, 3, or 4, (usually from 10-12 on a Monday or Tuesday) in order to learn the theory before this session takes place. Students do not need to book a place on the lectures, but MUST attend one per week. Lecture times can be found here. Students that are unable to attend the lecture, may watch the online lecture video instead, which will be available on Moodle.
Please note that DS-remote is NOT available for University staff; this includes students who do part-time work for the University.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Monday 31 October 2016

10:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-1) (3 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-2) (3 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

14:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-1) (4 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Comparative Historical Methods (2 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

Week 2 - The Janus-Faced nature of Nationalism

This module will start by analyzing the so-called ‘Dark side’ of Nationalism often associated with xenophobia, ethnic cleansing and racism. In contrast, the Democratic side of Nationalism will be connected with the quest for recognition of national and ethnic minorities in the West.

Key questions: What are the major strengths of Nationalism? What do we mean by Nationalism? In which circumstances can we refer to nationalism as an ideology of inclusion and exclusion?

Week 3 - Globalization and National Identity

Identity is a definition, an interpretation of the self that establishes what and where the person is both in social and psychological terms. We will explore the contrast between Individual and Collective forms of identity. Key theories of nationalism will be will be taken and discussed in class into account the relevance of Nationalism in modern History.

Week 4 - The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe

We are witnessing a widening gap between the elites and the unemployed. In this context, feelings of vulnerability, fear of immigrants and resentment towards both the state and society come to the fore. Inequality comes to the fore and, in this context, the Radical Right is able gain support.

Key Questions to be debated in class:

  1. How to generate national identity in peace time?
  2. Identify some key connections between ‘nationalism and war’
  3. In your view, what are the main reasons that explain the rise of the radical right?
16:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-2) (4 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Reading and Understanding Statistics (2 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods.

Tuesday 1 November 2016

10:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-3) (3 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-4) (3 of 4) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

14:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-3) (4 of 4) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.

16:00
Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS-4) (4 of 4) Finished 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This foundational course is for graduate students who have no prior training in statistics.

Topics covered include: the notion of variables and how they are measured; ways of describing the central tendency and the dispersion of a variable; and the principles of hypothesis testing and statistical significance. The course also introduces students to the software Stata. Each session consists of a lecture part, and a computer lab part with exercises in Stata.

Bookings

All students wishing to book a place on this module must complete the SSRMC Skill Check before a place can be booked for them.

Students that have already completed the Skill Check may have had a place booked for them by their Department. Students can check this by typing their CRSid into the search box at the very top right of this page, hitting the enter key then clicking on their name. This will show all module(s) that they are booked onto, as applicable.

Students for whom this module is not compulsory can make a booking via the Basic Statistics Stream Booking Form on the SSRMC website.

In cases where you have a problem or a clash, please contact the SSRMC Administrator who will try to help you.