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From Abduction to Axiology: An extract from The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry, Fourth Edition

By Thomas A. Schwandt

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry is a one-of-a-kind guide to the terms and phrases that help shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry. The dictionary entries provide a guide to the methodological…

Mixed Methods in Emerging Academic Subdisciplines: The Case of Sport Management

By Jan-Willem van der Roest, Ramón Spaaij and Maarten van Bottenburg

This article from the Journal of Mixed Methods Research examines the prevalence and characteristics of mixed methods research in the relatively new subdiscipline of sport management. A mixed methods study is undertaken…

How Telephone Interviewers’ Responsiveness Impacts Their Success

By Jessica Broome 

Growing rates of nonresponse to telephone surveys can contribute to nonresponse error, and interviewers contribute differentially to nonresponse. Why do some telephone interviewers have better response rates than others? This study uncovered a critical behavior of successful…

Specialized and Focused Data Collection Methods

By Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman

“The researcher can choose to incorporate several somewhat more specialized or focused methods in the design of a study, as appropriate. Each of those described in this chapter is a full and complete method in and of itself and has a…

Social systems and data structures

By Garry Robins

In this chapter, Garry Robins presents different types of data structures applicable to [different] types of research designs and questions…The research question obviously has implications for the appropriate data to be collected. A given data structure is integral to the…

Blog Posts

New Report Calls for £470m Increase in UK’s Social Science and Innovation Budget

SAGE, a leading independent academic publisher (and the parent of Methodspace), and strong advocate for the social sciences, has published a major new report, written by the Campaign for Social Sciences (CfSS) highlighting the value of social sciences to the UK economy and society.

The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the Next Decade calls for at least a 10 per cent increase in…


Posted by SAGE Publications on February 24, 2015 at 15:54

Share for Citation of published Papers

What are the good websites to share the published papers?

As far as I know, Academia, Researchgate  are good websites to share the work. Do you know any other web sites ?

Posted by Rasika Athapaththu on February 10, 2015 at 9:45

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.


Bias in academic research work

Started by eduardo oliva lopez in Methodspace discussion on Wednesday.

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Knowledge Transfer Methodology

To explore and share information on the methods, models, tools and theory of Knowledge Transfer, Translation, and Utilization.
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Bias in academic research work

I have devoted most of my professional life to both industrial and academic research work. Usually, we try to do our work in the best possible way.However, recent projects have called my attention towards unintentional bias in our daily work, assuming that we do not incur upon it intentionally.I have raised this question with my research mates in order to know their views and experiences, only to discover that delving into this subject is not welcome by most of them.So, allow me to take this…See More
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