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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 twelve months.
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis
This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual…
Doing a Systematic Review
Angela Boland, Gemma Cherry, Rumona Dickson
Written by an expert team of authors with years of experience in conducting systematic reviews and supervising students doing systematic reviews, this book provides a roadmap to guide readers through the process.
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Using a range of methods to access children's voices
Veronica Lambert, Michele Glacken and Mary McCarron
This paper describes, and reflects upon, a number of methods deployed to facilitate sick children to have a voice within an acute health care setting. Using an ethnographic approach to investigate the nature of communication between children and health professionals, multiple modes of data collection were employed to engage children’s interest, motivation and…
Critical Appraisal of Mixed Methods
Mieke Heyvaert, Karin Hannes, Bea Maes, and Patrick Onghena
This article provides an overview of the available critical appraisal frameworks developed to evaluate primary mixed methods research articles. In addition, it critically compares and evaluates these frameworks and the quality criteria they include.
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Posted by Abeya Geleta Geda on December 4, 2013
Dear Method space users I am a student and currently analyzing data collected for my thesis. I need your help on following issues: 1. Is it legitimate to use Likert scale/ Likert-type items data in p…
Added by Abeya Geleta Geda on December 4, 2013
Posted by SAGE Publications on December 4, 2013