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Critical Race Theory in Education: A Review of Past Literature and a Look to the Future

By María C. Ledesma & Dolores Calderón

This article from the journal <em>Qualitative Inquiry</em> examines the development of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in education, paying attention…

Reflections on access: too vulnerable to research?

By Gary Witham, Anna Beddow & Carol Haigh

This paper from the <em>Journal of Research in Nursing</em>seeks to highlight the challenges facing researchers when recruiting vulnerable…

Planning a Grounded Theory Study

By Melanie Birks & Jane Mills

“In this chapter we will explore issues relating to planning in grounded theory research. A structured framework for planning your study is proposed, along with guidelines to assist you in using essential grounded theory methods in diverse research…

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…

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Research Data Management Forum 13: Preparing Data for Deposit, 29 April 2015, London

The phrase 'preparing data for deposit' may conjure images of the final days of a research project, when staff may be more concerned with getting started on their next piece of work (and possibly their next place of work) than tidying up loose ends from the research that is due to conclude. But decisions affecting the suitability of data for longer-term preservation, sharing and re-use are taken throughout the project's lifespan, hence preparing data for deposit truly begins at the very…

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Posted by Helen Johnson on March 6, 2015 at 10:16

IPSA-NUS Methods School, Singapore, June 8-19, 2015

The 4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 8-19, 2015.

This year's Methods School offers thirteen quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, such as Bayesian Analysis, Case Study Analysis, Experimental Methods, Game Theory, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Mixed Methods, QCA, and Quantitative Text Analysis. All courses are taught by highly experienced…

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Posted by Tobias Hofmann on March 3, 2015 at 23:16

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…

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

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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Research Tools

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Research Data Management Forum 13: Preparing Data for Deposit, 29 April 2015, London

The phrase 'preparing data for deposit' may conjure images of the final days of a research project, when staff may be more concerned with getting started on their next piece of work (and possibly their next place of work) than tidying up loose ends from the research that is due to conclude. But decisions affecting the suitability of data for longer-term preservation, sharing and re-use are taken throughout the project's lifespan, hence preparing data for deposit truly begins at the very start…See More
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SAGE Research Methods

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Qualitative Consumer and Marketing Research

The central premise of our concept is to harness the insights of informed and motivated readers of our book into interactive discussions and learning opportunities in what we believe may be unprecedented ways. To do this, we will draw on the existing exercises in the book, and provide additional commentary, and connections.See More
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