What this space is. Methodspace is a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods. Sponsored by SAGE Publishing, a leading publisher of books and journals in research methods, the site is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates. Methodspace users have free access to selected journal articles, book chapters, etc which highlight emerging topics in the field.
What you can do here. Start by creating your own page with your profile, research interests, Podcasts and videos. The easiest place to start getting the most out of Methodspace is the forum page, where you can read, discuss and debate articles, lists, links and the other fun stuff we regularly post. Why not launch an interest group for your field, research group, society, division or department – and be sure to invite people to join. Start a blog; upload poster presentations, podcasts and videos; create open and closed discussions; check out teaching resources and share course outlines and syllabi; and view, post, and RSVP to upcoming meetings.
What this space is not. Please note that this is a professional site, and we take all reports of abuse, spam, impersonation, inappropriate behavior, and other disruption very seriously. We reserve the right to remove any content that we consider offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant to the purposes of our site, as well as ban those who post such content. Please don't post material that is overly personal in nature, use the site to "publish" your research (informal discussion is welcome, but this is not a journal), or post material that does not fall within the editorial scope of the site. Such material will be removed. Whenever possible, we will alert you before we remove anything.
Methodspace is here for you so the best way to have the community you want is to get involved: so please read, comment, post, listen, share resources and follow debates. If you have any suggestions on how to make this site work better for you and your community, let us know
SAGE is the worlds leading publisher in research methods, publishing more than 1200 books and journals across qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed methods and evaluation.
Founder and Chair of SAGE, Sara Miller McCune, reflects on forty years of publishing research methods books, journals and electronic media.