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Mixed Methods Workshop Focuses on Community-Engaged Approaches

The “Designing Participatory Mixed Methods Research: Community-Engaged Approaches to Address Complex Problems” workshop involves community members, stakeholders, and academic researchers in all phases of the research process, including knowledge generation and decision-making. Presented by the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program faculty, which include John Creswell and Michael Fetters, this workshop will engage individuals […]

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More Than a Headline: Scholarship on Today’s Hot-Button Issues

  Research methods, research ethics, research dissemination are typically central to my writing. Keeping up with relevant scholarly developments, new articles, blog and social media posts within my eclectic field can readily lead to information overload. But lately the news of  each day makes it difficult to focus on the usual information streams and professional […]

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Adapting Social Network Analysis to Age of Big Data

“Social networks,” reads a passage in the new book, Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples, “have been a defining feature of society since the early dawn of humanity – people have always interacted with each other or have made friends of enemies.” But the widespread use of the term “social network” is a creature of […]

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Methods in Action: The Ethics of Studying Online Comments

  A lot of electronic ink has been spilled on the subject of online commenting, especially as a number of high-profile media outlets in the last three years have decided the experiment in ‘direct-er’ democracy has not been worth the appalling abuse often perpetrated by commenters. A lot of that ink has come from academics […]

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Methods in Action: Participatory and Community Research

Homelessness is a major problem in many global cities, and research on the issue recognizes that urban aspect. But homelessness is not just a problem for cities, as criminologist Michael Young describes in this Methods in Action interview. Young describes his experiences conducting this research, details some of the nuts and bolts of his mixed methods approach, and explains how geography mediates culture in ways that wise researchers need to understand.

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Methods in Action: Social Media Surveys

Social media opens new doors in social and behavioral science research methods, but like all research, nothing is a given, In this interview, Torgeir Aleti explains his group’s efforts to use Twitter to learn more about young Australians’ drinking habits, and the hard lessons they drew from the experience while trying to preserve the integrity, both design and ethical, of their research.

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Alex Clark on Methods: Stories and Numbers Should Go Together

Is ‘methods’ a process or a discipline, or something else entirely? Here, Alex Clark, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods addresses that question, the tensions between quantitative and qualitative approaches, and what does the future hold for methods in a conversation with Leah Fargotstein, social science journals editor at SAGE (the parent of […]

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Paradigmatic diversity and Research in Education

Research in education requires a unity to face paradigmatic diversity. According to García Ferrando (1978), from its origins, social science has been a multiparadigmatic science, hence, education, being part of social sciences, it is obvious that the phenomena to analyse have such a complexity, that it would be impossible to grasp and explain them using […]

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Two free toolkits for mixed method researchers

We’ve now finished two ‘toolkits’ on different aspects of life as a mixed method researcher. The first one, ‘Practical considerations of leading and working on mixed method teams‘ we think of as a bit of a survival guide to working in mixed method projects: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/mixed-method-working/ (let me know if you identify with any of the […]

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