Video: Struggling to Write a Literature Review?

It starts with a plaintive question: “Am I the only one struggling to write a literature review?” The answer from Zina O’Leary, senior lecturer and workplace integrated learning coordinator for the University of Sydney Business School, is instant and re-assuring. “No, you are absolutely not the only one struggling to write a lit review.” In […]

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Archived Webinar: Presenting Data Effectively

Crystal clear graphs, slides, and reports are valuable – they save an audience’s mental energies, keep a reader engaged, and make you look smart. This webinar held on June 6, 2017, covers the science behind presenting data effectively and will leave viewers with direct, pointed changes that can be immediately administered to significantly increase impact. […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter No. 4: Qualitative Research Methods

In this May issue of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, the spotlight is on qualitative research methods. This includes  a video feature from Denise Clark Pope from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in increasing validity in qualitative research a a free chapter on visual research from the new edition of The SAGE Handbook […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 10

What is computational social science? This question underpins the first of four videos synthesizing themes covered at last year’s International Conference on Computational Social Science. Among the academics and practitioners venturing answers, Princeton’s Matthew Salganik stresses that the explosion of data and the ability to harness it represent a “fundamental transition that’s occurring whether social […]

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Video: Mixed Methods – Exploring the Role of Emotions in Urban Behavior

Panos Mavros is interested in the intersection of human beings and urban spaces. A PhD researcher at University College, London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, he originally studied architecture, which is another way of exploring of the nexus of people and the built environment. But as he continued his studies, what part of the nexus […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter No. 2: Writing Successful Grant Applications

In this second edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, we look at the skill set needed to successfully convince others to fund your passions. This includes access to chapter of the book Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship for Funding by Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia Scheinberg, a journal article specifically on grant writing for qualitative research, […]

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‘Methods Minute’ Newsletter No. 3: Promoting Your Research Through Social Media

In this third edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, the focus is on ways to promote your research via digital means, and includes videos of Amy Mollett from the London School of Economics and Sierra Williams, communications manager for Open Knowledge International and co-author of Communicating Your Research With Social Media, giving valuable tips. […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 9

In this edition of SAGE Publishing’s monthly newsletter for computational social scientists, the issue takes a page from MethodSpace itself and looks at how social network analysis is changing in a big data era in a recent interview with Song Yang, lead author of the new text Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples. In addition […]

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Video: Running Focus Groups

Focus groups are a form of qualitative research in which the researcher generates the data through an open, but directed, discussion with a small group of participants. In this video – which you can watch for free by clicking here —  qualitative researcher Carol McNaughton Nicholls discusses but the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a focus […]

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Why Is It Important to Merge Academic Practice and Social Media?

Researchers are already using social media, acknowledges Sierra Williams, communications manager for Open Knowledge International, in the video below. Despite this, there’s often only a grudging acceptance of social media’s role, and sometimes even outright rejection. “The biggest issue,” says the former editor of The Impact Blog at the London School of Economics and Social […]

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