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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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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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Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books

This post complements Janet’s webinar, Texts Plus: Ancillary Materials & Companion Sites, for the Textbook and Academic Authors Association on April 24.  When we write a book for instructional purposes, completing the manuscript is only one step of the process. We also need to develop materials that instructors and students can use to teach and […]

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Video: Don’t Drown in Spurious Correlations

While confusing correlation with causation may be one of the oldest – if not the oldest – logical fallacies in the world, that doesn’t make humankind any less likely to conflate the two. And, as Tyler Vigen explains in the following video, “There’s a lot of bad things that can happen if we mistake correlation […]

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Five Important Lessons We Can Learn from Hans Rosling

I first came across Hans Rosling’s work while I was trying to make mathematics students fall in love with statistics. His TED talks are inspirational since they present data in new and dynamic ways, but not just that, they’re also educational and eye-opening. Rosling decided early on that a better way to change the world, […]

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See the Error, See the Individual — and See the Intervention

The following article synthesizes scholarship in the latest issue of the Journal of Psychological Assessment. The special issue was guest edited by Kristina C. Breaux of Pearson Clinical Assessment; Melissa A. Bray and Melissa M. Root, both at the University of Connecticut; and Alan S. Kaufman of Yale University. *** Too often an assessment of […]

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

While MethodsSpace is a community of researchers, many of us also find ourselves in the role of instructor. This post is the first of a series that will explore juxtapositions of research methods and instruction. In Learning to Research/Researching to Learn posts I will explore ways that instructors can infuse research activities into courses where […]

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