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iPads as instructional tools to enhance learning opportunities for students with developmental disabilities

By Therese M Cumming, Iva Strnadová and Sylvia Singh

The study from the SAGE journal Action Research details an action research focused on the process and outcomes of the introduction of iPad technology to support students with developmental disabilities at a private high…

General Mental Ability as a Source of Differential Functioning in Personality Scales

By Amy M. DuVernet, Natalie A. Wright, Adam W. Meade, Chris Coughlin and Tracy M. Kantrowitz

This article from the SAGE journal Organizational Research Methods investigates whether general mental ability may affect the response process associated with personality…

The Nature and Scope of Child Research

By Gary B. Melton, Daphna Gross-Manos, Asher Ben-Arieh and Ekaterina Yazykova

“Insights about the nature of children’s involvement in everyday life in community settings are at the base of the development of childhood studies, including new directions for empirical…

What Are Transferable Skills and Why They Are Needed?

By Pam Denicolo & Julie Reeves

“All those starting a doctorate will already have many relevant skills to bring to bear on the task”. This free chapter from Denicolo and Reeves’ Developing Transferable Skills looks at the skills needed for doctoral study and…

Blog Posts

Free Webinar: Supporting Research Methods in the Library

How much do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology, or do you constantly need to point them to the right content?

While students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. Our panelists will give you their tips and tools to assist…


Posted by SAGE Publications on August 20, 2014 at 15:43

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Teaching Qualitative Research

This post first appeared at SAGE Connection.


As part of SAGE's summer reading series, where the parent of MethodSpace offers free articles that showcase classroom tips to university…


Posted by SAGE Publications on July 28, 2014 at 16:30

Learn how to embrace social media


***Read the event blog here***

Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what are the implications for our methods and practice?

We know that social media tools are increasingly being used to as part of the social sciences. The nature of these tools means that it is a fast changing environment, with new practices emerging all the time. Despite this, there is limited interaction between practitioners or synthesis of different methods. There are also few opportunities to reflect on the implications of social media tools for our subjects of study, methods and ethics. Our network of methodological innovation brings together academics, researchers and research stakeholders in a community of practice with members drawn from the cutting-edge of academia, market research and applied social research.

The network is led by NatCen Social Research, SAGE and the Oxford Internet Institute, and funded by the NCRM. It’s hosted over several different platforms, including Methodspace, Blogspot, Twitter and YouTube, and will run over 12 months.

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Wilma Garvin added a discussion to the group Book reviews

Ackland, R. (2013) Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age. London: Sage.

I wanted to review this book because of my interest in the web and research.The book is effectively divided into three sections – one chapter is the introduction, three chapters are about web social science methods and six chapters with web social science examples. In chapter 1, there is an overview of web terminology with examples of online computer-mediated interaction which includes such things as blogs, wikis and social network sites. It outlines four major disciplinary approaches to…See More
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Becker, Lucinda (2014). Presenting Your Research: Conferences, Symposiums, Poster Presentations and Beyond. Book Review by Ibrahim Al-Jubari

As the title implies, this book, which is one of the Success in Research series, is designed to provide students, researchers and academics with short but specific guide on how to present research.  It comprises of fourteen chapters that starts from selecting when and where to present through preparing conference materials to the delivery of the contents of research and networking and opportunities of collaborations among like-minded people. This book could be regarded as all-in-one venue…See More



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