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Free tips, resources, and exercises from SAGE’s Success in Research Series

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SAGE has pulled together some tips, exercises and resources covering a number of key areas of professional and research development: presenting research, developing research proposals,…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 20, 2014 at 15:59 — No Comments

Validating a Questionnaire

By Dave Collingridge

I remember years ago walking the halls of the faculty offices at my university asking for help on validating a questionnaire. I repeatedly asked professors, “Can you tell me how to validate the questions in my survey?” The response was usually a polite, “I can’t, but have you tried talking to doctor so and so, he might be able to help.” Doctor so and so couldn’t help either. In fact, no one seemed able to help.…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 23, 2014 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre

If you’re a student or researcher embarking on qualitative research, chances are you’ll be looking to use software and digital tools to support you.

In their exiting new…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 19, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

What, exactly, is qualitative research, and more to the point, how can it be best deployed? Maybe those are the wrong questions to start with, suggest the authors a new textbook, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Instead, say Virginia Braun…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 2, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Big Data: No Free Lunch for Protecting Privacy

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 25, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Free Webinar: Supporting Research Methods in the Library

How much do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology, or do you constantly need to point them to the right content?

While students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. Our panelists will give you their tips and tools to assist…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 20, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

Teaching Qualitative Research

This post first appeared at SAGE Connection.

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As part of SAGE's summer reading series, where the parent of MethodSpace offers free articles that showcase classroom tips to university…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 28, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Statistics' Crisis of Reproducibility

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 15, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Seven Strategies for Publishing Qualitative Research

In the April issue of Family Business Review, Trish Reay, an associate professor at the University of Alberta School of Business, offers seven tips drawn from her own experiences on “Publishing Qualitative Research.” “These strategies,” she writes, “relate to publishing qualitative research—focusing on the point…

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Added by SAGE Publications on May 1, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Not Reading Your Stats Textbook? Award-Nominated Online Book Knows and Tells

UPDATE: Gregory Francis's IntroStats Online did win the Software & Information Industry Association's 2014 CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. For a full list of award winners, visit…

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Added by SAGE Publications on April 16, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

The Problem with Surveys in Research

By Ben Hardy

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’

There is a little of the Humpty Dumpty in all of us. When we communicate with others we tend to think about what we want to say – and choose the words to mean what we…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 7, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

'Most Promising New Textbook' author shares insights on behavioral research methods

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, by psychologist Gregory J. Privitera, has been honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association with a 2014 Most Promising New…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Going Global with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory: A Researcher Tells Her Tale

How do our perceptions of time affect the decisions we make and how can we measure this across countries and cultures? Anna  Sircova, freelance researcher based in Copenhagen, Denmark, uses the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory to address these questions and more in the new study titled “Global Look at Time: A 24-Country Study of the Equivalence of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory” out last week in SAGE…

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Added by SAGE Publications on February 18, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

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